Brekky Wrap: Woman Kicked Off Flight For Rant About Sitting Between 'Two Big Pigs'
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The body of a man, 20, has been pulled from the water at the Royal National Park south of Sydney. The man, an Indian National went missing after a swim at Wattamolla beach just after 6pm on Tuesday night. His body was discovered by police divers early on Wednesday morning.
A toddler is fighting for life after a near-drowning in Sydney’s west. The two-year-old boy was found face-down in an inflatable pool at Rope Crossing on Tuesday night and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Record-breaking rain is causing chaos in north Queensland. Queensland’s Bruce Highway has been cut off in a handful of places between Cairns and Mackay, while a group of campers had to be pulled to safety after being cut off by floodwaters near Townsville. In good news, the rain has managed to reach drought-stricken farmers in the state's west.
An extra 60 firefighters have been flown in to help battle bushfires ripping through Tasmania, threatening lives and homes. More than 10 emergency warnings are in place.
A woman has been kicked off a United Airlines flight after ranting about sitting next to " two big pigs" on a journey between Los Angeles and Newark. “Oh my goodness! I don’t know how I’m going to do this for the next four hours!” the woman told someone on her mobile. One of the people next to the woman asked flight attendants to move her to a different seat saying she would not "be verbally abused by this b**ch or anybody else". The woman was eventually escorted from the plane.
Victoria and South Australia copped a combined $1. 1 billion energy cost in just two days during last week’s record-breaking heatwave. The Australian reports that cost is expected to be passed on to households and businesses.
Organisers behind three music festivals in Sydney are refusing to pay for publicly funded medical services which helped dozens of revellers over the long weekend. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard is demanding the businesses repay $500,000 for the teams of health professionals.
The Federal Government has committed $30 million to help find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. The funding will be provided to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research over five years to trial drugs to reduce the progression of the disease.
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