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Coalition argues future Labor government could 'soften' rules on medevac

Coalition argues future Labor government could 'soften' rules on medevac

The prospect of a Labor government applying new rules for medical transfers to asylum seekers who arrive in future is “no less real” than the medevac bill which passed parliament over government objections, the Coalition has argued. The attorney...

Guardian, Sunday, 00:20
 
The week that shook Thai politics – and what comes next

The week that shook Thai politics – and what comes next

It was last Monday that the incendiary whispers first began. Over the following four days, Thai embassy officials, journalists, political observers and politicians gradually caught wind that a candidate for prime minister would be put forward to run...

Guardian, Saturday, 23:05
 
Refugees in Indonesia say few would risk a boat ride to Australia

Refugees in Indonesia say few would risk a boat ride to Australia

“I don’t think it will be like before,” 21-year-old Hussain Badavi says, as he contemplates the idea of taking a boat to Australia – something the young Iranian refugee tried once but failed. “In 2012-2013 it was around $3,000 to take a boat. Maybe...

Guardian, Saturday, 22:19
 
Man bitten on the leg by shark while surfing near Byron Bay

Man bitten on the leg by shark while surfing near Byron Bay

A man been bitten on the leg by a shark on the NSW north coast, which has led to the closure of the beach. The 41-year-old man was surfing at Belongil beach near Byron Bay about 6.40am on Sunday when he was bitten on the leg, police said in a...

Guardian, Saturday, 21:34
 
Mum who sent message from death bed was diagnosed with cancer in 10 seconds after medics missed it six times

Mum who sent message from death bed was diagnosed with cancer in 10 seconds after medics missed it six times

A nurse was diagnosed with fatal cervical cancer 'in 10 seconds' after doctors missed deadly symptoms six times, it has been revealed. Mum-of-two Julie O'Connor was referred to her local hospital's gynaecology department due to their cancer suspicions...

Daily Record, Saturday, 21:29
 
Revealed: how Home Office hires out staff to hunt migrants

Revealed: how Home Office hires out staff to hunt migrants

The Home Office is selling the services of its immigration officials to private companies in a move attacked as an escalation of the “hostile environment” strategy. According to internal documents seen by the Observer, the department is attempting to...

Guardian, Saturday, 21:22
 
Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip

Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip

The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, was at the centre of a growing cabinet row on Saturday night as senior government sources blamed him for offending the Chinese and causing the cancellation of a crucial trade visit to Beijing by the chancellor,...

Guardian, Saturday, 21:22
 
Catalan separatists stage mass protest in Barcelona

Catalan separatists stage mass protest in Barcelona

Demonstrators have marched en masse through Barcelona in protest at the trial of Catalan separatist leaders. Some 200,000 people took to the streets, waving Catalan flags and shouting pro-separatist slogans in support of the 12 leaders on trial. The...

BBC, Saturday, 21:16
 
Li Rui: The old guard Communist who was able to criticise Xi Jinping

Li Rui: The old guard Communist who was able to criticise Xi Jinping

"We are not allowed to talk about past mistakes." Li Rui said this in 2013, while reflecting on the similarities between China's then-new leader Xi Jinping and the founding father of Communist China, Mao Zedong. Mr Xi, he warned, was echoing...

BBC, Saturday, 19:52
 
Jihadi bride fears unborn baby will be taken away as family beg for her UK return

Jihadi bride fears unborn baby will be taken away as family beg for her UK return

Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum fears her unborn baby will be taken away from her as her family pleaded for the teenager to be allowed back to the UK "as a matter of urgency". Ms Begum said she understood the controversy and intense media...

Daily Record, Saturday, 19:17
 
Revealed: Shamima Begum's middle-class terrorist husband who 'plotted atrocity in Europe'

Revealed: Shamima Begum's middle-class terrorist husband who 'plotted atrocity in Europe'

Smiling shyly in a red checked shirt, this is the Dutch husband of ISIS bride Shamima Begum and the father of her unborn child. Born into a "lovely" middle-class family, Yago Riedijk grew up in an affluent suburb in the eastern Netherlands...

Daily Record, Saturday, 19:17
 
Roma: Yalitza Aparicio says she is proud of her roots after actor's racist slur

Roma: Yalitza Aparicio says she is proud of her roots after actor's racist slur

The Oscar-nominated Mexican actor Yalitza Aparicio, who stars in the critically acclaimed film Roma, said on Saturday she was proud of her indigenous roots, after a soap opera star used a racial slur to describe her. “I am proud to be an Oaxacan...

Guardian, Saturday, 19:17
 
Government attempting to deport Indigenous man to New Zealand

Government attempting to deport Indigenous man to New Zealand

The Australian government is attempting to deport another Indigenous man to New Zealand, despite him having no ties to the country where he was born while his parents were visiting the country more than 30 years ago. Tim Galvin’s mother and three...

Guardian, Saturday, 19:17
 
Aurora police name five victims killed in shooting by dismissed worker

Aurora police name five victims killed in shooting by dismissed worker

Five people who died in a mass shooting at an Illinois warehouse were identified on Saturday, described as victims of a disgruntled employee who had just been dismissed. In a press conference, Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman said Clayton Parks,...

Guardian, Saturday, 18:46
 
Europeans reveal who they wish was in the White House

Europeans reveal who they wish was in the White House

The Munich Security Conference is celebrating its 55th birthday. Long a fixture on the security conference circuit, it takes place in the rather dated grandeur of the Bayerischer Hof Hotel. While Russian and Chinese spokesmen attend, it is essentially...

BBC, Saturday, 18:30
 


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