Brekky Wrap: Woman Misses Out on $10k, But Gets A Lifetime Supply Of Chicken

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A woman who missed out on US$10,000 while competing on Canada's Family Feud, didn't walk away empty-handed.

Instead of the prize money, a viral video of her incorrect answer managed to score her the equivalent in delicious fried chicken.

Contestant Eve Dubois was asked to name Popeye's (the sailor's) favourite food, which is spinach, but she could hardly wait for the host to finish asking the question before banging on the buzzer, yelling "chicken!" and breaking into a dance.

Her opponent managed the correct answer, and when Dubois realised she was wrong she said: "I thought you meant Popeyes chicken", referring to the popular US food chain.

She may have blown her family's chance of winning $10,000, but Popeyes caught wind of the incident and offered her $10,000 worth of chicken instead.

Despite rain being forecast this week, the NSW Rural Fire Service is warning it will still take time to extinguish many bushfires burning across the state.

Parts of the state received much-needed rain on Sunday with more expected for most of NSW on Thursday.

But the RFS said many fires are yet to be contained and there were 111 fires still burning in NSW late on Sunday night.

Similarly, a window of respite from severe fire danger has opened in Victoria, where temperatures are forecast to remain between the 20s and the low 30s.

Milder conditions are expected to last throughout the week, with rain developing in the state's east on Wednesday and extending at least until Saturday.

Fire authorities said despite the milder conditions, people needed to remain aware of conditions in their area, as fires were still active.

One emergency warning remained in place in Victoria's northeast on Sunday evening.

The reprieve comes after the state's death toll from the fires rose to four with the death of a veteran firefighter.

Scott Morrison has taken a beating in the latest Newspoll over his handling of Australia's bushfire crisis.

Labor is ahead of the coalition for the first time since the federal election and Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval rating has plunged, according to the latest Newspoll.

Labor is in front 51-49 on a two-party-preferred basis in the poll conducted for The Australian -- a significant turnaround from the last Newspoll in early December when the coalition led 52-48.

The Coalition's primary vote has dropped two points to 40 per cent, while Labor's has increased from 33 to 36 per cent since early December.



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Scott Morrison has taken a beating in the latest Newspoll over his handling of Australia's bushfire crisis.

Approval for Morrison tumbled from 45 to 37 per cent, while Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese's rating leaped from 40 to 46 per cent.

Meanwhile, speaking to David Speers on ABC Insiders, Morrison confessed he probably shouldn't have taken that holiday to Hawaii amid the bushfire crisis.

"In hindsight, I would not have taken that trip knowing what I know now," Mr Morrison said. "One of the great difficulties in any job, as you know, David, is balancing your work and family responsibilities. It had been a very busy year."

"I'd made a promise to my kids and we'd taken forward that break, as I explained when I came back and I thought I was very upfront about my contrition on that."

A search is underway for a light plane with two people on board that went missing near the Queensland border.

Police say the single-engine aircraft left Casino Airport in NSW at about 2pm Sunday and was due to arrive an hour later in Boonah, in south-east Queensland.

However the plane never arrived and the pilot couldn't be contacted. The aircraft's last known location was over Tooloom National Park on the NSW side of the border.

A search involving two aircraft and police officers on the ground has so far failed to find any sign of the plane.

Queen Elizabeth has summoned Prince Harry for a crisis meeting to discuss future arrangements for him and Meghan following the couple’s shock announcement that they want to step back from royal duties.

Prince Charles and Prince William will also attend the meeting, due to take place today at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, Reuters reports.

It is understood Meghan will join via telephone from Canada where she returned earlier in the week to rejoin the couple’s baby son, Archie.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised the rest of the royal family on Wednesday by publicly revealing they wanted a “new working model” that would allow them to spend more time in North America and to be financially independent.

The meeting on Monday will mark the first time the senior royals have met in person to discuss the concerns raised by Harry and Meghan.

A volcano near Manila has spewed a massive cloud of ash across the Philippine capital, forcing flight cancellations and closure of schools and government offices as authorities warned of a possible “explosive eruption”.

Thousands of people were evacuated from the area near Taal volcano after it suddenly shot a column of ash and steam as high as 15km into the sky.

A fishing boat sails along a lake as Taal Volcano erupts. Image: Getty

Taal, one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes, sits in the middle of a lake about 70 km south of Manila. Authorities said there was a risk that an eruption could cause a tsunami in the lake.

As a response, the institute raised the danger level posed by the volcano to four out of a possible five - meaning “hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.”

British doctors are reportedly earning thousands for what is known as ‘virginity repair’ operations, where young brides are forced by their families to prove that they are “pure” before marriage.  

An investigation by Britain’s The Sunday Times uncovered at least 22 private clinics offering hymenoplasty meaning patients are travelling to London from abroad to undergo surgery.

The procedure is also known as hymen repair and takes less than an hour under local anaesthetic.

The procedure has a £3,000 price tag. Image: Getty

The operation has a £3,000 price tag and involves constructing a layer of skin at the entrance to the vagina that tears when the woman has sex, The Sunday Times reported.

The aim is to create the illusion of an “unbroken” hymen, traditionally considered to be a symbol of virginity.

The surgery is legal in the UK, but there are no known statistics regarding how many people have had the procedure.

One of three brothers who plotted to bring down an Etihad Airways flight departing from Sydney in 2017 has had his Australian visa and residency status torn up.

Mahmoud Khayat, who has an Australian wife and two children, will be deported to Lebanon once he had completed his 36-year jail term, the Herald Sun reported.

Khayat had reportedly applied to become an Australian citizen in April 2017, just three months before he and his two brothers, Khaled and Tarek, attempted to carry out a terror attack that would have killed 400 people.

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He never finished his citizenship application though, and reportedly held a “resident return visa” when he was arrested for plotting the attack.

Khayat's non-parole period was set at 27 years. When he is freed he will immediately be deported.

Roger Federer has responded to criticism from teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, declaring he is “happy to be reminded” of his responsibilities.

The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam champion came under fire from Thunberg last week when she criticised bank Credit Suisse for its record of loans to fossil fuel industries.

Federer, who has a sponsorship deal with Credit Suisse, was urged to “wake up” in a Twitter post which was retweeted by Thunberg last week.

The 38-year-old, who is currently preparing for the Australian Open, issued a statement saying he had a “great deal of respect and admiration” for the youth climate movement inspired by Thunberg.

“I take the impacts and threat of climate change very seriously, particularly as my family and I arrive in Australia amidst devastation from the bushfires,” Federer said.

“As the father of four young children and a fervent supporter of universal education, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the youth climate movement, and I am grateful to young climate activists for pushing us all to examine our behaviors and act on innovative solutions."

Matildas skipper Sam Kerr might still be hunting her maiden goal for Chelsea but she produced another stunning backheel assist to help her side to a 6-1 win over Bristol City.

Kerr started on the bench in the English Women's Super League clash but made her presence known the moment she stepped foot on the pitch.

Kerr made her entrance in the second half and her audacious backheel set up Ji for her second goal in the 49th minute.

Kerr almost got off the mark late in the game when she took the ball around goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley, but her goalbound effort was cleared off the line.

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