Brekky Wrap: A Royal Baby And Doctors Want Kids Off Nauru
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they are expecting their first baby between March and May 2019. The announcement came via a tweet from Kensington Palace. In the official statement released by the Palace, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they "appreciated" the support of the public since their wedding in May and that they "are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public".
The royal pair landed in Sydney on Monday and will begin the first official engagements of their 16-day Pacific tour on Tuesday. Meghan and Harry will begin the day by meeting Invictus Games representatives at Admiralty House before going to Taronga Zoo to meet two baby koalas. They will then travel to the Opera House where they will meet members of the public.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated he is open to moving the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This move would follow the U.S. and would be a significant change in Australian foreign policy, which supports a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Morrison's announcement follows talks with Liberal Wentworth candidate and former ambassador to Israeli Dave Sharma who also supports the move.
More than 6000 doctors have signed a letter to the prime minister demanding children in detention on Nauru island be sent to Australia immediately. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) warned the government that the health of many children on the island is rapidly deteriorating. All but five percent of Australian registered doctors have signed the letter urging the government to take action due to the children's serious mental and physical health concerns.
At least 10 people have been killed by flash flooding in the Aude region of southern France. Local authorities say several months of rain fell in just a few hours leaving roads blocked in some areas and streets flooded. Some people have been standing of rooftops to avoid the rain, waiting to be evacuated by air because it was too dangerous by boat.
Germany will deport an accomplice of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks back to his home country. Moroccan native Mounir al-Motassadek has spent nearly 15 years in prison for this part in the horrific attacks in New York City. He is now being sent back to Morocco. He has always denied being part of the September 11 attacks but says he knew the people that were involved.
Usain Bolt could reportedly leave the Central Coast Mariners after receiving an apparent offer to join a club in Europe. According to The Australian, Bolt would not have to trial for the new team and would gain a spot in the side immediately. The club reportedly plays in one of the lesser European leagues and does not have automatic qualification to the Champions League.
New Zealand's 2018 bird of the year is known for being 'drunk, clumsy and a bit for a clown'. The Kereru bird eats fermented fruits that contain alcohol, which means that the bird can get a little tipsy at times and fall of trees altogether.
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