Brekky Wrap: 'Highly Contagious' Box Of Urine Triggers Cinema Emergency
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A movie theatre in Washington was forced to evacuate after a box labelled 'highly contagious human substance' was left outside the building.
The package caused panic, with movie-goers fleeing as HAZMAT crews arrived and surrounding streets were closed off.
The theatre manager who opened up the package and discovered the liquid inside was taken to hospital as a precaution.
It was later revealed that the liquid was in fact urine and the package was intended for a medical clinic 80 kilometres away.
More than 1500 firefighters are battling 125 bushfires around NSW -- 49 of which are not yet contained.
An emergency warning has been issued for an area north of Batemans Bay on the state’s south coast -- residents are told it’s too late to leave.
Meanwhile, another hazy day is on the way for Sydney as smoke from the bushfires settles over parts of the city.
Those with breathing difficulties are being reminded to stay indoors.
The federal government will spend $90 million to establish a new task force to help combat foreign interference.
The task force will include staff from ASIO, the Australian Federal Police and financial intelligence unit Austrac.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the threat of foreign interference has never been greater.
The federal government will attempt to repeal controversial medevac laws during the last sitting week of the year.
Pauline Hanson has vowed to back the move, however, Independent senator Jacquie Lambie remains tight-lipped on what demands will need to be met in exchange for her support.
The laws ultimately give doctors a greater say in transferring refugees from offshore detention to Australia for medical treatment.
The second victim of the London Bridge terror attack has been identified.
Saskia Jones, 23, was a Cambridge University graduate involved in a program rehabilitating prisoners.
Jones and Jack Merritt, 25, were killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during his rampage on Friday.
Jones is being remembered by her family as “a funny, kind, positive influence”.
A new study has found that females are more likely than males to reach for junk food when they are under stress.
While hormones have largely been blamed for the response, researchers from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne have made a different finding.
They claim the female brain is more susceptible to emotional triggers that lead to overeating.
In sport, Australia is in the box seat heading into day four of the second test in Adelaide.
Pakistan will resume at 3 for 39 – trailing the hosts' first innings total by 248 runs
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