THE WEEK THAT WAS

The West Australian - - AGENDA -

WORLD NEWS

Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency got mixed news in the US midterm elec­tions. He lost con­trol of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, di­lut­ing his hold on power, but re­tained the Repub­li­can as­cen­dancy in the Se­nate.

STATE NEWS

The world’s big­gest lithium miner, Albe­marle Corp., has been given en­vi­ron­men­tal ap­proval to build a pro­cess­ing plant near Bun­bury. It will cre­ate 500 jobs in con­struc­tion and a fur­ther 500 in pro­duc­tion.

NA­TIONAL SPORT

Global rac­ing gi­ants Godol­phin se­cured their first Mel­bourne Cup tri­umph when cham­pion jockey Ker­rin McEvoy rode Cross Counter to vic­tory. It was McEvoy’s third cup win but the first by an English trainer, Char­lie Ap­pleby. The race was soured when The Cliff­sof­mo­her broke down af­ter frac­tur­ing his right shoul­der and had to be put down.

STATE NEWS

A run­away BHP iron ore train was de­lib­er­ately de­railed af­ter it trav­elled more than 90km with­out its driver, who had got off to in­spect a wagon. It hit speeds of 110km/h be­tween New­man and Port Hed­land.

NA­TIONAL NEWS

The youngest son of Aus­tralian rock singer An­gry An­der­son died af­ter a bru­tal beat­ing in a park on Syd­ney’s north­ern beaches. A friend of Liam An­der­son, Mathew Flame, has been charged with mur­der.

NA­TIONAL NEWS

A doc­tor died af­ter be­ing at­tacked by a shark in the Whit­sun­days’ Cid Har­bour, the third at­tack in the Queens­land tourist spot in seven weeks. Daniel Chris­tidis was 33.

STATE NEWS

Makulu, the Perth-born gi­raffe who be­came world fa­mous when he was pho­tographed as a new­born be­ing kissed by his mother, has died. He was 23.

NA­TIONAL NEWS

Sub­mis­sions closed in Ge­of­frey Rush’s case against The Daily Tele­graph, which, he says, made him out as a per­vert. A de­ci­sion will be handed down next year.

STATE NEWS

La­bor plans to delete Perth’s most di­vi­sive stretch of land, the four-lane Roe 8 high­way ex­ten­sion, from fu­ture road plan­ning schemes. The Lib­eral-backed project was stopped by La­bor when it came to power.

WORLD NEWS

A sin­gle mother from Des Moines, Iowa, was the joint win­ner of a $US688 mil­lion Power­ball jack­pot. Lerynne West said she would help her fam­ily and set up a foun­da­tion for peo­ple in need.

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