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In­jured by bull A man has been taken to hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter be­ing charged by a bull at a prop­erty at Palen Creek, south of Bris­bane.

A Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesman said the in­ci­dent hap­pened at a pri­vate prop­erty off Mount Lind­say Hwy on Thurs­day about 9.20 am.

The man, aged in his 50s, suf­fered head, chest and neck in­juries and was taken to the Lo­gan hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion. Man dies af­ter be­ing

thrown from ute A man has died af­ter be­ing thrown from the tray of a ute in far west NSW.

A 21-year-old man was driv­ing the Nis­san util­ity in Bro­ken Hill about 11 pm on Thurs­day with pas­sen­gers in the tray of the ute, po­lice said.

A 29-year-old man was ejected from the tray and suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries. He died at the scene.

The driver of the ute was charged with driv­ing in a dan­ger­ous man­ner, dan­ger­ous driv­ing caus­ing death and driv­ing while hav­ing a sus­pended li­cence.

The driver was re­fused bail and was to ap­pear at Bro­ken Hill Lo­cal Court on Fri­day. For­eign own­er­ship

steady Trader pleads guilty An Aus­tralian com­modi­ties trader has pleaded guilty in a Chicago fed­eral court to ma­nip­u­lat­ing mar­ket prices by plac­ing or­ders in the mil­lions of dol­lars and can­celling them within mil­lisec­onds to sell smaller or­ders at a profit.

Jiong­sheng ‘Jim’ Zhao pleaded guilty to one count of the ac­tiv­ity known as ‘spoof­ing’.

Pros­e­cu­tors said the 31-yearold ex­e­cuted trades on the Chicago Mer­can­tile Ex­change on­line from Syd­ney.

His ar­rest in Jan­uary was part of what the United States Jus­tice Depart­ment said at the time was part of ‘‘the largest fu­tures­mar­ket crim­i­nal en­force­ment ac­tion’’ in depart­ment his­tory.

At least seven oth­ers were charged about the same time.

Zhao’s Chicago lawyer, Theodore Pou­los, told the judge his client made just $A29 700 from the il­le­gal trades.

He said he and pros­e­cu­tors would rec­om­mend a one-year prison sen­tence. Shoot­ing trip tragedy A fam­ily shoot­ing trip over Christ­mas has ended in tragedy af­ter a man, pre­par­ing to clean a gun, ac­ci­den­tally shot and killed an­other mem­ber of his party on a ru­ral NSW prop­erty, po­lice say.

Three men and five chil­dren from Syd­ney’s south-west were vis­it­ing Bun­della, about 100 km out­side Tam­worth, for a shoot­ing trip on Box­ing Day when a 41-year-old man took a ri­fle out of his car to clean it.

The gun fired a round that hit a 23-year-old man, killing him, NSW Po­lice said on Thurs­day.

It is un­der­stood the group’s mem­bers were all known to one an­other and some were mem­bers of the same fam­ily.

It is be­lieved they were on a shoot­ing trip in the area.

De­tec­tives launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and took the 41-year-old man to nearby Quirindi Po­lice Sta­tion where he was charged with man­slaugh­ter. They also seized the gun. The man was re­fused bail and as or­dered to ap­pear at Tam­worth Lo­cal Court on Fri­day.

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