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22 Oct 6:22pm Susan Ryan was the feminist we all aspired to be and the sex discrimination bill is her legacy | Wendy McCarthy
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Ryan was the first female Labor minister, the first female minister for women, and a loyal and wonderful friend It is difficult to exaggerate the significance of the life of Susan Ryan. She was a woman of her time determined to make the world a different and better place. She had a fierce intelligence and the courage to take on changing the system when she saw the need for change to improve the lives of Australians. Her sudden death on 27 September came as an unbearable shock to those close to her as I was. We had been friends for nearly 50 years, brought together by the feminist politics of the early 70s. We were cofounders of the Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) – she in Canberra and me in Sydney.
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22 Oct 5:20pm Coronavirus Australia live updates: national cabinet eyes Christmas reopening as stranded travellers en route to Darwin
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Today’s meeting between federal, state and territory leaders will focus on removing social and border restrictions to jumpstart the economy. Follow live
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22 Oct 5:17pm Democrats refuse to participate as Amy Coney Barrett nomination advanced – video
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a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/amy-coney-barrett">Amy Coney Barrett
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22 Oct 3:19pm Furlough replacement scheme: the winners and losers
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Hospitality sector and eligible self-employed may benefit, but many will miss out
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22 Oct 1:28pm Canary Islands added to UK travel corridor list
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Holidays to the Spanish islands will be on sale in time for half-term. The Maldives, Mykonos and Denmark also added to list
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22 Oct 12:31pm Poland rules abortion due to foetal defects unconstitutional
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Constitutional court’s ruling could pave way for governing PiS party to move ahead with legislative ban
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22 Oct 12:19pm Wales nationalises train operations after Covid passenger slump
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Unions welcome move to bring day-to-day running of services under direct public control
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22 Oct 12:15pm China warns Canada to halt ‘blatant interference’ as feud continues
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Canada concluded China’s actions against ethnic Uighurs in
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22 Oct 11:28am Greek court rejects bid to delay jailing of Golden Dawn leaders
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Founder Nikos Michaloliakos declares himself ‘proud’ as he gives himself up to police A three-member court has ended one of the most critical trials in Greece with a ruling that nearly the entire leadership of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn will be imprisoned with immediate effect for operating a criminal gang under the guise of being a political party. In a historic decision likely to have ramifications for other extremist far-right groups, the tribunal rejected requests for the sentences of Golden Dawn’s founder, Nikos Michaloliakos, and other former MPs to be suspended pending appeal. Instead, the tribunal ordered that only 12 of the 51 defendants it had found guilty could remain free pending appeal.
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22 Oct 11:01am People-smuggling trial hears from man who took earlier journey
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Vietnamese national travelled in same container in which 39 people died two weeks later A Vietnamese man who travelled to the UK in the same shipping container in which 39 people would suffocate to death a fortnight later has told a court of making the journey, for which his parents paid £13,000. The money was paid a day after he arrived in the UK, where he was kept in a flat until it was transferred into a Vietnamese bank account, the Old Bailey in London heard.
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22 Oct 10:51am Joe Biden plans special commission to suggest supreme court reforms
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Democrat says court system is ‘getting out of whack’ and says commission would have 180 days to make recommendations Joe Biden has confirmed he would appoint a special commission to study the US court system over 180 days, if he is elected next month, to provide reform recommendations relating to the supreme court and beyond. In response to questions about the US supreme court during an interview for this Sunday’s 60 Minutes news magazine, the former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee told CBS TV managing editor Norah O’Donnell that the court system is “getting out of whack” and that “there’s a number of alternatives that go well beyond ‘packing’”, ie increasing the number of seats on the nine-justice supreme court bench.
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22 Oct 10:40am Science Brexit deal faces £3bn hurdle in EU research programme
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Sector calls on both UK and EU to compromise on ‘financial formula’ to Horizon Europe The UK’s post-Brexit collaboration with European scientists hangs in the balance after it emerged that the EU offer of staying in the Horizon research programme could leave London with a £3bn deficit. “The financial negotiations are not in a good position and the offer that the [European] commission has made to the UK is not appealing,” Vivienne Stern, the director of Universities UK International, told a Lords Brexit committee on Thursday.
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22 Oct 9:59am Adele – every song ranked!
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As the all-conquering queen of the blockbusting weepy ballad makes her return, hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, we sift through her back catalogue, from No 1 hits to bonus Japanese tracks Released on the flipside of 2008 single Cold Shoulder, Now and Then really sounds like a B-side. A gently wistful two-chord acoustic ballad, it’s notable only as point of comparison: Adele’s voice sounds noticeably mannered next to her later work.
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22 Oct 9:36am Nigerian president criticised over response to protests crackdown
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Muhammadu Buhari urged to address nation after shootings by security forces on Tuesday Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has been criticised for his muted response after security forces opened fire on people protesting against police brutality in Lagos on Tuesday, drawing international condemnation. Security forces shot live ammunition to disperse crowds who had gathered in defiance of a government curfew. Amnesty International said at least 12 people died in the shooting in the Lekki and Alausa areas of the city.
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22 Oct 9:13am People-smuggling trial hears from man who took earlier journey
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Vietnamese national travelled in same container in which 39 people died two weeks later A Vietnamese man who travelled to the UK in the same shipping container in which 39 people would later suffocate to death a fortnight later has told a court of making the journey, for which his parents paid £13,000. The money was paid a day after he arrived in the UK, where he was kept in a flat until the money was transferred into a Vietnamese bank account, the Old Bailey in London heard.
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22 Oct 9:07am Saad Hariri returns as Lebanon PM a year after resigning
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New leader faces task of securing international support and averting country’s collapse A year after resigning, Saad Hariri has again been named as Lebanon’s prime minister and tasked with forming a government that could win critically needed international support and help stem the country’s catastrophic collapse. The appointment of Hariri on Thursday follows the most tumultuous 12 months in Lebanon’s post-civil war history, in which an
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22 Oct 9:06am Over 1m people could come to UK from Hong Kong within five years – official estimate
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From January 2021, those with British national (overseas) status can apply for new visa
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22 Oct 8:31am Boris Becker accused of hiding tennis trophies during bankruptcy
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German charged with failing to disclose career prizes including medals and Wimbledon cups Boris Becker has been charged with concealing trophies and medals won during his illustrious tennis career, including two from his three Wimbledon singles victories, from bankruptcy trustees. Appearing at Southwark crown court in London on Thursday, Becker, already facing 19 existing charges relating to a failure to comply with legal obligations to disclose information, was hit with nine additional counts that allege he hid some of the spoils of his playing career to avoid them being sold to settle debts.
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22 Oct 7:54am From vaccines to vaping to north-south divide: experts answer your Covid questions
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What we know about vaccine development, Covid in children and the north-south divide We asked Guardian readers to pose questions about the government’s response to coronavirus for our science team to answer. Here our science correspondents
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22 Oct 7:34am Trump could label Oxfam and Amnesty antisemitic over criticism of Israel
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Trump administration reportedly considering move against organisations that documented Israeli rights abuses The Trump administration is reportedly considering labelling a number of leading international humanitarian organisations as antisemitic after they documented Israeli rights abuses against Palestinians, including settlement building in the occupied territories. The groups include the UK-based Amnesty International and Oxfam as well as the US organisation Human Rights Watch. Amnesty International accused the Trump administration, and the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, of attempting
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22 Oct 7:29am Doctors in South Korea call for flu vaccinations to be paused after 25 deaths
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Authorities say programme will continue after finding no direct links between the deaths and the vaccines South Korean officials refused on Thursday to suspend a seasonal influenza inoculation effort, despite growing calls for a halt, including an appeal from a key group of doctors, after the deaths of at least 25 of those vaccinated. Health authorities said they found no direct links between the deaths and the vaccines. At least 22 of the dead, including a 17-year-old boy, were part of a campaign to inoculate 19 million teenagers and senior citizens for free, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.
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22 Oct 7:21am Rights group seeks to use UK sanctions to stop abuse of Turkish lawyers
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Arrested Lawyers Initiative gathering evidence on hundreds jailed or awaiting trial Campaigners are seeking to use the UK’s Magnitsky-style human rights sanctions against Turkish prosecutors and officials responsible for arresting and imprisoning thousands of lawyers. Organisers of the
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22 Oct 7:12am Covid tier system in England has confused the messaging, says police chief – video
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The assistant chief constable Owen Weatherill said during a home affairs committee meeting that England’s three-tier system of coronavirus regulations was confusing and, as a result, difficult for police to implement. In response, the minister for crime and policing, Kit Malthouse, has said it is important that people inform themselves about restrictions in their areas
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22 Oct 6:36am Progress in fight against child poverty could be wiped out by Covid, says report
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UN and World Bank call for structural changes to tackle the effects of the pandemic on children, who make up half the world’s poor
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22 Oct 6:11am Italy reignites Mont Blanc border dispute with France
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Foreign minister makes formal complaint about ‘interference’ on the highest Alpine peak Italy has reignited a long-running dispute with Paris over Mont Blanc border rights after French authorities imposed measures that encroached on Italian territory. Luigi Di Maio, the Italian foreign minister, who in the past has stoked tensions with France over other issues, said he has written a formal letter of complaint to the French government via the Italian embassy in Paris expressing his “strong disappointment” over the “interference” on the highest Alpine peak.
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22 Oct 5:16am Coronavirus live news: Germany sees 10,000 daily cases for first time as France infections top 1m
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a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/oct/22/coronavirus-live-news-france-nears-1m-cases-as-four-us-states-see-record-one-day-deaths?page=with:block-5f90af918f086891532b5bfd#block-5f90af918f086891532b5bfd">Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases
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22 Oct 4:43am New laws needed to protect elderly people from substandard care and abuse in aged care homes
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Almost half of the 10,000-plus public submissions to royal commission referred to substandard care, with 588 mentioning sexual assault
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22 Oct 4:18am Updated Coronavirus live news: Germany sees 10,000 daily cases for first time as France infections top 1m
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a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/oct/22/coronavirus-live-news-france-nears-1m-cases-as-four-us-states-see-record-one-day-deaths?page=with:block-5f90af918f086891532b5bfd#block-5f90af918f086891532b5bfd">Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases
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22 Oct 4:00am Chance for Chile to forge new path in vote to scrap Pinochet-era constitution
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Sunday’s referendum could mean end for 1980 constitution that allowed privatization to flourish and led to widespread inequality Carlos Hinrichs clearly remembers the fear and repression of the Pinochet years. His father was jailed for supporting Salvador Allende, the leftwing president
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22 Oct 3:58am Updated Australia politics live: Victoria reports five new coronavirus cases and 400 Melbourne residents given stay-at-home order
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Suburbs in Melbourne’s north on high alert after school student tests positive. Follow the latest
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22 Oct 2:54am Man camp: in the California desert, I tried to become a better man
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Earlier this year, pre-pandemic, Adam Gabbatt spent a weekend with Sacred Sons, a male-only community that aims to help men explore their vulnerable side and listen to their emotions. In an era when masculinity is under scrutiny, could Adam open up too?
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22 Oct 2:15am ‘I have to do this’: Myanmar garment workers forced into sex work by Covid
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Factory closures due to fashion industry order cancellations have pushed many former employees into often dangerous work
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22 Oct 1:31am Hong Kong says Germany harbouring a criminal after granting asylum to protester
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Meeting called with Germany’s consul general to lodge objections in what Hong Kong regards as ‘internal matters’ to China Hong Kong has accused Germany of “harbouring criminals” after it granted asylum to a student who fled charges over last year’s pro-democracy protest. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Hong Kong’s chief secretary for administration, warned against foreign interference in affairs that were “internal matters of the People’s Republic of China”.
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22 Oct 1:21am Updated Australia Post CEO stood aside over Cartier watches, and Victoria reports five new coronavirus cases – live
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Suburbs in Melbourne’s north on high alert after school student tests positive. Follow the latest
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22 Oct 12:37am Ardern urged to review New Zealand Covid measures after election landslide
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Veteran epidemiologist calls for review, and openness to adopting measures suggested by political rivals, now that voters have given PM a mandate Jacinda Ardern won New Zealand’s election with a commanding majority, in part attributed to her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in her country. But a veteran epidemiologist is exhorting the prime minister to use the political capital gained in her decisive victory to scrutinise the coronavirus response by her government and officials, and adopt strategies proposed by her opponents before Saturday’s vote. “New Zealand has shown it can be quite smart and flexible, but we can see we’ve got these blind spots and we need to have no blind spots,” said Nick Wilson, a University of Otago epidemiologist. “This is such an unforgiving disease and very few countries are doing it right so we need to smarten up our act quite substantially.”
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21 Oct 11:39pm Russia and Iran obtained US voter data in bid to sow unrest before election, FBI warns
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In rare news conference, the director of national security says Iran has sent spoofed emails to intimidate voters Russia and Iran have obtained some US voting registration information and are attempting to sow unrest in the upcoming election, the government’s national intelligence director said in a rare news conference Wednesday night. “We have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails, designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest and damage President Trump,” said John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence.
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21 Oct 11:21pm Updated Australian politics live: Victoria reports five new Covid cases as Melbourne goes on high alert
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A school student in Melbourne’s north tested positive to coronavirus, putting the suburbs of Dallas, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows, Preston and West Heidelberg on high alert. Follow live
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21 Oct 10:53pm US designates six more Chinese media firms as foreign missions
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Mike Pompeo says move is part of efforts to push back against ‘propaganda efforts’; Chinese state media says Beijing will retaliate The state department is designating the US operations of six more China-based media companies as foreign missions, US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has announced, a move said was aimed at pushing back against communist propaganda. The USwould also launch a dialogue on China with the European Union on Friday, Pompeo said, and that on Sunday he would begin a trip to India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia.
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21 Oct 10:21pm Give me all your trash: raccoons break into California bank
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Pair were noticed causing havoc inside bank by customer withdrawing money outside the building Two “masked” intruders broke into a California bank using a method straight out of the movies: crawling along air ducts – only to fall through the ceiling tiles and onto the floor. The raccoons were caught on camera by a customer who noticed the heist while he was withdrawing money outside the bank in Redwood City on Wednesday,
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21 Oct 10:18pm Coronavirus live news: France nears 1m cases as six US states see record one-day deaths
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a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/oct/22/coronavirus-live-news-france-nears-1m-cases-as-four-us-states-see-record-one-day-deaths?page=with:block-5f90af918f086891532b5bfd#block-5f90af918f086891532b5bfd">Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases
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21 Oct 10:18pm Muslim community leaders fear hate attacks after student at Islamic school tests positive
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More than a hundred residents are being told to isolate after a school student attended classes at East Preston Islamic College and later tested positive
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21 Oct 9:10pm Updated Coronavirus live news: France nears 1m cases as four US states see record one-day deaths
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Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19. Follow the latest updates
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21 Oct 7:09pm Met police apologise over errors in racist attack investigation
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Victim of attack Niyad Farah says officers who questioned her discriminated against her The Metropolitan police has apologised for errors made in an investigation into a vicious racist attack. The victim says the errors resulted from discrimination by officers. Niyad Farah, 38, was with two friends when they were attacked by seven white men on Kilburn Lane, in north-west London, in the early hours of 22 December 2019.
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21 Oct 7:01pm Sacrificial llamas found buried in Peru shed light on Incan rituals
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Archaeologists say killing of animals may have helped cement claim on new territory That the Inca sacrificed people to appease their gods is well known, but a discovery in Peru sheds new light on a far more common sacrificial practice: the ritual offering of highly prized and ornately decorated llamas. Four naturally mummified llamas have been uncovered during the excavation of Tambo Viejo, an Incan administrative centre.
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