1. The Kylie Minogue/Kylie Jenner trademark battle has hit world headlines
Last week, Minogue's legal team tried to block Jenner from trademarking the name 'Kylie' in the US. The legal documents are damning, describing Jenner as a "secondary reality television personality" and a "home schooled graduate" whose "photographic exhibitionism and controversial posts have drawn criticism from, for example, the disability rights and African-American communities". Minogue's camp believe the Jenner trademark would dilute Minogue's brand. They also argue that the kylie.com domain was registered in 1996, the year before Jenner was even born.
2. Two Israeli soldiers mistakenly entered a Palestinian refugee camp, sparking a conflict that killed one person
The soldiers were relying on a traffic app when a shortcut led them into contentious territory. They were hit with rocks and home-made explosives, before calling in backup, which caused more clashes. One 22 year old man was shot and killed and 15 others were injured.
3. Chronic stress has been proven to make cancer spread quicker
Australian scientists released a paper today which outlined how exposure to chronic stress can increase the number of lymphatic vessels that drain from a tumour, therefore increasingthe spread of cancer. The paper also suggested that a widely used blood pressure drug that acts as a beta-blocker might help to reduce the risk of cancer spreading.
4. Australia is holding a Parliamentary drug summit to discuss decriminalising drug possession
The annual summit will be attended by senior doctors and researchers to address the current criminal penalties for drug use. Experts, like criminologist Caitlin Hughes, say there is "strong public support" for decriminalisation, using countries like Portugal as an example. By removing criminal penalties 15 years ago, Portugal has seen less "drug-related harms, problematic drug use, burden on the police and prison system, and reductions in the social costs of responding to drugs," she says.