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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews to hold press conference on new Covid-19 cases – latest news
28. julij 2020 (00:36)
State announces paid pandemic leave scheme after casual staff linked to 683 active Covid-19 cases in nursing homes, while in Sydney three more venues are closed. Follow live updatesHow Australia’s health workers are getting Covid-19Follow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.36am BST Victorian premier Daniel Andrews and health minister Jenny Mikakos will give the Victorian Covid-19 update at 11.30am. 1.35am BST The growing Covid-19 outbreak in aged care homes in Melbourne has rightly been the focus of national attention this week. As of yesterday, there are 683 active coronavirus cases linked to 61 aged care services across Melbourne. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
1MDB scandal: Najib Razak awaits verdict in first trial linked to vast fraud case
28. julij 2020 (00:11)
Former PM has denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power over money transfers Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak will learn his fate on Tuesday, when a verdict is issued in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a case that will have major political ramifications, and be seen as a test of the country’s fight against corruption.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian politics, led to the ousting of Najib’s Umno party after 61 years in power, and prompted a series of investigations in countries around the world. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands
28. julij 2020 (00:01)
The fleet, discovered just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystemEcuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said former environment minister Yolanda Kakabadse. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
UK gender divide over paid and unpaid work narrows but remains wide
27. julij 2020 (23:55)
Study finds men doing more housework since mid-1970s, as women take on more paid workThe gender divide between the amount of paid and unpaid work being carried out has decreased since the mid-1970s, according to a thinktank, but it remains significant.In a study to examine changes in the last 46 years in how people use their time, the Resolution Foundation said men are now doing less paid work, while women are doing more. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Beloved Eel McPherson disappears from New Zealand pond during massive storm
27. julij 2020 (23:44)
Owners hope the friendly shortfin eel, which delighted children in Whangārei for 35 years, made it out to sea during delugeA shortfin eel named Eel McPherson, who was beloved by a New Zealand city for 35 years, has bid bon voyage to its backyard pool and disappeared during a once-in-500-years flood.The eel was kept by a Whangārei man, George Campbell, for decades – first at a fish museum that he ran during the 1990s and later at his home – said Campbell’s granddaughter, Alyce Charlesworth. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Ghislaine Maxwell: lawyers ask judge to stop accusers from posting evidence online
27. julij 2020 (23:36)
Lawyers don’t want women who claim Maxwell abused them to use evidence from criminal case to boost lawsuits by posting onlineLawyers for Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell asked a judge to stop her accusers from using evidence in the criminal case to boost civil lawsuits by posting materials to the internet.The lawyers say attorneys for women who claim Maxwell recruited and abused them should be subject to the same secrecy rules as prosecutors and Maxwell’s defense lawyers. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
China closes US consulate in Chengdu – video report
27. julij 2020 (21:34)
The US consulate general in Chengdu was closed on Monday as Chinese authorities entered through the front entrance to take over the premises. China ordered the closure in response to Washington's order for the Chinese consulate in Houston to be shut. Flag lowered at US consulate in Chengdu as China takes control Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Residents to get new decision-making powers in cycling 'revolution'
27. julij 2020 (21:30)
Measures include watchdog to ensure quality and safety of walking and cycling routesCycling ambitions for England move up a gear with No 10 plansResidents will get powers to banish through-traffic from local streets and councils will be prevented from building substandard cycle lanes under what Downing Street has billed as a revolution for cycling and walking in England.The plans will see the creation of a watchdog to ensure new cycle and walking routes are up to standard, intended to act as a transport equivalent of the schools inspectorate, Ofsted. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Meng Wanzhou lawyers say documents will prove Canada plotted with FBI
27. julij 2020 (21:02)
Huawei CFO is fighting extradition to USLawyers demand release of unredacted spy service documentsLawyers for the Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou have demanded the release of unredacted Canadian spy service documents they say would reveal a plot between the FBI and Canada to “trick” their client.Meng, the Chinese telecom giant’s chief financial officer, was arrested on a US warrant in December 2018 during a stopover in Vancouver. She is charged with violating US sanctions against Iran, and has been fighting extradition ever since. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Martin Rowson on the UK's quarantine for travellers from Spain – cartoon
27. julij 2020 (19:00)
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