Brekky Wrap: David Goodall Ends His Life, Trump-Kim Meeting Date Set And R.Kelly Disappears From Spotify
Plus, Harvey Weinstein's wife admits she was "so naive" about her husband's behaviour.
Dr David Goodall has fulfilled his wish and ended his own life through voluntary euthanasia. Philip Nitschke, a long-time advocate of assisted suicide, said he died peacefully in Basel, Switzerland. Goodall is said to have been in good humour, his last words being, "This is taking a long time."
June 12 will be the day U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un will hold their historic meeting. It will be the first time a sitting U.S President has met a North Korean Leader. The pair will meet in Singapore and are expected to talk denuclearisation.
Donald Trump has greeted three American prisoners that were released from North Korea as they arrived back on U.S. soil. Trump thanked Kim for releasing the trio earlier than expected, but said the real win would be guaranteeing complete denuclearisation of the state and avoiding consequent war.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has offered Australians an even bigger tax break than the government's in his budget reply speech. Shorten told parliament on Thursday evening that Scott Morrison's third budget lacked the fairness Australian people deserve and promised to introduce a Working Australians Tax Refund if he was elected to office.
Harvey Weinstein's estranged wife Georgina Chapman has given her first interview since the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding her husband. She told Vogue that she was "absolutely not" suspicious of Weinstein's behaviour and she admitted she was "so naive." The interview comes after dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault.
Streaming service Spotify has removed R. Kelly's music from its playlists amid sexual assault allegations. While Spotify doesn't censor the music of artists based on their behaviour, a Spotify spokesperson told the BBC that, "when an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator." R. Kelly's music will still be available on the service, but it will be removed from Spotify operated playlists and recommendations.
And new research from the University of Queensland has revealed a that female hairy-nosed wombats bite a male on the bum when they are ready to mate. It's hoped the new discovery will help develop better breeding programs for the native Aussie animals and therefore, increase numbers of the endangered species.
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