Canberra plunged into leadership ferment again as Liberal divisions widen and Michael McCormack's hold on the Nationals top job also looks shaky. All the day's events, live 11.29pm BSTLabor is mostly letting the Liberal party play this out uninterrupted, but Jim Chalmers stopped by doors this morning with this message:I've seen a number of pretty strange things in this place over the years, but the idea that Peter Dutton could be the prime minister of [...]
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Coalition of NGOs and charities calls for children to be brought to Australia by 20 NovemberA coalition of some of Australia's biggest humanitarian and human rights organisations have given the federal government a deadline to get all asylum seeker and refugee children off Nauru, as the health and safety crisis on the island worsens.World Vision, alongside more than 30 other organisations and advocacy groups, has called for parliament to bring the more than 120 children [...]
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Lee Su-nam knows what he will say to his North Korean brother, who he hasn't seen in nearly 70 yearsThe most powerful emotions Lee Su-nam ever felt were on the afternoon of 25 July. He was sitting in his living room talking to his daughter who was visiting when his phone rang. The conversation lasted only a minute, but Lee discovered his older brother, long presumed dead, was alive and living in North Korea. Related: [...]
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Netflix user reviews are no more. Sure, chances are pretty decent you didn't realize Netflix still had reviews at this point, but the video streaming giant has delivered on its promise to do away with the one-time mainstay of the service. Last month, it informed recent users that reviews would be sunset soon. Netflix dropped the feature this week with little fanfare, simply updating the “How do I post reviews on Netflix” section of its help [...]
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The Kindle Voyage is no more. The e-reader is currently unavailable through Amazon, as noted by a few sites. You can still pick up a refurbed version through the retailer, but listings for the new model note that, “[t]his item is only available from third-party sellers.” TechCrunch confirmed that the product is no longer available with Amazon, which noted, “that customer response to Kindle Voyage has been incredibly positive and we've sold out.” While Amazon's refusing [...]
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Monday: Terrible poll numbers put the prime minister under further pressure. Plus: Trump and Giuliani break new rhetorical groundGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 20 August. Continue reading... [...]
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As talk of second referendum grows, here are the key questions on the issuePolls have consistently shown over the past year that Britons do not think Brexit is being managed well, but that had not been matched by any appetite to re-run the referendum. More recent polls have begun to show a different picture, however. Continue reading... [...]
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Poll suggests party would fare much better by opposing UK's departure from EUA pro-EU Labour peer and former cabinet minister has said the party is “finished” if it contests another election promising to back Brexit, as a new poll suggested the party's support depends heavily on remain voters who could switch their allegiance to the Lib Dems.Andrew Adonis, a former transport minister and a vocal critic on Britain's departure from the EU, said the party [...]
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Combating drug trade benefits developing nations and UK, says Penny MordauntBritish border agents and the Royal Marines have stopped millions of pounds worth of heroin trade across the western Indian Ocean, where the drug is being transported from Afghanistan to east Africa for eventual sale in Europe.The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, said the anti-smuggling scheme in Tanzania, funded from the UK's aid budget, was vital for development in the nation but would also protect [...]
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