Brekky Wrap: Woman Who Alleged She Was 'Gang-Raped' Arrested
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Twelve Israeli men accused of gang-raping a British woman in Cyprus have walked free, the alleged victim arrested, accused of making a false claim. The group was accused of assaulting the 19-year-old in a hotel room in Ayia Napa on July 17. Hours before their second court appearance on Thursday, five of the men were sent home when no DNA evidence linked them to the attack. Seven more were freed overnight. “The complainant apparently changed her version, and based on that the investigator decided to release the seven,” Yaniv Habari, a Cyprus-based Israeli lawyer who represented one of the suspects said according to The Guardian. The woman is due to front court today.
Swimmer Shayna Jack, 20, has vowed to clear her name after revealing the substance behind her failed drug test. Jack tested positive to Ligandrol, often used to increase muscle mass. In a two page document released overnight, Jack claimed she didn't know how she ingested the substance but says it is often found in contaminated supplements. She is facing a lengthy ban.
Victoria has taken top spot in the latest State of States economic report.According to CommSec strong economic growth, jobs market and retail spending gave the state the edge over NSW. Tasmina came in third, outranking the ACT.
Australia will lead a push for a global crackdown on online child exploitation. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will stress the importance of the issue when he meets with representatives of the Five Eyes intelligence network in London today. Britain is understood to have agreed to make child exploitation a priority issue, with the US also likely to support the step.
Police in Canada are ramping up their search for two teenagers suspected of killing Australian man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend.A military plane has flown over the remote town of Gillam to search thick scrubland while officers have door knocked in a bid to find the 18 and 19-year-olds.
Riot police have launched tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters in Hong Kong as the city’s streets descended into chaos for a second day. The violent protests first began in June and are becoming increasingly violent, with dozens injured overnight. Beijing is expected to make a public statement about the clashes today.
A man has been charged, accused of hurling a tub of yoghurt at ABC journalist Leigh Sales while she delivered a speech in WA on Sunday. Sales was left shocked but "totally fine" as the food struck the lectern in front of her. A 49-year-old man was later charged with common assault.
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has opened up about his money-troubles. He has told the Courier Mail he is struggling to support both of his families on a back-bencher's wage and now considers a cup of coffee as a treat.
In sport, Caleb Ewan has finished the Tour de France on a high, winning the final stage on the Champs-Elysees. Colombian Egan Bernal was confirmed as the race’s overall winner.
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