Brekky Wrap: Man Detained For 10 Days After 'Illegally' Naming Dogs
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
An Australian man is among four people killed when two seaplanes collided mid-air in Alaska. The planes were carrying 14 cruise ship passengers when they crashed off the coast of Ketchikan yesterday. The Australian was originally listed as missing but the US Coast Guard confirmed the tragic news this morning. Rescue crews are searching for two other passengers missing in the icy waters.
We’re now at the business end of the election campaign with both leaders making their final pitches. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is campaigning in Perth today, vowing to crack down on wage theft if elected. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has begun his day in the Tasmanian seat of Bass, an electorate he wants to snatch from Labor.
Serial killer Ivan Milat, 74, is expected to be transferred back to Goulburn’s supermax jail within the coming days. Milat, who murdered seven backpackers in the 1990s, was transported to a Sydney hospital on Monday afternoon to undergo diagnostic procedures.
Teachers are hoping for a smoother day of NAPLAN testing. Thousands of students were affected by a nationwide glitch half-way through an exam yesterday. In WA, several hundred schools experienced delays.
A man has been detained in China for 10 days after 'illegally' naming his dogs. According to local media, the dog breeder was summoned by police on Monday after posting on WeChat about two new pups called Chengguan and Xieguan, or 'city management official' and 'traffic warden' in English. The man told Beijing News that he gave the dogs the names for fun, but it appears the joke was lost on authorities. "I didn't know this was illegal," he said.
NSW Police are developing a real-time reporting system to help track key ingredients used to make drugs like ice and MDMA. The online system would log the buyer’s details and an alert would be triggered when a certain quantity or combination is purchased. It’s hoped to allow officers to swoop before the chemicals make it to a drug lab.
The World Health Organisation has released its first guidelines for the prevention and management of dementia globally. They include regular exercise, not smoking and drinking less. Treatment of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes also lower the risks, according to the report.
Australia Kate Miller-Heidke has made it through to the grand final of the Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv. The Queenslander balanced atop a moving pole, in a flowing white dress as she sang Zero Gravity, which was inspired by her experiences with post-natal depression. The grand final gets underway on Sunday, the singer is fourth most-likely to win, according to bookies.
In sport, Nick Kyrgios is through to the second round of the Italian Open after beating 12th seed Daniil Medvedev 6-3 3-6 6-3. He pulled out his bag of tricks which included underarm serves and a hit between his legs.
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