Brekky Wrap: 'Child' Filmed Smoking At Football Game Actually A 36-Year-Old Man
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Video of a football fan smoking at a match in Turkey has sent Twitter into a spin, with local media reporting the fan is, in fact, a 36-year-old man.
It all started at a game between Turkish sides Fenerbahce S.K. and Bursaspor, when the camera panned to a young boy who was spotted smoking a cigarette. Viewers were left outraged at the sight of a child smoking, and it is also illegal to smoke in public places in Turkey. But local media has since been reported the fan, who was seated next to a child and dressed in green Bursaspor attire, is a 36-year-old father.
The match between the two Turkish clubs was reportedly a friendly, with all proceeds being donated to organisations supporting ill children with Down Syndrome and autism.
Thousands of residents on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast have spent a second night in evacuation centres after being forced from their homes by an intense bushfire. The blaze at Peregian was downgraded overnight, but unfavourable weather is expected to hit again in the coming days.
Eight fires are being probed by a special police taskforce for possible arson, as the state’s bushfire emergency continues.
Meanwhile, firefighters in NSW are hoping for a better day as they continue efforts to contain three blazes burning out-of-control on the state’s north coast. Watch-and-act alerts remain in place this morning for the fires in Bees Nest, near Armidale, Drake, near Tenterfield and Shark Creek in the Clarence Valley after emergency warnings were downgraded.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is due to visit the the area today.
Investigators will look into a ferocious factory fire that sent smoke billowing into the air in south-west Sydney. The fire started at a Baker and Co factory in Moorebank yesterday afternoon, causing intense heat and intermittent explosions that prompted the evacuation of nearby residents.
Firefighters managed to successfully contain the blaze, with some crews remaining at the site overnight. The cause of the fire remains unclear.
A man is due to face court today charged with the murder of a 26-year-old woman whose body was found in a north Brisbane park last week. The 34-year-old man was arrested in the inner-city suburb of Lutwyche yesterday after members of the public alerted police. He was later charged with murder.
Council workers came across the body of Ioli Hadjilyra in a garden bed on September 4.
Liberal MP Gladys Liu has refused to explicitly criticise China after questions about her connections to Chinese Communist Party propaganda organisations.Liu appeared on Sky News' The Bolt Report last night after an ABC story claimed she was an office-holder with two organisations that were later rolled into China's United Front propaganda arm.
She said she "can't recall" whether she had been a council member for two China Overseas Exchange Association chapters from 2003 to 2015.
Overseas, Apple has unveiled its next range of products, including three new iPhones and an Apple Watch. The new iPhone 11 will come with two back cameras, including an ultra wide-angle lens and the next generation of microchips, the A13, but few big apparent changes. Prices start at $US699 ($A1,018).
The company also announced its subscription streaming television service, Apple TV Plus, will kick off in November.
U.S. President Donald Trump has fired his national security adviser John Botlon. Trump announced the decision on Twitter, saying Bolton submitted his resignation at the president’s request. But Bolton offered a different version of events.
Bolton and Trump were known to have had significant disagreements on global challenges such as on Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea.
In sport, the Socceroos have blitzed Kuwait in their first World Cup qualifier match. Captain Mathew Leckie and Aaron Mooy easily secured the 3-0 win for the Aussies, who are one step closer to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
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