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Australian PM says China must step up on climate change as ‘newly developed’ nation

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Scott Morrison uses keynote speech of US visit to say China should be doing more to combat the climate crisisScott Morrison has challenged China to do more heavy lifting on climate change, saying Australia welcomes its economic growth, but that prosperity and power also come with responsibility.The Australian prime minister used the keynote speech of his US visit, at the Chicago Institute for Global Affairs on Monday, to praise China’s “economic maturity”. Morrison characterised China as a “newly developed” rather than a developing economy, and argued that status conferred developed-world obligations on the Chinese leadership. Continue reading…



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Author : Katharine Murphy Political editor, in Chicago

Publish date : 2019-09-23 14:01:33

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Man appears in court charged with Keeley Bunker’s murder

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Wesley Streete, 19, remanded in custody over death of woman found in Staffordshire woodsA 19-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with murdering a young woman whose body was discovered in woodland in Staffordshire.Wesley Streete, of no fixed address, is alleged to have murdered Keeley Bunker on Thursday last week. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-09-23 12:28:49

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Brexit: John McDonnell says article 50 should not be revoked without a referendum – live news

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Rolling coverage of the Labour conference in Brighton, including the debate to decide if the party will commit to campaigning for remain now 12.19pm BST McDonnell says Labour will aim to reduce the full-time working week to 32 hours within the next decade – with no loss of pay.We should work to live, not live to work. Thanks to past Labour governments but mainly thanks to the trade union movement, the average full-time working week fell from nearly 65 hours in the 1860s to 43 hours in the 1970s.As society got richer, we could spend fewer hours at work. But in recent decades progress has stalled. People in our country today work the longest average full-time hours in Europe apart from Greece and Austria. And since the 1980s the link between increasing productivity matched by expanding free time has been broken. It’s time to put that right. 12.17pm BST McDonnell says work is not just about wages.Work isn’t just about wages. It’s about freedom from drudgery; having dignity, respect and a voice in the workplace. That means a strong trade union movement and collective bargaining. But also, in the new public services we’re creating, it means management by workers and service users rather than by remote bureaucrats in Whitehall.In large companies it means a third of directors being elected by workers and a tenth of shares being owned by those workers. It means doubling the size of our cooperative sector, and going further, I hope, in our ambitions. Continue reading…



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Author : Andrew Sparrow

Publish date : 2019-09-23 11:19:39

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Emmys awards 2019: Fleabag and Game of Thrones win big on Brit-dominated night

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy was the surprise victor while the final season of HBO’s fantasy drama picked up the most Emmy awardsEmmy winners 2019: the full listThe ceremony, fashion and red carpet – in pictures
It was a British invasion at the 71st Emmy awards, with Game of Thrones taking home the prize for best drama and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag sweeping most of the comedy awards in a night that saw numerous nods to stars from across the pond.The biggest question heading into the night was whether Emmy voters would reward perennial juggernaut Game of Thrones for its divisive final season. The show was nominated for 32 awards – the most for any single season of television ever – and had already won 10 Creative Arts Emmys last week. Game of Thrones took home the night’s final prize for outstanding drama series and a best supporting actor nod for American star Peter Dinklage – bringing its total to 12 awards and breaking its own 2015 record for the most awards given to a series – but was otherwise shut out of the telecast. Continue reading…



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Author : Adrian Horton

Publish date : 2019-09-23 09:46:28

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Gambia’s joy gives way to sinking distrust as Barrow clings to power

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When he ended the brutal 22-year presidency of Yahya Jammeh, he was hailed as a hero. But the hope inspired by Adama Barrow’s ascent has long since fadedAlmost three years ago, Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule over the small west African nation of the Gambia came to a shock end. Fed up with the constant fear and human rights abuses, a floundering economy and endemic corruption, Gambians voted out one of Africa’s most notorious strongmen.The man who beat him, estate agent, businessman and one-time Argos security guard Adama Barrow, was a political nobody who united a divided opposition in a coalition, promising to create jobs, repeal bad laws and create a level political playing field. He also promised to be only a transitional president, resigning after three years. Continue reading…



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Author : Ruth Maclean in Banjul and Saikou Jammeh

Publish date : 2019-09-23 08:00:29

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Man dies after stabbing in west London

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Victim in early 20s found outside shop in Southall in early hours of MondayA man has died after being stabbed in west London.The victim, believed to be in his early 20s, was found injured outside a shop on The Broadway, Southall, at about 4am on Monday, according to Scotland Yard. Continue reading…



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Author : Jedidajah Otte

Publish date : 2019-09-23 07:02:12

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Huge rise in Centrelink seizing tax returns to repay robodebts

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The value of tax refunds seized by Centrelink for robodebts and welfare overpayments doubled in 2018-19Centrelink has dramatically ramped up its seizure of tax refunds to target past welfare recipients over robodebts and other welfare overpayments, new figures reveal.In a response to a Senate question on notice, the Department of Human Services confirmed it recovered $63.4m in 2018-19 by asking the Australian Tax Office to reclaim a person’s tax refund to pay an outstanding debt. Continue reading…



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Author : Luke Henriques-Gomes

Publish date : 2019-09-23 05:17:46

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Trial over weight-loss pill behind ‘up to 2,000 deaths’ to start in France

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French drug watchdog along with pharmaceutical firm Servier on trial over Mediator drug scandalA landmark trial over one of France’s biggest healthcare scandals will begin on Monday after a weight-loss pill was believed to have killed up to 2,000 people and left many more injured for life.The trial for manslaughter and deceit will attempt to lift the lid on France’s massive pharmaceuticals industry. Continue reading…



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Author : Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

Publish date : 2019-09-23 04:00:18

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Thomas Cook travel chaos: insolvency leaves 150,000 stranded on holidays – live updates

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A huge repatriation effort has begun after company ceases trading with immediate effect, causing flights to be cancelled Full story: Thomas Cook announces administration after last-ditch talks fail 3.33am BST Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced the Government and CAA has hired dozens of charter planes to fly customers home free of charge.
3.20am BST Full statement from the Civil Aviation Authority:Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect. All Thomas Cook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled. There are currently more than 150,000 Thomas Cook customers abroad, almost twice the number that were repatriated following the failure of Monarch.We know that a company with such long-standing history ceasing trading will be very distressing for its customers and employees and our thoughts are with everyone affected by this news.
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Author : Kate Lyons

Publish date : 2019-09-23 02:33:17

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Countries must triple climate emissions targets to limit global heating to 2C

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United in Science report ahead of UN summit says climate is changing faster than forecast, and current plans would lead to ‘catastrophic’ global temperature rise An assessment backed by the world’s major climate science bodies has found commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions must be at least tripled and increased by up to fivefold if the world is to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.The report, launched as leaders gather at a UN climate action summit in New York on Monday, says current plans would lead to a rise in average global temperatures of between 2.9C and 3.4C by 2100, a shift likely to bring catastrophic change across the globe. Continue reading…



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Author : Adam Morton

Publish date : 2019-09-22 23:51:09

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