Brekky Wrap: Toddler's Teeth Knocked Out As Gunman Opened Fire
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A gunman has opened fire in Texas leaving seven dead and least 22 injured. Among the hurt is a 17-month-old girl who suffered shrapnel in her chest and a hole through her bottom lip and tongue, according to her family. Thankfully, she is in a stable condition in hospital. The violence began when police stopped a car between the cities of Midland and Odessa on Saturday. The gunman opened fire before he continued driving, shooting at random. At one point he abandoned his car for a US postal vehicle but was soon gunned down by police outside a local cinema. The shooting came four weeks after 22 people were killed by another gunman in El Paso.
Hurricane Dorian has slammed into the Bahamas as a category five storm. Packing wind gusts of more than 300 kilometres an hour, the powerful storm has ripped off roofs and torn down powerlines as it inches towards the Florida coastline.
Five bushwalkers have spent the night on the NSW Central Coast after becoming stranded on a cliff by the rising tide. Emergency services personnel stayed with the two adults and three children ahead of a rescue attempt this morning.
A fishing boat carrying 13 suspected illegal immigrants has been intercepted west of Christmas Island, reports The Australian. It’s the sixth attempted venture since May. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has labelled the renewed activity out of Sri Lanka "concerning". It comes as the Morrison Government faces increasing pressure not to deport a Tamil family who were deemed not to be refugees. Priya, Nadesalingam and their two Australian-born children will learn their fate this week.
The man who raped and murdered aspiring comedian Eurydice Dixon will learn his fate today. Jaymes Todd attacked the 22-year-old as she walked through Princes Park in Melbourne last June. Prosecutors have not asked for a life-sentence, citing his age, lack of prior convictions and early guilty plea.
More than a dozen flights have been cancelled in Hong Kong as thousands of pro-democracy activists blocked routes to the airport. The demonstration came a day after protestors and police clashed in some of the worst violence seen in the city in recent months.
Pope Francis has apologised for arriving late for his weekly prayer in St Peter’s Square after being trapped in a Vatican lift for 25 minutes. Firefighters were called in to rescue the 82-year-old following a power outage yesterday. "I have to apologise for being late," a smiling Pope said as he began his address. He then asked the crowd for a round of applause for the firefighters.
In sport, there are no Aussies left standing in the US Open singles after Alex De Minaur went down to Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.
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