Brekky Wrap: Woman Drags Puppy Behind Scooter Until Its Paws Bleed

All the news you need to know this Friday.

An Australian teenager has been killed by an avalanche while skiing with his family in Austria. The 16 year old, his mother, father and younger brother were waiting for help after becoming stuck in steep terrain when they were hit.

READ MORE: Aussie Teen Dies In Austrian Avalanche

A photo from an avalanche in Tyrol in 2000 (AP Photo/Georg Koechler)

There’s new hope for those living with motor neurone disease. Researchers in Melbourne have developed a new drug that can slow the illness by 70 percent over six months. The drug is now also being tested on patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Health funds have reportedly begun axing benefits ahead of the federal government's health reforms. From April, gold, silver and bronze policy options will be introduced to simplify the system. Medibank, NIB and Bupa are among the insurers making changes.

South Australia is bracing for six days of scorching temperatures. The mercury is likely to peak in the low 40s before cooler conditions push through. The heat is expected to challenge the state’s electricity network.

A 41-year-old man has been charged after a child was allegedly locked in a cage at a supermarket. A police investigation began following a series of Facebook posts last month claiming a nine-year-old boy had been injured while caged at the back of a store in the southern Perth suburb of Kelmscott. A Karrinyup man has been summoned to appear in court on charges of aggravated common assault and deprivation of liberty, police say.

Donald Trump has warned he is prepared to declare a national emergency at the US-Mexico border as a partial government shutdown moves into its 20th day. The US President says he’ll make sure he gets the $5 billion funding he needs to build a barrier.

READ MORE: What It's Like To Live In Australia And Have Trump As Your President

Residents in the dutch town of Venlo have been warned not to lie on bombs after a man discovered a WW2 shell and lied on top of it to minimise potential damage if it exploded. He called emergency services when he became worried the shell would explode if he moved. The man was left lying in the snow for three hours until the bomb squad arrived.

READ MORE: Dutch Warned Don't 'Lie Down On Bomb' After WWII Shell Discovery

The sickening moment a woman dragged a little dog behind her while riding an electric scooter has been caught on camera. Police in California are investigating reports of animal cruelty after the woman appeared to attach the dog to her scooter and then ride away, dragging the dog behind her across asphalt.

Woman Drags Puppy Behind Scooter Until Its Paws Bleed

Australian tennis star Alex De Minaur is through to the semi-finals at the Sydney International, after beating fellow Aussie Jordan Thompson.

The Powerball jackpot will soar to $ 100 million next week. There were no division one winners in Thursday night's draw.

With AAP.