Winner of $150m Powerball jackpot to carry on working, Chris Hemsworth joins exclusive list: Australian news live

Plus CCTV shows the terrifying moment a father is shot in suburban Melbourne in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

Yahoo's live news blog has concluded for Friday, May 24.

First up we started with the news an Adelaide Powerball player has won the entire $150 million jackpot overnight, making history in the process as the recipient of the highest Australian lottery prize ever. He has vowed to carry on working.

Spinal surgery is required for some of the more seriously injured passengers from the Singapore Airline flight, a Bangkok hospital has said. Three of the 20 patients in ICU are Australian. Read more here.

Police have also released shocking vision of the moment a father was shot in a suburban Melbourne street in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

Follow along below for regular updates throughout the day.

  • Aussies injured on Singapore Airlines turbulence flight could get big payday

    Australian passengers who sustained injuries in the horror Singapore Airlines flight could be eligible for over $100,000 in compensation, according to lawyers.

    Lawyers representing some of the passengers say they have "strong and substantial" cases.

    Read more here.

  • Close call as car ploughs into shop

    There's been a close call for shoppers after a car ploughed into a sewing shop in NSW's Lake Macquarie this morning.

    The store's owner and two shoppers avoided being hit and the owner revealed a regular craft group was to meet in the space just 20 minutes after the crash.

    Fire and Rescue NSW released video of the car, after assessing the structural integrity of the Swansea business. It appeared the driver had lost control of the vehicle, they said.

    The car narrowly missed shoppers.
    The car narrowly missed shoppers.
  • Hundreds feared dead after PNG landslide

    At least 100 people are feared dead after a landslide in a remote Papua New Guinea village, the ABC has reported.

    Pictures on social media show villagers standing on top of rubble as they search for survivors in Kaokalam. There was speculation online the death toll could be as high as 500.

  • Australian resident's severe injury from deadly turbulence flight revealed

    A woman severely injured in the Singapore Airlines has lost all feeling from the waist down, her Australian husband has revealed.

    Keith Davis spoke to the ABC from his Bangkok hospital bed on Friday morning, revealing the "life-changing" situation.

    "I went headfirst [when the turbulence began]. We were in the middle section so I was dead centre and I went up through all the vents and masks and things," he said.

    "Unfortunately for Kerry, she hit the luggage doors. Instead of landing back into the seat area, she fell flat straight into the aisle and from that moment, she didn't move."

    Davis is now exploring options to fly her home to Australia once she is in a condition to after emergency surgery.

    Keith Davis and Kerry Jordan. Source: ABC
    Keith Davis and Kerry Jordan. Source: ABC
  • Teacher who had sexual relationship with boy freed over loophole

    A former NSW teacher has had a historical child sex abuse conviction quashed, becoming the second person to successfully argue women could not be legally responsible for the crime under laws in place at the time.

    Gaye Grant, who is now in her late 70s, was jailed in December 2022 for abusing a boy in the 1970s after pleading guilty to maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a child.

    Gaye Grant outside court. Source: AAP
    Gaye Grant outside court. Source: AAP

    After almost 15 months behind bars, the ex-teacher was released on bail and given leave to appeal in March following the release of another former teacher, Helga Lam, who had historical sex abuse charges quashed in February.

    The allegations against Lam were thrown out in a landmark judgment that identified women could not be legally responsible for abusing boys under previous laws that only covered male offenders.

    On Friday, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal upheld Grant's appeal and quashed her conviction.

    Read more here.

  • $150 million Powerball winner identified

    Well that didn't take long. Australia's biggest ever lottery winner has been identified.

    All we know from The Lott is that he's a middle-aged Adelaide man and his ticket was bought in Salisbury.

    In a surprising call, the $150 million isn't enough for him to call it a day when it comes to his day job.

    “I know it may sound crazy but I’m going to continue working. I’m at work today," he told officials.

    Would you carry on working? Have your say below.

  • Chris Hemsworth added to exclusive list of Aussies

    Chris Hemsworth has joined an exclusive list of Australians who have a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

    The 40-year-old was presented with his star in a ceremony on Thursday with his family, including his parents, in attendance.

    Other Aussies to be given the same honour include Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.

    Chris Hemsworth attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
    Chris Hemsworth kneels next to his star. Source: AP
  • Aussie state gets rid of 'unfair' rent conditions

    Rental bidding has been outlawed and price rises will only occur annually after major reforms were passed in Queensland.

    Nearly two million renters in the state will be protected by strengthened laws that ban any form of rent bidding and only allow rent to be increased once a year on a property.

    "These reforms are about making renting fairer, safer and easier," Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon said in a statement.

    Read more here.

    - AAP

  • Nick Kyrgios move branded 'a disgrace'

    While he's been a hit commentating in Australia, sidelined star Nick Kyrgios isn't receiving the same reception over in the UK.

    Britain's public broadcaster the BBC has acquired his services for Wimbledon, but there's anger over the move.

    Caroline Nokes, the women and equalities committee chair, said the corporation should “hang its head in shame” for agreeing terms after he last year admitted assaulting an ex-girlfriend. Kyrgios avoided a conviction after a court dismissed the charges due to the "low end" severity of the incident.

    “It’s a disgrace and shows the utter contempt our national broadcaster has towards women," Nokes told Telegraph Sport.

    Read more here.

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Novak Djokovic of Serbia is interviewed by Nick Kyrgios after their quarterfinals singles match against Taylor Fritz of the United States during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
    Kyrgios interviewing Novak Djokovic in Melbourne earlier this year. Source: Getty
  • 'Embarrassing' revelation for UK PM after televised Q and A

    It's been an awkward start to Rishi Sunak's campaign trail after the UK prime minister announced a general election for July 4.

    Visiting a biscuit factory, Sunak took questions from workers, only for it to be revealed one of those so-called employees was a Tory councillor.

    The man was identified as Ross Hills, listed as a Tory councillor on the Leicestershire County Conservatives Group website.

    Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney told Yahoo allegations of staged questioning was "embarrassing".

    Read more here.

    Tory councillor Ross Hills (circled) was called on to ask a question to Rishi Sunak at a biscuit factory. (Sky News)
    Tory councillor Ross Hills (circled) was called on to ask a question to Rishi Sunak at a biscuit factory. Source: Sky News
  • Search is on for $150 million Powerball winner

    Lottery officials are desperate to locate a person who purchased the $150 million ticket in Adelaide.

    With the ticket not registered, officials have no clue as to who bought it.

    Wether or not they know about their win, they've made history as the recipient of the largest lottery prize in Australia.

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