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AFP officer is mowed down at Strathfield Plaza carpark in Sydney in a sting gone wrong

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A policeman was mowed down by an alleged drug dealer in a sting gone wrong as a fellow officer shot at the car as it tried to flee. 

A team of Australian Federal Police officers closed in on three men at Strathfield Plaza car park, in Sydney’s inner west, at 7pm on Friday.

As police approached the men in a Volkswagen Golf, the driver allegedly refused a police order to stop his car and rammed an officer.

Another officer quickly drew his gun and fired several shots at the car. 

A policeman has been run over by an alleged drug dealer resulting in his colleague pulling out their gun and firing at the car (pictured, the men in custody)

A policeman has been run over by an alleged drug dealer resulting in his colleague pulling out their gun and firing at the car (pictured, the men in custody)

A policeman has been run over by an alleged drug dealer resulting in his colleague pulling out their gun and firing at the car (pictured, the men in custody) 

The three men, believed to be suspected drug dealers, were quickly arrested and taken into police custody. 

 An AFP spokesperson said the driver was not injured in the shooting.

‘The AFP officer is receiving treatment for their injuries. The injuries are not life threatening,’ they said.

‘The matter with be subject to an investigation by AFP Professional Standards.

The three men aged  22, 28 and 50 have been charged with allegedly offering to supply 15kg of cocaine.

They were each charged with one count of supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

The driver was not injured in the shooting and the police officer that was run over was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries at Strathfield Plaze (stock image)

The driver was not injured in the shooting and the police officer that was run over was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries at Strathfield Plaze (stock image)

The driver was not injured in the shooting and the police officer that was run over was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries at Strathfield Plaze (stock image)

AFP Commander Investigations, Eastern Command, Kirsty Schofield said the operation was apart of a continued effort to keep Australians safe from drugs.

‘No one is immune to the consequences of being involved in the drug trade,’ she said.

‘The three men charged as part of this investigation have been outsmarted and now risk life behind bars.’ 

The men will appear at Parramatta Magistrates Court on Saturday.

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Timeline for the Coronavirus vaccine in Australia is accelerated amid global race to stop the spread

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A coronavirus vaccine could be ready in Australia far sooner than expected, the country’s top doctor has revealed. 

Australia’s Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said he was optimistic an inoculation would be produced in the coming months amid promising clinical trials. 

‘I don’t have a crystal ball on that one,  but certainly these types of developments usually take years,’ he said on Tuesday. 

‘It’s not going to be years. 

‘I think we won’t be talking about that a year or two from now – it will be earlier than that.’ 

Australia'a Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly  (pictured) told media on Tuesday the vaccine could be ready to go sooner than expected

Australia'a Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly  (pictured) told media on Tuesday the vaccine could be ready to go sooner than expected

Australia’a Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly  (pictured) told media on Tuesday the vaccine could be ready to go sooner than expected

A scientist prepares samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease

A scientist prepares samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease

A scientist prepares samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease 

Small scale trials are underway across the world, with two research teams in Australia already at stage three of development, which involves testing on humans.

The trials are being led by scientists in Adelaide and at the University of Queensland.  

But it’s the Oxford vaccine under development in the United Kingdom which is among Professor Kelly’s ‘top six’ when it comes to the global race.

While the normal development time frame such vaccines could be four years, the growing global death toll has prompted authorities to fast-track measures.

But potential delays could result in an ‘involved’ process to manufacture and distribute the millions of doses required in Australia.  

Hope is growing about the development of a potential vaccine for Australian residents as COVID-19 restrictions continue to impact daily life across the country, particularly for those in New South Wales and Victoria (pictured: a passenger from Melbourne is greeted by NSW police officers at Sydney airport)

Hope is growing about the development of a potential vaccine for Australian residents as COVID-19 restrictions continue to impact daily life across the country, particularly for those in New South Wales and Victoria (pictured: a passenger from Melbourne is greeted by NSW police officers at Sydney airport)

Hope is growing about the development of a potential vaccine for Australian residents as COVID-19 restrictions continue to impact daily life across the country, particularly for those in New South Wales and Victoria (pictured: a passenger from Melbourne is greeted by NSW police officers at Sydney airport)

‘None of them are ready to be rolled out in large numbers to protect us, there is certainly more science to be done in terms of making sure they are safe and they are effective,’ Prof Kelly said. 

‘But the early trials are very hopeful.’ 

Professor Kelly dismissed concerns around putting people’s safety at risk by fast-tracking human trials. 

‘We have our regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration and they’re very linked into other similar regulators around the world. Their role is to exactly guard against that,’ he said.

‘These things are going very fast and we want them to go fast, this is the way we will be able to return to some sort of normality in the world and here in Australia. 

‘We are very optimistic about vaccine development.’  

Authorities believe a vaccine is on its way to Australian shores far sooner than the typical four year phase for similar style treatments (pictured: a man wears full protective gear at Sydney International airport ahead of hotel quarantine in Sydney)

Authorities believe a vaccine is on its way to Australian shores far sooner than the typical four year phase for similar style treatments (pictured: a man wears full protective gear at Sydney International airport ahead of hotel quarantine in Sydney)

Authorities believe a vaccine is on its way to Australian shores far sooner than the typical four year phase for similar style treatments (pictured: a man wears full protective gear at Sydney International airport ahead of hotel quarantine in Sydney)

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TV producer husband liked his actress wife Meghan Markle to be ‘dependent on him’, biography claims

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Meghan Markle’s first marriage failed because her hotshot TV producer husband ‘didn’t like that’ she had found fame, her and Prince Harry‘s bombshell new biography Finding Freedom claims.

The book, out today and co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims the Duchess of Sussex‘s first husband Trevor Engelson, 43, liked his actress wife to be ‘dependent on him’.

It suggests the American couple – who were married from 2011 to 2013 after seven years of dating – grew apart once Meghan ‘found fame’ in US legal drama Suits.

Finding Freedom provides an intimately detailed and personalised version of the events leading up to the Sussexes’ dramatic departure from royal life, with co-authors Scobie and Durand insisting ‘all information in this book has at least two sources’.

Finding Freedom, out today and co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims Meghan Markle's first husband Trevor Engelson (pictured together in 2011) liked his actress wife to be 'dependent on him'

Finding Freedom, out today and co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims Meghan Markle's first husband Trevor Engelson (pictured together in 2011) liked his actress wife to be 'dependent on him'

Finding Freedom, out today and co-authored by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims Meghan Markle’s first husband Trevor Engelson (pictured together in 2011) liked his actress wife to be ‘dependent on him’

It suggests the American couple - who were married from 2011 to 2013 after seven years of dating - grew apart once Meghan 'found fame' in US legal drama Suits (pictured)

It suggests the American couple - who were married from 2011 to 2013 after seven years of dating - grew apart once Meghan 'found fame' in US legal drama Suits (pictured)

It suggests the American couple – who were married from 2011 to 2013 after seven years of dating – grew apart once Meghan ‘found fame’ in US legal drama Suits (pictured)

According to the book, 23-year-old Meghan had fell for husband Trevor when he was an up-and-coming young producer whom The Hollywood Reporter named in its Top 35 Under 35 list in 2009.

But despite dating for seven years, the pair were only married for 23 months because their marriage coincided with Meghan landing a starring role in Suits as paralegal Rachel Zane – shifting the power in their relationship, the authors claim.

‘While they were still dating, Meghan wondered aloud to her closest friends why Trevor didn’t always act as if he supported her acting career,’ the authors write. 

‘She felt that he liked her being dependent on him. That was the dynamic of their relationship; Trevor was the dominant character. 

‘”He was used to being the breadwinner, the one Meghan needed for introductions in the industry,” said a friend of their early courtship.’

Meghan, pictured in October 2019, is currently living in LA with her second husband Prince Harry, 35, and their son Archie, one

Meghan, pictured in October 2019, is currently living in LA with her second husband Prince Harry, 35, and their son Archie, one

Meghan, pictured in October 2019, is currently living in LA with her second husband Prince Harry, 35, and their son Archie, one 

The friend added that after Meghan landed her role in Suits, the dynamic of their relationship was changing, and Trevor ‘didn’t like that’.  

Meghan spending most of her time in Toronto, Canada, for filming while her partner stayed in the US also played a part in the decline of their marriage, according to the book.

Carolyn Durand co-authored Finding Freedom with fellow royal expert Omid Scobie

Carolyn Durand co-authored Finding Freedom with fellow royal expert Omid Scobie

Carolyn Durand co-authored Finding Freedom with fellow royal expert Omid Scobie

By 2013, their visits with one another had dwindled and Trevor attended the Oscars in February that year alone.

He explained that he had only received one ticket, but the duchess apparently questioned if her husband didn’t want to share the limelight.  

Six months later, the couple were divorced – just 23 months after their romantic wedding in Jamaica in September, 2011 in front of 100 family members and friends. 

Their marriage officially ended in 2014 with ‘irreconcilable differences’ cited in their divorce papers.

Trevor has produced films including Robert Pattinson’s ‘Remember Me’ and the Bradley Cooper-Sandra Bullock comedy ‘All About Steve.’

He has since moved on, however, marrying nutritionist Kurland, 33, on May 11 last year, almost exactly a year after Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot.

Trevor proposed to the multi-millionaire banker’s daughter in June 2018 while on a tour of California’s wine country after dating for a year.

The couple celebrated their engagement with a bash in October that year held at a private home in the exclusive Hidden Hills, California.

Trevor has remained incredibly tight-lipped about his marriage with the Duchess of Sussex. 

Meanwhile, Finding Freedom also claims Meghan 'fell hard' for her second husband Prince Harry after watching him win over best pal Jessica Mulroney's children gave her a glimpse of how he'd be as a father. Pictured, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing their engagement in November 2017

Meanwhile, Finding Freedom also claims Meghan 'fell hard' for her second husband Prince Harry after watching him win over best pal Jessica Mulroney's children gave her a glimpse of how he'd be as a father. Pictured, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing their engagement in November 2017

Meanwhile, Finding Freedom also claims Meghan ‘fell hard’ for her second husband Prince Harry after watching him win over best pal Jessica Mulroney’s children gave her a glimpse of how he’d be as a father. Pictured, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announcing their engagement in November 2017

The Duke of Sussex 'never turned up empty-handed' when they visited Jessica and Brian Mulroney and their twins Brian and John and daughter Ivy, pictured together, the book claims

The Duke of Sussex 'never turned up empty-handed' when they visited Jessica and Brian Mulroney and their twins Brian and John and daughter Ivy, pictured together, the book claims

The Duke of Sussex ‘never turned up empty-handed’ when they visited Jessica and Brian Mulroney and their twins Brian and John and daughter Ivy, pictured together, the book claims

Meanwhile, Finding Freedom also claims Meghan ‘fell hard’ for her second husband Prince Harry after watching him win over best pal Jessica Mulroney’s children gave her a glimpse of how he’d be as a father.

The book claims the Duke of Sussex, 35, ‘never turned up empty-handed’ when they visited Jessica, her husband Ben and their children John, Brian and Ivy at their Toronto home.  

As well as his generosity, the trio of youngsters were charmed by Harry’s willingness to get on the floor to play with them – something which also appealed to his future wife Meghan, 39. 

The fledgling couple spent time with the Mulroneys, part of the Canadian political dynasty, before their relationship was made public in 2016. The book claims Harry and Meghan ‘hid out’ at the family home when the news first broke. 

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Heartwarming moment a breast cancer sufferer’s friends present her with a wig made of their own hair

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This is the heartwarming moment a woman with breast cancer was gifted a wig made from her friends’ own hair.

Dana McSwain, 36, from Charlotte, North Carolina, had been struggling to come to terms with her Stage 2 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, and so turned to a local Facebook group to ask for advice.

The mother-of-two said she had looked into potentially purchasing a wig for herself but the cost had proved to be too much.

She had explained on the private Facebook chat the kind of wig she had hoped for and just days later one of her friends, and fellow group member, Carol Daley Cook arrived at her front door with a gift.

Dana said she noticed Carol’s hair had been cut and when she opened the package she discovered the exact crown wig she had wanted in order to wear it under hats.

In the video, which was originally recorded on July 18, Dana can be seen rummaging around in a pink gift bag to retrieve the present which was wrapped in tissue paper.

She becomes overwhelmed with emotion as she realises it is the wig she had been hoping for and says: ‘I feel like I’m going to cry.’

Dana McSwain, 36, from Charlotte, North Carolina, had been struggling to come to terms with her Stage 2 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis

Dana McSwain, 36, from Charlotte, North Carolina, had been struggling to come to terms with her Stage 2 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis

The mother-of-two said she had looked into potentially purchasing a wig for herself but the cost had proved to be too much

The mother-of-two said she had looked into potentially purchasing a wig for herself but the cost had proved to be too much

Dana McSwain, 36, from Charlotte, North Carolina, had been struggling to come to terms with her Stage 2 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis

Carol later informed Dana (pictured centre with her friends sporting breast cancer face masks) that about 20 financial donors from the group had made the wig possible and some had even donated their hair

Carol later informed Dana (pictured centre with her friends sporting breast cancer face masks) that about 20 financial donors from the group had made the wig possible and some had even donated their hair

Carol later informed Dana (pictured centre with her friends sporting breast cancer face masks) that about 20 financial donors from the group had made the wig possible and some had even donated their hair

Dana inhales a deep breath and fiddles with the brunette strands of hair as she exclaims: ‘Look at that.’

She then rushes to try it on underneath a baseball cap before saying: ‘Oh my gosh, it feels amazing.’

Carol, who was behind the camera, later informed Dana that about 20 financial donors from the group had made the wig possible and some had even donated their hair.

Hair donors included Carol, Sara Curry, Georgia Dabbs, Kate Harrison, Ashley Broome and Tamara Brown.

Dana had explained on the private Facebook chat the kind of wig she had hoped for and just days later one of her friends, and fellow group member, Carol Daley Cook arrived at her front door with a gift

Dana had explained on the private Facebook chat the kind of wig she had hoped for and just days later one of her friends, and fellow group member, Carol Daley Cook arrived at her front door with a gift

Dana had explained on the private Facebook chat the kind of wig she had hoped for and just days later one of her friends, and fellow group member, Carol Daley Cook arrived at her front door with a gift

Hair donors included Carol, Sara Curry, Georgia Dabbs, Kate Harrison, Ashley Broome and Tamara Brown

Hair donors included Carol, Sara Curry, Georgia Dabbs, Kate Harrison, Ashley Broome and Tamara Brown

Hair donors included Carol, Sara Curry, Georgia Dabbs, Kate Harrison, Ashley Broome and Tamara Brown

Dana said the wig has helped her feel herself again particularly as she has two daughters who look up to princesses and mermaids who have long, flowing locks.

Dana said: ‘Opening the gift, I felt proud, I felt empowered, I felt supported and I felt loved.

‘When you look in a mirror and don’t even recognize yourself and someone, as selfless as these women, go out of their way to make you feel pretty again – it’s indescribable.

‘I felt genuine happiness, I felt blessed, and I want everyone going through a cancer diagnosis to know that they are not alone.’

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