Brekky Wrap: Babysitter Beat Four Month Old Until He Went Blind
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Hundreds have gathered at a Melbourne mosque overnight as the heartbroken father of Aiia Maasarwe prepares to take her body back to Israel. Saeed Maasarwe thanked the people of Melbourne, the Arabic community and emergency crews after the service. The 21-year-old will be buried by her family on Wednesday.
A 61-year-old man has been charged for allegedly secretly installing a camera in an office bathroom and filming people inside during private acts. Employees only became aware of the camera after a female staff member noticed it and reported it to police. The man will appear at Picton Local Court on Tuesday.
The global economy is weakening faster than expected. The International Monetary Fund warns the collapsing trade deals between the US and China and the UK and Europe pose significant risks. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will use a speech in Sydney on Tuesday to outline the government’s economic plan.
A former senior adviser to Malcolm Turnbull is expected to challenge Tony Abbott for the Liberal seat of Warringah at the next Federal election. Alice Thompson will reportedly contest the Sydney electorate, held by Abbott since 1994, as an independent.
Tiger Air pilots will walk off the job on Friday morning throwing Australia Day long weekend holiday plans for thousands into chaos. The strike will run for four hours as pilots demand better pay and conditions.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined her Plan B for Brexit after the first was rejected by MPs a week ago. She’s scrapped the 65 pound ($117AU) fee for European Union nations who apply to live in the UK after the divorce and has refused to rule out a no-deal Brexit.
Babysitter Paige Hatfield has been convicted after battering a four-month-old boy so badly he went permanently blind and suffered serious brain damage while in her care. The woman now faces decades behind bars over the January 2017 attack that took place in Kansas. Little Kingston was assaulted by Hatfield just 11 days after he came into her care and now his parents have to accept their child will not be the same as the boy they dropped off at daycare nearly two years ago.
A TV host in Egypt has been handed a one-year jail sentence for interviewing a homosexual man about his life as a sex worker on television. In the interview, the man expressed regret about his homosexuality and his work. Mohamed al-Ghiety has been sentenced to one-year hard labour to promoting how money can be made from being homosexual.
Serena Williams has beaten world number one Simona Halep in three sets to move through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic also won and is through to the final 8.
A restaurant owned by rock legend Jon Bon Jovi is offering free meals to government workers and their families who haven’t been paid since the US government shutdown began 31 days ago.
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