NK defector shot 5 times, dead in Iran earthquake reach 450

A North Korean solider who defected to the south was shot five times as he scrambled across the border. Surgeons in Seoul say they think he will survive. In Iran, that fearful earthquake on the border with Iraq has now claimed 450 lives. In Australia, the centre-right party of Malcolm Turnbull has lost its majority in the House of Representatives (Commons) when four of its members were required to resign because they have dual citizenship. Places like New Zealand and the UK. Quite weird. Also on this day in Oz, the national plebiscite on same-sex marriage has returned a “Yes” outcome of about 65 per cent in favour and 35 percent opposed. Finally, there is a new Barbie, and she is wearing a hijab. Very chic.