Brekky Wrap: Human Bones Found Hanging On Cafe Door
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Millions of low and middle-income earners will receive an extra $1080 when they lodge their tax returns in the coming months. The Coalitions multi-billion-dollar tax policy officially passed parliament overnight with support from Labor and key crossbenchers.
READ MORE: Full Income Tax Package Passes Parliament
Australian Alek Sigley has touched down in Japan after being released from detention in North Korea. The student, 29, had been missing since last Tuesday. He’s yet to give details as to why he was detained by authorities in the first place.
Four men have been charged after NSW Police seized $375 million worth of methylamphetamine. An investigation was launched after 500 kilograms of the drug was discovered in a container said to contain clothing last month. Three of the four arrested will front court today.
A huge earthquake has rattled southern California, sparking fires and triggering landslides. The magnitude 6.4 quake is the biggest to rattle the region in 20 years. There are no reports of serious injuries or damage.
Workers received a shock when they arrived at the State Line Lookout Cafe, New Jersey, this week after finding a bag of bones hanging on the door. An official investigation was launched after tests confirmed the bones were human. "The remains will be submitted to a lab for identification and will be compared to missing persons records," Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a statement. It's not known why the bones were put there or who was responsible.
Police have reportedly uncovered an organised crime ring which involves Chinese residents being flown to Melbourne to beg on the streets. A joint Victoria Police and City of Melbourne operation resulted in several people with Chinese passports being charged, according to the Herald Sun. The scammers are reportedly flown in on tourists visas and are put in inner-city hostels. All money made is sent back to their homeland.
New research reveals Australian kids are spending 11 hours sitting each day, almost half of it on screens. Researchers from Murdoch Children's Research Institute tested everything from weight, cholesterol, lung function, snacking habits and sleep in 1800 children aged 11 to 12. Boys were found to have averaged 40 minutes of physical activity every day, girls just 24 -- a third of that recommended. Close to a third were overweight.
All beaches on the Gold Coast are expected to be closed again today due to hazardous surf conditions. The weather bureau is warning of strong winds and big swell with waves to reach four metres.
In sport, Ash Barty and John Millman are through to the third round of Wimbledon after straight sets wins. Nick Kyrgios has been knocked out by Rafael Nadal in four sets.
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