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Brekky Wrap: Mum Took Two Months To Report Baby Missing Because 'She Knows Who Took Her'

The mother of a 15-month old girl who was last seen in December in East Tennessee says she knows who took her child but was too afraid to tell police.

Megan Boswell's daughter Evelyn was last spotted two months ago but police only issued an Amber Alert for her on Wednesday (local time).

Boswell told WCYB she knew the person who took her baby but was worried if she reported them to police, they would run away with her.

"As soon as they thought anything was going on they just kinda vanished. So I'm just kinda worried, you know, about where they are at. What they're doing with her at this point in time," Boswell told WCYB.

Boswell declined to provide any names but said the person she believes has her daughter is not answering her phone calls.

Authorities said Megan Boswell has given conflicting statements to police.

"During the investigation, authorities have received a number of conflicting statements. That, combined with the fact that Evelyn was not immediately reported missing, makes this a complicated case," the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

A flat-earther has died after his self-made rocket crashed in California.

Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam-powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts. Image: AP

Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes taught himself rocket science in a bid to prove the earth is flat.

The 64-year-old was killed after launching himself 600 metres inside the rocket before it fell to the ground and into the open desert.

Hughes launched himself into the sky in a rocket to confirm his theory that the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee. Image: CBS

Hughes often argued with people online about his controversial beliefs.

"Do I believe the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee? I believe it is. Do I know for sure? No. That's why I want to go up in space," he wrote online before his death.

Hughes told CBS in 2018 he built his home-made rocket mostly through "trial and error" and said, "you don't get a lot of second chances, though, in the rocket business."

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Man Dies Trying To Prove The Earth Is Flat

American daredevil Michael 'Mad Mike' Hughes died after he crash-landed his rocket on his quest to prove the Earth is flat.

Good Life, Lost City festival. Image: Facebook

NSW police have admitted to strip-searching 11 children at an underage music festival in Sydney's west on Saturday.

More than 40 children were searched by police at the Good Life, Lost City festival, despite an inquiry finding strip searches conducted on children was potentially unlawful, ABC News reported.

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Teen 'Completely Humiliated' By Police Strip Search At Music Festival

A 16-year-old girl was left sobbing after she was allegedly told to squat naked and asked to remove her panty liner from her underwear during a police strip search at Splendour In The Grass.

It comes after police allegedly discovered more than 100 ecstasy pills on a 14-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy.

Both teenagers were charged and police said 14 teenagers were found with prohibited drugs.

Four passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were flown to England have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 13.

The Diamond Princess Ship. Image: AAP

The four people have been transferred to specialist infection centres.

They had been among a group of 30 British nationals and two Irish citizens placed in quarantine in the country's northwest on Saturday.

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Coronavirus World Pandemic 'Likely', Victorian Medical Chief Says

Victoria's chief medical officer has warned of the high chances of a global disease spread, saying the state is preparing for it.

England's chief medical officer said the virus was passed on in the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had been held for more than two weeks off the coast of Japan.

It comes after Europe's biggest coronavirus outbreak was reported in Italy, with confirmed cases rising from three to 132 over the weekend.

Chinese students are being offered fee reductions and special tutoring after being unable to return to Australia to study due to the coronavirus.

Passangers wearing masks arrive at Sydney airport after landing on a plane from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Image: Getty

Adelaide University has introduced fee reductions of up to 20 percent in a bid to prevent students from dropping out of the first semester, according to The Advertiser.

The university is also offering airfare reimbursements of $2,000 once travel restrictions are loosened.

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Coronavirus Travel Ban Could Cost Aussie Universities Billions

Australia's universities are scrambling to find solutions to the coronavirus travel ban that could cost them billions, as nearly 100,000 Chinese students remain stranded overseas.

Adelaide University said Chinese nationals accounted for 54 per cent of its international students and 16 per cent of all enrollments.

In sport, Australian Ajla Tomljanovic has beaten compatriot Priscilla Hon in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Qatar Open.

Tomljanovic's 6-2 6-4 victory in Doha means she will now meet Australian Open runner-up and No.11 seed Garbine Muguruza, who beat Daria Kasatkina 7-5 5-7 6-3 on Sunday.

Ajla Tomljanovic during WTA tennis tournament St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. Image: Getty

Hon beat Ludmilla Samsonova in qualifying to make the main draw.

Defending champion and tournament No.16 seed Elise Mertens also went through, beating China's Wang Qiang 6-1 6-2.

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'I Have A Couple Of Things To Sort Out': Nick Kyrgios Admits Being A 'Better Human' Will Improve Tennis

Nick Kyrgios has confessed that becoming a "better human" will improve his tennis, but acknowledged he has a number of things to "sort out" off the court first.

World No.1 and top seed Ash Barty will begin her campaign in the second round when she meets Germany's Laura Siegemund.

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Contact Eden at egillespie@networkten.com.au