Brekky Wrap: Girl, 12, Arrested Over 'Death List' Of Students
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A 12-year-old girl has been arrested, accused of posting a "death list" filled with names of students at her middle school in Florida on Snapchat.
The girl allegedly made two separate threats on the messaging app last week.
"The threat included a death list with student names from Falcon Cove Middle School," the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
"Another threat was posted to the social media site later Friday afternoon that indicated the students were not safe and that they would be killed on Monday, December 9".
The student was arrested on Friday after a classmate went to police.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that 24 Australians have been caught up in the volcano explosion in New Zealand.
There are 13 Aussies in hospital, some with serious injuries – 11 others remain unaccounted for. He said three of the confirmed dead look to be Australia.
Arial searches of White Island have found no signs of life, with the rescue mission turning into a recovery operation.
“We fear of the five deceased persons... that up to three are Australians, but that is not yet confirmed,” Morrison said on Tuesday morning.
“But I fear there is worse news to come over the course of perhaps today or over the next few days.”
Firefighters in NSW are bracing for a tough day with temperatures expected to soar into the 40s in some areas.
There are 87 bush and grass fires burning across the state, half of which are uncontained.
A total fire ban has been declared across nine regions, including Sydney.
Firies in Queensland are battling 50 bushfires burning across the state, while two blazes in eastern Victoria are burning at a Watch and Act level.
Russia has been banned from the world’s top sporting events for the next four years following a series of doping scandals.
It means the nation will not be represented at the summer and winter Olympics as well as the soccer World Cup.
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said the ban was part of "chronic anti-Russian hysteria".
Level two water restrictions are now in force across Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Illawarra.
Under the rules, a bucket or watering can must be used to water gardens and lawns, while cars can only be soaked with a bucket and sponge.
Individuals caught doing the wrong thing will be slapped with a $220 fine.
Australians have dominated the Golden Globe nominations.
Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette and Russell Crowe all made the list
The Netflix divorce drama Marriage Story led the nominations with six nods, followed by the Irishman with five.
In sport, Cricket Australia officials are confident that the MCG will be safe to play the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand.
The assurance comes after a Sheffield Shield match between WA and Victoria was abandoned at the weekend due to safety concerns.
The problematic pitch is not expected to be used for the Boxing Day Test.
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