Central and North Burnett Times - - WEB WORLD -

1. “#MH17 – 298 pas­sen­gers, in­clud­ing 28 Aus­tralians, on a commercial Malaysia Air­lines flight lost their lives when the plane was shot down over the Ukraine.

2. Baden-Clay – Bris­bane man Ger­ard Baden-Clay has spent his first few days in prison fol­low­ing his con­vic­tion for the mur­der of his wife Al­li­son.

3. #car­bon­tax – The Ab­bott govern­ment suc­cess­fully axed the car­bon tax but doubts have been raised about what sav­ings will be passed on to house­holds.

4. Wicked Campers – A school­girl sparked a na­tional de­bate about the ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of phrases painted on some Wicked Camper Vans.

5. Time Warner – Ru­pert Mur­doch’s $76 mil­lion takeover bid for ri­val US me­dia gi­ant Time Warner Inc was re­jected last week.

6. #Hap­pyBirth­dayTheo – One Di­rec­tion fans wished band mem­ber Niall Ho­ran’s nephew a happy first birth­day, shoot­ing the bub to the top of the trends list.

7. Thor – Marvel Comics un­veiled its con­tro­ver­sial plans to change its ham­mer-wield­ing Nordic su­per­hero Thor from a man to a woman.

8. #SoMeT14au – Last week the Barossa Val­ley hosted the two-day Sym­po­sium for the use of so­cial me­dia in tourism.

9. Mel­bourne – The city’s outer sub­urbs were dusted with snow when a win­try blast, in­clud­ing ex­treme weather warn­ings, hit the state late last week.

10. Tony Ab­bott – The Prime Min­is­ter is hop­ing for a pop­u­lar­ity boost fol­low­ing his re­peal of the car­bon tax, one of his key elec­tion prom­ises.

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