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Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Violently Attacks His Attorney After Getting 47-Year Jail Sentence

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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World

Toxic Black Snow Falls From The Sky In Siberia

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A pall of eerie black snow has covered several towns in the Siberian region of Kuzbass, which is home to 2.6 million people and one of the world's largest coal fields.

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Why Russia Is About To Switch Off The Internet

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Russia is planning to briefly disconnect from cyberspace to test its cyber-defences.

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World

Polar Bears 'Invade' Remote Russian Settlement

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An emergency situation has been declared in the remote Novaya Zemlya islands in northern Russia that have been inundated with up to 52 polar bears.

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News

A Woman Has Been Eaten Alive By Pigs She Was Feeding

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A farmer has been eaten by the very same pigs she was feeding, after collapsing in their sty.

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World

Russian Witches Gather To Pass Their Powers To Vladimir Putin

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Just in case Vladimir Putin needed more power, a coven of witches have gathered to pass some extra energy on to him.

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Russia Jails Jehovah's Witness In Landmark Case

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A Russian court on Wednesday found a Danish adherent of the Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of organising the activities of a banned extremist organisation.

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Russia Hits Back At US, Races To Develop New Missile Launch Systems

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Russia will race to develop two new land-based missile launch systems before 2021 to respond to Washington's planned exit from a landmark nuclear arms control pact, Moscow says.

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US To Abandon Arms Treaty With Russia

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The US has announced it will withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the landmark 1987 arms control pact.

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Thief Steals Painting From Art Gallery In Broad Daylight

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A man walked into Moscow’s New Tretyakov Gallery, took the painting off the wall and walked out.

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The Instagram Bear Making A Name For Himself Modelling

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As Instagram models go, Stepan is unique.

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World

Baby Pulled Alive From Rubble After 35 Hours In Freezing Cold

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The 11-month-old baby survived more than 35 hours in temperatures as low as -17 degrees.

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Good News

Thousands Of Santas Seen Russian Through St Petersburg

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More than three thousand people dressed as Santa Claus have descended on St Petersburg for an annual race.

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World

Coal Cover-Up: Russian Authorities Paint Polluted Snow White

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A real sneaky cover-up, literally. 

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World

Russian Meddling In US Election Exposed In Millions Of Social Media Posts

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The US Senate will publish a report this week detailing the vast scope of Russia’s disinformation campaign surrounding the 2016 US election campaign, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

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World

'Zero Progress': The Beef Between Ukraine And Russia Just Got Fiercer

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After four years of deadly conflict, there's no end in sight as the EU's sanctions against Russia are extended.

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World

Teen Dies After Phone Falls Into Bath While Charging: Reports

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A teenager has reportedly died in Russia after her phone dropped into a bath while it was charging. 

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More Than 100 Whales Trapped In Secret 'Jail' Discovered In Russia

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Drone footage has captured potentially illegal enclosures-- what activists are now calling a "whale jail"-- holding more than 100 whales in Russia.

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World

BUS-ted: Four men dress as a ‘bus’ to cross a vehicle-only bridge

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A group of men have been nabbed by security after trying to cross a vehicle-only bridge wearing a cut-out bus costume.

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World

History Could Repeat As The U.S. & Russia Face A Nuclear Arms Stand-Off

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President Donald Trump has declared his intention to withdraw the United States from a cold-war era missile treaty with Russia, sparking fears he's opened a Pandora's box of international relations.

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Brekky Wrap

Eleven Kids Off Nauru And The Royals Fly To Fiji

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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Brekky Wrap

Hacking Accusations Against Russia And Aid Arrives In Indonesia

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

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Politics

Australia Condemns 'Malicious' Russia Over Hacking

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Australia has called out "malicious" cyber activity from Russia's military, backing British accusations that the government has targeted politics, business and media.

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News

Did All Those People Really Hate The Last Jedi?

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Or was Russia behind the loathing?

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World

Britain Identifies Third Russian Agent In Attack On Former Spy, Reports

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British police have identified a third Russian military intelligence officer they believe carried out a reconnaissance mission before the attempted murder of double agent Sergei Skripal, the Telegraph newspaper reported.

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Salisbury Poisoning Suspect Named As Russian Colonel By UK Media

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The real identity of one of the men wanted over the Salisbury poisoning may have been revealed.

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World

Russian Man Dug Up 29 Bodies, Dressed Them For Apartment Display

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Police say a Russian man dug up 29 female bodies and brought them to his apartment, where he dressed them in women's clothes and put them on display.

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Brekky Wrap

Another U.S. Mass Shooting And Shark Control Enforced

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

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World

Novichok Suspects Insist They Were Only In Salisbury To See The Cathedral

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They rattled off what sounded suspiciously like a Wikipedia entry.

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World

Vladimir Putin And Chinese President Xi Jinping Have Been Flipping Pancakes Together

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Washed down with a shot of vodka, no less.

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World

Ex-Trump Advisor Claims Alexander Downer Is A Spy In Twitter Rant

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George Papadopoulos mocks Downer stockings pic, calls meeting "incredibly suspicious"

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World

International Community Backs Britain Over Salisbury Poisoning

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Russia has faced a barrage of criticism at the UN security council over the nerve agent attack.

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Novichok Poisoning Suspects 'Part Of Russian Intelligence Service'

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The actions of the two suspects were approved 'at a senior level of the Russian state', says the British PM.

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Brekky Wrap

Aged Care Assault, Bishop Calls Out MPs' 'Appalling Behaviour'

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Everything you need to know this Thursday morning.

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World

Two Russians Named Over Skripal Poisoning

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Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in March.

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World

Mum Was A Neanderthal: Fossil Shows Mix Of Humankind’s Cousins

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Scientists say they’ve found proof that some Humans are a mixture of Neanderthals and Denisovans.

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Brekky Wrap

Trump Wants Russian Probe To End And Zimbabwe Election Protests

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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World

Trump Claims His Campaign Was 'Illegally' Spied On

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Documents relating to the president's former adviser Carter Page's ties to Russia have been released.

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Views

Stop Laughing. You’re Not Fixing The Problem. You're Part Of It.

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There’s a theory (read: joke) as to why Donald Trump is so eager to bow to Vladimir Putin: they’re secret lovers. It’s not funny.

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World

Time's New Cover Is Being Hailed A Masterpiece

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"Trump wanted a summit with Putin. He got way more than he bargained for."

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Views

Should Three Dead Children Be 'Slightly Looked Over'?

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Three. Dead. Children. Shame on Craig Kelly.

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World

White House Denies Trump Comments On Russia Targeting The U.S.

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The president was saying "no" to answering questions of whether Moscow was continuing its attempts to meddle in American elections, not to the question itself.

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Politics

'You Have Nothing': Grieving Dad Takes Aim At Trump Over MH17

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He told the U.S President "you have nothing" and accused him of "kissing" Vladimir Putin's "arse".

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The 4 Words Trump Had Written On His Notes In Bold But Didn't Read Out

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Trump's back flipped on his support for Russia, except he really hasn't.

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World

Trump's Backflip: Claims He Misspoke At Meeting With Putin

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“The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’”

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The Top 5 Takeaways From the Trump-Putin Summit

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Presidents Trump and Putin concluded their much-anticipated summit in Helsinki on Monday.

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World

Trump Meets With Putin After Denouncing Past U.S. Policy On Russia

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The handshake the world has been waiting for, President Trump has met with Vladimir Putin in Finland.

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World

Deadly Novichok Nerve Agent Hidden In Perfume Bottle

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Police investigating links to poisoning of former Russian spy and his daughter.

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Helsinki Summit: Trump Faces Major Test After Russians Charged Over Election Hacking

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12 Russian military officers have been indicted over interfering with the US election. What should Trump do when he meets with Putin?

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World

Trump Sets 'Low Expectations' For Putin Meeting

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'Nothing bad ... maybe something good' will come out of his summit with the Russian president.

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World

Trump Plays Golf In Scotland Before Putin Summit

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Trump waves at protesters in Edinburgh.

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12 Russians Charged With Hacking Democrats During 2016 US Election

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It's part of Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 US Presidential election.

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World

Novichok: What Is It And What Does It Do?

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The nerve agents are at the heart of diplomatic fury and the death of a woman.

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World

FIFA Invites Thai Junior Soccer Team To World Cup Final If Rescued In Time

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed his sympathies and support on behalf of the international soccer community.

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FIFA World Cup

Fans Furious After Optus Sports Live Streaming Problems

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A whole lot of misses when everyone wanted goals.

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World

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Jailed For Witness Tampering

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Paul Manafort is the first victim of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election involvement.

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5 Things To Do In Russia If You Don't Like Soccer

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FIFA World What? Forget the football, Russia should still top your travel list.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

VIC Police Fake 250K Breath Tests And One Nation In Crisis

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All the news you need to know this Thursday morning.

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World

Ex-Spy's Daughter Says She's 'Lucky' To Have Survived Nerve Attack

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Yulia Skripal says she and her father Sergei are both "so lucky" to be alive in her first public statement since the nerve attack.

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Sergei Skripal Released From Hospital

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Former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, has been released from Salisbury Hospital, two months after he was poisoned by a nerve agent.