Brekky Wrap: Man Shoots Himself After Throwing Gun At Cockroach
All the news you need to know this Thursday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight on racism in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre. Speaking to the BBC overnight, Ardern said nations must band together and take a stand against the ideology that motivated the attacks. The comments come on on the back of the first funerals. Hundreds are expected to gather today as more victims are laid to rest.
Meanwhile, New Zealand’s foreign minister is on his way to Turkey to speak to the country’s leader about comments made in the wake of the attack. The president threatened violence against Australians and New Zealanders who have anti-muslim views.
The AFL has vowed to hunt down trolls who targeted Tayla Harris on social media. Integrity officials are working to track down those responsible for the vile comments and are threatening to strip them of club memberships and ban them from games.
Cyclone Trevor is barrelling towards the Northern Territory after causing chaos in Far North Queensland. The now category one storm has uprooted trees – closed schools and cut power to thousands since it made landfall on Tuesday. It's expected to intensify to a category four when it slams into the NT on Saturday.
A man is recovering in hospital after throwing his shoe, with a gun inside, at a cockroach in Detroit. The 50-year-old saw the critter scurrying across the room, picked up his runner and took aim. He forgot about the firearm lying inside the shoe which fell out and fired, hitting him in the foot. While the man is stable, the fate of the cockroach remains unknown.
A desperate search is underway for the mother of a baby left in a box outside a medical centre in Perth. A note was left with the hours-old infant in Boorgoon yesterday morning, pleading for someone to take care of him. Police are calling for the mother to come forward so they know she is safe.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed she will ask to delay Brexit until June 30. It comes ahead of a meeting with European Union officials tomorrow.
Australia has dropped out of the top-10 in a list of the world’s happiest countries. Finland came out on top, followed by Denmark and Norway. Australia came in 11th.
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