Brekky Wrap: Mum, 22, Admits Killing Her Three Young Children In Their Home

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A US woman has confessed to killing her three children, police in Phoenix, Arizona said.

Rachel Henry, 22, was arrested after her children -- all under four years old -- were found dead inside the family home.

Police said they found a seven-month-old girl, two-year-old girl and three-year-old boy in a living room area.

The children were unresponsive and pronounced dead despite the attempts by first responders to revive them.

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Henry, 22, "has admitted to harming her three children, which caused their demise," Sergeant Mercedes Fortune told reporters outside the home, CBS News reported.

"We are comfortable in saying now that the mother is responsible for the death of the children," Fortune said.

She was in the process of being booked on three counts of first-degree murder.

It is understood there was no obvious trauma to the children, and relatives indicated illness may have been a factor.

Police said it is too early to determine how the children died.

Western Australia is believed to be home to the world's oldest asteroid strike, dating back two billion years ago.

Reports said the impact left a 70 km-wide mark on the land known as Yarrabubba impact crater.

In order to calculate its age, researchers from Perth's Curtin University analysed the minerals zircon and monazite at the base of the eroded crater.

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"The age we've got for the Yarrabubba impact structure makes it the oldest impact structure on the planet," Chris Kirkland, a geologist at Curtin University, said.

But he said you could easily drive past it and not notice you're actually driving through a giant crater.

It is located between Sandstone and Meekatharra and is 2.2 billion years old making it 200 million years older than the next oldest impact.

Researchers say that at the time the land may have been covered in ice.

A teenager has had a lucky escape after he was speared through the neck by a needlefish.


According to local Indonesian news site Makassar Terkin, Muh Idul was fishing when the incident occurred.

Several images on Facebook show the fish's snout had pierced the entire way through his neck.

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The teenager was taken to hospital in Sulawesi, an Indonesian island east of Borneo, before being transferred to Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital in Makassar City for surgery.

It reportedly took five doctors, three surgeons and two anaesthetists to save the young man's life. The procedure took two hours.

Melbourne is predicted to open a waste-to-energy plant within the next three years.

The facility is expected to come at a cost of $150 million and will be based in Laverton North. The project was granted planning approval by the Wyndham City Council in March last year.

The plant intends to convert household waste -- which would otherwise be sent to landfill -- into electricity which could power up to 20,000 homes, The Age reported.

Since it has now been given the green light from the Environment Protection Authority, building can commence.

Recovered Energy Australia director Ian Guss told The Age he hopes the project will be completed by 2022.

We're all guilty of making a dash to the corner store dressed in our pyjamas, but you might want to think twice if you're in China.

Chinese officials have apologised for shaming people for wearing pyjamas in public after government officials in the Suzhou in Anhui province released pictures of seven people wearing their nightwear, calling it "uncivilised behaviour".

BBC News reports that images of people in their nightwear were captured by surveillance cameras.

Their surnames, partial ID numbers and photos were also published on a WeChat account operated by the local government.

The world still has not got the message on how urgently climate change must be fought, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said at the World Economic Forum.

Their ongoing debate around climate change appears as an attempt by both to frame the argument, with Thunberg calling for an immediate end to fossil fuel investments in front of a packed audience less than an hour after watching Trump make his keynote address in the Swiss ski resort.

"Our house is still on fire," Thunberg said, repeating her remarks at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum a year ago.

"Your inaction is fuelling the flames," the teenage activist added, in the latest to-and-fro with the 73-year-old president.

Trump announced the US would join an existing initiative to plant one trillion trees, but also spoke at length about the economic importance of oil and gas and called climate change activists "pessimistic" and the "heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune tellers".

Thunberg responded by referring to "empty words and promises" by world leaders.

"You say children shouldn't worry... don't be so pessimistic and then, nothing, silence."

Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrated his first-round win by um... cleaning up the area surrounding his chair. 

He took so long packing up his equipment and picking up rubbish that his post-match interview with John McEnroe was delayed.

Kyrgios went as far as scooping up a banana peel and tossing it into the crowd, to one fan's clear delight.

The Aussie was mostly measured, dismissing Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-2 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-1).

Even a blackout on the court didn't seem to perturb the sometimes combustible Australian.

At 3-4 in the second set, Melbourne Arena fell into darkness, forcing a short break, but the issue was resolved quickly and didn't appear to disturb the momentum of the match.

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