Brekky Wrap: Woman Chops Off Alleged Rapist's Penis With Kitchen Knife

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A woman cut off a man's penis after he broke into her home in Pakistan and allegedly tried to rape her.

The 25-year-old woman used a knife to defend herself from the assault after a man stormed her house in the central province of Punjab, police official Mohamed Ilyas told DPA on Tuesday.

The woman told police she was alone at home when the man broke in and and tried to overpower her.

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The woman then ran to the kitchen, grabbed a knife before cutting off his penis when he again allegedly tried to assault her.

The 28-year-old man was being treated at hospital in the city of Faisalabad and will be questioned once his condition improved, Ilyas added.

Bushfire ravaged parts of Australia may have found an unlikely hero.

Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, in London's south west, may be able to help restore biodiversity in parts of the Australia ravaged by ongoing blazes, according to Minister Heather Wheeler.

Wheeler, from Britain's foreign office, said she hoped the UK can offer such assistance when asked by Conservative Peter Gibson to outline the help available to recover the "precious habitats".

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She explained that of the pieces of work they're hoping to do with Australia is on biodiversity specifically, and on seeds.

"We're hoping to work with Kew so that the re-energising of this biodiversity area that's been so badly affected will come to fruition," she said.

"And it's excellent that our experts will be working completely hand-in-hand with the Australian authorities."

The future of Australia's health funds is looking grim.

Of the nation's 38 health funds, just three could be financially viable within two years, which has prompted the financial regulator APRA to issue a call to action.

The regulator also believes smaller funds may be forced to merge to avoid a financial catastrophe which would leave some health fund members without cover if their insurer folds, according to News Corp.

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The regulator says the problem is a lot of young people are quitting their health funds while older people are joining which is pushing up costs.

“Right now, strong and persistent headwinds are blowing private health insurance ever closer to the point where the majority of PHIs are unsustainable,” APRA member Geoff Summerhayes said.

“On current trends, we forecast the level of hospital cover will have dropped another 1.6 percent, or 184,000 policy holders, by 2025."

Australia's Olympic Committee boss has rejected claims that Queensland taxpayers will be made to foot the bill for the 2032 Games -- if its bid is successful.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s called for Queensland to ditch its bid, which would see the Games hosted across south east Queensland, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast.

Hanson argued the Olympics cost an average of $12.5 billion to host and believes the money could be spent elsewhere.

However, AOC president John Coates told 2GB Radio that the price of hosting the games is only around $4.5 to $4.7 million -- half of which the AOC has guaranteed to contribute.

“The studies that she cited are old. We will adapt to a city rather than a city having to adapt to us," he told the station.

“The games will pay for themselves without any contribution from taxpayers.”

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to stave off climate change.

But the UK government's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions was questioned.

Sacked conference president Claire O'Neill said Britain's efforts to fight climate change were "miles off track" -- Britain had pledged to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

The UK's new 2035 target for ending gas and diesel sales is one of the world's more ambitious. But environmental groups also said Britain's goal was not ambitious enough.

Rebecca Newsom, head of politics at Greenpeace UK, said "pushing the date later than 2030 would vastly reduce the chances of meeting our climate targets, and the potential to deliver thousands of electric vehicle manufacturing jobs."

US Democrats suffered an embarrassing blow on Monday night when technical problems forced the delay of the announcement of the winner of the Iowa caucuses -- the nation's first vote to choose a candidate to go head-to-head against Donald Trump in the next presidential election.

A day after the caucuses, no winner has yet been announced, and none of the results have been released.

The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) said it has identified a problem in the app it used to report results. The party is blaming a coding issue in its reporting system.

It says the app recorded the data correctly, but was only reporting partial data.

The party claims that the flaw did not affect the ability of the precinct chairs to report their data accurately. And it also said that there's no sign that hacking played a role in the problem with the app.

At this point, the party plans and hopes to release the results of the caucuses later today.

Margaret Court has hit back Tennis Australia, claiming how it treated the 24-time grand slam champion was "very sad".

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, she claims the governing body had discriminated against her because of her controversial views on same-sex marriage.

Court was honoured at the Australian Open to mark the 50th anniversary of her grand slam winning season, but according to the publication, the 77-year-old wasn't overly impressed.

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“If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all.”

"They [Tennis Australia] have pointed the finger at me and tried to discriminate in everything that I've done, and I think that's very sad," she told Channel Nine.

Tennis Australia had said it would recognise her milestone but rejected her stance on gay marriage and homosexuality. The organisation also claims Court had agreed to all arrangements, including not having the opportunity to speak on centre court.

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