Brekky Wrap: Shinzo Abe In Darwin And May Faces No Confidence Vote
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Shinzo Abe is set to become the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit Darwin in history. Abe's historic visit comes 76 years after Darwin was bombed by Japanese planes during World War Two, seeing 250 Australians lose their lives. Abe will pay his respects for the lives lost at the Darwin Cenotaph before commencing talks with Morrison. The meeting is expected to focus on building close defence ties.
A man remains in St George Hospital in Sydney's south after an alleged sexual assault and stabbing in Kogarah. Police say the man followed a seven-year-old girl into a toilet where he sexually assaulted her. A 46-year-old man confronted the offender, but he was stabbed in the abdomen and the neck. Witnesses came to the 46-year-old's and the seven-year-old's aid and managed to detain the offender before police arrived. All three people involved are in hospital receiving treatment and a police investigation into the incident is underway.
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence after the shock resignation of two of her ministers. Dominic Raab and Esther Mcvey quit after May secured cabinet support for her draft Brexit deal that she is trying to push through parliament despite her minority government. The draft deal has attracted criticism from pro-Brexiteers on her own side as well as the opposition. Regardless, May insists her deal is the best for the countries interests and the interests of the entire union.
Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor has recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a rare press conference held in Riyadh, Saud al-Mojeb told journalists that Khashoggi's killers had set up plans to the kill the writer a full three days before it was carried out. There are now 21 people in custody in relation to the murder and 11 have been referred for trial. While it is widely believed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud ordered the killing, prosecutors have been told he had no knowledge of that plan.
The death toll for the California wildfires continues to rise as more bodies are discovered daily. At least 56 bodies have now been recovered from the incinerated rumble left in the fire's wake and more than 130 people, most of who are believed to be seniors, are still missing. Most of the people unaccounted for are from Paradise, a town of 27,000 people that has been flattened by the blaze. The search in the hope of finding survivors continues.
Police are investigating allegations that NRL start Jarryd Hayne sexually assaulted a woman on Grand Final night this year. The woman is believed to be in her 20s and met with Hayne on grand final night after making contact via social media. Police said they are investigating the claims and no charges have been laid.
Ali has chosen her man and that man was banker-babe Taite. After he struggled to open up to her, he dropped the L-bomb after he knew for sure that he was the one that Ali's heart belonged to. But all this love and happiness had to come at a price and that was the heart of Hot Todd. In what can only be described as one of the most heart-wrenching on-screen breakups any of us can ever remember, Ali told Todd that something was missing for her and that her heart had led her in a different direction. There were tears and hugs and like, millions more tears (from us as well as Todd and Ali) and even after all that, Todd managed to tell Ali he was happy for her. Ladies, LOCK THIS MAN DOWN.
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