Brekky Wrap: Woman Seriously Injured After Being Flung From One Ride Onto Another
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A woman has been left with serious injuries after being flung from a ride in the U.K. It's understood she fell from an upside-down pendulum ride at Hull Fair and onto the base of a nearby attraction, hitting a teenage boy. Both rides have been shut down as authorities investigate. "There is a lot of blood. It doesn’t look good," one witness told The Sun. Police have confirmed the boy escaped with only minor injuries, while the woman is expected to survive."We do not believe [the woman's] injuries are life-threatening or life-changing," Chief Inspector Paul Kirby said.
Extinction Rebellion protesters are expected to cause chaos around the country today as they demand more action on climate change. More than 50 activists were arrested yesterday after blocking roads and bridges. Similar action has been taken in dozens of cities around the world.
U.S. President Donald Trump has defended a decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria. The move paves the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish fighters. Trump said it was time to get out of what he called ‘ridiculous endless wars’, claiming the fight was too costly.
A man has died after being knocked off a yacht on the NSW Mid North Coast. He was one of four people on board the Sydney-bound vessel when he went over. While the others managed to drag him out of the water, the man couldn’t be revived.
A father who abducted a young girl from a shopping centre north of Brisbane will be sentenced today. Sterling Free admitted to taking the seven-year-old from Kmart in Westfield North Lakes last December before sexually assaulting her in bushland and returning her to the store.
Queensland firefighters are on high alert with temperatures set to soar today. Parts of the south-east are tipped to reach into the low 40s Residents in the Lockyer Valley are being warned to prepare to leave their homes as a bushfire burns nearby. Meanwhile, in NSW, severe fire danger ratings remain in place in northern parts of the states with temperatures to hit the high 30s.
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Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovering how the body's cells sense and react to oxygen levels.The work of Professor William G Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Professor Gregg Semenza have led to new strategies in the fight against anaemia, cancer and other diseases.
In sport, Australia has thrashed Sri Lanka by 110 runs to claim their 17th straight one-day international victory. Rachael Haynes did much of the damage, notching up 118 runs.
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