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Myanmar cuts internet to Rakhine state amid unrest

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Military has been clashing throughout the year with Arakan Army insurgents, who want political autonomy for Rakhine BuddhistsMore than a million people in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state have been plunged into an information blackout three days after authorities ordered telecommunications companies to stop providing internet services to the area.Rights groups have condemned the move as threat to civilians’ safety. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/myanmar-cuts-internet-to-rakhine-state-amid-unrest

Author : Jacob Goldberg and Cape Diamond in Yangon

Publish date : 2019-06-25 01:04:48

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Peter Dutton has manipulated the truth so much, how can Australians trust him? | Kristina Keneally

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The home affairs minister has so regularly been caught crying wolf, what will happen when we face a serious risk to our national security?The beauty of fables is that even though they are incredibly old, many of their lessons still hold true today.None more so than Aesop’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf, written in 600BC. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/commentisfree/2019/jun/25/peter-dutton-has-manipulated-the-truth-so-much-how-can-australians-trust-him

Author : Kristina Keneally

Publish date : 2019-06-24 23:34:35

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Boris Johnson begins media blitz but refuses to discuss family life

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Tory leadership frontrunner has faced mounting criticism that he has been dodging public scrutinyBoris Johnson broke cover on Monday night vowing he would never reveal the events that led to the police being called to the home of his partner Carrie Symonds last week, after neighbours reported a loud row between the couple.Amid mounting criticism that the frontrunner in the Conservative leadership campaign has been dodging public scrutiny, Johnson is now understood to be rolling out a “media blitz” for the coming days, beginning with five closely controlled events on Tuesday, in an attempt to defy accusations that he is in hiding. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/24/boris-johnson-plans-tory-leadership-media-blitz-jeremy-hunt-calls-him-bottler

Author : Jessica Elgot, Rowena Mason and Rajeev Syal

Publish date : 2019-06-24 22:11:19

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Morning mail: big earners’ tax boost, new Iran sanctions, Fiji’s drug problem

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Tuesday: Coalition’s plan to tackle ‘bracket creep’ delivers for higher salaries, thinktank says. Plus, a growing addiction to cocaine and methGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 25 June. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/25/morning-mail-big-earners-tax-boost-new-iran-sanctions-fijis-drug-problem

Author : Helen Sullivan

Publish date : 2019-06-24 20:49:05

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Requiescat in pace: Finland’s Yle radio axes Latin news show after 30 years

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Public broadcaster cancels weekly summary Nuntii Latini as original presenters retireFinland’s public broadcaster Yle has ended its weekly Latin language news bulletin, after three decades on the air, the broadcaster announced.Since its debut in 1989, Nuntii Latini has offered a five-minute summary of the week’s national and foreign news in the classical language. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/24/finland-loses-latin-news-show-nuntii-latini-after-30-years

Author : AFP in Helsinki

Publish date : 2019-06-24 19:33:23

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Coalition’s ‘bracket creep’ tax plan found to give most to workers who need it least

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Australia Institute finds workers of all incomes have been overcompensated for bracket creepThe Morrison government’s tax plan to tackle “bracket creep” will only give more compensation to income earners who need it the least, a new analysis of Australia’s tax system has found.Progressive thinktank the Australia Institute reviewed the past 18 years of tax policy and found wage earners at all levels had been overcompensated for so-called bracket creep, with income tax cut by larger amounts than the tax increased due to moving up a bracket. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/25/coalitions-bracket-creep-tax-plan-found-to-give-most-to-workers-who-need-it-least

Author : Amy Remeikis

Publish date : 2019-06-24 18:01:20

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Trump announces new, ‘hard-hitting’ sanctions on Iran – live

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President at the White House signs executive order that he says will hurt Iran’s economy – follow the latest liveSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.37pm BST UPDATE: The package along Pennsylvania Ave. has been declared safe by Secret Service and @DCPoliceDept. Pedestrian road closures will be lifted shortly. 5.29pm BST Congressman Jim Himes has announced his support for beginning an impeachment inquiry. Until this year, Himes was the head of the New Dems coalition, a group of moderate lawmakers that includes many of the newest members of the majority. These are the members who Democratic leaders fear will be hurt by a political backlash to impeachment. It is time for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. /1 Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/jun/24/trump-news-today-live-iran-sanctions-child-migrant-camps-2020-politics-latest

Author : Lauren Gambino in Washington

Publish date : 2019-06-24 16:37:40

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Bacteria found in gut could help boost physical performance

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Scientists say certain bacteria are more abundant in marathon runners after raceFrom go-faster stripes to energy gels, athletes have long sought ways to boost their performance. Now researchers say bacteria might also offer a boost.Scientists say they have found that certain species of bacteria in the gut appear to be more abundant in marathon runners after a race. They also claim that when such bacteria were transferred into mice, the creatures showed an enhanced athletic performance. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/24/bacteria-found-in-gut-could-help-boost-physical-performance

Author : Nicola Davis

Publish date : 2019-06-24 15:00:17

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Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield to face hearing over retrial

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The jury failed to reach a verdict in the manslaughter case earlier this yearThe former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, where a crush killed 96 people, has faced a hearing on Monday to determine if he will be tried again on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter.The jury that heard the prosecution of David Duckenfield at Preston crown court failed to reach a verdict in April on their eighth day of deliberations, following 10 weeks of evidence heard between 14 January and 25 March. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/24/hillsborough-police-chief-david-duckenfield-to-face-hearing-over-retrial

Author : David Conn

Publish date : 2019-06-24 13:30:47

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Cypriot officer given seven life sentences for serial killing

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Army captain Nikos Metaxas admits murder of five women and two children
A Greek Cypriot army captain was given seven life sentences after pleading guilty to killing five women and two children in a three-year murder spree in which he preyed on his victims online.The case, involving the worst peacetime atrocities against women in Cyprus in memory, caused outrage and horror on an island where serious crime is relatively rare, and forced the resignation of the justice minister and sacking of the police chief. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/24/cypriot-army-captain-police-officials-search-for-possible-bodies-of-victims-of-the-suspected-serial-killer-nikos-metaxas-metaxas-pleads-guilty-to-killing-five-women-and-two-girls

Author : Reuters

Publish date : 2019-06-24 12:00:13

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