Brekky Wrap: Conjoined Twins To Be Separated And Trump Insults Female Reporter
All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.
A man has been pulled out alive from under a collapsed building in the Indonesian city of Palu, three days after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the area. The 38-year-old man was conscious and talking as rescuers worked to free him. At least 844 people died in the natural disaster, with that number expected to rise. Mass burials are being planned.
Sarah Hanson-Young has urged the public to call out slut-shaming as a way of deweaponising what she says is a tactic used to disempower and silence women. Appearing on Q&A on Monday night, the Greens Senator spoke about her experience of slut-shaming by Liberals Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm, and how women "on all sides of politics" who have experienced the same. "It is something that affects a lot of people and naming it is what breaks the silence," she said. "Calling it out breaks the power. That is what we all have to do."
A pair of 14-month-old conjoined twins from Bhutan are flying to Melbourne, where doctors at the Royal Children's Hospital will attempt to separate them. Nima and Dawa Pelden are expected to arrive in Melbourne on Tuesday, after a fundraising effort by the Children First foundation. The sisters are joined at their lower chest, with doctors believing they have a joined liver and bowel, which they can separate.
Footage of Donald Trump telling a female reporter that she was "in a state of shock" for being picked to ask a question, and that she was "not thinking" has gone viral, drawing strong criticism. The reporter was senior White House correspondent Cecelia Vega for ABC News, who later responded to the insult by invoking the First Amendment.
A one-year-old baby boy has died, sparking an homicide investigation by WA Police. According to police, the boy was allegedly assaulted when he was six-weeks-old, being taken to Narrogin Regional Hospital on October 9 last year. A 25-year-old Mandurah man known to the child was charged over the assault in March.
Greg Inglis has alleged been charged with drink driving and speeding offences, just hours after being named the new Kangaroos captain. The South Sydney star allegedly returned a positive result to a roadside blood alcohol breath test.
Australian Survivor fans have been forced to say goodbye to their fave power couple, after a surprising mix of Idols, sassiness, and strategic Tribal Councils -- so, the usual Survivor shenanigans, really. No spoilers here, but catch up on everything that went down with our recap.
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