Brekky Wrap: Armistice Commemorations In Europe And Wildfires Kill 25
All the news you need to know this Monday.
More than 70 world leaders have gathered at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. U.S. President Donald Trump joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron with other prime ministers and monarchs as part of the event. Australia's Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, was also in attendance. The commemoration was the global centrepiece of tributes to the collective 10 million people who were killed as part of the four-year war that raged between 1914 and 1918.
Donald Trump's motorcade was travelling up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe when a topless protester ran onto the street. The woman was from the radical feminist group Femen and she managed to get within metres of Trump's car before she was tackled to the ground by police. Photographs of the woman appeared to show the words 'fake peacemaker' written across her body.
The death toll continues to rise as destructive fires burn across California. At least 25 people have died and another 35 are missing after one wildfire completely destroyed the town of Paradise. A second fire tore through the seaside town of Malibu, forcing the entire population to evacuate. The area of Thousand Oaks, where 13 people died in a deadly mass shooting just last week, is also affected. Firefighters continue to combat the blazes and authorities are working to identify the victims.
A woman who was arrested and charged over the strawberry contamination scandal will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday. A 50-year-old woman was charged with seven counts of contaminating goods on Sunday following a "complex investigation" after needles were found in strawberries. The scandal saw truckloads of fruit discarded and punnets recalled. Supermarkets were also forced to throw away their stock. Police said on Sunday they will allege a "circumstance of aggravation" was present, meaning the woman could face a maximum 10 years in prison.
A bodyboarder who was bitten by a shark at Pyramids Beach, south of Perth, has been flown to hospital. Police say the man in his 20s felt something grab his leg at the beach in Dawesville at about 8.30am on Sunday morning. He was bitten deeply on his foot and ankle but the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The beach has been closed until further notice, the WA Premier has urged beachgoers not to be afraid to go in the water.
A mass grave of mummified cats has been found during an archaeological excavation in Saqqara, Egypt. Seven tombs were discovered during the dig which started in April and three of those tombs contained dozens of mummified cats. Over 100 wooden statues of cats were also found in the grave, which are believed to be thousands of years old.
Australia has lost the One Day International series to South Africa. Australia lost to the tourists by just 40 runs in Hobart, despite a 109 run effort from Shaun Marsh. The Proteas' whopping 5-320 was just too good for Australia.
Kylie Minogue sat down with The Sunday Project's Lisa Wilkinson where she opened up about everything from her new music, her relationship with British GQ Magazine's creative editor Paul Solomons and her trademark battle with Kylie Jenner. Minogue said she "felt bad" about the way the legalities were managed between her and Jenner, but that eventually everything was handled respectfully.
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