Brekky Wrap: Tsunami Death Toll Over 800 And Cooper Cronk's Secret Injury
All the news you need to know this Monday morning.
The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has almost doubled to 832, with authorities fearing it will only continue to rise. It comes amid questions as to why Indonesia cancelled its tsunami warning, a full 34 minutes after it was first issued. Australian PM Scott Morrison has promised that Australia stands "ready to assist".
Leigh Sales made light of the ongoing ABC saga on The Sunday Project, quipping that she better not comment on former ABC chairman Justin Milne or "I might get the sack". The 7.30 presenter and gun interviewer has a new book, about resilience and the 'worst two years of her life', out on Monday. She'll also be appearing on Studio 10 on Monday morning.
Police in NSW have clocked drivers reaching speeds of more than 150 km/h during the double demerits long weekend. A 22-year-old P-plater was clocked travelling at 150 km/h with a four-month-old baby in the backseat, while a 19-year-old allegedly reached speeds of 171 km/h along the Hume Highway. Both drivers had their licenses suspended on the spot. More than 2,600 NSW drivers were issued speeding infringements as of Sunday night.
Australia is headed for a scorching, dry spring as a "double whammy" of weather events hit the country from both ends. It might be good for the beachgoers among us, but it spells further disaster for drought-affected farmers, and increases the risk of bushfire. The rural fire service is warning residents at risk they should know what to do if the worst happens -- particularly if kids are at home during the school holidays while parents are at work.
Combustible cladding is set to be banned in the UK for all new buildings above 18 metres, 15 months after the Grenfell Tower fire which killed 72 people. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire told the Conservative Party conference that the "unimaginable horror" of the Grenfell disaster, for which the cladding was blamed for the spread of the fire, has "underlined the need" to ensure "such a disaster cannot happen again".
Kanye West copped boos, jeers, and very few claps during his Saturday Night Live appearance after he went on a pro-Donald Trump rant. Sporting a red 'Make America Great Again' hat, the rapper -- who earlier this year claimed slavery was a "choice" -- explained his support for Trump. "There's so many times I talk to a white person about this and they say, 'how could you like Trump? He's racist.' Well, if I was concerned about racism I would've moved out of America a long time ago." Chris Rock, who captured footage on Instagram, can be heard whispering, "Oh my god".
Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk played with a broken shoulder blade, yet still helped his team win the Grand Final 21 to 6 against Melbourne's Storm. The extent of Cronk's injury wasn't known until after the game, with the club playing it down as a "rotator cuff" injury all week. His performance will "go down in history", according to teammate Boyd Cordner.
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