Brekky Wrap: Khashoggi Murder Details And Lion Air Flights Signals
All the news you need to know this Thursday.
Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Turkey's chief prosecutor said. The statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan’s office said Khashoggi was subject to a planned attack almost as soon as he entered the building where he was suffocated, dismembered and then cut into pieces. The statement is the first public confirmation that the journalist was killed inside the consulate, and Turkish officials continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi's death.
Indonesian officials believe they have detected signals from the missing wreckage of Lion Air flight JT610 after it crashed into the Java Sea on Monday killing all 189 passengers on board. The signals were first detected on Tuesday, but were masked because of strong water currents. Now, rescue teams are certain they will be able to pin-point the plane due to the frequency of the signals. Once the aircraft is located, authorities will be able to determine if the plane crashed due to a technical failure or for other reasons.
The federal government plans to remove all children from Nauru detention centre by the end of the year. There are now just 40 children living on the island after the government recently bought 13 to Australia for medical treatment. A poll in The Sunday Telegraph showed that almost 80 percent of Australians supports taking children off Nauru.
More members of the NSW Young Nationals are expected to resign on Thursday, following an ABC investigation that revealed an alt-right push within the party. Fifteen members of the party resigned on Wednesday after a plot by Australia's alt-right movement to join major political parties was uncovered. Two letters were emailed to the NSW executive of the National Party on Wednesday and the Party confirmed it would investigate the reported far-right infiltration.
The Australian War Memorial in Canberra will get a $500 million upgrade to better tell the stories of Australian veterans. The upgrade will include a new underground entrance and a whopping 83 percent expansion of the total exhibition area as a means of better telling the stories of Australian servicemen and woman from the last 30 years. The move has bi-partisan support.
A court in Pakistan has overturned the death sentence of a christian woman convicted of blasphemy. Asia Biba was convicted in 2010 after insulting the Prophet Muhammad during an argument with neighbours. While she has always claimed she is innocent of the crime, she has spent nearly eight years in jail -- most of this time in solitary confinement. The controversial ruling has promoted protests by hardliners who support blasphemy laws.
The FIFA World Cup expansion from 32 teams to 48 could happen as early as 2022, FIFA said. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the expansion of the tournament set to take place in Qatar in four years time is "feasible" and "possible". The Qatar tournament organisers said they are looking at whether they can expand the event and will have a response to the idea early in 2019.
A bombshell hit The Bachelorette manison on Wednesday night with Ali sending one of the season's front runners packing. Taite and Hot Todd have emerged as late favourites and in a shock twist, it was Charlie and Robert that were left as the final two at the rose ceremony. Robert was the one to leave, with an emotional Ali saying she will send him all her love. Read more about Wednesday night's episode here.
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