Brekky Wrap: Teen Dies Protecting Little Sister During Home Invasion
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A teenage boy has died while protecting his little sister during a home invasion in Florida. Khyler Edman, 15, and his 5-year-old sister were home alone last Thursday afternoon when a man broke into the property. Police arrived to find 27-year-old suspect Ryan Cole with stab wounds to his hands and side, he was taken to hospital for treatment. Khyler couldn't be saved. “A violent encounter ensued where we believe that the teenager was trying to protect the home and protect their younger sibling,” Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said. A spokesperson for the family, Crystal Stone, labelled Khyler his "sister's keeper". “There is no hero that can amount to Khyler,” she said. A GoFundMe page set up to help the family has since raised US$54,000.
A teenager has been shot in the chest by Hong Kong police during 70th anniversary celebrations of communist rule in China. It’s understood the 18-year-old is in a critical condition after undergoing surgery. At least 25 police officers were also injured, while 180 people were arrested in what was condemned as the most violent and chaotic day in months of protests.
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Two of Australia’s big banks have failed to pass on the latest interest rate cut in full. Commonwealth Bank will lower rates by 0.13 percentage points, while NAB will lower theirs by 0.15. Still no word from Westpac or ANZ.
A man has died in a house fire in Sydney’s west. Emergency crews were called to the Mount Druitt property just after 1am. The man, believed to be in his 60's, was found inside the home which had suffered extensive damage. He's yet to be identified.
Health warnings on individual cigarettes could help reduce smoking rates. Research out of James Cook University has found the shock value of graphic cigarette packet warnings is slowly wearing off and recommends individual cigarettes be covered in health warnings forcing smokers to think about the action as they puff.
Prince Harry and Meghan are taking legal action against British tabloid The Mail over the publication of a private letter. In a rare and extraordinary statement, the Duke of Sussex said his wife had become the victim of “relentless propaganda”. Referencing press coverage of his mother Princess Diana, the duke said his “deepest fear is history repeating itself”. "There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour because it destroys people and destroys lives," he said.
In sport, Canberra’s Josh Hodgson is expected to be fit to play in Sunday’s NRL Grand Final against the Roosters. The hooker missed training yesterday due to a stomach bug.
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