Brekky Wrap: Teen Dies After Breathing In Too Much Deodorant
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A U.K. teenager died after breathing in too much deodorant, an inquest has heard. Jack Waple, 13, was found unresponsive in his bedroom in June with an empty deodorant can nearby. Despite efforts to revive him, he died at his home in Norfolk. "I think it's more likely than not he used the aerosol and unexpectedly died," coroner Yvonne Blake said. "They say people get a high from it. It's the thing in aerosols that makes the gas spray that does the damage. The practice, known as chroming, is becoming increasingly common. Consumer goods giant Unilever is working with the Queensland government to prevent youths from inhaling dangerous household chemicals.
An Australian man has been shot dead during a violent home invasion in Texas. Brenton Estorffe, 29, was asleep with his wife and two young children on Wednesday when two intruders forced their way in. Despite resuscitation attempts, he couldn't be revived.
Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in Syria following lengthy talks with the United States. The move will allow Kurdish forces to safely withdraw from the contested area. “The Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for the withdrawal of YPG forces from the safe zone for 120 hours,” U.S. President Mike Pence said. “All military operations under Operation Peace Spring will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal.”
A new Brexit deal has been reached between the UK and EU. It’s similar to that agreed to by former Prime Minister Theresa May last year but removes the controversial backstop clause. Boris Johnson is confident it will get the backing from MPs.
The Queen has sent her thoughts and prayers to residents in NSW and Queensland, affected by the bushfires. Blazes in NSW killed two people and destroyed 64 homes last week. The 93-year-old monarch said she and Prince Phillip are deeply saddened by the loss of life and properties.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged the Bulgarian government to allow Jock Palfreeman to return to Australia. The 32-year-old was released on bail last month after serving 11 years for murder but a travel ban is blocking him from leaving the country. The decision to grant parole angered nationalist politicians in Bulgaria prompting the chief prosecutor to ask the highest court to re-examine the case.
CommBank has apologised following a 12-hour outage. A number of services dropped out yesterday leaving customers unable to transfer funds and make payments. The issue has been blamed on an internal systems problem. The bank said all services are returning to normal.
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