Brekky Wrap: Yoga Teacher Hit By Cyclist While On Phone Wins Pay Out
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Voluntary euthanasia is now legal in Victoria. Terminally ill adults in intolerable pain, with less than six months to live, who meet dozens of safeguards, can request their doctors help them die. Up to 150 people each year are expected to use the scheme.
The search for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez will move to Byron Bay’s iconic lighthouse today. The teenager hasn’t been since he left Cheely Monkey's bar at around 11 pm May 31. Specialist police will join the operation this morning.
A woman is in custody following the death of her ex-partner in Sydney. A woman, 23, fell from the fifth floor of a Zetland apartment building on Monday night. Despite efforts to revive her, the woman couldn’t be saved. Yesterday, police arrested Zixi Wang, also known as Jessie at Sea Cliff Bridge, north of Wollongong. Charges are yet to be laid.
Donald Trump is about to officially launch his 2020 re-election campaign in Florida. Immigration will be a hot topic, the president yesterday tweeted that he will begin the process of removing millions of undocumented immigrants next week.
Boris Johnson is one step closer to becoming the U.K.’s next Prime Minister. The leadership race has narrowed down to five after a second secret ballot was held. The former London mayor picked up 126 votes from the Conservative Party, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt polled second with 46 votes.
A yoga teacher who was knocked unconscious by a cyclist as she walked across a busy London road while looking at her phone, has won compensation. A judge ruled that even though Gemma Brushett, 28, was distracted when she was hit by Robert Hazeldean in July 2015, "cyclists must be prepared at all times for people to behave in unexpected ways.” The case will return to court at a later date for costs and damages figures to be fixed.
Facebook has unveiled plans to launch a cryptocurrency next year. Libra will be connected to messaging platforms Messenger and WhatsApp and will be launched in the first half of 2020.
In sport, a four-goal haul to Sam Kerr has led the Matilda’s to a 4-1 win over Jamaica in the World Cup. The win qualifies the Matilda’s for the round of 16.
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