Brekky Wrap: Children Of Man Murdered By Wife To Be Split Between The UK And China
All the news you need to know this Monday.
Thousands of Aussies are expected to gather across the country to celebrate the start of the new year. As spectators travel into their city centres to catch the fireworks, police are urging people to travel by public transport to avoid congestion.
Security in Australia’s major cities has also been ramped up for the celebrations, with heavy-duty bollards and armed police in place to protect partygoers.
A man has died after he was hit by an ambulance in the Melbourne suburb of Frankston about 2.30 am on Monday. The man was treated at the scene but died before being taken to hospital.
A cyclone is expected to develop over Far North Queensland in the next few days. Locals living from Cooktown up to the Torres Strait Islands have been told to plan ahead for the storm. Heavy rain is also forecast which could cause flash flooding.
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The children of a man who was stabbed to death by his wife will be split in a custody deal. Ian and Linda Simpson's son was murdered by his wife in Shanghai in March 2017 and now they pair have been fighting to bring their grandchildren to the UK. The Simpsons have agreed to bring their granddaughter Alice, 6, to England, but will have to leave eight-year-old Jack behind. The couple, who are in China, told the BBC judges were pushing them to accept the "compromise" but they didn't want to split the children.
The President of the European Commission says the UK can’t rely on Brussels to solve its Brexit problems. Jean-Claude Junker said Britain’s approach to the divorce deal needs to be changed so they have a clear direction.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to "frequently" meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in next year. In a rare letter, Kim said he hopes for peace between North and South Korea and to extend talks on denuclearisation.
A French resistance fighter who saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Second World War has died aged 108. Georges Loinger, who was Jewish himself, was captured by the Nazis in 1940 but managed to escape. One of the tactics he used to save the children was kicking a football over the French/Swiss border and getting them to chase it into safety.
India has gained a 2-1 series lead over Australia following the Boxing Day Cricket Test. The tourists won at the MCG by 137 runs.
Meanwhile, the Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Perth Scorchers by 6 wickets in the Big Bash League. Batsman Cameron Bancroft scored just two runs in his return match after the ball-tampering scandal.
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