Daily News Roundup

August 19, 2019

A woman in the US has had the surprise of a lifetime, after she gave birth to triplets after attending the hospital for what she thought were kidney stone pains.
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MONDAY, August 19

A woman in the US has had the surprise of a lifetime, after she gave birth to triplets after attending the hospital for what she thought were kidney stone pains. 

The mother from South Dakota told KOTA-TV that she had previously had kidney stones, therefore immediately assumed that was the case when she began feeling pains. 

Dannette Giltz says that despite having two other children, she did not know she was 34 weeks pregnant. 

However once she arrived at the hospital, the woman was told she was 34 weeks pregnant and was actually in labour.

Initially doctors told her that it was twins she was having, however after the second baby was born came the final shock. 

“It was quiet and I thought they were done,” Dannette Giltz told CNN. 

“Then the doctor said ‘we need another blanket.’

“[her partner’s] reaction was like, ‘excuse me put it back. No you said we were having twins, we can’t do triplets’.”

Giltz gave birth to healthy triplets- Blaze, Gypsy and Nikki on August 10 within four minutes of each. Each weighing around 1.8 kilograms. 

“I’m overwhelmed, honestly,” said the father, Austin. 

Giltz said on a Facebook fundraiser page that she never experienced morning sickness or the babies’ movement during the pregnancy. 


A Melbourne man wanted over the brutal murder of his brother at a shopping centre two years ago has been arrested. 

Jonathan Dick, 41, was arrested on Hosier Lane in Melbourne’s CBD at 7:40am today after an alleged assault involving three men. 

9News understands when police arrived to the scene of the assault one of the men identified himself as Jonathan Dick. 

Dick was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment under police guard. 

The other two men are assisting police with their enquiries. 

Dick was wanted over the death of his brother David Dick, who was killed with a sword at Westfield Doncaster on February 3, 2017. 

Dick is also suspected of attacking an old friend with a hammer as the victim left his family home in Keilor. 

Dick may have been following someone in the CBD this morning before police arrived, 9News reports. 

A $100,000 reward for information was on offer from Victoria Police for information that led to Dick’s capture. 


Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said that idea is “not No1 on the burner”.

His interest that was reported earlier this week, was greeted internationally with widespread hilarity but with indignation in Greenland and Denmark. 

Greenland government insisted it was not for sale. The DanishPrime Minister called any discussion of a sale “absurd”. 

White House economic adviser Larry Kurdlow first confirmed the story in an interview, before Trump spoke to reporters as he left New Jersey to return from vacation to Washington. 

Trump sought to tie the idea of a US purchase of the world’ largest island – not including the continent of Australia – to his own area of professional expertise, saying it would be “essentially a large real estate deal”. 

“Denmark essentially owns it,” he said. We’re very good allies with Denmark, we protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. So the concept came up and I said, ‘Certainly I’d be.’ Strategically it’s interesting and we’d be interested but we’ll talk to them a little bit. It’s not No1 on the burner, I can tell you that.” 

Such American forces have operated for decades from Thule Air Base in Greenland, the northern-most US base which is part of a global network of radars and sensors for missile warnings and space surveillance. 

“Well a lot of things can be done,” Trump said on Sunday. “Essentially it’s a large real estate deal. A lot of things can be done.” 

Trump claimed, without offering evidence that ownership of Greenland was “hurting Denmark very badly because they’re losing almost $700m a year carrying it. So they carry it at a great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice and we’re a big ally of Denmark, we protect Denmark and we help Denmark and we will.” 

Trump is scheduled to visit Denmark in September as part of his trip to Europe. 

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