Brekky Wrap: Dutch Teen Allowed To Die At Home After Multiple Rape Trauma
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CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of the headline story reported Noa Pothoven ended her life with the help of medical professionals via legal euthanasia. It is now unclear whether doctors assisted in her death. The story has been updated to reflect this.
Four men have been shot and killed after a lone gunman opened fire in Darwin. The shooter used a sawn-off shotgun to fire multiple rounds across the city during the hour-long rampage. A man, 45, who was recently released from prison, has been arrested. Police said the incident was not terror-related.
Cardinal George Pell will launch an appeal against his child sex abuse convictions today. Cardinal Pell is serving a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s. His legal team will argue that a jury could not have found him guilty beyond reasonable doubt on the evidence presented in trial.
The Reserve Bank governor has hit out at banks that have not passed on this months interest rate cut in full. ANZ and Westpac have chosen to only pass on part of the cut. Philip Lowe says it’s disappointing and has urged consumers to "shop around".
A teenager who suffered childhood abuse has been allowed to die at her home in the Netherlands. Noa Pothoven, 17, has been open about her struggles with mental health, detailing her experiences with sexual assault, depression and anorexia in her biography "Winning or Learning". In 2018 she was hospitalised with organ failure due to her anorexia. Last week she took to social media to explain that her suffering was "unbearable". It is unclear whether doctors assisted in the teenager's death, though she had previously sought legal euthanasia. A spokeswoman for a member of the Dutch parliament who visited her recently told DutchNews.nl that she understood Pothoven died after refusing to eat.
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Scott Morrison has met with the Queen after arriving in London. The Prime Minister is among a number of world leaders to touch down in the U.K. ahead of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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In sport, State of Origin kicks off in Brisbane tonight. NSW coach Brad Fittler has declared the Blues are even better prepared than the winning 2018 squad.
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