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Brekky Wrap: Pilots Hailed Heroes For Crash-Landing Plane After Hitting Flock Of Gulls

All the news you need to know on Friday.

Two Russian pilots are being hailed as heroes after crash-landing a passenger plane after it struck a flock of birds. There were 233 passengers and crew on board the A321 when it ran into trouble shortly after take-off from a Moscow airport. The Ural Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing in a cornfield less than a kilometre away after the gulls got caught in the engine. Dozens of passengers received medical treatment, at least six people were hospitalised. "Precisely due to their professionalism, self-possession and coordinated actions (the pilots) managed to land a plane without tragic consequences," the airline said in a statement. The plane suffered significant damage and won't be returning to the skies.

The Prime Minister has stood his ground on climate change, refusing to commit Australia to a pledge by our Pacific neighbours. Island nations wanted a strong statement on climate change which included phasing out coal power. But Scott Morrison raised concerns about several sections of the agreement.

READ MORE: If ScoMo Is To 'Answer To The Pacific', This Has To Be His Turning Point

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and pacific island leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum. Photo: AAP/Mick Tsikas

Still no charges laid over the Sydney stabbing rampage that left one woman dead and a second injured. The 20-year-old suspect remains under police guard in hospital as officers work to establish a motive for the attack.

READ MORE: Woman Killed In Sydney Stabbing Identified As Michaela Dunn

Sydney stabbing suspect Mert Ney. Photo: AAP

An Australian could face jail time over a fatal crash in Jembrana, Bali.  The 49-year-old Sydney woman has been arrested after the car she was driving collided with a motorcycle, killing a local teenager. News Corp reports she's facing up to five years jail.

Jembrana Regency, Bali,. Photo: Getty

A man dubbed the ‘Hollywood Ripper’ has been found guilty of the murders of two women in the early 2000s including Ashton Kutcher’s ex-girlfriend. Michael Gargiulo, 43, was also found guilty of attempting to kill a third woman in 2008, who survived and testified against him. He'll learn his fate in the coming weeks.

Actor Ashton Kutcher testified Wednesday morning in the trial of the serial killing suspect known as the “Hollywood Ripper.” Kutcher was scheduled to go on a date with one of the suspect's alleged victims on the day she was murdered in 2001.
Actor Ashton Kutcher also testified in the trial. Photo: Twitter-CBSLA

Nick Kyrgios has been slapped with $166,000 in fines after his latest blow up at the Cincinnati Masters. The 24-year-old swore, called the umpire a "f***ing tool" and spat in his direction during an outburst labelled as “disgusting”.

READ MORE: Nick Kyrgios Cops Massive Fine After On-Court Tirade

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Australia has dismissed England for 258 runs on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lords. Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood all took three wickets. At stumps, the visitors were 1 for30.

READ MORE: Australia Nudges Ahead Of England In Second Ashes Test

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