Friday brekky wrap: Royal selfies to ice game death
SO close to the weekend now.
Welcome to Friday and the latest instalment in your brekky wrap.
We kick off the day with a nice light story.
Prince William and Harry have posted what is being described as Buckingham Palace's first royal selfie.
The princes launched an online search for inspirational young people from around the Commonwealth on behalf of the Queen.
The brothers jokingly posed with internet entrepreneur Jamal Edwards, 23, on a "Twitter Mirror" which has been set up in Buckingham Palace's illustrious 1855 Room, converted to a digital hub for the day.
Poking their fingers towards the lens in a Lord Kitchener "Your Country Needs You!" pose, the princes also made their own little bit of history.
NOT so keen to stay in front of the camera was Clive Palmer who stormed off a TV set after being asked questions about Chinese taking legal action against him.
Earlier the Palmer United Party leader frustrated Tony Abbott by voting against legislation to repeal the carbon tax.
OVERSEAS and the situation in Israel is escalating.
A family of eight, as well as nine football fans watching the World Cup, were among the victims of yesterday's Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, as Benjamin Netanyahu vowed there would be no ceasefire.
The Israeli PM said that, in spite of the mounting death toll, air strikes would continue. "I am not speaking with anyone about a ceasefire. That is not under consideration," he said.
THE World Cup has brought far better fortunes for Axelle Despiegelaere, a 17-year old Belgium football fan, who made headlines after she was photographed in her Red Devils outfit during the group stages of the World Cup.
The photographs not only went viral, but have also made her the star of L'Oreal's latest social media campaign in Belgium and she has already filmed her first "beauty tutorial" for the brand.
IN NEW Zealand, a man suffered a heart attack and died after a heavy drinking session during which he had a bucket of ice poured over his head as part of a social media game.
He is believed to have then consumed a large quantity of Jim Beam bourbon in a matter of minutes.
Five hours later he suffered a cardiac arrest.
The ice challenge has become a viral phenomenon around the world.