Brekky Wrap: Eight Boys Rescued From Cave, Theresa May's Leadership Uncertain And A Royal Christening
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Four more boys trapped in a cave in Thailand have been freed and bought to safety. The second rescue operation on Monday evening was faster than the first on Sunday, where the first boy surfaced from the Tham Luany cave just six hours after divers set off. It's still unknown the exact identity of the boys who have been saved, but Thai authorities say they are all in good health and are undergoing medical treatment in hospital. It is unclear if any of the boys have been reunited with their families at this stage.
The rescue mission to free the final four boys and their soccer coach is expected to resume on Tuesday. Divers are now being rested and supplies and oxygen tanks are being replenished.
British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has resigned as UK foreign secretary amid a Brexit fallout that could mark the end of Prime Minister Theresa May's time in the top job. Johnson has long been a vocal supporter of England leaving the European Union, however resigned over a disagreement with May over the terms of the Brexit deal. Johnson is the second minister to quit in as many days -- Sunday claimed Brexit secretary David Davies who also doesn't believe May's Brexit plan is the best way. The resignations have sparked speculation about a possible leadership challenge in London, especially since May's government is fragile after needing to form a coalition with a conservative Northern Irish party to create a majority. Following his resignation, there's speculation Johnson will challenge May for the top job.
Popular brands of frozen vegetables are being recalled over fears the products could contain the deadly listeria bacteria. The brands of vegetables product are available from Aldi, Woolworths and IGA stores. Some of the vegetables have been imported from Europe and the Australian recall follows a similar issue in England over contamination fears. The listeria bacteria killed six people across NSW and Victoria earlier this year. See the full list of recalled products here.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ignored calls for a national inquiry into high power prices. Despite calls from colleagues and opponents to launch a royal commission into electricity pricing, the PM instead said Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report on the electricity sector will be released later this week and contains some "illuminating" insights. Both sides of politics have stressed the importance of a royal commission however, sighting the failure of deregulation and privatisation as major issues.
Senator Sarah Hanson- Young has launched a crowd-funding initiative to help her pay for legal costs in her defamation case against fellow senator David Leyonhjelm. Hanson-Young is planning on suing Leyonhjelm for comments he made about her sex life on radio and television. She also claims that Leyonhjelm was "slut shaming" her. Hanson-Young has said that all compensation and funds raised for the legal actions will be donated to Plan International and Womans Legal Services South Australia.
Prince Louis looked relaxed and peaceful as he was christened on Monday afternoon at St James' Palace in London. The third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wore a replica of the Royal Christening Robe made in 1841 from the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter. In a long-sleeves cream dress, Kate Middleton cradled Louis while William escorted little George and Charlotte. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also in attendance.
Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to a third charge of sexual assault against a woman, this time in 2006. Weinstein appeared in a New York court on Monday and was granted bail He has rigorously denied the new charges as well previous charges of rape and predatory sexual assault that were laid in June. The former movie mogul has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 70 women -- accusations that saw the rise of the #MeToo movement.
House of Cards star Robin Wright has spoken for the first time about the sacking of co-star Kevin Spacey in 2017. "I didn't really, I didn't know the man," she told the US Today show. She said that she shared a "respectful, professional relationship" with Spacey who has been accused of making an advance on another actor Anthony Rapp. At the time Rapp was 14 and Spacey 26. The interview comes ahead of the release of House of Cards' sixth and final season later this year.
Coffee gaint Starbucks has announced it will eliminate the use of plastic straws from its 28,000 stores by 2020. Starbucks churns through over 1 billion straws each year but says customers won't be inconvenienced as they have invented 'strawless lids'. For drinks that require a straw, alternative material straws will be available.
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