Brekky Wrap: Woman, 19, Defends 62-Year-Old Husband Against Trolls Calling Him A 'Child Snatcher'
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Strong winds and huge waves have hit the Queensland coast as Cyclone Oma moves in. The category two storm is expected to cause dangerous surf conditions and storms over the weekend. Areas from Bundaberg in Queensland’s south to Ballina in northern New South Wales have been issued with a Cyclone Watch warning.
The beams of Sydney's Opal Tower burst under extreme pressure, a new report has found. After a two-month investigation, significant structural and material problems have been found. Hundreds of residents are still refusing to return to the tower.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison will arrive in New Zealand on Friday morning in his first visit to the country as PM. He and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will hold talks on regional issues including China’s growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region and asylum seekers.
A Melbourne chiropractor filmed treating a two-week-old baby has been banned from treating children under 12. Andrew Arnold is being investigated by authorities after an ‘extremely disturbing’ video of him manipulating a baby’s spine emerged online.
A 19-year-old woman has spoken out after trolls repeatedly called her 62-year-old husband a 'child snatcher'. Samantha Simpson and husband JR met through mutual friends when she was 18, and married after one year together. a few years ago and married after one year together. Now, the pair are planning on starting a family, but say they are sick of the abuse and judgement of others.
"When we are out in public, we have strangers mistaking us for granddad and granddaughter all of the time and it can really upset me," Simpson told Metro.
"But it’s even worse when people call JR a ‘child snatcher’ or a ‘paedophile’ when they see us hold hands or kiss in public. There’s not a moment when we are out and about that someone doesn’t make a comment about our relationship, and it’s just exhausting."
One person is dead and another injured after a car and caravan flipped on a busy Sydney road. The caravan was travelling on the Hume Highway in Sydney’s south-west on Thursday afternoon when it jack-knifed and rolled. The male driver died at the scene and his female passenger was taken to Liverpool hospital for treatment.
Actor Jussie Smollett has been accused of staging a racial attack to advance his career. The African-American and openly-gay actor was charged with filing a false police report on Thursday. He’s best known for his role on hip-hop TV drama ‘Empire’.
Pope Francis says the world expects ‘concrete measures’ from the Catholic Church on child sex abuse. At a landmark summit at the Vatican, the Pope said he wants to tackle the scandal for good.
Some of AFL’s biggest stars will play in a mini-tournament launching Friday night in Melbourne. Four all-star teams will play modified games to generate public interest in the sport.
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