Brekky Wrap: BBC Anchor Drops The C-Bomb Live On TV

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Health authorities are urging Australians to check on the most vulnerable as the heatwave continues. Sydney’s west is forecast to reach 42 degrees on Thursday and there will be similar conditions in Canberra, while Adelaide and Melbourne will be 37 degrees.

A 21-year-old man is fighting for life after nearly drowning in a rip off Bondi Beach. He was one of three men pulled from the water by nearby surfers at about 7.30 pm on Wednesday. The other two men, both aged 20, have been released from hospital.

READ MORE: A Staggering 30 Drownings Have Been Recorded In 26 Days

The national road toll has dropped to its lowest level in four years. New figures show there were 78 fewer deaths on the roads in 2018 which is a drop of 6.4 percent from 2017.

The national road toll has dropped for the first time in four years.  Image: Getty Images.

The Federal Government warns terminating the $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation would delay urgent protection activities. Labor has reiterated a promise to claw back as much from the controversial grant as possible.

READ MORE: The Bizarre Story Of How $444m Was Given To An Obscure Reef Group

BBC News anchor Carrie Gracie dropped the c-bomb live on air when explaining the government's response to British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's who is currently in Iran. Gracie appeared to replace the H in foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt's name with a C. Gracie carried on following the blooper barely flinching, but it didn't go unnoticed.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence just a day after the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal. May says she will now focus on finding a compromise so the country can have a smooth exit from the European Union.

READ MORE: UK Government Scrapes Through To Win No Confidence Vote Amid Brexit Chaos

Alex de Minaur has set up a third-round clash with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber both had wins in the women's draw.

READ MORE: Alex de Minaur Shows Fighting Spirit In Second Round Win

Alex de Minaur is into the third round of the Australian Open. Image: AAP

YouTube has banned dangerous prank and guideline videos. It comes following a series of Bird Box challenge videos posted to its platform.

READ MORE: YouTube Bans Dangerous Pranks After Viral Bird Box Challenge

A rare, spinning ice disk has formed on a river in the US state of Maine. The disk has attracted attention from people all over the world who have pointed out its resemblance to a UFO or the moon.

The rare ice disk in Maine, USA. Image: Reuters.

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