The Buro daily: today’s news in 2 minutes

The Buro daily: today’s news in 2 minutes

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Text: Yeong Sassall

Every morning, Buro brings you an around-the-world wrap-up of what you need to know

1. Cara Delevingne disagrees with the Facebook 'dislike' button
The proposed change to Facebook (discussed last year) has been slammed by the British model/actress. "If you can go around disliking someone's pictures, that is going to set off a whole new wave of bullying," she told Sunday Times Style. "These companies are making so much money, they just want the new thing... 'Like' away but if you have a bad thought about someone, keep it to yourself."

2. Malcolm Turnbull cried during a TV interview with Stan Grant
The interview aired on NITV and the Prime Minister wiped away tears as he discussed the potential loss of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Describing a mother singing a lullaby to her childs, he said: "The thing that's so sad is to imagine that mother singing that story to her at a time when you're losing culture. The last thing that baby was was safe."

3. Herbal supplements have been linked to organ transplants
According to data from the national organ donation registry, since 2011, at least six organ transplants in Australia have been caused by taking herbal supplements. Three liver transplants and three kidney transplants were given to people who took supplements such as green tea extract. The data only refers to cases where doctors were able to pinpoint the cause of the organ failure, so there could be more cases linked.

4. Sam Smith's Oscars acceptance speech is under fire
After taking out the Oscar for Best Original Song, the English singer quoted Sir Ian McKellen by saying, "No openly gay man had ever won an Oscar - if this is the case or even if this isn't the case - I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world." Unfortunately, McKellen was referring to the Best Actor Oscar category and as many people have taken great pains to point out - many open gay men have indeed won Academy Awards. Oops.

5. A woman in Russia has been found carrying the severed head of a child
She appears in video footage taken at a Moscow train station, holding up the decapitated head and shouting, "Allahu Akbar" and "for a terrorist, for your death." The woman was said to be baby-sitting the child, with investigators finding the body of a three or four year old child in a burnt out flat nearby.

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