Brekky Wrap: Aussie Divers Honoured And Teenager Charged With Melbourne Murder
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
11 members of the Thai soccer team and their coach will spend nine days at a Buddhist monastery to give thanks for being saved from the cave. The group will spend their time praying, meditating and cleaning the temple and their heads will be shaved in a ceremony designed to reclaim their souls which might have been troubled by their underground ordeal. While the boys have been back with their families less than a week, the time at the temple is a tribute to the Thai king and to Saman Kunan, the former Thai navy SEAL who died during their rescue.
The nine Australians involved in the rescue of the boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave will be honoured on Tuesday. Those to be acknowledged at the official ceremony include Dr. Richard Harris, Craig Challen and Chief Petty Officer Troy Ether. Medals will be presented to the nine by Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at an official thank you reception in Canberra. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will also be attending.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged over the death of a woman in a Melbourne CBD apartment. Laa Chol, 19, lost her life in the early hours of Saturday morning after she received serious injuries at EQ Tower in A'Beckett Street. Emergency services were called to the apartment however Chol died at the scene. The accused will face court on Tuesday.
The teenager who fell off a cliff at Kurnell in Sydney's south was taking selfies just before he plunged to his death. The 18-year-old was visiting the popular tourist spot when he fell 10 metres off the cliff. Emergency services were called to the area at around 3.30pm on Monday but were unable to revive the man. It is believed the man was visiting from overseas with 15 other people.
Australian nun Patricia Fox has filed a motion for reconsideration following the latest order for her deportation. Fox was ordered to leave the Philippines for a second time last week after she violated the terms of her missionary visa. She angered president Rodrigo Duterte for attending political rallies against him and so he ordered her out of the country, where she has been living and working in a religious capacity for the last 27 years.
A 10-year-old girl and and 18-year-old woman are dead after a gunman opened fire in Toronto's restaurant district. The shooter is reported to have been a 29-year-old male and he was also found dead at the scene shortly after the incident. Dozens of people have been injured in the attack and police are currently investigating the motive behind the shooting.
U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a serious warning to Iran in an all-caps tweet. In the tweet Trump responded to comments made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, where he said war between the U.S. and Tehran would be the "mother of all wars". Trump hit back warning Iran not to threaten the United States or "suffer the consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before."
12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte has been handed a 14-month ban from swimming for a doping violation. While the 33-year-old wasn't using a prohibited substance, athletes are not allowed to receive IVs unless they are in hospital or have received an exemption. Lochte posted an image of himself receiving an IV on social media which promoted the investigation. Lochte said he is disappointed by the ban however, accepted he has made a technical violation of the anti-doping code.
The first known recording of David Bowie is set to be auctioned off for about $20,000. The 1963 demo tape features a 16-year-old Bowie singing 'I Never Dreamed' with his then band The Konrads. The tape was reportedly found in an old bread basket by another former Konrads member David Hadfield. There are no other known recordings of the demo in existence.
Five became four on MasterChef on Monday night with Chloe taking her leave from the competition. In a whopping five hour-long pressure test, the contestants had to recreate Ashley Palmer-Watts' sherried marron, which included 90 steps in the recipe. Chloe said that while the pressure tests were hard, being away from family was also a challenge. Read about Chloe's Masterchef experience here.
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