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'Nonsense': Malcolm Turnbull hits back at Christian Porter over Dutton exchange
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Former PM defends his view after reports he clashed with the attorney general over Dutton’s tilt at leadershipMalcolm Turnbull has hit back at the attorney general, Christian Porter, for claiming the former prime minister was “wrong in law” for believing that the governor general could have prevented Peter Dutton becoming the nation’s leader.On Thursday morning it was revealed that Porter and Turnbull had clashed amid last year’s Liberal leadership spill over whether General Sir Peter Cosgrove could refuse to appoint Dutton because of doubts over the home affairs minister’s eligibility to sit in parliament. It was reported that Turnbull believed Cosgrove should reject Dutton on that basis but that Porter had told him that view was “wrong in law”. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Technical issue interrupts Democratic debate – video
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A technical glitch delayed the second hour of the Democratic debate on Wednesday (June 26), forcing moderators Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow to pause and go to commercial. US president Donald Trump took aim at broadcasters NBC News and MSNBC, which he accuses of treating him unfairly. He posted on Twitter, "@NBCNews and @MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle of the debate. Truly unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS Organization, which they are!". Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Democratic 2020 candidates clash in first debate – video
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Ten of the Democrats running for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination faced off in Miami in the first of two primetime TV debates on Wednesday night, presenting their competing visions for a post-Trump America.The debates saw clashes on healthcare, inequality and foreign policy, promises on immigration, reproductive rights and the economy, and a lengthy discussion of the climate crisis – a novel development for US presidential debates Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Japan's plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste
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World’s second biggest producer of plastic waste per capita vows to put its plastic mountain on map at summitOne of the joys of traveling on Japan’s bullet trains is tucking into an ekiben “station bento”. But it is also a reminder of the country’s addiction to plastic.The Guardian’s ekiben, eaten en route to this week’s G20 summit in Osaka, contained no fewer than nine individual pieces of plastic, from functional sachets for sauce and mustard to purely decorative slivers of fake grass. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'I feel lucky': millions have fled war-torn Yemen – the US has accepted 50
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The war in Middle Eastern country is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis but Trump has all but ended Yemeni immigration, leaving a community tornSince a devastating war began in Yemen in 2015, causing the displacement of 3 million people, the United States has taken in just 50 Yemeni refugees.Despite the deteriorating conditions in Yemen, where citizens must endure outbreaks of famine and disease amid the fighting, the number of Yemeni refugees resettled in the US has fallen almost to zero since Trump entered office. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'People are very scared': fighting dengue fever in Brazil – in pictures
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Dengue fever is one of the most deadly mosquito-borne diseases – half the world’s population is at risk from it. Adrienne Surprenant’s photos from the World Mosquito Program in Brazil capture the fight against it Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Is it wrong to look at the harrowing photo of a drowned father and daughter?
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In an age when social media has undermined our ability to engage with pictures, Julia le Duc’s tragic image raises tough questionsWarning: graphic imagesJulia le Duc’s image of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, lying drowned on a muddy shoreline after an attempted crossing of Rio Grande into the US appears like a summation of all the arguments about the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies.The pair look as though they could be locked in a sleeping embrace, the child’s head tucked inside her father’s T-shirt, where she’d been placed by him for safety as he swam, protecting their last dignity. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Adios Trump? The key takeaways from the first Democratic 2020 debate
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It was a good night for Cory Brooker, Julián Castro and Elizabeth Warren - just. But Beto O’Rourke and other also-rans missed their chance to break throughThe big question on everybody’s mind was whether Elizabeth Warren, 59, the senator from Massachusetts, would continue her meteoric rise into the top tier of candidates. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'It's dangerous out there': safety fears drive new Berlin bike lanes
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Although Germany is internationally touted as bike-friendly, Berlin lags metropolises like Amsterdam or Copenhagen by decades. But in the city’s senate, a rethink is under wayElectric bikes, swanky racers and clanky old flea market two-wheelers roll along a cycle path near Berlin’s Hasenheide park that was recently reclaimed from a lane used by cars. The path has been coated with bright green paint and has a line of stripy metal bollards to separate it from the busy road.“It’s now protected from cars and that is good,” says Jerome Jossin, who lives nearby and whose baby sits swinging her legs from a seat on the back of his bike. “This is safer, but it’s not typical.” Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Democratic candidates fail to challenge opponents or convey scope of climate crisis in debate
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Presidential hopefuls mostly reiterated campaign talking points and policy proposals during seven minutes on climate discussionThe first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night spent around seven minutes on a discussion around climate change, exceeding the total time spent on the crisis during all of the 2016 general election debates.Climate change is expected to feature more in the 2020 election than ever before, as experts offer unsparing warnings that the escalating crisis will deprive the poor of basic human rights. Still, it is not being discussed by most as a top-tier political issue. Continue reading... (The Guardian)