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MPs pass amendment seeking to thwart no-deal Brexit prorogation

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Amendment is passed by 41 votes in potentially crucial Commons decisionLatest political developments – liveMPs have easily passed a backbench amendment which seeks to block any attempt by a future government to prorogue parliament to ensure a no-deal Brexit, in what is likely to be seen as a pre-emptive strike against Boris Johnson’s authority.The amendment, tabled by a cross-party group led by Labour’s Hilary Benn and the Conservatives’ Alistair Burt, passed by an unexpectedly high margin of 41 votes, with 315 MPs backing it and 274 opposed. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/18/mps-pass-amendment-seeking-to-thwart-no-deal-prorogation

Author : Peter Walker Political correspondent

Publish date : 2019-07-18 13:09:26

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British football fan detained in UAE lodges human rights complaint

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Ali Issa Ahmad brings case to UN alleging he was tortured after wearing Qatar T-shirt to matchA British football fan who says he was detained and tortured while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates because he wore a football T-shirt supporting Qatar, has lodged a landmark legal complaint with the UN about his treatment.In the 27-page complaint Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, from Wolverhampton, documents his alleged torture at the hands of the UAE authorities in January and February of this year while he was visiting the country to watch Asian Cup matches. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/18/british-football-fan-ali-issa-ahmad-detained-in-uae-lodges-un-human-rights-complaint

Author : Diane Taylor

Publish date : 2019-07-18 10:54:03

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Music festival deaths inquest: police to be pushed to release strip search protocols

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Counsel assisting coroner says public deserves to know ‘under what circumstances are police entitled to strip search patrons’The New South Wales coroner will push for the state’s police force to release its strip search protocols as part of an inquest into drug-related deaths at music festivals.Counsel assisting the coroner Peggy Dwyer told the court on Thursday that the inquest had yet to receive “police protocols” on when strip searches could be carried out in the state, but that she intended to pursue the matter . Continue reading…



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Author : Michael McGowan

Publish date : 2019-07-18 08:50:16

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Firefighters tackle Japan anime studio fire in Kyoto – video

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Twelve people are presumed dead, fire officials have said, and more could be missing after becoming trapped by a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation production company in Japan. Thirty-five others have been injured, some of them critically, said Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara. The 41-year-old suspect was reportedly among the injured and has been taken to hospital. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-07-18 06:28:08

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NT judge compares Indigenous offender to ‘primitive person’

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Greg Borchers, previously sanctioned in 2017, also tells mother she probably ‘abandoned your kids in that great Indigenous fashion’A Northern Territory judge has told an Indigenous mother she probably got drunk on pension day and “abandoned your kids in that great Indigenous fashion”, and compared an Aboriginal domestic violence offender to a “primitive person dragging his woman out of the cage”.The local court judge, Greg Borchers, who was sanctioned for inappropriate comments in 2017, also openly pondered whether “some important anthropological literature” would one day help explain “Indigenous laissez-faire parenting” and “why it is that people abandon their children on such a regular basis”. Continue reading…



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Author : Christopher Knaus

Publish date : 2019-07-18 04:44:42

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Unions call for George Calombaris to lose MasterChef job after staff underpaid by $7.8m

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Fair Work Ombudsman imposes $200,000 ‘contrition payment’, but United Voice calls for stronger penaltiesUnions have called for George Calombaris to be sacked as a MasterChef judge after it was revealed his companies had underpaid staff at his restaurants by nearly $8m.That figure dwarfed the amount of $2.6m paid to more than 160 people employed by his restaurant empire after it was revealed they had been underpaid overtime for up to six years. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/jul/18/celebrity-chef-george-calombaris-fined-for-underpaying-staff-by-78m

Author : Australian Associated Press

Publish date : 2019-07-18 02:30:16

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Barnaby Joyce backs Newstart raise, saying rate needs to reflect geography

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Former Nationals leader urges reform as UN rapporteur says inadequate payment leaving Australians ‘increasingly miserable’The inadequate level of Newstart is designed to leave out-of-work Australians “increasingly miserable”, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty has warned.Philip Alston, the brother of former Liberal senator and federal communications minister Richard Alston, weighed into the debate about the adequacy of unemployment benefits on Thursday, as former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce joined the ranks of those criticising the level of Newstart. Continue reading…



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Author : Paul Karp

Publish date : 2019-07-18 00:32:22

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G7 leaders to back tech revolution for African women

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Leaders to back Gates Foundation call to help rural poor and women access mobile bankingWorld leaders are to pledge to shape the technological revolution sweeping through Africa by acting to lift the threat of 400 million predominantly rural women being excluded from digital financial services.G7 finance ministers meeting in France are to endorse a paper from the Gates Foundation saying there is a serious risk that digital technology and mobile banking will bypass millions of women in Africa, leaving them disempowered for a generation. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/17/g7-leaders-to-back-tech-revolution-for-african-women

Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Publish date : 2019-07-17 21:00:09

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Puerto Rico: new protests loom against governor’s sexist and homophobic texts

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Ricardo Rosselló resisting calls to resign over leaked messagesTens of thousands to take to streets of San JuanPuerto Rico is bracing for large demonstrations in the capital city of San Juan on Wednesday evening as the scandal engulfing the US territory’s local administration continues to deepen and the embattled governor, Ricardo Rosselló, vows to hold on to power despite waning support.Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets later today following protests earlier in the week that were dispersed with teargas and rubber bullets. In anticipation of potential unrest the cruise line company Royal Caribbean suspended a daily stop at the island “to ensure the safety and security of our guests and crew”. Continue reading…



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Author : Oliver Laughland in San Juan

Publish date : 2019-07-17 19:51:25

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DRC Ebola epidemic is international emergency, says WHO

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World Health Organization calls for more funds with 2,512 confirmed cases in Democratic Republic of the CongoThe Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization has declared, calling for more funds and international support to close it down. Related: Ebola virus reaches Congolese city of Goma Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/17/drc-ebola-epidemic-is-international-emergency-says-who

Author : Sarah Boseley Health editor

Publish date : 2019-07-17 18:17:48

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