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Scott Morrison to raise jail sentence for food tampering to 15 years 18 Sep 11:44pm Updated Scott Morrison to raise jail sentence for food tampering to 15 years
Tougher measures prompted by strawberry scare. Meanwhile, Labor aims to bridge gender pay gap with super plan. Follow all the day’s events, live
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North Korea agrees to shut down missile test sites at key summit 18 Sep 11:28pm North Korea agrees to shut down missile test sites at key summit
‘Leap forward’ as Moon Jae-in said leaders had agreed to steps they say will lead to a nuclear-free peninsula North Korea will shut down key missile test facilities in the presence of “international experts” and is willing to close its only known nuclear complex if the United States makes reciprocal measures, South Korean president Moon Jae-in has announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong-un. The two leaders also agreed during a three-day summit in Pyongyang to connect two rail lines, on the east and west side of the peninsula, across one of the most militarised borders in the world. Kim also said he would visit Seoul in the “near future”, a move that would make him the first North Korean leader to visit the capital of the South.
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Denis Norden, TV presenter and comedy writer, dies aged 96 18 Sep 10:34pm Denis Norden, TV presenter and comedy writer, dies aged 96
Host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night died on Wednesday morning at the Royal Free hospital in north London TV presenter and comedy writer Denis Norden has died aged 96, his family has said. The host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night died on Wednesday morning after spending “many weeks” at the Royal Free hospital in north London, a statement from his children, Nick and Maggie Norden, said.
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Scott Morrison introduces new 10-year jail sentence for food tampering 18 Sep 10:27pm Scott Morrison introduces new 10-year jail sentence for food tampering
Tougher measures prompted by strawberry scare. Meanwhile, Labor aims to bridge gender pay gap with super plan. Follow all the day’s events, live
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Three taken to hospital after suspected chemical leak at Sydney hotel 18 Sep 9:59pm Three taken to hospital after suspected chemical leak at Sydney hotel
Pullman hotel evacuated after reports hydrogen chloride and chlorine gas had spread through ventilation system Three people have been taken to hospital after a suspected chemical leak at a Sydney hotel. Emergency services were called to the Pullman hotel opposite Hyde Park at about 9am on Wednesday following reports hydrogen chloride and chlorine gas had spread through the ventilation system on the 22nd floor, a NSW ambulance spokesman said.
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Labor launches superannuation plan to bridge gender pay gap – politics live 18 Sep 9:10pm Updated Labor launches superannuation plan to bridge gender pay gap – politics live
Women on maternity leave or in low-paid jobs to benefit under $400m proposal. Follow all the day’s events, live
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Kavanaugh accuser wants an investigation into sexual assault claim before testifying 18 Sep 8:34pm Kavanaugh accuser wants an investigation into sexual assault claim before testifying
Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers argue that an investigation would ‘ensure that the committee is fully informed’ before confirming the nominee Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said the FBI should investigate her claims as a “first step” before she testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee. In a letter addressed to committee chairman Chuck Grassley, and obtained by the Guardian, Ford’s attorneys argue that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions”.
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Tech giants fail to distance themselves from fight against new EU climate targets 18 Sep 7:01pm Tech giants fail to distance themselves from fight against new EU climate targets
Leaked document shows BusinessEurope group would oppose more ambitious goals Companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft have failed to distance themselves from a lobby group’s proposal to fight any effort by the EU to set more ambitious climate change goals. A leaked document shows that BusinessEurope, Europe’s biggest business lobbying group, will urge members to oppose any moves by the European Commission to ratchet up the bloc’s 2030 targets for clean energy, carbon cuts and energy efficiency.
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Labor pledges $400m superannuation boost for women 18 Sep 6:10pm Labor pledges $400m superannuation boost for women
Policy to benefit women on maternity leave or juggling several low-paid jobs in effort to close retirement gender gap Women on maternity leave or juggling several low-paid jobs would be paid superannuation under a $400m Labor plan to close the retirement gender gap. The opposition deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek, unveiled the policy on Wednesday, saying too many Australian women retire in poverty.
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Maine: convicted murderer recaptured after third prison escape 18 Sep 4:54pm Maine: convicted murderer recaptured after third prison escape
Arnold Nash broke out of a facility in Charleston, Maine, where he was serving the final months of his 45-year sentence A convicted murderer with a history of prison breaks was recaptured on Tuesday, ending a five-day manhunt. Arnold Nash escaped from Mountain View correctional facility in Charleston, Maine on Thursday evening, where he was serving out the final months of a 45-year sentence. It was third time Nash has managed to successfully managed to break out of prison, and the third time he has been caught. In 1973, he broke out of the Maine correctional center where he was serving time for larceny aged just 19, although there is little public information about how Nash was found or how long he evaded authorities.
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Lobbying in Australia: how big business connects to government 18 Sep 4:00pm Lobbying in Australia: how big business connects to government
Who are the lobbyists preferred by Apple and KFC? Why do corporate heavyweights like McDonald’s, AMP, LendLease and Amazon engage two lobbyist firms at once? And which firms have their ties to government hidden under Australia’s flawed transparency regime?
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Couple who fell ill in Salisbury not exposed to novichok, police confirm 18 Sep 3:05pm Couple who fell ill in Salisbury not exposed to novichok, police confirm
Nationality of pair not revealed after a witness on Sunday reported they were Russian A couple who fell ill in an Italian restaurant in Salisbury,
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Ben Jennings on the latest round in the US-China trade row – cartoon 18 Sep 2:51pm Ben Jennings on the latest round in the US-China trade row – cartoon
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Fate of Brett Kavanaugh hearing unclear as Senate scrambles to set terms 18 Sep 2:45pm Fate of Brett Kavanaugh hearing unclear as Senate scrambles to set terms
Questions remain as Senate firms up details of the supreme court nominee’s hearing following sexual assault allegations Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination
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Ireland collects more than €14bn in disputed taxes from Apple 18 Sep 2:04pm Ireland collects more than €14bn in disputed taxes from Apple
Money will be held in escrow fund pending appeal against European Union tax ruling Ireland’s government has fully recovered more than €14bn (£12.4bn) in disputed taxes and interest from Apple, which it will hold in an escrow fund pending its appeal against a European Union tax ruling. The European commission ruled in August 2016
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Police chiefs prepare plans to quell disorder if no-deal Brexit occurs 18 Sep 1:55pm Police chiefs prepare plans to quell disorder if no-deal Brexit occurs
There are 21,000 fewer officers compared with 2011 when riots erupted across England Police chiefs have been preparing plans to quell any disorder after a no-deal Brexit and have said it would mean the loss of an array of vital crime-fighting tools, with any replacements being less effective.
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The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: careful what you start | Editorial 18 Sep 1:31pm The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: careful what you start | Editorial
The tit-for-tat between the two countries continues, but macho political posturing will not deal with the real issues“It is easier to start a war than to end it,” Gabriel García Márquez once observed. This is true even when the skirmishes are fought over cotton hammocks, ornamental fish, motorboats and soya bean oil rather than territory. On Monday, Donald Trump ramped up his trade offensive by announcing that the US would
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Disputed ownership of Citizen Lane’s art | Letter 18 Sep 1:22pm Disputed ownership of Citizen Lane’s art | Letter
Ownership of 39 paintings collected by Hugh Lane in the early years of the 20th century is disputed because of a codicil to his will leaving the paintings to found a gallery of modern art in Dublin, writes the historian
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Spanish golf champion Celia Barquín found dead on Iowa course 18 Sep 1:20pm Spanish golf champion Celia Barquín found dead on Iowa course
Man charged with murdering 22-year-old, whose body was discovered on Monday Police in the US have charged a man with first-degree murder after the body of a promising young Spanish golf champion was found on a course in Iowa. Celia Barquín Arozamena, 22, who won the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship in July was from Cantabria, northern Spain, and had been studying civil engineering at Iowa State University.
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Surprise truce brokered by Turkey and Russia spares Idlib – for now 18 Sep 12:59pm Surprise truce brokered by Turkey and Russia spares Idlib – for now
One-month pause could lead to Syrian province staying out of the hands of Assad indefinitely Relieved locals and rebel groups in Idlib have been trying to unpick details of an
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Migration report plans could increase labour shortages, business leaders say - Politics live 18 Sep 12:40pm Updated Migration report plans could increase labour shortages, business leaders say - Politics live
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Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads 18 Sep 12:30pm Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads
Lawsuit claims that Facebook provides job ads which allows employers to choose who they want based on their age and sex Facebook and a group of 10 employers are being sued by workers for alleged gender discrimination after job adverts on the social media site targeted male users and did not appear to women. The case is being brought by three female workers and the union, the Communications Workers of America, which represents hundreds of thousands of female workers.
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Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina 18 Sep 11:59am Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina
Storm has claimed lives in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, including a one-year-old boy The death toll from Hurricane Florence had increased to 32 people on Tuesday morning, as officials rushed to get relief to a North Carolina city still largely marooned from the rest of the state by flood water. The storm has claimed lives in three states, including 25 in North Carolina, according to a count by the Associated Press.
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Senior UN gender and youth official sacked over sexual misconduct 18 Sep 11:01am Senior UN gender and youth official sacked over sexual misconduct
Ravi Karkara dismissed after investigation upholds men’s complaints that they were harassed by UN Women adviser A senior UN official tasked with promoting gender equality and youth partnerships has been sacked for sexual misconduct following claims made against him by younger male colleagues. Ravi Karkara, an Indian national based in New York, was dismissed from his post at UN Women on Friday following an investigation lasting nearly 15 months.
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Ferrari pre-sells entire new supercar range despite £1m+ price tag 18 Sep 10:30am Ferrari pre-sells entire new supercar range despite £1m+ price tag
Luxury carmaker calls new Monza models the ‘closest driving experience to F1’ Ferrari has announced a new open-top supercar it describes as “probably the closest and purest driving experience to Formula 1” – and has already pre-sold the whole production run, despite a likely £1m-plus price tag. At a private event for devoted customers at its headquarters in Maranello, Italy, the company said it would produce less than 500 of the 810hp Monza models, which can reach 62mph in 2.9 seconds.
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Ukip did not break donation rules, watchdog finds 18 Sep 10:07am Ukip did not break donation rules, watchdog finds
Electoral Commission rules polling by eurosceptic alliance in 2015 was not done to help party Polling conducted in constituencies and on eurosceptic issues of “potential strategic significance” to Ukip did not breach UK donation rules, an investigation has found. The Electoral Commission said the research could have benefited the party but did not conclude it was done to help Ukip or that the party received any of the results.
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BMW plans to shut Mini plant for a month after Brexit day 18 Sep 9:59am BMW plans to shut Mini plant for a month after Brexit day
Carmaker says Cowley closure minimises impact of supply disruption if there is no deal BMW plans to shut its Mini plant for a month after the UK’s official departure from the European Union, to minimise the impact of a no-deal Brexit that it fears would cause a shortage of parts. The German carmaker said it was bringing forward annual maintenance work at the site in Cowley, Oxford – which turns out 1,000 Minis a day – to coincide with the weeks immediately following the UK’s exit from the EU.
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Violence in Cameroon’s anglophone regions ‘spiralling out of control’ 18 Sep 9:44am Violence in Cameroon’s anglophone regions ‘spiralling out of control’
Amnesty warns separatist attacks could escalate, as armed men target school Brutal attacks on civilians and security forces in anglophone regions of Cameroon have escalated in recent weeks and could rise even further in the run-up to presidential elections next month, rights groups have warned. A self-declared member of the Ambazonia Liberation Forces appeared in a new video alongside images of a soldier’s decapitated head, according to Amnesty’s experts, who said the head had bruises on it and lay on a blood-soaked white cloth next to what could be the man’s genitalia.
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Storm Ali to batter UK with 80mph winds and rain 18 Sep 9:37am Storm Ali to batter UK with 80mph winds and rain
Warning of danger to life from flying debris as warm weather gives way to autumnal gusts Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England have been advised to batten down the hatches for the first named storm of the season.
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China hits back at US with $60bn of new tariffs 18 Sep 9:37am China hits back at US with $60bn of new tariffs
Response to Donald Trump’s imposition of $200bn tariffs further escalates trade war
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Burkina Faso mass botched FGM leaves 50 girls hospitalised 18 Sep 9:30am Burkina Faso mass botched FGM leaves 50 girls hospitalised
Girls as young as four taken to hospital amid fears that cutters are targeting younger girls and crossing borders to avoid detection Around 50 girls, including some as young as four, are being treated in hospital in Burkina Faso after they underwent female genital mutilation (FGM). Two women, along with some of the girls’ relatives, have been arrested. Not all the girls who underwent the circumcision have been traced, the minister of women’s affairs, Laurence Marshall Ilboudo,
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Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland 18 Sep 9:05am Spain rejects extraditing HSBC whistleblower to Switzerland
Hervé Falciani leaked details of HSBC clients whom he said he suspected were evading tax Spain’s high court has rejected an extradition request from Switzerland against Hervé Falciani for leaking details of thousands of clients of HSBC’s private bank. Hailed as a hero by some for triggering investigations in several countries,
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‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors 18 Sep 8:44am ‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors
UN investigators publish report detailing evidence for accusation of genocide against Burmese military
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Friend of student who died after taking MDMA could go to jail for supplying drugs 18 Sep 8:40am Friend of student who died after taking MDMA could go to jail for supplying drugs
‘All sentencing options remain open’ for Katherine Lavin, friend of deceased Joana Burns The friend of a student who died after taking ecstasy as she celebrated the end of her time at university has been told she could go to jail for supplying controlled drugs. Joana Burns, 22, was celebrating finishing her final year of a maths degree at Sheffield Hallam University when she died after taking £7 worth of the drug, also known as MDMA, an inquest into her death heard earlier this year.
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Business leaders say migration report plans could increase labour shortages - Politics live 18 Sep 8:27am Business leaders say migration report plans could increase labour shortages - Politics live
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Fall in sterling after Brexit vote has done more to make people poorer than immigration, says MAC - Politics live 18 Sep 8:13am Updated Fall in sterling after Brexit vote has done more to make people poorer than immigration, says MAC - Politics live
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Police chiefs: no-deal Brexit would mean loss of crime-fighting tools 18 Sep 7:56am Police chiefs: no-deal Brexit would mean loss of crime-fighting tools
Senior officers say any planned replacements would be less effective than EU mechanisms Police chiefs have said a no-deal Brexit would mean the loss of an array of crime-fighting tools and any planned replacements would be less effective. They said they had set up a unit to limit any potential damage from a no-deal Brexit, including losing access to tools such as the
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Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment allegation: Catherine Marriott speaks out 18 Sep 7:47am Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment allegation: Catherine Marriott speaks out
The rural advocate says she never wanted the allegation to become public but complaint to National party was leaked within days Rural advocate Catherine Marriott has spoken out about her allegations of sexual harassment against former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, saying she was “terrified” over what to do about the complaint. “He was a very popular Ag Minister at that time, and I didn’t … I was … I’m just a little human against a big system, and I was terrified,” Marriott told the 7.30 Report.
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SAS officers cleared over Brecon Beacons training march deaths 18 Sep 7:35am SAS officers cleared over Brecon Beacons training march deaths
Judge advocate general finds no evidence of neglect after court martial hears of ‘systemic failings’ A court martial has cleared two special forces officers who were managing an SAS test march in which three candidates died due to the heat.
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Parts of North Carolina submerged after Hurricane Florence - aerial video 18 Sep 7:09am Parts of North Carolina submerged after Hurricane Florence - aerial video
With 1,500 roads closed across the state, fire and rescue crews are struggling to reach hundreds of stranded people. Florence has dumped up to 36in (91cm) of rain on the state since Thursday, cutting power from more than 450,000 homes and businesses in North and South Carolina.
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Londoners arrogant and insular, according to Britons outside capital 18 Sep 6:59am Londoners arrogant and insular, according to Britons outside capital
Majority of UK residents feel their local area has not been a beneficiary of London’s success Most people in Britain who live outside London do not believe the capital contributes very much to their local area and many consider Londoners arrogant and insular, according to a survey. The results show the need for radical ideas to spread London’s prosperity, according to the Centre for London, the thinktank that commissioned
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Russia blames Israel after military plane downed by Syrian military 18 Sep 6:42am Russia blames Israel after military plane downed by Syrian military
Kremlin blames ‘irresponsible’ Israeli actions for downing of aircraft carrying 15 people A Russian military aircraft with 15 people onboard has been accidentally shot down by allied Syrian anti-aircraft defences that were targeting Israeli jets, the Russian defence ministry has said. The ministry blamed Israel’s “irresponsible actions” for the incident, saying Israeli fighter jet pilots intentionally used the aircraft as cover against Syrian missiles in a “deliberate provocation”.
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Trump imposes $200bn of new import tariffs on China as trade war escalates 18 Sep 6:23am Updated Trump imposes $200bn of new import tariffs on China as trade war escalates
President criticises ‘unfair policies and practices’ as he announces new round of tariffs that will directly hit US consumers Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with China by imposing new import tariffs of $200bn on Chinese goods arriving in the US from next week. The US president announced the tariffs in a statement, saying: “If China takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries, we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267bn of additional imports.”
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Scott Morrison cancels Coag premiers meeting amid policy upheaval 18 Sep 5:45am Scott Morrison cancels Coag premiers meeting amid policy upheaval
Government calls off drought, health and education discussions while it finalises new positions Scott Morrison has cancelled a Coag gathering with the premiers scheduled for October, with officials telling their state counterparts various reforms are not yet ready for detailed discussion. The prime minister has communicated that position to the premiers and officials conveyed the commonwealth’s decision to state counterparts in Sydney on Tuesday night. A meeting scheduled for December is expected to proceed.
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Syria shot down Russian military plane, says Moscow 18 Sep 5:44am Syria shot down Russian military plane, says Moscow
Kremlin blames ‘irresponsible’ Israeli actions for downing of plane carrying 15 people A Russian military aircraft with 15 people onboard has been accidentally shot down by allied Syrian anti-aircraft defences that were targeting Israeli jets, the Russian defence ministry has said. The ministry blamed Israel’s “irresponsible actions” for the incident, saying Israeli fighter jet pilots intentionally used the aircraft as cover against Syrian missiles in a “deliberate provocation”.
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Elon Musk to launch Japanese billionaire on Space X rocket to the moon 18 Sep 5:35am Elon Musk to launch Japanese billionaire on Space X rocket to the moon
Fashion entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa could be the
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EU confirms emergency summit planned for November to finalise Brexit deal - Politics live 18 Sep 5:06am Updated EU confirms emergency summit planned for November to finalise Brexit deal - Politics live
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Storm Ali to batter UK with 80mph winds 18 Sep 4:54am Storm Ali to batter UK with 80mph winds
Warning of danger to life from flying debris as warm weather gives way to autumnal gusts Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England have been advised to batten down the hatches for the first named storm of the season.
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Strawberry needle scare: strict new export rules put in place 18 Sep 4:51am Strawberry needle scare: strict new export rules put in place
Growers deal with job losses and dump truckloads of strawberries as police warn copycat offenders Strict export rules have been introduced as Australia’s national needle contamination scare leaves strawberry growers in crisis and police baffled. Exporters have been told they must prove their fruit has been cleared through a metal detector or x-ray machine before the federal Department of Agriculture will issue a permit
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Russia says military plane carrying 15 people shot down by Syrian missiles 18 Sep 4:06am Russia says military plane carrying 15 people shot down by Syrian missiles
Russian defence ministry says Israeli pilots put aircraft in path of Syrian air defence systems in a ‘deliberate provocation’ A Russian military aircraft with 15 people onboard has been shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft defences, the Russian defence ministry has said. The ministry blamed Israel’s “irresponsible actions” for the incident, however, saying Israeli pilots put the aircraft in the path of Syrian air defence systems in a “deliberate provocation”.
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French interior minister to quit in further blow to Macron 18 Sep 3:52am French interior minister to quit in further blow to Macron
Gérard Collomb to step down next year to enter Lyon mayoral race in 2020 France’s interior minister, Gérard Collomb, has announced he will resign next year to run for his former job as mayor of of Lyon, in yet another blow to the president. The announcement from Collomb, a political heavyweight and one of Emmanuel Macron’s most loyal ministers, comes after the environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, quit last month and as the president’s approval ratings have plummeted.
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Independent private schools hire Labor-aligned lobbyists to fight for school funding 18 Sep 3:35am Independent private schools hire Labor-aligned lobbyists to fight for school funding
Sector sets sights on federal election by enlisting Hawker Britton to push agenda The independent school sector has turned its eye to the next federal election and a possible change of government by hiring a Labor-aligned lobbying firm to push their case in the ongoing school funding saga. Independent Schools Victoria and the Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales have both hired lobbying outfit Hawker Britton to represent them in Canberra.
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Russia loses contact with military aircraft off coast of Syria 18 Sep 3:24am Russia loses contact with military aircraft off coast of Syria
Search under way for aircraft that was carrying 14 servicemen when it disappeared from radar screens
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Asic deputy chairman Peter Kell announces resignation – politics live 18 Sep 3:07am Updated Asic deputy chairman Peter Kell announces resignation – politics live
Renewables target will not be replaced after 2020, as Liberal senator argues against quotas for women, and PM says he is ‘100% confident’ bullying is not a problem. Follow the day’s events
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Strawberry needle scare: NSW police warn copycats could be jailed 18 Sep 2:34am Strawberry needle scare: NSW police warn copycats could be jailed
Growers deal with job losses and dump truckloads of strawberries as needles reported to have been found in other fruit New South Wales police are investigating at least 20 cases of needles being found in fruit, and has warned perpetrators – including copycat perpetrators and consumers falsely claiming a discovery – could face up to 10 years in jail for food contamination. It comes as the strawberry industry deals with the fallout from
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Energy minister says renewables target will not be replaced after 2020 – politics live 18 Sep 2:24am Updated Energy minister says renewables target will not be replaced after 2020 – politics live
Liberal senator argues against quotas for women, as PM says he is ‘100% confident’ bullying is not a problem. Follow the day’s events
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Labor MP Julian Hill criticises Witness K prosecution 18 Sep 1:18am Labor MP Julian Hill criticises Witness K prosecution
MP says attorney general hasn’t justified his support for action against the Timor-Leste spying whistleblower The Labor MP Julian Hill has implicitly criticised the
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Energy minister says renewables target will not be replaced after 2020 – question time live 18 Sep 1:09am Updated Energy minister says renewables target will not be replaced after 2020 – question time live
Liberal senator argues against quotas for women, as PM says he is ‘100% confident’ bullying is not a problem. Follow the day’s events
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Stormy Daniels tell-all book on Trump: salacious detail and claims of cheating 18 Sep 1:01am Stormy Daniels tell-all book on Trump: salacious detail and claims of cheating
Exclusive: pornographic actor says Trump ‘didn’t want to be president’ in her book Full Disclosure In a tell-all memoir, the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels details salacious descriptions of her time with Donald Trump, wonders if he is fit to be president and claims he offered to cheat for her in his reality TV show. A copy of the book, Full Disclosure, was obtained by the Guardian. In it, Daniels describes her mounting disbelief as Trump began to win primary contests in 2016 for the Republican presidential nomination. Former castmates whom she had not heard from in years, but who had heard her story about sleeping with Trump in 2006, would call her up to marvel at the news.
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Strawberry needle scare: police warn copycats could be jailed 18 Sep 12:40am Updated Strawberry needle scare: police warn copycats could be jailed
Growers deal with job losses and dump truckloads of strawberries as needles reported to have been found in other fruit New South Wales police are investigating at least 20 cases of needles being found in fruit, and has warned perpetrators – including copycat perpetrators and consumers falsely claiming a discovery – could face up to 10 years in jail for food contamination. It comes as the strawberry industry deals with the fallout from
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Labor asks Morrison about aged care budget cuts – question time live 18 Sep 12:24am Labor asks Morrison about aged care budget cuts – question time live
Liberal senator argues against quotas for women, as PM says he is ‘100% confident’ bullying is not a problem. Follow the day’s events
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Jacinda Ardern to guest edit New Zealand newspaper on anniversary of suffrage 18 Sep 12:22am Jacinda Ardern to guest edit New Zealand newspaper on anniversary of suffrage
The edition marks the 125th anniversary of women getting the vote in New Zealand, the first country to grant women’s suffrage Jacinda Ardern will guest edit the country’s largest daily newspaper on Wednesday as New Zealand marks 125 years since becoming the first nation in the world to give women the vote. The New Zealand prime minister said it was a “huge honour” to be
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German spy chief could be ousted over far-right violence remarks 18 Sep 12:00am German spy chief could be ousted over far-right violence remarks
Meeting will decide fate of Hans-Georg Maaßen a day after Angela Merkel reportedly decided his position was untenable The German cabinet was set for a crunch meeting on Tuesday on the fate of the country’s domestic intelligence agency chief the day after the chancellor, Angela Merkel, reportedly decided he had waded too far into day-to-day politics with his controversial remarks on far-right violence.
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