Brekky Wrap: Trapped Farmer Amputates Own Leg To Survive
All the news you need to know this Thursday.
The Prime Minister and Opposition leader will today deliver their final major speeches of the election campaign. Scott Morrison heads to Canberra to address the National Press Club while Bill Shorten will give a speech at the same venue used by Gough Whitlam for his famous ‘It’s Time’ address.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter will join forces to crack down on extremist content online. The businesses have vowed to reconsider live streaming safeguards and to develop tools to make it easier to identify and remove offensive and violent posts. The commitment was made in Paris overnight and comes in the wake of the Christchurch attack.
Ivan Milat has reportedly been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is unlikely to return to solitary confinement. Australia’s worst serial killer was transferred to a Sydney hospital for tests this week after losing 20kg in two months. He's currently chained to a hospital bed with guards watching him around the clock.
A pilot is lucky to be alive after a helicopter crashed into the Hudson River in New York. Footage shows the aircraft plunging into the water nose first, spraying water as it slowly sinks. The pilot was the only person on board. He refused medical
A farmer in Nebraska has cut off his own leg with a pocket knife to save his life. Kurt Kaser, 63, was unloading corn last month when he became caught in an auger -- a tube with a rotating shaft that sucks in the grain -- which pulled and mangled his leg. Alone and without a phone, Kaser watched as the machined tore off his foot and continued to pull his lower leg further inside. The farmer took out his knife and cut his leg below the knee. " I didn't have no other choice", he told ABC News. The decision saved his life.
Weeks after undergoing heart valve surgery, Mick Jagger has shown the world he’s back in shape. The Rolling Stones singer, 75, posting a video of his trademark dance moves to social media. It has notched up close to four million views overnight.
Drinkers in the UK get drunk more often than anywhere in the world, according to a global drug survey but Australia isn’t far behind. The Brits reported getting drunk an average of 51.1 times in a 12 month period -- almost once a week. Researchers believe it could be time to introduce guidelines on how to get drunk safely, which would reach binge drinkers who see current limits as "irrelevant", according to AAP.
In sport, Round 10 of the NRL kicks off tonight with the Melbourne Storm taking on the Wests Tigers. Round nine of the AFL begins tomorrow night.
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