Brekky Wrap: Fugitive Spotted Hiding Out In Cave After 17 Years
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
After 17 years on the run, a fugitive has been arrested by police in China thanks to the help of a drone. Song Jiang, 63, had been living in a tiny cave cut off from human interaction after escaping from a prison camp in 2002. He had been locked up for trafficking women and children. Yongshan police received clues about Song's whereabouts in early September, which led them to the mountains behind his hometown in south-west China. Drones spotted a blue steel tile on a cliff as well as rubbish nearby, which led officers to their man. Police claim he had been living in seclusion for so long that it was difficult for him to communicate
US President Donald Trump reportedly urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to gather information to help discredit the Mueller investigation into Russian election interference. The New York Times claims two American officials have knowledge of the phone call. Australia's former high commissioner to the U.K., Alexander Downer, helped trigger an initial investigation into Trump's links with Russia.
Meanwhile, back home, Morrison is urging the big banks to pass on any interest rate cut in full. The Reserve Bank is expected to slash the official cash rate for the third time this year when it meets this afternoon.
The number of Australian women being diagnosed with breast cancer has surged. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has revealed one in seven women are now being diagnosed, up from one in eight in 2018. Eight women are dying from the deadly disease each day.
Nearly half of all young adults in Australia are overweight or obese. New figures from the Bureau of Statistics reveals more than a million people aged 18-24 are above a healthy weight -- an 18 percent increase over three years.
Prince Andrew has touched down in Perth amid the scandal surrounding his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York is expected to attend the final of an event for Australian entrepreneurs. It is understood he will be questioned by authorities about his relationship with Epstein within weeks.
In sport, the Canberra Raiders will hold an open training session in the nation’s capital today ahead of the NRL grand final. The squad will travel to Sydney for last-minute preparations tomorrow.
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