10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

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Good morning.

1. Two of the London attackers have been officially identified. They were Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane; a third remains unnamed. One of them may even have appeared in a Channel 4 documentary called “The Jihadis Next Door”, praying in front of an unfurled ISIS flag in London’s Regent’s Park. Brit PM Theresa May is trying to assure voters ahead of Thursday’s election that the UK is safest under her government.

2. Also on the radar of counter-terrorism police was Somali refugee Yacqub Khayre, who was last night shot dead by Victorian police in Melbourne after a two-hour siege. Another man died and three policemen were wounded. Khayre reportedly called Channel Seven and said “This is for IS, this is for Al Qaeda”.

3. Apple held its biggest event of the year, the WWDC, and the rollouts kept coming. This could take a while; let’s start with the computers:

Now mobile:


And finally, Internet of Things:

4. To markets, and geopolitics caused some tremors. But not the London terror attacks; it was a split between Qatar and a Saudi-led coalition that caused some volatility for oil prices. More on that later. US stocks dropped a little, but the Aussie dollar was the best performing G10 currency, pushing 75 cents once again. Today, of course, is Rates Day in Australia, but no one’s expecting a move. Here’s your 10-second guide.

5. Gal Gadot is actually some kind of superhuman. She’s just revealed she was five months pregnant when jumping through high windows and killing Nazis on the set of Wonder Woman:

Here’s how she’s doing at the box office compared to other superhero movies.

6. “What are you talking about?” is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s response to one question from NBC’s Megyn Kelly. “Have you all lost your senses over there?” is another. And “Do you even understand what you’re asking?” Now that’s entertainment.

7. Because he’s probably too busy toying with US journalists, Putin won’t be in Monaco to see his Patek Philippe 5208P auctioned off:

Patek Philippe 5208PMonaco Legend AuctionsThe Patek Philippe 5208P.

It should fetch around the $US1 million mark.

8. Qatar paid a ransom to release 26 members of a hunting party taken hostage by Iranian and al-Qaeda-linked forces in Syria. But it wasn’t an ordinary hunting party – it was a falconry party with members of Qatar’s royal family in it. And the ransom was reported to be somewhere near $US1 billion. It might have been the tipping point for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and a powerful military leader in Libya to sever ties with Doha.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals took Real Madrid to Champions League glory on the weekend. But his son, 6-year-old Cristiano Jnr, outdid his dad mucking around on the pitch during celebrations the following day:

10. No, this is the worst first day ever. A junior software developer told redditors how instead of setting up his personal database, he’d accidentally wiped all the data from the team’s database.

“The CTO told me to leave and never come back. He also informed me that apparently legal would need to get involved due to severity of the data loss.”

But here’s why the CTO might be the one to blame.

BONUS ITEM: The US MegaBots team is toying with adding a giant knife to their giant fighting robot’s arsenal. So they obviously had to see if that was a good idea:

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