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Emmys 2019: Fleabag and Chernobyl win big – live! 22 Sep 10:57pm Updated Emmys 2019: Fleabag and Chernobyl win big – live!
The biggest night in TV sees Game of Thrones aiming for victory with a record 32 nominations as Fleabag and Chernobyl take three wins each
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Morrison visits an Australian box factory in Ohio – and the Trump crowd goes wild | Katharine Murphy 22 Sep 10:54pm Morrison visits an Australian box factory in Ohio – and the Trump crowd goes wild | Katharine Murphy
The president’s story was manufacturing jobs, and the PM was more than happy to play along As soon as the cornfields cleared, they were waving, hands and flags, in fours and fives, then in lines, small and substantial, with their Make America Great Again caps. The rubberneckers were overwhelmingly white, in shorts and flip-flops, beckoning their saviour like it was Palm Sunday. Little children stood to attention and saluted as the motorcade rolled in – the wrong one, the first arrival in Wapakoneta on Sunday was Scott Morrison, not Donald Trump – but the people didn’t know and I doubt they cared. The welcoming party was all Trump love, except for two brave souls, down near the railway line near the entrance to Anthony Pratt’s Ohio box factory, clutching a sign that read: “Thank you, Obama and Australia, for jobs.”
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Climate-sceptic academic seeks $1.5m in donations to fight unlawful dismissal appeal 22 Sep 10:17pm Climate-sceptic academic seeks $1.5m in donations to fight unlawful dismissal appeal
Peter Ridd’s former employer James Cook University appealing after a court ruled the professor’s sacking was unlawful The climate-sceptic academic Peter Ridd has asked supporters to donate another $1.5m to fund ongoing legal costs after his former employer, James Cook University, lodged an appeal against an
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Iran to lay out Gulf security proposal at UN general assembly 22 Sep 10:12pm Updated Iran to lay out Gulf security proposal at UN general assembly
Announcement comes as Iran and US fight for diplomatic advantage after Saudi oil attack Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has said he will present a plan for Gulf security at this week’s UN general assembly, as Washington and Tehran fight for diplomatic advantage in the wake of the devastating attack on the Saudi oil industry. Rouhani made clear the
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Emmys 2019: the winners, the speeches, the surprises – live! 22 Sep 9:44pm Updated Emmys 2019: the winners, the speeches, the surprises – live!
The biggest night in TV sees Game of Thrones aiming for victory with a record 32 nominations but can a divisive final season dominate the night?
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Reports of sexual assaults on London Underground soar 22 Sep 7:01pm Reports of sexual assaults on London Underground soar
Campaigners say incidents are still underreported and more must be done to stop attackers Sexual assaults reported on the tube have soared by 42% in the last four years, new figures show. Attacks recorded on the London Underground leapt from 844 in 2015-16 to 1,206 in 2018-19, according to analysis by the PA news agency.
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Thomas Cook to collapse, stranding 150,000 UK holidaymakers 22 Sep 6:41pm Thomas Cook to collapse, stranding 150,000 UK holidaymakers
About 9,000 British jobs at risk after last-minute rescue talks fail to keep firm afloat Thomas Cook was heading into insolvency on Sunday night as the world’s oldest holiday company faced a collapse that will strand 150,000 UK holidaymakers overseas and put 9,000 British jobs at risk. Flights were pulled from booking websites at around 10pm after all-day talks failed to produce a £200m lifeline to keep the firm afloat.
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Thomas Cook could be hours from collapse without extra £200m 22 Sep 3:31pm Thomas Cook could be hours from collapse without extra £200m
Emergency funds needed to protect up to 150,000 UK holidaymakers and 9,000 jobs Thomas Cook is understood to have just hours left to find up to £200m of emergency funds to avert the collapse of what is one of the world’s largest holiday companies – a corporate disaster that would affect 150,000 UK holidaymakers and put 9,000 British jobs at risk. The last-ditch efforts to save the 178-year-old firm came while the government remained on standby to perform the UK’s largest ever peacetime repatriation, as the tour operator battled through the weekend to avoid entering administration.
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Gucci model stages mental health protest at Milan fashion week 22 Sep 3:23pm Gucci model stages mental health protest at Milan fashion week
Model holds up hands with ‘mental health is not fashion’ during catwalk show If fashion is a reflection of the times it is little wonder that the current round of shows have often felt discombobulating. Gucci’s show on Sunday night was was particularly surreal, opening with a series of models being propelled along a conveyor belt catwalk, staring bleakly ahead, wearing a high fashion take on straitjackets.
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Iran to release British-flagged tanker seized in strait of Hormuz 22 Sep 3:20pm Iran to release British-flagged tanker seized in strait of Hormuz
Stena Impero was impounded following seizure of Iranian tanker close to Gibraltar on suspicion of providing oil to Syria Iran says it will soon release a British-flagged tanker that its Revolutionary Guards seized more than two months ago, sparking a crisis in Gulf shipping. Maritime authorities in the Islamic republic told the semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday that the Sweden-owned Stena Impero would imminently be released, confirming earlier remarks by the chief executive of Stena Bulk, the company that owns the vessel.
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Corbyn heading for clash with Labour members by calling for Brexit decision to be postponed – live news 22 Sep 2:31pm Updated Corbyn heading for clash with Labour members by calling for Brexit decision to be postponed – live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including events from the Labour conference in Brighton
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AFP inquiry into Islamophobic posts dropped after ex-Liberal candidate did not make referral 22 Sep 2:00pm AFP inquiry into Islamophobic posts dropped after ex-Liberal candidate did not make referral
AFP wanted to investigate whether Facebook account compromised but did not get referral from Jessica Whelan after she parted ways with Liberals The Australian federal police dropped its investigation into whether former Liberal candidate Jessica Whelan’s Facebook account was compromised after she resigned from the Liberal party and did not ask the AFP to pick up the case for her, according to documents obtained by Guardian Australia. Whelan, who was unsuccessful in her run for the Tasmanian seat of Lyons at the federal election in May, claimed Islamophobic Facebook posts under her name had been doctored.
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Israeli Arab parties back Benny Gantz for PM, breaking with precedent 22 Sep 1:46pm Israeli Arab parties back Benny Gantz for PM, breaking with precedent
Arab Joint List alliance endorses ex-military chief following last week’s elections in attempt to oust Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Arab political parties broke with longstanding precedent on Sunday and endorsed ex-military chief
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Rochdale traders and shoppers despair at loss of historic market 22 Sep 1:43pm Rochdale traders and shoppers despair at loss of historic market
Residents of the town, a trading centre since 1251, are bracing for the closure of the market next month Almost 800 years after Rochdale received the royal charter that made its historic market possible, traders and shoppers have expressed their dismay at the news it will soon be shut down for good. The
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Hong Kong police and demonstrators clash as tensions escalate 22 Sep 1:02pm Hong Kong police and demonstrators clash as tensions escalate
Confrontations mark 16th weekend of mass protest as 70th anniversary of founding of People’s Republic approaches
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Thomas Cook holidaymakers kept inside Tunisia hotel over unpaid bill fears 22 Sep 12:48pm Thomas Cook holidaymakers kept inside Tunisia hotel over unpaid bill fears
Troubled travel firm’s customers involved in standoff at resort after manager demands £1,600 fee Thomas Cook customers in Tunisia have been involved in a stand-off with a hotel owner who barricaded holidaymakers inside a resort due to fears that the
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Trump kicks back against Biden and his son in Ukraine – video 22 Sep 11:57am Trump kicks back against Biden and his son in Ukraine – video
Donald Trump has gone on the offensive over what he and his allies claim is corruption involving Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine. The president’s reported pressuring of the Ukrainian president to investigate claims about Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, has clouded the White House in scandal. Biden has accused Trump of an 'overwhelming abuse of power'
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Thousands of Indian-Americans expected at Modi rally in Houston 22 Sep 11:37am Thousands of Indian-Americans expected at Modi rally in Houston
Event dedicated to Indian prime minister will be joined by US president Donald Trump Some 50,000 Indian-Americans are expected to pack into a Houston stadium on Sunday for a rally with Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, joined by US president Donald Trump, in a rare show of support for a foreign leader on American soil. The event gives Modi, a nationalist facing international criticism over a recent crackdown in disputed region of Kashmir, a chance to energise his relationship with Indian-Americans who are active political supporters. Trump, meanwhile, will face an audience that may not prove receptive to his typical strident anti-immigration messages.
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests turn violent again 22 Sep 11:36am Updated Hong Kong pro-democracy protests turn violent again
Police fire teargas at protesters after they deface a Chinese flag, set fires and vandalise a station
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Thomas Cook travellers still boarding as clock ticks down on talks 22 Sep 11:31am Thomas Cook travellers still boarding as clock ticks down on talks
UK check-in desks operating normally despite anxiety over risk of cancelled return flights Thomas Cook customers at Gatwick and Manchester airports rushed to board their flights on Sunday amid growing anxiety ahead of crunch talks between the embattled tour operator and its creditors which could lead to bankruptcy. On Saturday night, the travel firm had reassured customers that flights would continue to operate as normal and although people steadily checked in their bags at Thomas Cook desks, some uncertain holidaymakers said they had brought extra return flights home with another airline in case Thomas Cook went bust.
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Hundreds of Egyptians arrested in latest wave of protests against Sisi 22 Sep 11:17am Hundreds of Egyptians arrested in latest wave of protests against Sisi
Younger generation takes to the streets in defiance of six-year ban on demonstrations Hundreds of Egyptians have been swept up in a campaign of arrests targeting protesters, as demonstrations against president Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi’s rule continued. The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), a Cairo-based NGO, reported on Sunday that at least 220 people had been arrested since protests began on Friday night. The organisation said it had set up “an emergency room,” to deal with the arrest spike, anticipating that at least 100 more people would be detained at protests in Suez, Alexandria and Giza on Saturday night. On Sunday another NGO, the Egyptian Centre for Economic & Social Rights
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English people living in Wales tilted it towards Brexit, research finds 22 Sep 10:59am English people living in Wales tilted it towards Brexit, research finds
Areas of Wales with big English communities saw larger leave vote in 2016, according to study The question of why Wales voted to leave the European Union can in large part be answered by the number of English retired people who have moved across the border, new research has found. Despite being one of the biggest beneficiaries of EU funding, Wales voted leave by a majority of 52% to 48% in the 2016 referendum – a result that took some analysts by surprise.
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When my husband died, mushroom foraging helped me out of the dark 22 Sep 10:00am When my husband died, mushroom foraging helped me out of the dark
After losing all sense of hope and home, hunting in woodland with other mushroomers got me through my grief I was a bright-eyed 18-year-old, just one month into an international study exchange in Stavanger in Norway when I met Eiolf. I stood next to him at a party and we spent the whole night talking. It helped that he was one of the few Norwegian students I met who could actually point to my home country of Malaysia on a map. After that night I’d hang around the library hoping to cross his path. Luckily, he had the same idea. Eiolf was knowledgeable and read a lot, but he also had a goofy sense of humour. He was very kind, too, the sort of person who children and animals gravitate towards. I had assumed that at the end of my exchange I’d go back to Malaysia, but instead I relocated to Norway to be with him; it just felt right. Norway was very different to my homeland, but I settled there and enjoyed a fulfilling career as an anthropologist, while Eiolf became an architect. We were together for 32 years, and I never lost that sense of joy in our relationship. He made me a better version of myself.
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Police make arrest after fatal stabbing in Slough skate park 22 Sep 9:13am Police make arrest after fatal stabbing in Slough skate park
Boy, 15, arrested on Sunday after incident in Salt Hill Park left another 15-year-old dead A 15-year-old boy has been arrested as police continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of another 15-year-old in a Slough skate park. The victim was stabbed in Salt Hill park on Saturday at about 6.30pm, police said. The incident allegedly followed an altercation involving a group of men.
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Labour conference: Corbyn says UK could be better off outside EU if right deal available – live news 22 Sep 8:19am Updated Labour conference: Corbyn says UK could be better off outside EU if right deal available – live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including events from the Labour conference in Brighton
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Corbyn suggests UK could be better off after Brexit if deal is right 22 Sep 7:50am Updated Corbyn suggests UK could be better off after Brexit if deal is right
Labour leader risks infuriating activists and MPs as he plays down splits at party conference
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Labour conference: Corbyn says UK could be better off outside EU if right deal available - live news 22 Sep 7:05am Updated Labour conference: Corbyn says UK could be better off outside EU if right deal available - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including events from the Labour conference in Brighton
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Thomas Cook in last-ditch talks to avoid collapse 22 Sep 5:54am Thomas Cook in last-ditch talks to avoid collapse
Up to 150,000 UK holidaymakers affected with 9,000 British jobs at risk as firm looks for £200m in funds Thomas Cook is holding last-ditch talks with key players on Sunday morning in a bid to avert a collapse that will affect 150,000 UK holidaymakers abroad and put 9,000 British jobs at risk. The travel company is at risk of falling into administration imminently unless it finds £200m in extra funds. The government and the UK aviation watchdog are preparing
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Labour conference: Corbyn says he will serve full term as key aide quits - live news 22 Sep 5:00am Updated Labour conference: Corbyn says he will serve full term as key aide quits - live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including events from the Labour conference in Brighton
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Sicilians dare to believe: the mafia’s cruel reign is over 22 Sep 4:36am Sicilians dare to believe: the mafia’s cruel reign is over
As the Cosa Nostra is finally brought to its knees, our reporter recalls his childhood in Palermo when the mob families felt free to murder at will I remember the day as if it was yesterday – 23 May 1992, the day that changed Sicilians’ lives for ever. I remember my mother’s tears as she sat glued to the TV, watching what looked like an earthquake. Cars buried in rubble, streets ripped open, dozens of photographers and police officers on the scene of what in my mind could only have been a natural disaster. I quickly realised that wasn’t the case – that a terrible murder had been committed. The white Fiat Croma buried in the dirt was carrying Cosa Nostra’s number one enemy, the anti-mafia magistrate Giovanni Falcone. Mafia bosses had placed
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The Cockroach – an extract from Ian McEwan’s Brexit-inspired novella 22 Sep 4:00am The Cockroach – an extract from Ian McEwan’s Brexit-inspired novella
In the novelist’s satirical reworking of Kafka’s classic story, an insect wakes up to discover to its horror that it has turned into the prime minister…
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Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun: ‘Truth always matters’ 22 Sep 3:59am Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun: ‘Truth always matters’
Ahead of a new film, Official Secrets, the GCHQ worker who tried to prevent the 2003 invasion of Iraq recalls those feverish days – and their consequences
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Angus Taylor says Josh Frydenberg knew of family interest before grasslands meeting 22 Sep 3:54am Angus Taylor says Josh Frydenberg knew of family interest before grasslands meeting
Then environment minister knew of Taylor family’s interest in farm being investigated for alleged illegal clearing Josh Frydenberg, then the environment minister, knew his ministerial colleague Angus Taylor had a family interest in a farm being investigated for alleged illegal clearing of grasslands when Taylor met with environment department officials to discuss endangered grassland regulations, according to Taylor. The 2017 meeting between Taylor – then the minister for cities – and environment department officials over critically endangered grasslands came while Taylor’s family’s company, Jam Land Pty Ltd, was being investigated for allegedly illegally poisoning grasslands on property on the Monaro plains of
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Ghosts of tyrants past stalk proud Haiti as it slides towards the brink 22 Sep 3:52am Ghosts of tyrants past stalk proud Haiti as it slides towards the brink
A nation that suffered under the Duvalier dictators is collapsing as corruption and a failing economy take their toll Last Sunday, Rony Marceline was riding his motorbike out of Ouanaminthe, a muggy, colourful town on Haiti’s border with the Dominican Republic, on a mission that within a few days has become commonplace: transporting yellow plastic containers of petrol. He hit a lorry and the canister split, enveloping him and his passenger, an as yet unnamed woman, in flames. Until that moment, the newly necessary practice of carrying cans of fuel had been the subject of meme humour in this country where the petrol is running out and the usually intense traffic is stuttering to a halt. In one, an elegant woman carries a can under the caption: “the new accessory”. But now there is no joking: now the whole country is ready to explode.
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‘Voting means you’re crazy’: fear of Taliban haunts Afghanistan’s ballot 22 Sep 3:29am ‘Voting means you’re crazy’: fear of Taliban haunts Afghanistan’s ballot
There have been attacks on a campaign rally and a candidate: voters say they are afraid for their lives Afghanistan must choose a new president this week, but every election over the last decade has been riddled with fraud and marred by violence, and fears are growing that the poll on may be the worst yet. It comes as the war is raging with unprecedented intensity. Last week alone,
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Family mourns father and son who died in northern NSW plane crash 22 Sep 2:14am Family mourns father and son who died in northern NSW plane crash
Jeff and Matthew Hills, who crashed in Dorrigo national park, have been remembered as charitable men A Gold Coast father and son who died after their small plane crashed in northern New South Wales bushland have been remembered as charitable men who lived life to its fullest. Jeff Hills and his son, Matthew, were found dead in the wreckage of their four-seater plane, which crashed in steep terrain in Dorrigo national park near Coffs Harbour, on Saturday.
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Dallas: murder trial to begin of ex-officer who shot black man dead in his home 22 Sep 2:00am Dallas: murder trial to begin of ex-officer who shot black man dead in his home
Amber Guyger, 26, claims she entered Botham Jean’s apartment by mistake and acted in self-defense, in case that has inflamed racial tensions Testimony is to begin on Monday in the trial of a former Dallas police officer who
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US man drowns while proposing marriage to his girlfriend in Tanzania 22 Sep 1:28am US man drowns while proposing marriage to his girlfriend in Tanzania
Underwater proposal gone tragically wrong was recorded and posted to Facebook A woman has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her boyfriend, who drowned while proposing marriage to her in Tanzania. Kenesha Antoine posted a video on Facebook of her boyfriend, Steven Weber, swimming up to the window of their underwater room at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island, off Tanzania.
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UN Yemen envoy welcomes Houthi offer to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia 22 Sep 1:23am UN Yemen envoy welcomes Houthi offer to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia
Proposal by Iran-backed rebels ‘could send message of the will to end the war,’ says Martin Griffiths The United Nations envoy for Yemen has welcomed an offer from the country’s Houthi rebels to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia, saying it could bring an end to years of bloody conflict. Implementation of the initiative by the Houthis “in good faith could send a powerful message of the will to end the war,” special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said.
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Supreme court poised to rule against Boris Johnson, say legal experts 22 Sep 1:04am Supreme court poised to rule against Boris Johnson, say legal experts
Framing of verdict on prorogation of parliament may set off ‘constitutional eruption of volcanic proportions’ Boris Johnson would have no option but to recall MPs to Westminster if the supreme court rules he misled the Queen, senior legal sources told the
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Permanent Record review: Edward Snowden writes in 50 shades of grey 22 Sep 1:00am Permanent Record review: Edward Snowden writes in 50 shades of grey
The whistleblower offers part-confession, part-J’accuse, an ambiguous tale for a nation which doesn’t know what to think Eighteen years after the towers fell and the Pentagon burned, nearly
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