Brekky Wrap: ScoMo Apologises For Video And Deadly Cause Of Fire Revealed
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Scott Morrison has deleted and apologised for a deeply awkward video his office posted to social media accounts, which showed footage of parliament cut to Fatman Scoop's 'Be Faithful'. The full lyrics of the song -- which includes lines like "who f**king tonight?" and the n-word -- are "just not okay," said Morrison, who asked his team to take it down. The tweet was visible for hours, and widely mocked, before it was belatedly deleted.
Former Australian Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma has won the Liberal Party preselection to run in Malcolm Turnbull's former seat of Wentworth. He emerged victorious after more than six hours of voting, and now faces a difficult battle to convince the electorate to vote again for the Liberal party. Sharma's win comes despite calls for a woman to be pre-selected in the seat.
A Gold Coast high school student has died after suffering a "serious medical condition" in class on Thursday. It's being reported that the 15-year-old was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived. On Facebook, Acting Principal Dan Finn assured parents that counselling would be provided to students but said that he couldn't provide more details of the incident out of respect to "the privacy of the family at this time".
A soft toy that fell onto an electric heater and began to melt is believed to have caused the death of two young girls in a house fire in Melbourne. The parents noticed smoke coming from the front bedroom at about 8am, and rushed both children to hospital, but they were pronounced dead. A six-month-old baby was unharmed.
Donald Trump has falsely claimed that nearly 3,000 people "did not die" in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The president accused Democrats of inflating the death toll "in order to make me look as bad as possible". The official US death toll stands at 34, but in August the Puerto Rico government released figures estimating that 2,975 people had died as a result of the disaster. George Washington University, which conducted the study, is standing by its figures.
Photos of a completely nude Kendall Jenner, intended for a coffee table book by Australian photographer Russell James, have leaked online. The photos show her running along a beach and riding a horse, and will be published in the limited run 'Angels'. They were "stolen from James and leaked without permission", according to TMZ.
The Australian Boomers basketball team took to the court for the first time since the ugly, all-out brawl in the Philippines, securing a 95 to 43 victory over Qatar in the second round of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers. They will now face Kazakhstan at Bendigo Stadium in Victoria.
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