Brekky Wrap: Man In SUV Uses Toy Gun To 'Shoot' Female Cyclist In Bizarre 'Drive By'
All the news you need to know this Monday morning.
A woman has been hit in the leg by a man after he shot her with a toy gun in a Byron Bay drive-by.
The 32-year-old international student was not injured in the incident, which occurred on Jonson St just before 6pm on Wednesday, according to The Gold Coast Bulletin.
The woman was riding her bike when the passenger, who was inside a Black Land Rover, pulled out what appeared to be a plastic toy gun before shooting her.
Police say the woman was hit by the projectile in the right leg near her knee before she went straight to police.
The men are described as being Caucasian and aged in their 20s.
The Queen has been spotted smiling alongside her son Prince Andrew in her first appearance since Harry and Meghan revealed they would be walking away from the royal family.
Andrew joined the Queen at a church in the English county of Norfolk to attend a Sunday service.
Wearing a grey houndstooth checked dress and matching coat with a grey hat, the monarch smiled broadly as she arrived at the church in Hillington, close to her estate.
Onlookers said the 93-year-old appeared in high spirits despite Harry and Meghan's decision.
Meghan and Harry have already begun a transition phase of living in Canada and the UK.
There are growing fears that our nation's beloved platypus is on the 'brink of extinction' due to the ongoing drought, scientists say.
Conservationists have been pulling dead platypuses out of river beds that have run dry, the ABC reports. And even recent downpours are not likely to reverse the damage.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) say the number of platypuses in the wild could fall by 66 per cent by 2070, blaming soaring temperatures and severe drought.
The future for the unique animals is looking grim, Richard Kingsford, director for UNSW's Centre for Ecosystem Science, said in a journal article, the SMH reported.
"This is impacting their ability to survive during these extended dry periods and increased demand for water. If we lost the platypus from Australian rivers, you would say: What sort of government policies or care allow that to happen?''
The platypus is currently listed as 'near-threatened' under the IUCN Red List of threatened species.
At least 75 inmates, including members of Brazil’s most powerful gang, have escaped from a Paraguayan prison after digging a massive tunnel.
Prison officials have been accused of allowing the construction of the tunnel to take place under their noses.
The director of the prison in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, near the Brazilian border, was fired along with six other prison officials, Paraguay’s Minister of Justice Cecilia Perez told reporters.
The escaped prisoners included gang members from First Capital Command (PCC), Brazil’s most powerful and sophisticated organized crime group.
“It’s an operation that took days and it is impossible that the officials did not realize that they were leaving - obviously this was a paid plan,” Perez told local radio station Monumental.
The border region near Pedro Juan Caballero is considered a transit point for drug-trafficking and other criminal activity by gangs like Brazil’s PCC and Comando Vermelho, or Red Command.
The government said it alerted Brazil’s federal police, but the prisoners are believed to still be in Paraguayan territory.
Three kangaroos are believed to have been deliberately injured in the NSW Hunter region yesterday.
NSW Police say officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to Wollombi Park in Muswellbrook about 8 am Sunday after a bushwalker spotted "seriously injured" roos in scrubland.
Two of the kangaroos may have been deliberately run over by a vehicle while a third kangaroo, also found dead, had suffered a wound to the chest, according to authorities.
As investigations continue, NSW Police are urging anyone with a dashcam who was in the area at the time is urged to come forward.
Matildas skipper Sam Kerr has finally opened her Women's Super League account as Chelsea hammered league leaders Arsenal 4-1 at Meadow Park.
Kerr nodded home a deep cross from Norwegian winger Guro Reiten in the 13th minute to put the Blues 2-0 up shortly after Bethany England had given Chelsea an early lead.
A stunning left-footed strike from the edge of the area from Sophie Ingle increased Chelsea's lead seven minutes later to stun the hosts who had lost just once this season and won their last five matches.
The Blues sit a point behind new leaders Manchester City, who usurped Arsenal on goal difference after beating Birmingham 2-0.