Kanye's Aussie wife turning heads again, man dies in suspected road rage attack: Australia news live

Plus Australia is ramping up its road surveillance, with new statistics from one state revealing how many drivers have been caught flouting the rules.

Yahoo's live news blog this Thursday, June 20 has now concluded.

We started with the news from the UK that Stonehenge has been targeted by climate protesters. Two people have been arrested after the world-famous stone circle was covered in orange paint. Read more in the blog below.

Fans believe Britney Spears has left a cryptic Instagram post following charges laid against her former partner Justin Timberlake. Read more here. Kanye's Aussie partner Bianca Censori has also donned another daring outfit for Paris Fashion Week.

Authorities have revealed 70,000 drivers have been caught by South Australia's new mobile phone cameras in less than two months.

Follow along as we bring you regular updates throughout the day.

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    Social media laps up Kim and Putin moment

    Nothing to see here, just two blokes in a luxury Russian car.

    This photo from Vladimir Putin's North Korea trip has been a hit on social media, with plenty of jokes at the expense of Kim Jong-un and the visiting Russian president.

    "New meme format just dropped," one popular comment on Reddit declared. Expect to see plenty more of this picture on the internet.

    Of course, there is more serious news to come from the trip, with the two countries agreeing to support each other in times of war. The defence pact has unsurprisingly raised concerns in Western countries who have been closely watching on.

    In this pool photograph distributed by the Russian state agency Sputnik, Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) drive an Aurus car in Pyongyang, on June 19, 2024.  (Photo by Gavriil GRIGOROV / POOL / AFP) / -- Editor's note : this image is distributed by the Russian state owned agency Sputnik - (Photo by GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) drive an Aurus car in Pyongyang. Source: Getty
  • Man charged over fake bomb threat allegedly made device

    A man charged over a fake bomb threat in the Melbourne city centre allegedly made an improvised explosive device more than six weeks ago.

    Charge sheets released to AAP allege Steven Mauldon, 33, "unlawfully and maliciously" made the bomb at a Geelong property on May 5.

    Mauldon was taken into custody just after midday on Wednesday after parts of the busy precinct were placed into lockdown.

    The police operation unfolding on Wednesday. Source: NCA NewsWire, X

    People were told to stay inside buildings as bomb squad officers searched Mauldon's car and allegedly found a gun and drugs.

    Detectives and officers from the Bomb Response unit raided a North Shore home in Geelong on Wednesday afternoon, seizing items including suspected explosive devices.

    Read more here.

    - AAP

  • All eyes on Aussie at Paris Fashion Week

    Bianca Censori, Kanye West's Australian partner, is turning heads once again, this time at Paris Fashion Week.

    Known for her daring outfits, the 29-year-old revealed her new pink hair in a sheer bodysuit that left little to the imagination.

    Kanye wore an all-white outfit, including a covering over his entire face. What next for this eccentric couple?

  • Childcare centre criticised over Pride Month celebration

    A Sydney council has defended its decision to incorporate Pride-related activities at one of its daycare centres.

    Children at Northmead Redbank Early Learning Centre in Parramatta, who are as young as six months, "celebrated" Australia's Australia’s diverse LGBTQIA+ community with rainbow flag painting and dress up among other activities, the Daily Telegraph reported.

    One mother told the publication she believed there is "no place" for the "political movement" at a childcare centre and has since removed her child.

    Parramatta Council has stressed the children have not been taught about LGBT issues.

    “Council seeks to create an inclusive environment at its childcare centres where every child and parent feels welcome and supported. During Pride Month, the centre focuses on age-appropriate activities like painting and dance that celebrate being yourself, inclusion and friendship," a spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph.

  • Microplastics discovered in unlikely place

    Here's a story we didn't think we'd be bringing you today.

    Microplastics have been found in human penises for the first time, with scientists raising questions about their impact on sexual health.

    A study, published in the science journal Nature, assessed the tissue from six men who had undergone surgery treating erectile dysfunction.

    In 80% of the samples, seven types of microplastics were identified, with some as small as two micrometres - or two thousandths of a millimetre. Some were as large as half a millimetre,

    "The detection of microplastics in penile tissue raises inquiries on the ramifications of environmental pollutants on sexual health," scientists said in the study which they described as "groundbreaking".

    Almost half of the microplastics found were polyethylene terephthalate, commonly used to make clothes and food and drink packaging.

    Polypropylene - a harder microplastic also used in packaging - formed 34.7% of the substances.

    Read more here.

  • Hunt for driver after man dies in suspected road rage incident

    A pedestrian has died after allegedly being hit by a ute during a road rage incident.

    Emergency services were called to Jersey Road at Blackett, in Sydney's west, on Thursday morning after receiving reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.

    Police discovered a 27-year-old man, who was wearing high-visibility clothes, had been hit by a ute before it was driven away.

    The man died at the scene while being treated by paramedics.

    Investigators are looking for a white ute with a metal tray, a black canopy and a black toolbox with metal racks on top that was seen in the area.

    Police have established a crime scene and are searching for the driver involved in the alleged road rage incident.

    - AAP

  • Bizarre find in man's backyard

    We take you now to one of our stranger stories this week. A man in New Zealand couldn't quite believe what he was seeing when he stumbled across this 'pair of eyes' in his backyard.

    Turns out they're a couple of earth star mushrooms. Read more here.

    Source: Facebook
    Source: Facebook
  • Ash Barty returning to Wimbledon

    Well not many saw this coming. Ash Barty is returning to tennis, well sort of. She'll be playing at Wimbledon's Invitational Doubles this year two years after her retirement.

    Unsurprisingly fans are loving it and of course has sparked speculation about what could be next.

  • Bones found at construction site

    Forensic testing has begun on a number of bones found at a construction site in Sydney’s north.

    NSW Police were called to a construction site on South Creek Rd, Cromer at about 10.45am on Wednesday after a “number of bones were excavated”.

    A police statement said testing had yet to determine if the remains are human.

    Remains have been found at a construction site on South Creek Rd at Cromer in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
    Remains have been found at a construction site on South Creek Rd at Cromer in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

    Officers remain at the site, and inquiries are continuing.

    While the investigation is at its infancy, the site is about 1km away from Cromer High School, where convicted murder Chris Dawson worked as a sports teacher in 1979.

    The now 75-year-old was found guilty of murdering his wife Lynette Sims, however her body has never been found following her disappearance in January 1982.

    - NCA NewsWire

  • Stonehenge sprayed in paint by climate protesters

    Climate protesters have struck again, this time targeting the UK's world-famous Stonehenge.

    The stone circle was doused in orange paint just one day before thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the site to celebrate the longest day of the year.

    UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the move "disgraceful" and the two men responsible, who were wearing Just Stop Oil t-shirts, should be "ashamed". They were later arrested.

    It's the latest in a long line of stunts by climate protesters targeting iconic and culturally significant locations, while roads have routinely been targeted, infuriating commuters. So is this latest stunt a step too far? Have your say below.

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