Brekky Wrap: People Just Saw Prince In A Weather Broadcast In Scotland
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Austrian police have raided the home of a far-right activist as part of an investigation into his ties to the alleged Christchurch gunman. Electronic devices were seized from the apartment. The search was prompted by a high donation to the man, from a person with the same surname of the accused shooter in New Zealand.
Borce Ristevski will front court today, two weeks after his explosive admission to the manslaughter of his wife Karen. For two years, the 55-year-old claimed he had nothing to do with her 2016 death. An autopsy could not determine how she died.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is vowing to spend more than $250 million on roads and carparks across Sydney and the NSW Central Coast in a bid to tackle congestion. The package will include upgrades to The Horsley Drive in Sydney's south-west, King Georges Rd in the city's south and Homebush Bay Drive in the west.
U.S. prosecutors have dropped all charges against an actor accused of falsely claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Empire star Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by two men while walking home in January, but police claimed he paid the men to stage the incident in a bid to boost his profile.
The man who attacked tennis champion Petra Kvitova in her home in the Czech Republic has been sentenced to eight years jail. Radim Zondra, 33, held a knife to Kvitova's throat before stabbing her multiple times in her playing hand. The two-time Wimbledon champion underwent surgery and took more than five months to recover.
Viewers have been left scratching their heads after a mystery face appeared in the clouds during the BBC Scotland weather forecast. Many took to social media to debate who it was. "Couldn’t believe my eyes - Prince with his white guitar, off the coast of Aberdeen - Purple Rain in the forecast perhaps," said one viewer. "Uhhhh... Looks more like Michael Jackson" said another.
The heads of the National Australia Bank and ANZ will today be grilled about their operations in the wake of the banking royal commission. The executives will front the House of Representatives’ economics committee. Commonwealth Bank and Westpac bosses were questioned earlier this month.
A Melbourne man is close to $50 million richer after buying two winning lotto tickets. He’d been playing the same marked numbers for thirty years but accidentally bought the same entry twice this time around. "I play every week", he told officials, "I have always marked my entries but I have never chosen the numbers on anything in particular. They weren’t special before, but they are now”.
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