Brekky Wrap: Shocking Moment A Car Hits A Baby In A Pram
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Thousands of Victorians have sweltered through the hottest night of the year without power. At least 6, 000 homes were plunged into darkness in Melbourne's west just before 10pm on Thursday. There’s fears of a larger blackout on Friday with the city forecast to hit 44 degrees.
Meanwhile in South Australia, 25,000 homes were without power on Thursday night after Adelaide sweltered through its hottest day on record.
A man remains fighting for life after being mauled by two dogs while trying to stop an attack in Sydney’s west. A woman and a 10-year-old girl were also taken to hospital on Thursday afternoon.
Sun safety experts are urging Australians to slap on sunscreen every morning. The peak bodies responsible for sun safety advice have adopted a new policy following a national Sunscreen Summit. It’s hoped the new guidelines will help curb the nation's skin cancer rates.
The Australian of the Year will be named during a ceremony in Canberra on Friday evening. Australian divers Richard Harris and Craig Challen are both in the running after their role in the Thai cave rescue. Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley is also up for the honour.
The shocking moment a car rammed into a pram carrying a baby has been caught on CCTV. In an a video obtained exclusively by The Sun, the child's mother was pushing the pram across a pedestrian crossing when an oncoming car failed to stop, colliding with the pram. The infant was sent flying onto the pavement. The mother quickly collected the pram and secured the child.
Rafael Nadal has stormed into the Australian Open final with a straight sets win over rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas. He’ll play either Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouille, who will fight it out for the second spot in the finals on Friday evening.
Italy has been ordered to pay Amanda Knox more than AU $29,000 after it was found the American wasn't granted a fair trial. Knox was falsely convicted of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher when they were both on exchange in Italy in 2007. Knox spent four years in an Italian prison before being acquitted of the crime. While the payment has offered her some relief, the figure falls short of the $4.3 million she was seeking.
A record number of migrants will become Australian citizens on Saturday. More than 16,000 foreign born residents are expected to take the step on Australia Day, signifying a 35 percent increase on last year.
Tigerair pilots have walked off the job on Friday morning, forcing more than a dozen flights nationwide to be cancelled or rescheduled. It comes after the union and airline failed to reach a new pay agreement. The strike will run until 9am eastern daylight time.
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