Brekky Wrap: Momo Artist Says His Creation Is Now Dead And 'The Curse Is Gone'
All the news you need to know this Monday morning.
A man who alleged he was molested by George Pell in Ballarat in the 1970s will file a civil lawsuit against the disgraced Cardinal in the Supreme Court in Melbourne. The 50-year-old man was a complainant against Pell in a second trial, but the case was abandoned by prosecutors after a court deemed vital evidence inadmissible.
Four men are wanted over a shooting at a Melbourne boxing tournament that left one man dead and two others seriously injured. Brothers Abdullah El Nasher, 27, and Ali El Nasher, 28, as well as Mikhael Myko, 25, are wanted by police in relation to the shooting. A fourth man is yet to be identified.
At least five buildings, including homes, have been destroyed in Victoria as two out-of-control bushfires continue to burn. The Bunyip bushfire is now burning dangerously close to two electricity transmission lines linking the Latrobe Valley and Melbourne, running the risk of power outages across the state.
The artist who created the horrifying Momo sculpture said his work is now dead. Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso told The Sun it had rotted and was thrown out last month. "The children can be reassured Momo is dead, she doesn't exist and the curse is gone," he said. The so-called Momo suicide challenge caused widespread alarm, but it's now being called a malicious hoax.
A driver charged with causing a horror car crash which killed a 12-year-old boy and critically injured the boy's mother and sister will face court on Monday. John Pagakis, 34, is accused of fleeing the scene and was arrested at his mother's home in Narraweena in northern Sydney a few hours later.
Australian and Indonesia will finally sign a long-awaited free trade deal on Monday. The landmark deal to bring new access to markets for agriculture and education was delayed last year when Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the government was considering moving Australia's Israeli embassy to Jerusalem.
The US House Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump. It will seek documents from more than 60 people and organisations and comes just weeks before Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to deliver his findings into possible collusion during the 2016 election.
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had an egg thrown on him while visiting a mosque in his local constituency. A man was arrested a short time later. It comes less than a month until Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, with Labour saying last week it would back a second Brexit referendum.
Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for $US 50 million ($AU 71 million), claiming she fabricated domestic violence claims causing him to lose work. Heard's lawyer said it's nothing more than a "frivolous action" designed to silence his client.
The Matildas are set to claim the Cup of Nations after beating South Korea 4-1 at Suncorp Stadium. Captain Sam Kerr nabbed two goals in the first half.
The Fremantle Dockers have secured a crucial 18-point victory over the Western Bulldogs, inching closer to the AFLW finals.
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