Brekky Wrap: Resort Questions Woman's Assault Claims, Says She Demanded $3.5 Million
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A vigil has been held overnight in Darwin for the victims of Tuesday’s shooting. Family and friends of the four men killed were among the crowd as candles were lit in their memory. The alleged gunman is due in court today on murder charges.
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World leaders have gathered in Normandy to pay tribute to those who served in the D-Day landings 75 years ago. More than 12,000 people attended the ceremony where French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump praised the soldiers, sailors and airmen, the survivors and those who lost their lives.
NSW Police warn there are no excuses on the road this long weekend. Double demerits are in force until midnight Monday. Officers are cracking down on speeding, mobile phone use and seatbelts.
A teenager is in hospital with serious head injuries after a hit and run on the Gold Coast. The boy, 16, was crossing Bermuda Street in Burleigh Waters with two friends at about 9.10pm last night when he was struck. A man, 44, is now assisting police with their inquiries.
A driver has been found alive, 17 hours after losing control of her car and crashing into a creek on the NSW South Coast. The woman, 67, veered off of the Princes Highway north of Narooma on Wednesday night and didn’t regain consciousness until yesterday afternoon. Search crews managed to find her through her mobile phone location system.
A resort in the Dominican Republic has questioned a woman's assault story, claiming she demanded AU$3.5 million compensation. Tammy Lawrence-Daley was on holiday with her husband in January when she claims she was strangled and brutally beaten by a man wearing resort maintenance clothing, leaving her with a broken nose, fractured eye socket and nerve damage in her head, while her mouth had to be sewn back together. Her version of events was posted to Facebook. Punta Cana hotel has since released a statement, denying certain aspects of Lawrence-Daley’s story, and accusing her of demanding $US2.2 million before she went public with her claims. “After receiving no positive response, she disclosed her version of the case, 4 months after it happened,” the statement said.
Alarming new research has revealed there are more than one million STIs are diagnosed globally, each day. The World Health Organisation has called it a ‘wake up call’ for authorities.
In sport, Australia has defeated the West Indies by 15 runs, making it two from two at the Cricket World Cup. Nathan Coulter-Nile made a quick 92 runs before Mitchell Starc took five wickets to seal the win. Meanwhile, at the French Open, Ash Barty has beaten Madison Keys in straight sets to move through to the semi-finals.
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