I don't read online news I prefer a good old fashioned newspaper. :)
The main three, in order, are the ABC (Austrralia's national broadcaster), the Guardian, and the Hufington Post.
If something's happening in a particular locality that attracts my interest I'll check the local news sources.
I liked Alan Rickman ! He could play a bad guy or a good guy ! Great sarcasm. Reminds me of Ray Dart ! LOL
Yeah that's pretty sad, he was a good actor. :(