Brekky Wrap: Uber Driver Admits To Murdering Six Strangers Between Jobs Because He 'Wanted To'
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Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm announced on Monday he will quit federal politics to contest the NSW state election. The crossbench senator has vowed to tackle so-called 'nanny-state laws' that focus on legislation around liquor licensing, smoking and bike helmets.
A health warning has been issued for a new drug which is being passed off as ecstasy at music festivals around the country. ‘Monkey Dust’, also known as bath salts or MDPV, is cheap, potentially lethal and can cause psychosis.
A 35-year-old man chasing his runaway dogs through a Melbourne park plunged 30 metres into a river. It happened in Heidelberg’s Warringal Parklands on Monday night. The man’s partner managed to call for help before she also slipped into the water. The couple and their two dogs were rescued within minutes.
An Uber driver admitted to killing six people between fares simply because he 'wanted to'. Jason Dalton pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder and faces life in prison, with no chance of parole. Dalton admitted to shooting eight people in three different locations in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Four women, a man and a 17-year-old boy were killed. “I’ve wanted to do this for quite a while,” Dalton told a judge during his court hearing.
Thai officials have announced they will not deport Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun, who is seeking asylum in Australia. Alqunun was being held in a Bangkok airport hotel room after she was detained by Saudi officials while in transit. She barricaded herself in her room until she was able to speak to United Nations Refugee Agency officials.
Kevin Spacey has appeared in a US court to face a charge of indecent assault. The two-time Oscar winner pleaded not guilty to groping an 18-year-old after allegedly plying him with alcohol at a bar in 2016.
Donald Trump will visit the US-Mexico border this week to meet with those on the front lines after 17 days of a partial government shutdown. The president is demanding $8 billion to fund his long-promised border wall, but Democrats have refused to hand over the money.
Sam Stosur and Alex Di Minaur have won their first round clashes at the Sydney International tennis tournament.
Australian television icon Jimmy Hannan has died aged 84. The Gold Logie winner spent decades on our screens as a singer, entertainer and a game show host.
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