M68!: Morning News Wrap. From around the Globe to your Frontal Lobe. Good Morning. Here is the News:
A man and a woman (hubby and wife) have been killed as a plane crashed into the Swan River during Australia Day festivities – which were then cancelled. See Pic.
Some of the people Honoured with Australia Day Awards were Julia Gillard, Jimmy Barnes, Jo Gash, Ray Meagher, Mick Fanning.
Australia Day Protests around Australia turn ugly particularly in Sydney where there were scuffles with Police. One protest in Redfern saw the burning of an Australian flag.
Federer through to the Australia Open Final.
During an NBL match between NZ and a Cairns team, a Kiwi player had his eye ball pop out of it’s socket.
Man arrested after a 78 year old Sydney woman bashed.
Body found off a Sydney Cliff.
40 students sent home from a Brisbane North School with a gastro bug.
A Glenn Innes woman has been sentenced to one month jail for keeping 74 animals in horrendous conditions. Wow a whole month. That should be a deterrent.
Rescuers confirm 29 bodies pulled from Italy Avalanche.
Mexico’s President cancels a planned trip to visit Trump after Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against the President. For those who defended Trump’s use of Twitter post my open letter to Trump recently, this is what I was talking about when I said Twitter is not the place to conduct international diplomacy. Good on the Mexican President for cancelling I say.
Trumps slaps a 20% tax on all Mexican imports to pay for the wall.
Wall Street up 34 points.
Scientists create first ever human-pig embryo – which is a step closer to being able to grow transplantable organs…..Quick Quiz – what Sitcom did one of the main characters claim to have seen a Pigman whilst visiting a hospital?
Mary Tyler Moore has died.
A Big Mac Vending machine is being trialed in Boston.
The Senior Diplomats in charge of the US State Department have all resigned – potentially throwing US Embassies around the world into Chaos.
Far right wing politicians have a new slogan. Make Europe Great Again. Places where this slogan would be obsolete because they are already great: Make Diet Coke Great Again. Make Chocolate Great Again. Make the Morning News Wrap Great Again. Make Ninja ZX14’s Great Again. Make Australia Great Again.
Fact of the Day: Your blood travels the same distance in a day equal to half the earth’s circumferences.
Have a super Friday.