Brekky Wrap: Constant Buzzing In Boy's Ear Turned Out To Be A Tick
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Thousands of students will again skip class today to call on the government to take more action on climate change. They’ll take their protest to the offices of prominent federal MPs around the country to voice their concerns about climate policies of both major parties. A similar event was held in March and saw 150,000 students, parents and activists take to the streets.
The death toll from the Christchurch massacre has risen 51. A Turkish citizen critically wounded during the attack at two New Zealand mosques in March has died in hospital. An Australian man has been charged with 50 counts of murder.
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten will go head to head in their second leaders debate of the election campaign tonight. Both will campaign in Melbourne this morning -- the Prime Minister to focus on climate change, the opposition leader on the NDIS -- before they jet into Brisbane to front the people’s forum.
Tasmanian Liberal candidate Jessica Whelan has been dumped by the party over a series of anti-Muslim social media posts under her name emerged. Whelan denies responsibility for one Islamophobic facebook rant, but more screenshots have emerged. Liberal MP Simon Birmingham has confirmed she will be officially disendorsed today.
Julian Assange has vowed to fight a US extradition request against him for allegedly trying to crack a Pentagon computer password. The WikiLeaks founder has appeared in court in London for the second time in as many days. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British court for skipping bail and taking refuge inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London for seven years.
The woman killed after she was hit and dragged underneath a cement truck in Sydney's north has been identified as Gangotri Maharaj. Maharaj had just become an Australian citizen, voted for the first time and had just celebrated her 83rd birthday. She was holding hands with her husband, VJ Maharaj, as they crossed a road in Crows Nest at 10.50am yesterday when she was struck. The couple were due to celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary tomorrow.
A constant buzzing sound in a young boy’s ear has turned out to be a tick that had latched on to his eardrum. The nine-year-old boy told a doctor in Connecticut he had no pain, no hearing loss, no ringing in his ear and no rash or fever, according to a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Surgeons had to be called in to remove the tiny arachnid. The boy has made a full recovery.
Facebook has been slammed for its decision to block a breast cancer advertising campaign that aims to raise awareness. Ten cancer survivors, nine of them women, went topless for the annual Pink Buns campaign but the social media giants said the ads were in violation of its nudity policy.
As the world awaits the arrival of Baby Sussex, an ambulance with a police escort has been spotted driving through Windsor, near where Prince Harry and Meghan live. There’s still no word on whether the Duchess has delivered the bub.
The Rabbitohs have thumped the Bronco’s 38-6 to kick off round 8 of the NRL. Tonight the Cowboys take on the Titans and the Sharks play the Storm. In the AFL Collingwood will take on Port Adelaide.
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