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The latest research available on Dementia.

The World health organisation has published its first guidelines to help reduce the risk of dementia.

The B-B-C's Imogen Folkes tells us more about it.

Some of the world's biggest technology companies have signed up to an action plan to combat violent extremism online at a summit in Paris.

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook have backed the plan, in response to the terrorist attack in Christchurch.

New Zealand Prime Minister JACINTA ARDERN says the role social media played in the attack was equally terrifying.

Newspapers Thursday May 16th

The Australian –

Australia is to import wheat for the first time in more than a decade, a move fuelled by the severe drought on the east coast, with more shipments tipped as the Agriculture Department assesses further requests.

The FIN Review –

Former prime minister Julia Gillard is playing a lead role in the global push to stop bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession after a study of 7000 lawyers revealed an "endemic" problem, with Australia one of the worst offenders.

The Adelaide Advertiser –

More than 15,000 motorists on South Australian roads have such questionable driving records that they are one minor traffic offence away from being stripped of their licence.

he NT News –

Darwin historian, Mike Owen, who helped discover an ancient coin, believed to be 1000 years old, has been flooded with offers from around the world to analyse it and possibly rewrite Australian history.

The Courier Mail –

Outgoing Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has revealed there are rotten apples within the police service that he would have sacked if he could have. Mr Stewart said, "There are people out there today who shouldn't be in this organisation".

The West Australian -  

Julie Bishop has already won US support to take over as Australia's ambassador after Labor leader Bill Shorten said he'd talk to her about the role if he won the election.

The Age –

Two city blocks along Elizabeth Street would be closed to cars under a plan to transform one of the last eyesores in Melbourne's CBD into a more pedestrian and cyclist friendly gateway to the city.

The Hobart Mercury –

Clarence City Council may buy back valuable waterfront land from developers if no progress is made within six months. The $50 million Kangaroo Bay development was approved in 2017. But Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the developers have now been put on notice.

The Canberra Times –

Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has warned the coalition between the Liberals and Nationals is at stake as a civil war erupts over Senate voting just days before the election.

The Sydney Morning Herald –

Sydney are unhappy with the severity of the sanction given to captain Dane Rampe and are contemplating whether to lodge a formal appeal to the AFL.

 The Daily Telegraph –

Superintendent Dave Darcy has written a blistering letter to parents on the northern beaches urging them to take control of their children, who are running amok and abusing and assaulting police and others.