Brekky Wrap: Queenlanders Feeling Blue, Kardashian's Visit Pays Off And Zuckerberg Under Fire Again
All the news you need to know this Thursday morning.
US President Donald Trump has commuted the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson following a meeting with Kim Kardashian, who championed Johnson's case. The 63-year-old grandmother has been serving life in prison without parole for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense since 1996.
A huge fire has torn across the roof of one of London's top hotels just days after the completion of a multi-million-dollar renovation. More than 100 firefighters were sent to contain the blaze at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, and the cause of the fire remains unknown.
NSW parliament's lower house is set to vote today on a bill to give women a "safe zone" around abortion clinics. If approved, the proposal would provide a 150m exclusion zone around clinics and make it an offence to film staff and patients without their consent.
Police have charged a Sydney man after two men were allegedly stabbed at bus stops in Brookvale and Wynyard. Emergency services were called to the bus stop on Carrington St outside Wynyard Station yesterday, after reports a man had been stabbed while waiting in the cue. Just the day before, a 50-year-old man was stabbed in the shoulder while standing at a bus stop on Pittwater Road in Brookvale.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be called before an Australian parliamentary committee to answer questions over Facebook's links with China's technology giant Huawei. Labor MP Anthony Byrne says Zuckerberg owes Australia's 15 million users answers after revelations the social network shared Australian users' personal data with the Chinese company.
A Sri Lankan man who threatened to detonate a bomb on a flight out of Melbourne is due to be sentenced today, and could face jail time. Manodh Marks, 26, who was under the influence of ice at the time, forced Malaysia Airline flight MH128 bound for Kuala Lumpur to turn back shortly after take off when he screamed that he had a bomb.
The Wizard Of Oz's 'oldest Munchkin' has died at the age of 98. Jerry Maren, who starred opposite Judy Garland in the 1939 classic as a member of the Lollopop Guild, died last week after year of suffering from dementia.
NSW have claimed a 22-12 win over Queensland in State of Origin I at the MCG in what may just be the end of the Maroons era. Boasting 11 debutants, Brad Fitler's Baby Blues served up four tries in front of a 87,122-strong crowd.
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