Brekky Wrap: Family Filthy After Discovering Graduation Cake Was Made From Styrofoam
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Wild weather is battering the country’s south-east. SES crews received about 150 calls for help in Melbourne overnight after wild winds and heavy rain swept through. A severe weather warning is in place for much of NSW with Sydney bracing for wind gusts of up to 90 km/hour and thunderstorms this morning. Queensland won’t be spared -- there’s a chance of snow as cold air blasts towards the state.
A recovery operation is underway after five bodies were found in the search for a group caught in an avalanche in the Indian Himalayas. Sydney mountaineer Ruth McCance was among eight people to go missing while trying to summit a previously unclimbed route on Nanda Devi East.
The Reserve Bank is expected to cut interest rates for the first time in almost three years. A cut would take the cash rate to a record low of 1.25 percent. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has urged Australia's biggest banks to pass on any cut in full.
The private details of almost 100,000 Australian bank customers have been exposed in a cyber attack on PayID. A group of overseas hackers set up a number of fake Westpac accounts to gain access to phone numbers and names. Experts warn the security breach could lead to fraud. Westpac said no customer bank accounts were compromised.
Westpac's PayID system has been hacked. Photo: Getty Images.
A Swedish court has rejected a request to extradite Julian Assange over a rape case. The judge ruled that a detention order was not ‘proportionate’ given the WikiLeaks founder is imprisoned in Britain.
A family in Texas have been left frustrated and confused after discovering the graduation cake they ordered was made from styrofoam, not cake. Marsy Flores went to pick up the pre-ordered two-tiered cake from their local Walmart last week, but it wasn't there. As compensation, she was told to choose any other cake in the store to be decorated free of charge. It wasn't until the Flores' family began celebrations that they found the blunder. "My sister goes to cut the cake and it was Styrofoam. WTH!!!" a family member posted to Facebook. According to KPRC, the family received a $60 Walmart voucher for the distress.
The Queen has welcomed Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace with a royal banquet held in his honour. Not everyone has rolled out the red carpet for the President though, hundreds of protestors have gathered outside the gates holding anti-Trump signs.
In sport, Ash Barty has booked a place in the French Open quarter-finals for the first time after beating American Sofia Kenin in three sets. At the Cricket World Cup, Pakistan has upset favourites England by 14 runs.
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