Brekky Wrap: Fears For 14,000 Sheep On Capsized Cargo Ship

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Rescuers are working to save 14,600 sheep loaded on a cargo ship which capsized off the coast of Romania. 

The Queen Hind overturned on the Black Sea coastline on Sunday morning (local time), after leaving the port of Midia.

All 22 Syrian nationals aboard the vessel have been saved. In images released by the BBC, police, firefighters and the Romanian coast guard can be seen working to save thousands of animals.

At least 34 sheep found swimming nearby have been rescued, but thousands of others are believed to have drowned.

A rescue operation is underway to save 14,600 sheep. Image: BBC

ASIO is investigating allegations the Chinese government tried to bankroll an Australian man to run as a Liberal Party candidate in a federal election.

Nick Zhao, a luxury car dealer, was reportedly found dead in a Melbourne motel room in March. His cause of death has not been determined, but reportedly he had earlier told Australia's spy agency he had been approached to run for office by a man suspected to be a Chinese intelligence office.

Chairman of the parliament's intelligence and security committee, Andrew Hastie, told Nine's 60 Minutes that he wants a full investigation into what happened to Zhao.

"This is a state-sponsored attempt to infiltrate our Parliament using an Australian citizen and basically run them as an agent of foreign influence in our democratic system," he said.

Andrew Hastie, told Nine's 60 Minutes that he wants a full investigation into what happened to Zhao. Image: AAP /Lukas Coch.



ASIO Investigating Chinese Plot To Install Australian Political Candidate

The head of ASIO says he is aware of an alleged plot by China to infiltrate parliament by recruiting a businessman to stand as a Liberal Party candidate.

A mother of two young girls who died after being left inside a hot car south of Brisbane is due in court today.

The one and two-year-olds were pulled unresponsive from the vehicle in Logan on Saturday.

The 27-year-old woman has been charged with murder.

Image: AAP.

Accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards will stand trial in Perth this week, almost three years after his arrest.

The former Telstra technician is accused of murdering three women in 1996 and 1997.

Hundreds of witnesses including overseas experts will take the stand over the coming months.

A photograph of Edwards taken in 2016. Image: AAP



What We Can Tell You About The Claremont Serial Killings Before The Trial

On Monday, November 25 the murder trial of Bradley Robert Edwards begins, as does the possibility of closure for the families of the three women he is accused of killing in the Perth suburb of Claremont in the mid-1990s.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has thrown his hat in the ring, joining the Democratic Party presidential primary race.

The 77-year-old billionaire says he wants to "defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America".

He joins 17 other candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to take on the president, including Vice-President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

New research has revealed more than half of Aussie adults are having problems sleeping.

Close to 60 percent of us have at least one symptom of insomnia, according to a survey conducted by the Sleep Health Foundation.

Close to 15 percent have chronic insomnia.

Image: Getty

Australia has thrashed Pakistan by an innings and five runs on day four of the first test at the Gabba.

Marnus Labuschagne was awarded the man of the match after notching a memorable 185 -- his maiden test century.

The second test gets underway in Adelaide on Friday.

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