Brekky Wrap: Man Accused Of Killing 'Peeping Tom' Outside Girlfriend's Home
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A Florida man has been charged, accused of beating to death a 'peeping Tom' caught watching him having sex with his girlfriend through a window. Victor Vickery, 30, and his partner were inside a Fort Lauderdale home in July 2018 when they heard a scratching sound. Vickery ran outside to find Asaad Akar, 57, who had a previous criminal record for prowling, standing by the window with his genitals exposed, according to WPLG.
A fight broke out between the two while Vickery's girlfriend called emergency services. Akar died hours later in hospital. Following a lengthy investigation, Vickery was arrested and charged with manslaughter last week. He is behind bars on a US$100,000 bond.
Major newspapers around the country have censored their front pages, calling for greater press freedom. It comes following a federal police raid on the home of a Newscorp journalist and the ABC headquarters earlier this year. Organisations including News Corp, Nine, the ABC, SBS and The Guardian claim a number of laws introduced in recent times have prevented the media from holding government and other powerful figures to account.
A temporary AVO has been taken out against South Sydney forward Sam Burgess following an altercation at the weekend. An argument allegedly broke out between the 30-year-old and his father-in-law at a property in the NSW Southern Highlands. Police have launched an investigation.
The British government insists the country will leave the European Union on October 31 despite parliament forcing the Prime Minister to request another Brexit delay. But, should Boris Johnson fail to convince MPs of his new deal this week, local media reports the EU will delay Brexit until February 2020.
It's been another night of chaos on the streets of Hong Kong as protestors and police clashed during an unauthorised pro-democracy rally. Demonstrators set up roadblocks and set fire to businesses while police responded with tear gas and water cannons. Many protesters wore masks in defiance of a recently introduced ban, sang the movement's anthem and waved colonial and U.S. flags.
Sydney has won its bid to host WorldPride in 2023, beating Montreal and Houston. It will be the first time the international event has been held in the southern hemisphere. "Bringing WorldPride Down Under means we can celebrate and shine a spotlight on the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQI community in the region," Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras co-chair Giovanni Campolo-Arcidiaco said overnight.
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In sport, The Wallabies are on the lookout for a new coach. Michael Cheika quit after his side crashed out of the Rugby World Cup with a 40-16 loss to England. The 52-year-old took aim at Rugby Australia bosses and admitted to feeling uncomfortable with the new coaching structure. "I think it's no secret that I've pretty much got no relationship with the CEO and not much with the chairman," he said.
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