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Taken?
Chloe Ayling is a stunning and in-demand glamour model, but last July she was abducted off a street in Milan in Italy by two masked men. She was drugged, gagged, and held hostage in a remote farmhouse. The kidnappers' evil intention was to auction Chloe on the internet as a sex slave to the highest bidder. The plan failed, because the 20-year-old model says she was able outwit her captors. But Chloe's story of escape from this nightmare is almost too heroic to believe, and many people think she's lying.

I Love Lucy
There are two words prime ministers never want to hear in the same sentence: sex and scandal. Just ask Malcolm Turnbull, who has been lumbered with cleaning up the political mess caused by the personal life of his deputy, Barnaby Joyce. By Thursday, the prime minister had had enough of Joyce, describing his actions as a "shocking error of judgement". On Friday, Barnaby Joyce hit back, accusing Turnbull of being "inept and unnecessary" in his comments. This embarrassing crisis for the coalition government played out while Liz Hayes filmed a profile story on Malcolm Turnbull for 60 Minutes.

Bitcoin or Bitcon?
There has been an incredible amount of noise recently about the bitcoin boom. For canny - or lucky - investors who got in early, watching the value of this crypto-currency soar to unimaginable highs was like winning the lottery. The price of bitcoin is now rapidly retreating, but true believers say there are going to be many more digital goldrushes just like it. As Tom Steinfort discovers though, buyers need to beware, because this crypto-craziness is attracting the crypto-sharks, who are circling with some outrageously brazen scams.

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Taken? Chloe Ayling is a stunning and in-demand glamour model, but last July she was abducted off a street in Milan in Italy by two masked men. She was drugged, gagged, and held hostage in a remote farmhouse. The kidnappers' evil intention was to auction Chloe on the internet as a sex slave to the highest bidder. The plan failed, because the 20-year-old model says she was able outwit her captors. But Chloe's story of escape from this nightmare is almost too heroic to believe, and many people think she's lying. I Love Lucy There are two words prime ministers never want to hear in the same sentence: sex and scandal. Just ask Malcolm Turnbull, who has been lumbered with cleaning up the political mess caused by the personal life of his deputy, Barnaby Joyce. By Thursday, the prime minister had had enough of Joyce, describing his actions as a "shocking error of judgement". On Friday, Barnaby Joyce hit back, accusing Turnbull of being "inept and unnecessary" in his comments. This embarrassing crisis for the coalition government played out while Liz Hayes filmed a profile story on Malcolm Turnbull for 60 Minutes. Bitcoin or Bitcon? There has been an incredible amount of noise recently about the bitcoin boom. For canny - or lucky - investors who got in early, watching the value of this crypto-currency soar to unimaginable highs was like winning the lottery. The price of bitcoin is now rapidly retreating, but true believers say there are going to be many more digital goldrushes just like it. As Tom Steinfort discovers though, buyers need to beware, because this crypto-craziness is attracting the crypto-sharks, who are circling with some outrageously brazen scams.
Chivers Dies from Brain Cancer
Late last year we brought you the story of Sara Chivers, who had been diagnosed with terminal brain tumours. Tragically her baby son Alfie had also been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. We're sad to report that Sara died yesterday.

Retracing Journey of German Aviators Stranded in Outback in 1932
Former pilot Mike Atkinson has retraced the survival journey of two German aviators, Hans Bertram and Adolph Klausmann, who were stranded in the outback more than 80 years ago. This story contains images of Indigenous people who have died.

Abetz Denies Supporting Plan to Cut Income Support for Under-30s
Senator Eric Abetz was the employment minister in the Abbott government in 2014. According to documents obtained by the ABC, that year Cabinet's powerful razor gang considered a proposal that would have banned anyone under 30 accessing income support. Abetz joins 7.30 to discuss the matter.

Detective in Serious Condition After Stabbing
NSW Police detective John Breda is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach and chest by an alleged sex offender on Australia Day. Last year 7.30 was given a special insight into the pressures of working on child sex abuse cases, filming for several days with Breda.

Mike Atkinson's Kimberley Expedition
Adventurer Mike Atkinson braved crocodiles, heat and some of Australia's most rugged terrain to recreate the 1930s survival journey of two German aviators.

7.30 January 29, 2018

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Chivers Dies from Brain Cancer Late last year we brought you the story of Sara Chivers, who had been diagnosed with terminal brain tumours. Tragically her baby son Alfie had also been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. We're sad to report that Sara died yesterday. Retracing Journey of German Aviators Stranded in Outback in 1932 Former pilot Mike Atkinson has retraced the survival journey of two German aviators, Hans Bertram and Adolph Klausmann, who were stranded in the outback more than 80 years ago. This story contains images of Indigenous people who have died. Abetz Denies Supporting Plan to Cut Income Support for Under-30s Senator Eric Abetz was the employment minister in the Abbott government in 2014. According to documents obtained by the ABC, that year Cabinet's powerful razor gang considered a proposal that would have banned anyone under 30 accessing income support. Abetz joins 7.30 to discuss the matter. Detective in Serious Condition After Stabbing NSW Police detective John Breda is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach and chest by an alleged sex offender on Australia Day. Last year 7.30 was given a special insight into the pressures of working on child sex abuse cases, filming for several days with Breda. Mike Atkinson's Kimberley Expedition Adventurer Mike Atkinson braved crocodiles, heat and some of Australia's most rugged terrain to recreate the 1930s survival journey of two German aviators.
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