Brekky Wrap: Toddler Dies After Falling Into Crocodile Pit On Family Farm
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A swimmer is believed to have been attacked by a shark in Sydney's Northern Beaches. The man, in his mid-50's, suffered wounds to his back, stomach and leg while in the water at Shelly Beach just before 6am. He managed to swim to nearby rocks to raise the alarm.
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Hundreds of protestors have stormed Hong Kong’s parliament, smashing through windows, destroying paintings and clashing with police. Officers fired several rounds of tear gas as protestors held umbrellas to protect themselves. It follows weeks of unrest in the city over a controversial extradition law.
Newly sworn-in Governor-General David Hurley will officially open the 46th term of parliament today. Income tax cuts are expected to dominate the first parliamentary sitting since the election. Labor is refusing to back the multi-billion-dollar plan as is, calling for the third stage to be shelved.
A man has been stabbed multiple times in a hotel car park west of Brisbane. Emergency services were called to Porters Plainland Hotel, Laidley, just after 6.00pm last night. The victim, in his 50's, died at the scene. Two men were seen leaving the area in a black sedan.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A toddler, 2, has been eaten alive after falling into a crocodile pit on her family farm. Rom Roath Neary wandered away from her home near Siem Reap, Cambodia, on Sunday and managed to squeeze through the gaps of the three-metre-high fence surrounding the pit. “Her father found only her skull in the crocodile enclosure, where she was killed by crocodiles,” Police Chief Capt. Chem Chamnan said. He's warned parents in the area to take extra care to keep their children from getting into crocodile farms.
An Australian flu vaccine developed using artificial intelligence is about to start clinical trials. Researchers at Flinders University in South Australia say the new vaccine is 20 years in the making and could provide a stronger defence.
The personal data of Victorians could soon be harvested by the state government. Under the proposal, information from mobile phones, apps and GPS devices would be monitored in a bid to plan people's travel times and track demand and punctuality of the state's public network, according to The Australian. The plan has been met with criticism.
The Reserve Bank could cut interest rates again today. Many economists expect the RBA to slash the cash rate by 25 basis points for the second month in a row. Governor Philip Lowe has been hinting about further movement given an increase in the unemployment rate and weak economic growth.
In sport, Australians Ajla Tomljanović and Alexei Popyrin are through to the second round of Wimbledon after wins overnight. Venus Williams was sent packing by American Cori Gauff, 15, in what was one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history.
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