Brekky Wrap: Seven-Year-Old Girl Takes Father To Police Over Toilet
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Strong winds, heavy rain and flash flooding are expected in Queensland and the Northern Territory on Thursday, with Tropical Cyclone Owen forecast to intensify to a category three storm. A months’ worth of rain is expected in Victoria. Between 50 and 100 millimetres is expected to fall in the northeast and central areas, including Melbourne city. Hail and damaging winds with gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour are also expected.
British PM Theresa May has won vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party amid chaos over Brexit policy. 200 MPs voted in May's confidence, while another 177 voted against her. May said on Wednesday a change in leadership would complicate the Brexit negotiations further.
A seven-year-old girl in India has taken her father to police after he broke his promise to build her a toilet. According to the BBC, Hanifa Zaara told police she felt "cheated" because her father has not done what he said he would. Her father told her if she topped her class at school, he would build her a toilet. "I have been topping my class since nursery," she wrote a police statement. "I am in the second grade now. And he is still only saying he will do it."
She also said she felt ashamed going to the toilet outside, in front of others, which is a common practice in the country. She presented the police with trophies and awards from school to legitimise her complaint and eventually, she won their support. District officials now plan to raise money to build more than 500 toilets in Hanifa's neighbourhood.
Donald Trump’s former lawyer has been sentenced to three years in jail. In August, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to tax fraud and violating campaign finance laws relating to ‘hush money’.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will take a religious discrimination act to the federal election. The PM is set to introduce stand-alone legal protections for Australians in faith to ensure religious discrimination is treated as seriously as racial or sexual discrimination.
Mobile phones are being banned in NSW public primary schools in a bid to tackle distraction and bullying.
The Socceroos have suffered a huge blow to their line up after learning they’ll be without midfielder Aaron Mooy for next month's Asian Cup defence. He’s suffered a serious knee injury and will be out of action until February.
Firefighters in Germany were tasked with an unusual clean-up on Monday, when a ton of liquid chocolate spilled onto a street in Werl. Firefighters moved quickly to clean the mess as it started to solidify on the pavement and a spokesperson from the fire department called the chocolate spill "heartbreaking".
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