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Outcry at Indonesia draft criminal code that could see unmarried couples jailed 18 Sep 11:23pm Outcry at Indonesia draft criminal code that could see unmarried couples jailed
New draft bill, decades in the making, could also criminalise insulting the president and tightens abortion laws Indonesia is set to pass a new criminal code that could outlaw living together outside marriage and insulting the president, among a raft of controversial new measures that rights groups have decried as disastrous. The Indonesian parliament has spent decades revising its colonial-era criminal code, creating a 628-article draft bill that could be passed in coming days.
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Union leader John Setka referred to Senate privileges committee – politics live 18 Sep 11:05pm Union leader John Setka referred to Senate privileges committee – politics live
AFP investigates whether he made a threat as Labor accuses government of $4.6bn underspend on NDIS. Coalition’s federal budget statement reveals $700m deficit. All the days events, live
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Federal budget statement reveals $700m deficit – politics live 18 Sep 10:48pm Updated Federal budget statement reveals $700m deficit – politics live
Government defends jump in debt as Scott Morrison heads to Washington for state dinner with Trump. All the days events, live
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Justin Trudeau brownface: Canada PM apologises after image emerges 18 Sep 10:29pm Updated Justin Trudeau brownface: Canada PM apologises after image emerges
Canadian prime minister says he deeply regrets image from 2001 party, which emerges weeks out from election Justin Trudeau has apologised for wearing brownface makeup to a party when he was a teacher in 2001, saying “it was a racist thing to do”. A photograph of Trudeau dressed in a turban and robes with brown makeup on his face, neck and hands, was
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Trudeau apologises for newly emerged brownface image – video 18 Sep 10:28pm Trudeau apologises for newly emerged brownface image – video
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau says he
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Umbrella jammed in door locks workers out of office for days 18 Sep 9:28pm Umbrella jammed in door locks workers out of office for days
A tweet bearing photo evidence of the predicament quickly went viral, inspiring many to suggest solutions
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Scott Morrison heads to Washington for state dinner with Trump – politics live 18 Sep 9:04pm Updated Scott Morrison heads to Washington for state dinner with Trump – politics live
Michael McCormack the acting prime minister as the government prepares to hand down its final budget statement. All the days events, live
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How did attack breach Saudi defences and what will happen next? 18 Sep 7:20pm How did attack breach Saudi defences and what will happen next?
Escalation is dangerous because infrastructure could be exposed to retaliation Saudi Arabia’s state-of-the-art missile defence systems could do nothing to stop the swarm of drones and cruise missiles that struck some of its most important oil infrastructure at the weekend. They were designed to deal with different threats – and they were looking in the wrong direction. The audacious strike against the Abqaiq petroleum processing facilities and Khurais oil field on Saturday morning – which the Saudis say was “
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Murder of lawyer in gangster case shocks the Netherlands 18 Sep 6:11pm Murder of lawyer in gangster case shocks the Netherlands
Derk Wiersum, 44, was gunned down in an Amsterdam street in broad daylight The murder of a lawyer for a key witness in a major Dutch organised crime trial has sparked outrage and calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Derk Wiersum, a 44-year-old father of two, was gunned down in the street shortly after leaving his house in Amsterdam. Police are hunting a hoodie-wearing assailant who fled on foot.
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Obama says presidents should avoid social media in apparent Trump jab 18 Sep 6:03pm Obama says presidents should avoid social media in apparent Trump jab
Former president also said TV should be avoided: ‘Those are two things I’d advise, if you’re a good president, not to do’ Barack Obama appeared to take a swipe at Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying he would “advise, if you’re president” to avoid social media and cable news. The former US president was speaking as a guest at an event for Splunk, an international data and software firm, when he was asked how he parsed information while in office. He touted the importance of building a solid team to stay informed.
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Morning mail: UK-Australia free movement flagged, Morrison visits US, Israel elections 18 Sep 4:59pm Morning mail: UK-Australia free movement flagged, Morrison visits US, Israel elections
Thursday: Britain’s trade secretary says deal with Australia an ‘absolute priority’. Plus: 50 best comedians of the century Good morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 19 September.
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Clashes erupt after Ecuador fails to decriminalize abortion for rape victims 18 Sep 3:39pm Updated Clashes erupt after Ecuador fails to decriminalize abortion for rape victims
Pro-choice activists say decision is a death sentence, after illegal abortions resulted in 15.6% of maternal deaths in 2014 Clashes have erupted between pro-choice demonstrators and police outside
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‘Listen to the scientists’: Greta Thunberg urges Congress to take action 18 Sep 3:07pm ‘Listen to the scientists’: Greta Thunberg urges Congress to take action
Teen climate activists attend a hearing to address the climate crisis and its traumatic effect on the younger generation Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has bluntly told members of Congress to heed scientists’ warnings over global heating on a day when the existential anguish of young activists was given a voice at the heart of Washington DC power. Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has ignited a global youth climate movement, told a congressional hearing that she had no prepared remarks other than to submit the landmark IPCC report, published last year, that warned of the rapidly approaching catastrophe of global heating.
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Boris Johnson given two-week EU deadline for Irish backstop plan 18 Sep 2:44pm Boris Johnson given two-week EU deadline for Irish backstop plan
Ultimatum comes as sources say PM was ‘surprised’ by levels of Irish border checks
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Canadian author Graeme Gibson dies aged 85 18 Sep 2:35pm Canadian author Graeme Gibson dies aged 85
Long-term partner of Margaret Atwood had dementia but continued to travel with her on book tour for The Testaments The Canadian author and conservationist Graeme Gibson has died at the age of 85. Gibson was the long-term partner of Margaret Atwood, and was with the novelist while she toured to promote her new book, The Testaments. Atwood said in
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Spider-Man type restraint touted for use by UK police causes alarm 18 Sep 2:01pm Spider-Man type restraint touted for use by UK police causes alarm
Gadget entangles suspects in fibre and billed by US maker as painless alternative to Taser A Spider-Man-like gadget that brings suspects to a halt by entangling them in cord fired from a hand-held device could be adapted for use by UK police. The US-made BolaWrap 100 restraint, which is being demonstrated to forces in the UK this week, is billed as an alternative in some situations to the Taser stun gun.
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The Guardian view on Israel’s elections: it could be worse | Editorial 18 Sep 2:00pm The Guardian view on Israel’s elections: it could be worse | Editorial
Netanyahu is unfit for his office, as some voters are acknowledging, but the problems are bigger than himBenjamin Netanyahu’s political magic has broken,
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Dust cloud sparked explosion in primitive life on Earth, say scientists 18 Sep 2:00pm Dust cloud sparked explosion in primitive life on Earth, say scientists
Smashing of monster asteroid half a billion years ago thought to have caused mini ice age An enormous dust cloud that swept through the ancient solar system sent Earth into a mini ice age that sparked an explosion in primitive life on the planet, scientists say. The space dust was created when a monster asteroid was smashed to pieces in a violent collision somewhere between Mars and Jupiter nearly half a billion years ago.
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Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies, supreme court told 18 Sep 1:44pm Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies, supreme court told
Justices hearing prorogation case called on to reject Johnson government’s legal arguments Boris Johnson’s government is unworthy of trust because it conspired to ensure that “the mother of parliaments” was closed down by “the father of lies”, the supreme court was told in an impassioned speech by a Scottish advocate. In combative closing comments, Aidan O’Neill QC called on the 11 justices hearing the prorogation case to reject legal arguments advanced by the government that the courts do not have the power to intervene in the
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Caesarean babies have different gut bacteria, microbiome study finds 18 Sep 1:13pm Caesarean babies have different gut bacteria, microbiome study finds
C-section babies pick up more hospital bacteria than those born vaginally, research shows Babies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those delivered vaginally, the most comprehensive study to date on the baby microbiome has found. The study showed that babies born vaginally pick up most of their initial dose of bacteria from their mother, while C-section babies have more bugs linked to hospital environments, including strains that demonstrate antimicrobial resistance. The findings could explain the higher prevalence of asthma, allergies and other immune conditions in babies born by caesarean.
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I agreed with Dave on the Ukippers | Brief letters 18 Sep 1:11pm I agreed with Dave on the Ukippers | Brief letters
David Cameron | Iran | Education | TV shows | Theatre | ListsI don’t always leap to the defence of David Cameron, but a claim that he “spent his time playing to the gallery … among Ukip voters” (
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Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz both vow to form next government 18 Sep 1:10pm Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz both vow to form next government
Prime minister cancels speech at UN General Assembly to deal with political crisis
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Man jailed for stealing 7,000 books from Scottish universities 18 Sep 1:10pm Man jailed for stealing 7,000 books from Scottish universities
Darren Barr also faces assets seizure under legislation normally used for drug gangs A prolific book thief has been jailed for 25 months after he stole more than 7,000 books from three universities in Edinburgh, before selling them online. Darren Barr, 28, from Kinross in Perthshire, is believed to have made more than £30,000 by selling the textbooks through the online book markets WeBuyBooks, Ziffit and Zapper.
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Afghanistan: dozens dead as country is rocked by triple attacks – video report 18 Sep 1:09pm Afghanistan: dozens dead as country is rocked by triple attacks – video report
At least nine people have been wounded in eastern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber and gunmen in an attack on Wednesday, that came 24 hours after two other attacks in the country left more than 48 people dead.   The Taliban have claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attacks, while no one has yet said they were behind Wednesday’s attack. 
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Arab turnout in Israel election rises despite racist campaigns 18 Sep 11:51am Arab turnout in Israel election rises despite racist campaigns
Benjamin Netanyahu’s warnings that Arab parties would topple him may have backfired It’s become a tired trope of Benjamin Netanyahu’s election campaigns: as the country draws closer to election day, the leader ramps up his racist scaremongering that Israel’s Arab minority are preparing to vote en masse. Infamously in 2015, he said Arabs were “voting in droves”. This year, the prime minister almost lost his voice on Tuesday as he shouted through a megaphone to his base. His political rivals in the Arab parties, he screamed, would gather enough parliamentary seats to topple him. “So go and vote!”
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Anger as Plymouth nursery abuser is released from prison 18 Sep 11:40am Anger as Plymouth nursery abuser is released from prison
Parents and local MPs call for Vanessa George to reveal names of toddlers she abused The release of the paedophile nursery worker Vanessa George has provoked anger and sadness among parents of children she was supposed to care for. One mother of a child who attended the Little Ted’s Nursery in Plymouth wrote an open letter to George describing her son’s ongoing trauma and her own feelings of guilt and shame that she put him in danger.
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India bans e-cigarettes as global vaping backlash grows 18 Sep 11:22am India bans e-cigarettes as global vaping backlash grows
Ban follows vaping-related deaths in US, with punishment including up to a year in prison India has announced a ban on electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco. The announcement by India on Wednesday came a day after New York became the second US state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes following a string of vaping-linked deaths.
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Experts warn world ‘grossly unprepared’ for future pandemics 18 Sep 11:08am Experts warn world ‘grossly unprepared’ for future pandemics
Dire risk is compounded by climate crisis, urbanisation and lack of sanitation, says global monitoring board It sounds like an improbable fiction: a virulent flu pandemic, source unknown, spreads across the world in 36 hours, killing up to 80 million people, sparking panic, destabilising national security and slicing chunks off the world’s economy. But a group of prominent international experts has issued a stark warning: such a scenario is entirely plausible and efforts by governments to prepare for it are “grossly insufficient”.
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Cuckooing victims: ‘They start as friends but end up as bullies’ 18 Sep 11:00am Cuckooing victims: ‘They start as friends but end up as bullies’
How county lines gangs are targeting vulnerable people with drug and mental health problems
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Three teenagers charged with murder of PC Andrew Harper 18 Sep 10:41am Three teenagers charged with murder of PC Andrew Harper
Henry Long, 18, and two 17-year-old boys charged after death of officer in Berkshire in August Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper, who was killed while responding to reports of a burglary in Berkshire, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. The 28-year-old constable died from multiple injuries close to the village of Sulhamstead, Berkshire, after being dragged under a vehicle and possibly hit by a police car.
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Instagram tightens rules on diet and cosmetic surgery posts 18 Sep 10:35am Instagram tightens rules on diet and cosmetic surgery posts
Platform responds to concerns about impact of content on mental health of young people Instagram has announced that tighter restrictions are to be imposed on some posts related to diet products and cosmetic surgery. The social media platform said that from Wednesday on both Instagram and Facebook, age restrictions would be applied to some such posts while others would be removed.
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Brexit: Claim Boris Johnson suspended parliament to ‘stymie’ MPs untenable, supreme court told – live news 18 Sep 10:15am Updated Brexit: Claim Boris Johnson suspended parliament to ‘stymie’ MPs untenable, supreme court told – live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day two of the supreme court hearing to decide if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful
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Saudi oil attack: Trump says he has asked for more Iran sanctions 18 Sep 9:57am Saudi oil attack: Trump says he has asked for more Iran sanctions
Iranian president says US claims of Iran role is ‘slander’ Donald Trump announced his first practical response to the attack on Saudi oil installations when he revealed he has asked the US Treasury to increase sanctions substantially on Iran. The US Treasury has been mounting an ever more exhaustive regime of sanctions on the country since the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal last year in an attempt to force Tehran to reopen and broaden the deal.
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Greta Thunberg to testify before Congress on climate crisis – live 18 Sep 9:26am Updated Greta Thunberg to testify before Congress on climate crisis – live
Swedish teen activist’s testimony comes a day after she told Congress, ‘Sorry, you’re not trying hard enough’
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Rise in recruitment of child soldiers raises fresh fears over South Sudan 18 Sep 8:59am Rise in recruitment of child soldiers raises fresh fears over South Sudan
Growing number of young fighters combined with sexual violence and ethnic tensions threatens return to civil war, UN warns UN investigators have warned that despite the fragile peace in South Sudan, the recruitment of children into the army and militias is on the increase as each side seeks to bolster infantry numbers. The investigators also warned that sexual violence against women and localised ethnic violence are increasing tensions that could return the country to civil war.
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Outrage in China as giant panda on loan to Thailand zoo dies 18 Sep 8:44am Outrage in China as giant panda on loan to Thailand zoo dies
Chuang Chuang reportedly collapsed after eating bamboo in Chiang Mai Zoo The sudden death of a beloved giant panda on loan to a zoo in Thailand has led to outrage in China and calls for no more of the bears to be lent to the country. Chuang Chuang, a 19-year-old male,
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BBC apologises to Prince Harry over ‘race traitor’ image 18 Sep 8:39am BBC apologises to Prince Harry over ‘race traitor’ image
Broadcaster says it should have warned Duke of Sussex before publishing neo-Nazi material
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Brexit: Claim Boris Johnson suspended parliament to ‘stymie’ MPs untenable, supreme court told - live news 18 Sep 8:21am Brexit: Claim Boris Johnson suspended parliament to ‘stymie’ MPs untenable, supreme court told - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day two of the supreme court hearing to decide if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful
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Facebook to launch new Portal smart displays in Europe 18 Sep 8:00am Facebook to launch new Portal smart displays in Europe
WhatsApp joins Messenger on camera-equipped photo frame-like device tied in with Alexa Just 10 months after launching its first voice-controlled, video-calling smart displays
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China to auction 10,000 tonnes of pork from state reserves 18 Sep 7:18am China to auction 10,000 tonnes of pork from state reserves
Release of food staple comes amid soaring prices and African swine flu epidemic China will auction 10,000 tonnes of pork from its state reserves as surging prices threaten to mar an important political holiday. The sale on Thursday will be limited to 300 tonnes a bidder, according to the China Merchandise Reserve Management Centre.
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US briefing: Israel election, climate strikes and Edward Snowden 18 Sep 6:54am US briefing: Israel election, climate strikes and Edward Snowden
Wednesday’s top story: Netanyahu fights for his political life after inconclusive vote. Plus, Why TV weathercasters are the unsung heroes of the climate crisis
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Israeli election: lengthy coalition talks loom as early results point to deadlock 18 Sep 6:52am Updated Israeli election: lengthy coalition talks loom as early results point to deadlock
Rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both pledge to form coalition as counting continues Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, Benny Gantz, have both vowed to lead Israel’s next government, despite early results and exit polls appearing to show neither had a clear path to form a coalition. An inconclusive result from the country’s second election this year could plunge Israel further into political mayhem, with the prospect of weeks of tense political deal-making or even a third vote.
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Cryogenic cylinders full of cattle semen destroyed in fire 18 Sep 6:40am Cryogenic cylinders full of cattle semen destroyed in fire
Fire broke out at artificial insemination facility in regional Victoria, Australia Cryogenic cylinders full of cattle semen have gone up in flames at an artificial insemination facility in Australia. A fire broke out at Yarram Herd Services in regional Victoria at about 3am on Tuesday. A crew of more than 30 firefighters brought it under control within three hours.
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Remove hook-nose sign language gesture, Jewish group demands 18 Sep 6:28am Remove hook-nose sign language gesture, Jewish group demands
Calls for ‘racist and humiliating’ gesture to be removed from online guide to Flemish signing An organisation representing Jewish communities in Europe are demanding the removal of a “racist and humiliating” depiction of Jews as having large hooked noses from an online dictionary of Flemish sign language. The portrayal is one of more than 10,000 signs on a visual online guide recognised by the Flemish government as a “knowledge and coordination centre” for sign language in the Flanders region of Belgium.
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Grotesque tragedy unlikely to shame Fifa into action over Iran’s ban on female fans | Marina Hyde 18 Sep 6:27am Grotesque tragedy unlikely to shame Fifa into action over Iran’s ban on female fans | Marina Hyde
Toothless urgings followed the death of Sahar Khodayari, who – faced with prison for trying to watch football – set herself on fireThe grim tragedy of Sahar Khodayari once again forces Fifa to pick the most expedient version of itself. Is it an organisation that can change the world, as it frequently insists to us, or is it simply a sporting governing body, as it prefers to claim at other times? Sahar is Iran’s so-called “Blue Girl”, a computer sciences graduate who tried in March to enter Tehran’s Azadi stadium dressed as a man, to watch her beloved Esteghlal, but was caught by officials. She was summoned to appear in court on 2 September, and told she could expect up to six months in prison. Outside the court, Sahar set herself on fire. Last week,
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Ian Paisley Jr criticised by NUJ for personal attack on journalist 18 Sep 6:12am Ian Paisley Jr criticised by NUJ for personal attack on journalist
North Antrim MP accused Sam McBride of lying as part of agenda to destroy DUP in now-removed Facebook post Ian Paisley Jr has been strongly criticised by the National Union of Journalists for personal comments he made about a reporter in Belfast. The North Antrim MP accused the News Letter’s political editor, Sam McBride, of peddling “lies” as part of “an agenda to attempt to undermine and destroy the DUP”.
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Liberal MP Jason Wood accused of misusing office to raise funds for party 18 Sep 6:03am Liberal MP Jason Wood accused of misusing office to raise funds for party
Spokesperson for Wood says the Liberal MP’s conduct was ‘within the guidelines’ Labor has accused Liberal MP Jason Wood of misusing his parliamentary office as a “fundraising vehicle for the Liberal party”, but the Victorian assistant minister claims he has acted within the guidelines. In question time on Wednesday, Labor targeted Wood over a party fundraising event advertised under the banner of the Pinnacle Club, a registered associated entity linked to the Liberal party that raised $127,000 in 2017-18.
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NSW upper house continues to debate key abortion bill changes 18 Sep 5:47am NSW upper house continues to debate key abortion bill changes
MPs are debating more than 30 amendments to the controversial bill to decriminalise abortion The New South Wales upper house has passed an amendment to a bill decriminalising abortion that clarifies that doctors must provide appropriate care to babies born alive after a termination. The Nationals MP Niall Blair, who introduced the amendment on Wednesday, said he wished he wasn’t moving it at all and it was disappointing that MPs had to codify what already existed.
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Coalition minister accused of running fundraiser out of taxpayer-funded office – politics live 18 Sep 4:23am Updated Coalition minister accused of running fundraiser out of taxpayer-funded office – politics live
Labor says the Pinnacle Club, an associated entity of the Liberal party, has been operating out the office of the assistant minister for customs Jason Wood. All the day’s events, live
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Antisemitism: Labour criticised for failing to consult Jewish members 18 Sep 4:07am Antisemitism: Labour criticised for failing to consult Jewish members
Jewish Labour Movement also criticises party for allowing issue to be debated at party conference on Jewish Sabbath Labour has been criticised for failing to consult Jewish members over its new disciplinary procedures for expelling members, and allowing the revised rules to be debated at conference on the Jewish Sabbath. The Jewish Labour Movement, which is affiliated to the party, accused Labour of more “institutional failings” after it failed to discuss with them its proposed changes to the process for dealing with serious misdemeanours including antisemitism and other racism.
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Engineer dies while working on travelator at Waterloo station 18 Sep 3:44am Engineer dies while working on travelator at Waterloo station
Transport for London (TfL) says man died at station on Wednesday morning A man has died at Waterloo station while working on a moving walkway. Transport for London (TfL) said the engineer died at the station on Wednesday morning.
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Suddenly, it’s OK to be German and to talk about race | Mithu Sanyal 18 Sep 3:00am Suddenly, it’s OK to be German and to talk about race | Mithu Sanyal
For years if you wanted to discuss racism, people looked at you as if you were a Nazi, but now there’s a new opennessWhen I was growing up there was no racism in Germany. In the 1980s every child learned at school that race was a construct that fascists had used to justify segregating and killing people. So if race didn’t exist, it naturally followed that racism didn’t exist either. If you wanted to talk about it people looked at you as if you were the Nazi. All this is changing. It is dizzying to watch my motherland grapple with the concept of race. And, to be honest, to grapple with it myself because when you stop speaking about something you stop thinking about it eventually too. So we’re all walking on eggshells; the discussion about racism is on the agenda but we’re whispering “race” as if it were a dirty word. Except for members of Alternative für Deutschland, the far-right party, who keep pushing the boundaries of
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Woman and man injured in north London shooting 18 Sep 2:53am Woman and man injured in north London shooting
Police called to Lordship Lane in Haringey on Tuesday night A 46-year-old woman was left in a critical condition and a man also injured after a shooting in north London. Police were called at about 9.50pm on Tuesday to Lordship Lane in Haringey.
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Israel election: lengthy coalition talks loom as early results point to deadlock 18 Sep 2:50am Israel election: lengthy coalition talks loom as early results point to deadlock
Rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both pledge to form coalition as counting continues
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Israel election: lengthy coalition talks loom as exit polls point to deadlock 18 Sep 2:34am Updated Israel election: lengthy coalition talks loom as exit polls point to deadlock
Rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both pledge to form coalition as counting continues
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Andrzej Krauze on how the Brexit chaos looks from elsewhere in Europe - cartoon 18 Sep 2:30am Andrzej Krauze on how the Brexit chaos looks from elsewhere in Europe - cartoon
As further turmoil engulfs the UK parliament, even ardent Brexiteers seem to have no sense of direction (with apologies to Pieter Bruegel the Elder)
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Qantas and Virgin bosses reject Morrison government calls to be silent on social issues 18 Sep 2:14am Qantas and Virgin bosses reject Morrison government calls to be silent on social issues
Alan Joyce says it was not just ‘morally right’ but also in Qantas’s business interests to fight for marriage equality The chief executives of Australia’s major airlines have warned they will not be silent on social issues, with Qantas’s Alan Joyce arguing it was not just “morally right” but also in its business interests to fight for marriage equality. At the National Press Club on Wednesday Joyce and Virgin Australia’s Paul Scurrah both pushed back against calls from Scott Morrison and his assistant minister, Ben Morton, for
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US healthcare is booming. So why do one in five workers live in poverty? 18 Sep 2:01am US healthcare is booming. So why do one in five workers live in poverty?
Employment in the industry is projected to grow, but women – particularly women of color – are being left behind “One of the biggest challenges is explaining that you are not a maid. That your job is not to clean up after everyone,” said Marisol Rivera, who has been caring for elderly and disabled clients in their New York homes for 20 years. Rivera is one of the millions of women now employed in the US’s fastest-growing job sector: healthcare. Driven by an ageing population and propped up by government funds, in 2017 healthcare jobs surpassed manufacturing and retail – once the two driving forces of employment in the US. And by all predictions it will keep on growing.
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The end of the county line: how drug users are exploited by gangs 18 Sep 2:00am The end of the county line: how drug users are exploited by gangs
Weston-super-Mare’s existing drug problems have been amplified by an influx of out-of-town dealers
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Hot properties: how Oslo went wild for floating saunas 18 Sep 2:00am Hot properties: how Oslo went wild for floating saunas
When the city’s first floating sauna was banned by port authorities, its owners took it on the run, sparking a public craze It all began in September 2011, when Martin Lundberg sailed his boat into the marina in the fashionable Aker Brygge district in central Oslo, Norway. A native of Malmö, Sweden, Lundberg had spent the summer on his boat moored off one of Oslo’s islands. He didn’t have a job, or a home other than the boat.
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NSW Labor forfeits $100,000 allegedly donated by Chinese billionaire in Aldi shopping bag 18 Sep 1:55am NSW Labor forfeits $100,000 allegedly donated by Chinese billionaire in Aldi shopping bag
Icac hears party gave money allegedly from Huang Xiangmo to electoral commission Labor has forfeited a $100,000 donation allegedly delivered to party headquarters in an Aldi shopping bag by banned donor and Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo. The
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Centre Alliance backs family court inquiry which will now go ahead – politics live 18 Sep 1:13am Updated Centre Alliance backs family court inquiry which will now go ahead – politics live
Labor and the Greens refused to support it but government now has the numbers. All the day’s events, live
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ECB has put Europe on a collision course with Donald Trump 18 Sep 1:01am ECB has put Europe on a collision course with Donald Trump
Plan to cut interest rates and continue QE is an exchange-rate policy in all but name On 12 September, the European Central Bank decided to launch yet another asset-purchase programme, with plans to buy €20bn ($22bn) in new securities per month for an indefinite period of time, using the same structure as it has in the past. The decision was not made unanimously: the
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Millennia-old pendants revealed to be Roman makeup applicators 18 Sep 1:00am Millennia-old pendants revealed to be Roman makeup applicators
Objects found in Wroxeter provide rare glimpse into lives of women in Roman Britain For a century they were considered pretty 2,000-year-old pendants with no use other than for decoration. But English Heritage will reveal on Wednesday that they had a fascinating purpose: as makeup applicators that the more well-heeled woman in Roman Britain would have used to put on eye makeup. The fashion was for heavy and dark, often using soot or charcoal.
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Netanyahu and Gantz speak to supporters as election results too close to call - video 18 Sep 1:00am Netanyahu and Gantz speak to supporters as election results too close to call - video
Neither of the two main contenders in the second Israeli election of 2019, incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz, have declared themselves victors, results remain too close to call. Speaking to his supporters, Netanyahu called for a 'strong Zionist government... not [one that] leans on Arab and anti-Zionist parties', as the crowd chanted  'no unity' Benny Gantz, the leader of the Blue and White party, said he would negotiate a unity government over the coming days.
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Labor joins Greens in refusing to back family court inquiry – politics live 18 Sep 12:44am Updated Labor joins Greens in refusing to back family court inquiry – politics live
Anthony Albanese ‘surprised’ to learn Pauline Hanson will be deputy chair. All the day’s events, live
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Spy scandal: Canada reassures allies over leak that may be linked to Australian drug syndicate 18 Sep 12:37am Spy scandal: Canada reassures allies over leak that may be linked to Australian drug syndicate
Intelligence officer Cameron Ortis had access to classified information from Five Eyes allies, including Australia Canada is seeking to reassure its Five Eyes intelligence allies in the wake of a massive alleged spying leak that may be linked to an Australian drug-smuggling criminal syndicate. Cameron Ortis, the director general of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s intelligence unit, has been charged over allegations he was trying to sell secrets to a foreign agent or terrorist group. He had access to classified information from Canada’s Five Eyes global allies, including Australia.
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Documentary follows Pastafarians as they strain for recognition 18 Sep 12:00am Documentary follows Pastafarians as they strain for recognition
Film-maker has spent three years showing how the colander-wearing religion is more than a joke Some time next year, the European court of human rights will decide on the case of a Dutch woman who feels unfairly treated because her country’s highest court has told her she cannot wear a plastic colander on her head for her ID photo. It may combine Mienke de Wilde’s plea with that of an Austrian former MP,
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