Brekky Wrap: Woman Charges Cheating Ex $180 To Talk To Her

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The Australian Defence Force has confirmed up to 18 Iraqi civilians could have been killed by an Australian airstrike in 2017. The two fighter jets were targeting Islamic State fighters in Mosul.

READ MORE: Australia May Have Killed Up To 18 Iraqi Civilians in Air Strikes

Champion horse trainer Darren Weir attended a five-hour meeting at Racing Victorian headquarters overnight. It’s part of an investigation into integrity and welfare issues.

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Darren Weir after winning the MSC Signs Handicap at Moonee Valley. Image: Racing Photos via Getty Images.

All schools and childcare centres will be closed in Townsville on Friday following days of torrential rain and flash flooding. The city has been declared a disaster zone, with conditions not predicted to ease anytime soon with 200mm of rain a day expected to fall over the weekend.

SES crews have been busy in Sydney, with wild winds knocking down trees and power lines. Volunteers are responding to 370 calls for help across the city.

READ MORE: Power Returns After Sydney Outage Hits 45,000

A woman from Leeds, England has charged her cheating ex-boyfriend $180 to have a conversation with her. Toni Osborne's ex sent her a text message saying he'd do "whatever it takes" to speak to her. When she demanded the sum of money, he promptly transferred it. While it's not clear what the pair talked about, Toni shared an image of the transfer receipt to Twitter with the caption, "Just so everyone knows this lad that cheated, abused and dumped ME over 3 years ago, so this is compensation".

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The deadly arctic cold in the US has killed at least 11 people. Below freezing temperatures have forced schools and businesses to close, flights to remain grounded and natural gas supplies are under threat. The weather is causing chaos and freezing toilets, doors and people's hair.

READ MORE: Frostbite In Five Minutes: People Urged To Stay Indoors During Deadly Cold Snap

Girls Hair Frozen After Going Outside

Australia takes an unchanged line-up into the second test against Sri Lanka in Canberra on Friday. It means Marcus Stoinus will have to wait to make his debut.

Australia has an unchanged lineup.  Image: Getty Images.

A Victorian school principal has been stood down after a video emerged of him dragging a child across a school ground in Melbourne's south-west. An investigation is underway.

Childcare fees continue to outpace the cost of living. A Productivity Commission report reveals the median weekly cost of full-time care was $480 in 2018 -– up 2.8 percent on the previous year

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