Brekky Wrap: Nose Piercing Leaves Girl In Wheelchair

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

At least six homes have been lost and another five have been badly damaged as bushfires rip through Northern NSW. Lives and homes remained under threat in Tingha on Thursday morning, while blazes at Tenterfield and Tabulam were at a watch and act level.

A 40-year-old woman has been charged with sparking the Tabulam blaze, police say she was burning rubbish when a total fire ban was in place.

READ MORE: NSW Bushfire: Woman Charged Over Fire That Destroyed Homes

Teachers could have their HECS debts waved if they work in remote indigenous communities. The initiative is aimed at improving education outcomes and reforming the Closing the Gap process, The Australian reports.

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi will visit Canberra on Thursday to meet with the Prime Minister and play a game of soccer. It comes two days after he returned home to Melbourne, following his two-month detention in Bangkok.

READ MORE: Hakeem al-Araibi Welcomed With A Song As He Arrives Home In Melbourne

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A nose piercing has left a 20-year-old woman wheelchair-bound. Layane Dias suffered severe leg pain in the weeks after the piercing, tests showed she had contracted a nasty bacterial infection. The Brazilian was rushed into surgery after an MRI scan showed she had 500millilitres of pus compressing on her spine. She's been left without the use of her legs

US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer will testify before three congressional committees. Michael Cohen is expected to outline why he could no longer defend the actions of his former boss.

READ MORE: Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen To Testify On Russian Investigation

Singles looking for love this Valentines Day are being warned to be on the lookout for Scams. Aussies lost close to $25 million in dating and romance scams in 2018 – a 20 percent jump on the year before.

READ MORE: Lonely Aussies Are Losing Almost $25 Million To Romance Scams

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The Big Bash League semi-finals get underway on Thursday night. The Hobart Hurricanes take on the Melbourne Stars. The Melbourne Renegades play the Sydney Sixers on Friday.

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