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Top judge Guy Andrew goes MISSING – as a search is launched after his car was found abandoned

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Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew has gone missing, sparking a widespread search after his car was found abandoned on the side of the road. 

Judge Andrew last seen leaving his home in Brisbane‘s north early on Sunday morning heading toward Mt Coot-tha, where he takes his morning walk. 

His car was found at 2pm on Monday at Dillon Rd, The Gap, but he has not been seen since.

Judge Andrew is described as white, 176cm tall with grey hair and brown eyes.

Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew has gone missing sparking a widespread search after his car was found abandoned on the side of the road

Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew has gone missing sparking a widespread search after his car was found abandoned on the side of the road

Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew has gone missing sparking a widespread search after his car was found abandoned on the side of the road

Police and family hold grave concerns for his welfare.

Judge Andrew dealt with six family court matters in the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court on Friday.

Last month two lawyers complained about Judge Andrew’s behaviour, prompting counselling and mentoring for him. 

In September’s judgement, the full bench found Judge Andrew had shown apprehended bias and abused his power when presiding over a family law case.  

A three-judge bench ruled there was ‘no basis’ for Judge Andrew’s ‘cruel, insulting, humiliating and rude’ comments. 

Lawyers representing the father in the case said Judge Andrew’s conduct denied him a fair trial. 

Judge Andrew was appointed as the sole Federal Circuit Court judge in Townsville in March last year.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police. 

Judge Andrew last seen leaving his home in Brisbane's north early Sunday morning heading toward Mt Coot-tha, where he takes his morning walk

Judge Andrew last seen leaving his home in Brisbane's north early Sunday morning heading toward Mt Coot-tha, where he takes his morning walk

Judge Andrew last seen leaving his home in Brisbane’s north early Sunday morning heading toward Mt Coot-tha, where he takes his morning walk

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Woman falls head-first into a trash can TWICE while rushing to catch the garbage truck 

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One woman’s morning turned sour after she fell head-first into her trash can twice while trying to catch the garbage truck. 

Footage of the unlucky stumble was first shared to World Star Hip Hop, where the video amassed more than 161,000 views in under one day. 

According to the video, the woman had rushed outside after forgetting to put her trash can out the night before. 

A  woman accidentally tripped twice while taking the trash out from her home to a waiting garbage truck

A  woman accidentally tripped twice while taking the trash out from her home to a waiting garbage truck

A  woman accidentally tripped twice while taking the trash out from her home to a waiting garbage truck

As a garbage truck pulls up to the woman’s home, she emerges from the garage and tosses a few final items into the can. 

She quickly props the can onto its wheels and begins rolling it towards the waiting garbage crew – but accidentally steps on its unfastened lid. 

The woman lets out a yell as she falls into the trash can and it slides down her driveway. Her pink slippers lay on the ground behind her.

The woman stumbled over the trash can's unfastened lid and fell head-first into open container

The woman stumbled over the trash can's unfastened lid and fell head-first into open container

The woman stumbled over the trash can’s unfastened lid and fell head-first into open container

The woman's pink slippers fell off during the stumbles, which happened after she reportedly forgot to take the trash out the night before

The woman's pink slippers fell off during the stumbles, which happened after she reportedly forgot to take the trash out the night before

The woman’s pink slippers fell off during the stumbles, which happened after she reportedly forgot to take the trash out the night before 

The woman did not appear to have any serious injuries and told city workers she was okay

The woman did not appear to have any serious injuries and told city workers she was okay

The woman did not appear to have any serious injuries and told city workers she was okay

‘Sorry!’ she shouts to the trash crew, who remain seated inside the large truck.   

The woman tries to wheel the trash can again before taking another nosedive.

As she stands, a city worker peaks out the doorway and appears to ask the woman if she’s okay. 

The video ends with the trash can finally being delivered without another incident. 

 It is unclear where the video was shot, but it appears to be the United States based on the livery of the garbage truck.

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Sydney Zoo celebrates Halloween with adorable images

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Adorable animals at the new Sydney Zoo devoured Halloween pumpkins on the spookiest day of the year.

Four lion brothers, a mob of meerkats, Matilda the wombat, Saigon the elephant and a troop of baby baboons were all invited to the ghoulish celebration at the Western Sydney sanctuary.

Zookeepers carved out terrifying pumpkin heads, then filled them with an array of animal treats which included – insects, meats, seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Saigon the elephant is pictured playing with a bundle of pumpkins on Halloween

Saigon the elephant is pictured playing with a bundle of pumpkins on Halloween

Saigon the elephant is pictured playing with a bundle of pumpkins on Halloween

The gentle giant can be seen bringing the spooky treat into his mouth with his long trunk

The gentle giant can be seen bringing the spooky treat into his mouth with his long trunk

The gentle giant can be seen bringing the spooky treat into his mouth with his long trunk

‘Items like treat-filled pumpkins are part of Sydney Zoo’s enrichment program, which helps animals stay active and mentally stimulated.’ Curator of Carnivores David French said.

While the mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, they quickly began to scoff down the insect-laden carvings as part of their Halloween breakfast.

Some of the zoo’s more ferocious residents – the lion brothers – didn’t waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat.

Saigon the elephant opted for a very different approach to the rest of his counterparts.

He took to stomping on the Halloween pumpkins and swatting them with his trunk, before sinking his teeth in the mashed up vegetables.

A mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, but they quickly began to devour the insect-laden carvings

A mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, but they quickly began to devour the insect-laden carvings

A mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, but they quickly began to devour the insect-laden carvings

The feast was part of their devilish Halloween breakfast which the meerkats appear to have thoroughly enjoyed

The feast was part of their devilish Halloween breakfast which the meerkats appear to have thoroughly enjoyed

The feast was part of their devilish Halloween breakfast which the meerkats appear to have thoroughly enjoyed

One of the meerkats can be sen nibbling through the tough outer layer of the pumpkin

One of the meerkats can be sen nibbling through the tough outer layer of the pumpkin

One of the meerkats can be sen nibbling through the tough outer layer of the pumpkin

Meanwhile the zoo’s troop of baboons examined the pumpkins with their usual curiosity.

But it didn’t take them long to break open the pumpkins and to tuck in to the terrifying treat.

Michael Mackenzie, Woolworths General Manager for New South Wales and the ACT, said the vegetables were donated to the animals by the supermarket giant.

‘Woolworths support Sydney Zoo’s animals by supplying surplus fresh food from local stores, and we are delighted to provide these pumpkins as a special Halloween treat for our furry friends.’ 

Tickets for the Sydney zoo can be booked at Sydneyzoo.com.

The precinct is open every week from Thursday to Monday.

Some of the zoo's more ferocious residents - the lion brothers - didn't waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat (one of the brothers is pictured)

Some of the zoo's more ferocious residents - the lion brothers - didn't waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat (one of the brothers is pictured)

Some of the zoo’s more ferocious residents – the lion brothers – didn’t waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat (one of the brothers is pictured)

The zoo's troop of baboons examined the Halloween pumpkins with their usual curiosity

The zoo's troop of baboons examined the Halloween pumpkins with their usual curiosity

The zoo’s troop of baboons examined the Halloween pumpkins with their usual curiosity

But it didn't take long for them to break open the pumpkins and tuck in to the terrifying treat

But it didn't take long for them to break open the pumpkins and tuck in to the terrifying treat

But it didn’t take long for them to break open the pumpkins and tuck in to the terrifying treat

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Russian who was source in Trump’s dossier describes herself as a ‘palm reader’ who loves ‘nudity

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A Russian woman identified as a key source in the dossier by British counterintelligence specialist Christopher Steele dossier is a former employee of Kremlin-owned state media.

Steele’s infamous report was leaked weeks before Trump’s inauguration, alleging Russian influence over him and contained salacious information about his reported conduct in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant.

Olga Galkina, 40, was linked to the dossier this week and was described by The Wall Street Journal as a ‘disgruntled PR executive’ living in Cyprus.

And while some people who know Galkina claim she’s maverick who was unlikely to have access to secrets, others suggested she was well-connected. 

Now, shown in exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, Galkina came forward on Friday to deny claims she was a key source in the Steele dossier. 

She used her former state-owned media employer RIA Novosti to say in a statement: ‘My mood is rather low because I did not expect this story at all and, of course, it complicated (my life) quite a lot.’

Olga Galkina, from Russia, was identified as a key source in the dossier by British counterintelligence specialist Christopher Steele

Olga Galkina, from Russia, was identified as a key source in the dossier by British counterintelligence specialist Christopher Steele

Olga Galkina, from Russia, was identified as a key source in the dossier by British counterintelligence specialist Christopher Steele

Olga Galkina, 40, was linked to the dossier this week and was described by The Wall Street Journal as a 'disgruntled PR executive' living in Cyprus

Olga Galkina, 40, was linked to the dossier this week and was described by The Wall Street Journal as a 'disgruntled PR executive' living in Cyprus

Olga Galkina, 40, was linked to the dossier this week and was described by The Wall Street Journal as a 'disgruntled PR executive' living in Cyprus

Olga Galkina, 40, was linked to the dossier this week and was described by The Wall Street Journal as a 'disgruntled PR executive' living in Cyprus

Olga Galkina, 40, was linked to the dossier this week and was described by The Wall Street Journal as a ‘disgruntled PR executive’ living in Cyprus

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Christopher Steele’s (pictured) infamous report was leaked weeks before Trump’s inauguration, alleging Russian influence over him

The infamous dossier also contained salacious information about Trump's alleged conduct in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant

The infamous dossier also contained salacious information about Trump's alleged conduct in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant

The infamous dossier also contained salacious information about Trump’s alleged conduct in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant

She claimed the allegations that she was a Steele source were ‘not true’, but gave little detail.

However, she did admit to knowing her former school friend Igor Danchenko, 42, who the WSJ claimed had recruited her into intelligence gathering for the former MI6 spy.

‘We studied at the same school, but the thing is that after that he went to work and study in America,’ she said.

‘And we haven’t seen each other for a long time. This is the thing… The story is that we were friends. And he was helping me.’

She worked as a journalist for state-funded RIA Novosti, working at the Russian parliament between 2003-05.

More than a decade ago she also worked for Rosbalt, a news outlet run by Natalya Cherkesova (Chaplina), wife of ex-security services high-ranking member Viktor Cherkesov, a Putin associate.

Galkina attracts startlingly different descriptions in her homeland.

In a varied career she was also a PR executive for Russia’s environmental and nuclear watchdog Rostekhnadzor, which she left in 2011, around the time she moved to Cyprus.

In Cyprus, DailyMail.com was told by her acquaintances she was ‘intelligent and professional’, a woman who always looked ‘well-polished’, although she is now believed to have moved back to Russia. 

However, she did admit to knowing her former school friend Igor Danchenko, 42, (pictured) who the WSJ claimed had recruited her into intelligence gathering for the former MI6 spy. 'We studied at the same school, but the thing is that after that he went to work and study in America,' she said

However, she did admit to knowing her former school friend Igor Danchenko, 42, (pictured) who the WSJ claimed had recruited her into intelligence gathering for the former MI6 spy. 'We studied at the same school, but the thing is that after that he went to work and study in America,' she said

However, she did admit to knowing her former school friend Igor Danchenko, 42, (pictured) who the WSJ claimed had recruited her into intelligence gathering for the former MI6 spy. ‘We studied at the same school, but the thing is that after that he went to work and study in America,’ she said

She worked as a journalist for state-funded RIA Novosti, working at the Russian parliament between 2003-05. More than a decade ago she also worked for Rosbalt, a news outlet run by Natalya Cherkesova (Chaplina), wife of ex-security services high-ranking member Viktor Cherkesov, a Putin associate

She worked as a journalist for state-funded RIA Novosti, working at the Russian parliament between 2003-05. More than a decade ago she also worked for Rosbalt, a news outlet run by Natalya Cherkesova (Chaplina), wife of ex-security services high-ranking member Viktor Cherkesov, a Putin associate

She worked as a journalist for state-funded RIA Novosti, working at the Russian parliament between 2003-05. More than a decade ago she also worked for Rosbalt, a news outlet run by Natalya Cherkesova (Chaplina), wife of ex-security services high-ranking member Viktor Cherkesov, a Putin associate

Galkina is seen as implicating the firm in a Russian secret services-sponsored bid hacking Democratic Party servers to collect damaging material on 2016 presidential election candidate Hillary Clinton

Galkina is seen as implicating the firm in a Russian secret services-sponsored bid hacking Democratic Party servers to collect damaging material on 2016 presidential election candidate Hillary Clinton

Galkina is seen as implicating the firm in a Russian secret services-sponsored bid hacking Democratic Party servers to collect damaging material on 2016 presidential election candidate Hillary Clinton

Russian businessman loses libel battle against Christopher Steele for claims in his Trump ‘dirty dossier’

Aleksej Gubarev

Aleksej Gubarev

Aleksej Gubarev

On Friday, Russian businessman  Aleksej Gubarev lost his libel battle against ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele whose ‘dirty dossier’ on Donald Trump implicated him in hacking the Democrats in 2016.  

Gubarev sued Steele for ‘seriously defamatory allegations’ that he had ‘knowing involvement’ in the DNC computer hack during the US election.

But a London judge ruled Gubarev did not prove Steele was responsible for the report’s publication and so could not be made to pay damages.

Central accusations made in the dossier, which was funded by the Democrats, have been roundly rubbished and were largely thrown out by the Mueller report. 

It was published by Buzzfeed News website in 2017 and contained outlandish claims of Trump hiring prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room as well as allegations of Russian collusion with the Republican candidate’s campaign.  

Gubarev and his company Webzilla took legal action against Steele and his intelligence company Orbis Business Intelligence after the dossier was published.

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But her former boss in the marketing department at XBT Holding, Alexey Trankov, claimed: ‘She (Olga Galkina) has long been in need of medical assistance….

‘Of course, I’m not a doctor to give diagnoses, but I just want to say that she needs a doctor.’

Around the time she allegedly helped Steele in 2016, she became locked in a dispute with Aleksej Gubarev, owner of XBT Holding SA web-services company behind the Webzilla internet hosting unit. 

It emerged that Galkina travelled to the US in spring 2016, the year of the last US president election. The purpose of her visit is unclear.

But after Donald Trump’s win, she posted: ‘I sincerely congratulate our (intelligent) ideological opponents on the victory of their candidate.

‘For our comrades, we are thinking of organising a democratic retreat here,.

‘It’s only four years to wait, palm trees, again, Jay Z on the tape recorder.’

Galkina is seen as implicating the firm in a Russian secret services-sponsored bid hacking Democratic Party servers to collect damaging material on 2016 presidential election candidate Hillary Clinton.

Webzilla and Russian-born Cyprus resident Gubarev have strongly denied any involvement in the DNC hacking and he has since sued Steele for defamation in Britain.

Some Russian sources scathingly attacked a woman who earlier moved from journalism to PR and at one time also served as deputy head of the administration of Saratov city.

Prominent journalist, scriptwriter and director Roman Volobuev posted : ‘Oh sh**, I KNOW the girl WSJ just named as the source of Steele dossier.

‘(And yeah, she’s probably made the whole thing up).’

He added, however, that she was ‘everyone’s acquaintance’ and ‘moderately shady’.

Others confirmed the mother-of-one had a wide circle of contacts. 

But newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda stated: ‘When she worked in Saratov, Olga was remembered by her frequent disappearances from the office when even her bosses couldn’t reach her.

‘Many believed that this was linked to alcohol.’

Yet when she lived in Limassol she was a member of an ‘intellectual’ Russian expat social club formed to discuss poetry.

Born in Perm, in the Urals, she has a degree in law and a further qualification in philology from the Peoples’ Friendship University in Moscow.

Both news outlet Newsru in Moscow and the Russian-language Cyprus Daily News said she was behind a colourful but confused personal blog - however there was no clear evidence that this was correct. In one entry, the writer stated: 'Since my childhood I have been into palm reading, and I know quite a lot about this'

Both news outlet Newsru in Moscow and the Russian-language Cyprus Daily News said she was behind a colourful but confused personal blog - however there was no clear evidence that this was correct. In one entry, the writer stated: 'Since my childhood I have been into palm reading, and I know quite a lot about this'

Both news outlet Newsru in Moscow and the Russian-language Cyprus Daily News said she was behind a colourful but confused personal blog – however there was no clear evidence that this was correct. In one entry, the writer stated: ‘Since my childhood I have been into palm reading, and I know quite a lot about this’

In a personal review 2010 - when Galkina worked for the Kremlin environmental and nuclear watchdog - the blog attributed to her stated: 'The year was quiet, although not without adventures. Pleasant... Too much bisexuality. Festivals, hitch-hiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, a lot of games, nudity, nature, alcohol - there was leisure'

In a personal review 2010 - when Galkina worked for the Kremlin environmental and nuclear watchdog - the blog attributed to her stated: 'The year was quiet, although not without adventures. Pleasant... Too much bisexuality. Festivals, hitch-hiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, a lot of games, nudity, nature, alcohol - there was leisure'

In a personal review 2010 - when Galkina worked for the Kremlin environmental and nuclear watchdog - the blog attributed to her stated: 'The year was quiet, although not without adventures. Pleasant... Too much bisexuality. Festivals, hitch-hiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, a lot of games, nudity, nature, alcohol - there was leisure'

In a personal review 2010 - when Galkina worked for the Kremlin environmental and nuclear watchdog - the blog attributed to her stated: 'The year was quiet, although not without adventures. Pleasant... Too much bisexuality. Festivals, hitch-hiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, a lot of games, nudity, nature, alcohol - there was leisure'

 In a personal review of 2010 – when Galkina worked for the Kremlin environmental and nuclear watchdog – the blog attributed to her stated: ‘The year was quiet, although not without adventures. Pleasant… Too much bisexuality. Festivals, hitch-hiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, a lot of games, nudity, nature, alcohol – there was leisure’

Galkina is portrayed by WSJ as the source of a claim that President Trump's (pictured in Moscow in 2013) ex-lawyer Michael Cohen secretly met Putin's intelligence officials in Prague to discuss payments for the hackers in the summer of 2016. The Russian woman was the 'most important contributor' to the Steele dossier, according to WSJ. She was 'Source 3' in the dossier, it was reported

Galkina is portrayed by WSJ as the source of a claim that President Trump's (pictured in Moscow in 2013) ex-lawyer Michael Cohen secretly met Putin's intelligence officials in Prague to discuss payments for the hackers in the summer of 2016. The Russian woman was the 'most important contributor' to the Steele dossier, according to WSJ. She was 'Source 3' in the dossier, it was reported

Galkina is portrayed by WSJ as the source of a claim that President Trump’s (pictured in Moscow in 2013) ex-lawyer Michael Cohen secretly met Putin’s intelligence officials in Prague to discuss payments for the hackers in the summer of 2016. The Russian woman was the ‘most important contributor’ to the Steele dossier, according to WSJ. She was ‘Source 3’ in the dossier, it was reported

Both news outlet Newsru in Moscow and the Russian-language Cyprus Daily News said she was behind a colourful but confused personal blog – however there was no clear evidence that this was correct.

In one entry, the writer stated: ‘Since my childhood I have been into palm reading, and I know quite a lot about this.’

In a personal review of the year 2010 – when Galkina worked for the Kremlin environmental and nuclear watchdog – the blog attributed to her stated: ‘The year was quiet, although not without adventures. Pleasant.

‘In general successful and cheerful. Too much bisexuality. Festivals, hitch-hiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, a lot of games, nudity, nature, alcohol – there was leisure. Though, I worked a lot too.’

Another blog is clearly hers and it refers to a difficult break up with the father of her child.

Galkina is portrayed by WSJ as the source of a claim that President Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen secretly met Putin’s intelligence officials in Prague to discuss payments for the hackers in the summer of 2016.

Cohen denied ever traveling there.

The Russian woman was the ‘most important contributor’ to the Steele dossier, according to WSJ.

She was ‘Source 3’ in the dossier, it was reported.

She was allegedly recruited to the Steele intelligence-gathering team by Danchenko, who now lives in the US.

Christopher Steele: The British ex-spy who authored the ‘dirty dossier’

Christopher Steele, 55, embarked on a well-trodden path when he was recruited from Cambridge straight into MI6.

After a stint in London, he was stationed in Moscow just after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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He returned to London and in 2006 was made head of MI6’s Russia desk, where he led the investigation into the poisoning of former Russian operative Alexander Litvinenko.

But he only became world-renowned after becoming a private intelligence consultant and writing the sensational Trump-Russia dossier in 2016.

His evidence was rubbished by Trump, but formed part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In an interview at Oxford University, Mr Steele said he had been questioned for ‘two whole days’ but was disappointed with Mueller’s final report.

‘I was surprised that very little of what I had discussed with them appeared in the final report.

He criticized the report for being ‘too narrow’ and failing to follow up on crucial evidence. 

‘There were many things about the report that were good… but other (aspects) that were not so good,’ he said. 

Mr Steele said the fact that ‘a number of witnesses—including for instance, Donald Trump Jr.’ had avoided being interviewed ‘wasn’t great.’ 

Dismissing longstanding allegations of political bias, he described himself as simply ‘an opponent of President Putin.’

He said that Trump is naturally hostile toward the intelligence community. 

‘Trump himself doesn’t like intelligence because its ground truth is inconvenient for him,’ he said.   

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