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'I never provided instructions anyone should be sacked', says former ABC chair Justin Milne – live

'I never provided instructions anyone should be sacked', says former ABC chair Justin Milne – live

Milne asked by board to stand aside during investigation but offered his resignation instead 7.21am BST We are going to leave the blog here today – Amanda Meade will have a wrap of the day, and I’ll
Donald Trump would 'prefer not' to fire Rod Rosenstein as meeting looms

Donald Trump would 'prefer not' to fire Rod Rosenstein as meeting looms

President may delay highly anticipated meeting with deputy attorney general to focus on Thursday’s supreme court hearingDonald Trump said on Wednesday that he would “certainly prefer not” to fire the
Argentina gets biggest loan in IMF's history at $57bn

Argentina gets biggest loan in IMF's history at $57bn

Strict restrictions on funds include commitment to zero deficit for 2019 and limits on central bank actionsArgentina has received the biggest loan package ever from the International Monetary Fund,
'All the time in the world': Trump says no rush for North Korea to denuclearise

'All the time in the world': Trump says no rush for North Korea to denuclearise

Relaxed tone marks change from claims that earlier summit with Kim Jong-un would lead to rapid disarmamentDonald Trump has said he is in no rush for North Korea to dismantle its nuclear arsenal,
Australia's spyware law could expose phones to exploitation, business group warns

Australia's spyware law could expose phones to exploitation, business group warns

Peter Dutton warned bid to boost government’s surveillance powers could give criminals more tools Peter Dutton’s proposed legislation to expand the government’s surveillance capabilities into
'I will never forget': Kavanaugh accuser to testify as new allegations emerge

'I will never forget': Kavanaugh accuser to testify as new allegations emerge

Christine Blasey Ford prepares for committee hearing as Kavanaugh denies new claims in interview with RepublicansChristine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused the supreme court
'Mate, what just happened?' Seal slaps kayaker in face with octopus

'Mate, what just happened?' Seal slaps kayaker in face with octopus

‘I could feel all the hard parts of the octopus on my face,’ says Kyle MulinderA kayaker paddling in the waters around New Zealand has been given an unusually close look at its marine life when a seal
Doctor Who first look: Jodie Whittaker fizzes with energy as female Time Lord

Doctor Who first look: Jodie Whittaker fizzes with energy as female Time Lord

The Woman Who Fell to Earth debuts new cinematic style – and Doctor’s Yorkshire accentBold, cinematic, full of frights, and very much made in Sheffield, Jodie Whittaker’s debut episode in the new
Child spies: judicial review sought to challenge May's government

Child spies: judicial review sought to challenge May's government

Just for Kids Law argues tactic contravenes UN convention on the rights of the childHuman rights lawyers have been crowdfunding for a judicial review to challenge the government’s use of child spies,
Contraceptive pill reduces risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

Contraceptive pill reduces risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

Researchers not sure apparent protective effect extends to progestin only products such as mini pill and implantsWomen who use modern forms of the combined pill are at a lower risk of developing
Ecuador gave Julian Assange diplomatic role at its Moscow embassy, says MP

Ecuador gave Julian Assange diplomatic role at its Moscow embassy, says MP

WikiLeaks founder’s failed plot to leave the UK aided by minister, according to classified documentsEcuador went as far as appointing Julian Assange to a diplomatic position at its embassy in Moscow
Australian universities slip in world rankings amid funding cuts

Australian universities slip in world rankings amid funding cuts

Times Higher Education warns country’s institutions face ‘uphill struggle’ as many decline or stay stagnantAustralian universities are “stagnating” under the weight of budget cuts to the sector, a
The politics minute: GOP Senate nominee on Kavanaugh – 'Even if it’s true, does it disqualify him?'

The politics minute: GOP Senate nominee on Kavanaugh – 'Even if it’s true, does it disqualify him?'

In today’s politics news: North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer speaks out; Tennessee contender blames both sides; and a cash boost for Democrats in FloridaGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs, and this is the

Trudeau doesn’t care about rights of indigenous people, MP claims – video

A Canadian MP has said that Justin Trudeau 'doesn’t give a fuck' about the rights of indigenous people, amid mounting tensions between the country’s First Nations and at the federal government. Romeo
Morning mail: ABC chairman 'would intervene', third Kavanaugh accuser, meme ruled sexist

Morning mail: ABC chairman 'would intervene', third Kavanaugh accuser, meme ruled sexist

Thursday: Justin Milne accused of complaining to executives about stories. Plus: ‘distracted boyfriend meme’ ad found to objectify womenGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main
'Fake news' journalist made chair of Italy's state broadcaster

'Fake news' journalist made chair of Italy's state broadcaster

Appointment of Marcello Foa as president of Rai raises fears over press freedomMarcello Foa, a Eurosceptic journalist who has often shared stories proved to be fake, has been appointed president of
May calls for global cooperation at UN and chides Trump over Iran

May calls for global cooperation at UN and chides Trump over Iran

British prime minister stresses role of united efforts at security council meetingTheresa May has used a pair of speeches at the UN summit in New York to firmly contradict Donald Trump’s isolationist
Birmingham pub bombings inquests will not name suspects

Birmingham pub bombings inquests will not name suspects

Judges uphold decision not to include investigations into who was behind 1974 bombingsSuspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings are not due to be named at the victims’ inquests after judges upheld
Corporations behind increase in developing-world debt – report

Corporations behind increase in developing-world debt – report

Poorest countries have little protection against Trump’s trade wars and growth slumpAn “explosion” in corporate and household debt across the developing world since the financial crisis has left some
Trump says he's willing to meet Maduro as Venezuela leader arrives in New York

Trump says he's willing to meet Maduro as Venezuela leader arrives in New York

Remarks came just hours before Maduro arrived in New York to deliver his speech to the UN general assemblyDonald Trump has said he is willing to meet Nicolás Maduro if it would help ease suffering in