Brekky Wrap: Woman Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Newborn In Carry-On Luggage
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A woman is in custody, accused of trying to smuggle a newborn baby out of the Philippines by hiding the child in carry-on luggage. Jennifer Erin Talbot, 43, was boarding a Delta flight to Detroit when security found the six-day-old bub, according to CNN. “[The] infant was hidden in the oversized belt bag and [she] did not declare nor present to the immigration inspector during departure formalities,” Bureau of Immigration officials said. Talbot claimed she was the baby's aunt but had no documents to prove it. She is now facing child trafficking charges.
British Prime Minister Boris Johson has failed to win enough MP support to hold an October 15 snap election. It was his second major defeat within hours. Earlier, MPs backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit if the PM hadn't agreed on a plan with the EU ahead of the 31 October deadline Johnson said the bill "scuppered" negotiations and that the only way forward was an election.
Convicted child killer and paedophile Michael Guider will walk free from prison today after the NSW government exhausted its legal options to keep him locked up. The 68-year-old has spent 23-years behind bars for the manslaughter of Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight as well as sexual offences against 13 others. Attorney General Mark Speakman was advised an appeal against a Supreme Court decision would fail. "Having considered the legal advice, I have reached the regretful conclusion that such an appeal would fail," Speakman said in a statement.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced the withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill. The proposed legislation triggered three months of pro-democracy demonstrations. Activists have vowed to continue the chaos until their other four demands are met.
A multi-million-dollar Sydney mansion has been gutted by fire. Firefighters were called to the Hunters Hill property at about 7.30 pm yesterday, but it couldn’t be saved. While the cause of the blaze remains unknown, neighbours reported hearing an explosion coming from the carport.
YouTube has been fined AU$250 million for allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent. Google said YouTube will now limit data collection on users who watch children's programming on its main site, even if the user is an adult.
In sport, Australia is 3/170 at stumps on day one of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford. Steve Smith is well on his way to another century, unbeaten on 60, while Marnus Labuschagne made 67 runs.
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