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Where does Australia sit on a global policy scale? – Australian politics live podcast
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How does Australia rank on a global scale for its policies on education, employment, immigration and climate change? Katharine Murphy talks to Andrew Wear, a Victorian public servant and author who is looking to foreign countries for inspiration on policy. Wear discusses how Australia is a global leader in immigration, but risks falling behind in other areas. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Horse slaughter: irresponsibility and hypocrisy on all sides have brought us here
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The public recoils, although sheep and cows are killed in identical fashion. But the racing industry has a serious case to answer too The biggest trucks at any horse sale belong to the meat dealers. At the end of the day, once those awarded a second chance have been led away, the dealers open the remaining pens and run their unlucky purchases through the saleyard to the loading ramp.Young, well-fed, well-muscled horses – such as thoroughbreds or standardbreds that have recently left the racing industries – are sent to export abattoirs in Peterborough, South Australia, or the Meramist abattoir in Caboolture, Queensland. The latter is currently being investigated for animal cruelty offences after footage aired on the ABC’s 7.30 program showed horses being shocked with electric prods, hit and kicked before slaughter. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Chile: students ambush metro stations in mass fare-dodging protest over fare hikes – video
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The Chilean capital, Santiago, has seen a significant roll-out of riot police after more than a week of mass fare evasion on the city's metro in protest over rising prices. Police and metro management said there had been more than 200 incidents of largely schoolchildren and students jumping barriers and forcing gates to access trains. Metro stations were closed or blocked and in some cases police responded with teargas and batonsChile students' mass fare-dodging expands into city-wide protest Continue reading... (The Guardian)
General discontent: how the president's military men turned on Trump
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Trump once based his cabinet around retired generals but his Syria policy lurch has brought unprecedented military scorn on his headFour-star US generals and admirals are a taciturn bunch: they measure their words, qualify their statements and guard their silence out of loyalty to the armed forces and to their country. Related: Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Brother of Honduras president found guilty in vast drug conspiracy case
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Prosecutors said the president, Juan Orlando Hernández, enabled his brother’s traffickingThe Honduran politician Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández has been found guilty in a vast drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on “state-sponsored drug trafficking” enabled by his brother – the country’s president.“Tony” Hernández was impassive as the verdict was announced by a jury that deliberated over parts of two days. He was convicted of drug conspiracy, weapons charges and lying to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Mosque bombing kills 62 people in eastern Afghanistan
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Militant attack caused roof to collapse as worshippers met for Friday prayersSixty-two people have died after an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan caused the roof to collapse on worshippers gathered for Friday prayers. The attack underscored the record numbers of civilians dying in the country’s 18-year war.Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said the militant attack wounded 36 others. He said it was not immediately clear whether the mosque was attacked by a suicide bomber or it was some other type of bombing. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'Go back to work': outcry over deaths on Amazon's warehouse floor
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Billy Foister died last month after a heart attack at work. The incident was just one in a series of recent accidents and fatalitiesIn September, Billy Foister, a 48-year-old Amazon warehouse worker, died after a heart attack at work. According to his brother, an Amazon human resources representative informed him at the hospital that Billy had lain on the floor for 20 minutes before receiving treatment from Amazon’s internal safety responders.“How can you not see a 6ft 3in man laying on the ground and not help him within 20 minutes? A couple of days before, he put the wrong product in the wrong bin and within two minutes management saw it on camera and came down to talk to him about it,” Edward Foister said. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Belgium to evacuate Isis suspects from Syria detention camps
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Other European states also preparing to repatriate citizens accused of Isis links via safe zoneBelgium and other European states are preparing to evacuate citizens accused of having links to Islamic State from detention camps in north-eastern Syria through a newly declared safe zone being carved out by Turkish forces along the border.Belgian officials informed family members of detainees held in two camps on Friday that they would attempt to take advantage of a five-day ceasefire to retrieve nationals allegedly tied to the terror group. The Guardian has learned that other European states, including France and Germany, are also looking at ways to take advantage of the window declared by US vice-president Mike Pence on Thursday to repatriate women and children. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Second whale found dead in Thames in less than two weeks
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Discovery of whale’s body near Gravesend follows death of young humpback this monthA second whale has been found dead in the Thames less than two weeks after a humpback nicknamed Hessy died near the same stretch of water.The Port of London Authority confirmed the suspected fin whale was discovered in the river at Denton, near Gravesend, on Friday morning. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Hillary Clinton hints Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Russia as third-party candidate – live
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Former Democratic candidate said in an apparent reference to the Hawaii congresswoman ‘she’s the favorite of the Russians’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.26pm BST Hillary Clinton has just done an interview with David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s former campaign manager, and wow. She did not hold back. 4.07pm BST Jane Fonda is holding another protest in Washington as part of her “Fire Drill Fridays” campaign, which is meant to bring more attention to the climate crisis. Watch the Guardian’s live feed below. Continue reading... (The Guardian)