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Australia news live: Penny Wong imposes sanctions on Israelis over West Bank settler violence; military exercise to resume after crash

Australia news live: Penny Wong imposes sanctions on Israelis over West Bank settler violence; military exercise to resume after crash



Foreign minister said Magnitsky-style financial sanctions and travel bans would apply to seven Israeli individuals and one entity. Follow the day’s news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastQ: Why target the individuals when it’s state policy?Penny Wong said the Australian government has been “clear in terms of state-to-state relations about our view on settlements”.They are unlawful under international law. We’ve been clear about that … We have also said that we want to continue to take steps towards a two-state solution.That may not be the view of some people in the Israeli government, but that is the view of the Australian government.These individuals have been involved in violent attacks on Palestinians, including things such as beating, sexual assault and torture, resulting in serious injury and in some cases death.We have imposed these after careful consideration and we would expect that all Australians would recognise the weight of these.Settlements are unlawful under international law. We are continuing to act in ways that we can to look to how we protect a pathway to a two-state solution, and part of that is to ensure we also impose penalties who perpetrate violence against Palestinians. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2024-07-24 22:34:47

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Thousands expected to protest in Washington DC as Netanyahu addresses Congress – live

Thousands expected to protest in Washington DC as Netanyahu addresses Congress – live



Capitol Hill on high alert for protests from a broad coalition of groups voicing opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu, who will address Congress later todayCapitol Hill on alert over protests as Netanyahu due to address CongressKevin McCarthy, the former Republican House speaker, has described attacks by his former colleagues on Kamala Harris claiming that she was hired as part of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are “stupid and dumb”.McCarthy, speaking to NBC News’ Meet the Press NOW last night, said:I disagree with DEI, but she is the vice-president of the United States, she is the former US senator. These congressmen saying it, they are wrong in their own instincts.If President Biden is committed to passing the torch to his vice president, and wants to be able to seed her campaign with the current Biden for President campaign war chest, he’ll first have to become his party’s legal nominee. After shuffling through the Democratic National Committee’s planned roll call vote he’d be free to drop out. Ms Harris could seamlessly slip into the driver’s seat. Continue reading…



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Author : Léonie Chao-Fong (now) and Sammy Gecsoyler (earlier)

Publish date : 2024-07-24 17:15:51

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Keir Starmer says new government has found ‘crisis and failure absolutely everywhere’ in first PMQs as prime minister – UK politics live

Keir Starmer says new government has found ‘crisis and failure absolutely everywhere’ in first PMQs as prime minister – UK politics live



Labour leader agrees with Liberal Democrats that there is failure in social care but says it is not the only problem party has inheritedCabinet secretary, Simon Case, is reportedly being advised to step down permanently from his role for health reasons at the end of this year, writes Politico.The outlet reports:According to people familiar with the matter, Case is likely to need to step down in the new year on the advice of doctors, who are continuing to treat him for a neurological condition diagnosed more than a year ago.Case is currently working at full capacity, but the condition is affecting his mobility and he now walks with the aid of a stick.” Continue reading…



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Author : Amy Sedghi (now) and Tom Bryant (earlier)

Publish date : 2024-07-24 11:50:05

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Reality TV contestant apologises for killing and eating protected New Zealand bird

Reality TV contestant apologises for killing and eating protected New Zealand bird



An American contestant on Race to Survive has apologised for eating a weka, a large, brown flightless bird known for its curiosityThings got a little too real on the reality TV show Race to Survive when one of the contestants killed and ate a protected New Zealand bird species, prompting a warning from authorities.The contestants had been warned that certain food groups – including protected ones – were off limits. Spencer Jones, who killed and ate the weka, has since apologised, saying, “I made a mistake. It was shortsighted, it was foolish,” according to the website RealityTea.com. Continue reading…



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Author : Helen Sullivan

Publish date : 2024-07-24 06:39:05

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Australia news live: schools given $78m to teach ‘age-appropriate’ consent; six arrested after anti-war protest at Melbourne factory

Australia news live: schools given $78m to teach ‘age-appropriate’ consent; six arrested after anti-war protest at Melbourne factory



The federal education minister, Jason Clare, said programs would help foster positive attitudes towards consent from an early age. Follow the day’s news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastImport ban fails to curb flow of Nazi-linked itemsThe number of items imported into Australia bearing Nazi imagery has not been slowed by a national ban on the symbols, AAP reports.The importation into Australia of Nazi memorabilia, both historically genuine items and modern recreations, has not abated with the passage of [the ban].Where these goods are imported in quantities which indicates the goods are likely to be traded, the Australian Border Force refers the goods to the Australian federal police to consider investigation under the criminal code.Consumers are crying out for clear information on how to save money, protect their health and reduce emissions – and they want that information online where they make their purchasing decisions.We call on the state and federal governments to give consumers the real truth about the risks of gas appliances, by mandating comprehensive pollution labels on all their ads and websites. Continue reading…



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Author : Emily Wind

Publish date : 2024-07-24 01:29:44

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James Cleverly first to declare run for Conservative leadership

James Cleverly first to declare run for Conservative leadership



Shadow home secretary says he is ‘best placed’ to unite party and that he aims to become prime ministerJames Cleverly has become the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring for the leadership for the Conservative party.The shadow home secretary said he was “best placed” to unite the Tories and overturn Keir Starmer’s “loveless landslide” to re-enter government. Continue reading…



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Author : Eleni Courea Political correspondent

Publish date : 2024-07-23 19:54:50

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‘Island of peace’ Israeli-Palestinian restaurant in Berlin vandalised

‘Island of peace’ Israeli-Palestinian restaurant in Berlin vandalised



The owners of Kanaan have said that wine glasses were smashed and the space was defiled by ‘disgusting acts’ in the attackVandals ransacked an Israeli-Palestinian restaurant in Berlin, smashing wine glasses and defiling the space with “disgusting acts” a week after it hosted a queer Jewish-Muslim brunch, its owners have said.Kanaan, a casual eatery in the Prenzlauer Berg district of the city, has attracted national attention since the 7 October attacks on Israel by Hamas for its message of “unity over hate”. Its owners, Oz Ben David, an Israeli, and Jalil Dabit, a Palestinian, have called it an “island of peace”. Continue reading…



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Author : Deborah Cole in Berlin

Publish date : 2024-07-23 14:25:10

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Murder accused man told police Elizabeth Struhs ‘still hasn’t risen’ despite his prayers, trial hears

Murder accused man told police Elizabeth Struhs ‘still hasn’t risen’ despite his prayers, trial hears



Alleged leader of religious sect said he had been praying beside the eight-year-old and thought she was no longer breathing, a judge heardFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe alleged leader of a Queensland religious group accused of murdering the daughter of two of his followers told police the girl “hasn’t risen” from the dead despite his prayers, a judge has heard.Brendan Luke Stevens, the 62-year-old alleged leader of a small Christian group called ‘The Saints, refused to enter a plea in the Brisbane supreme court to the murder of eight-year-old Elizabeth Rose Struhs at Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, on 7 January 2022. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2024-07-23 09:26:13

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Kamala Harris says she is looking forward to accepting Democratic nomination as she secures support of enough delegates – live

Kamala Harris says she is looking forward to accepting Democratic nomination as she secures support of enough delegates – live



Vice president has secured the support of the majority of Democratic delegates, but has not yet been formally nominatedKamala Harris earns enough delegate support to become Democratic nomineeAccording to a tracker of donations to ActBlue, the liberal political action committee, compiled by data journalist Ryan Murphy using ActBlue’s donations ticker, the 24 hours to midnight on 22 July have beat the record set the 24 hours before that:While not all of these donations are to the Democrats, Harris announcing her intention to run is undoubtedly responsible for the bulk of the more than $130m that appears to have been raised in two days. Continue reading…



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Author : Helen Sullivan

Publish date : 2024-07-23 04:29:46

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Australia news live: Julian Assange pictured on family beach trip; Queensland LNP makes AI-generated TikTok of ‘dancing’ premier

Australia news live: Julian Assange pictured on family beach trip; Queensland LNP makes AI-generated TikTok of ‘dancing’ premier



The WikiLeaks founder has been keeping a low profile since his return from the UK after years in prison. Follow the news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast‘Tumultuous’ coverage must not worsen post-3G, farmers sayTelcos face the ire of rural Australians if the 3G network shutdown goes awry and are being warned they will be held publicly accountable for any fallout, AAP reports. Continue reading…



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Author : Martin Farrer

Publish date : 2024-07-22 23:30:12

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Utah wildfire forces evacuations as US west fights to contain multiple blazes

Utah wildfire forces evacuations as US west fights to contain multiple blazes



Fire near Salt Lake City began Saturday and grew to 200 acres as flames in California descended on several countiesFirefighters across the US west were battling to contain multiple blazes on Monday amid persistent high temperatures, including a wildfire that forced evacuations near Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend.The Sandhurt fire broke out on Saturday afternoon and quickly grew to more than 200 acres. Authorities said more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene, with helicopters and planes dropping buckets over the flames as ground crews tried to douse the fire, which was only 10% contained as of Monday. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2024-07-22 17:58:49

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Couple and two children among six killed in Wakefield crash

Couple and two children among six killed in Wakefield crash



Shane Roller, Shannen Morgan and their daughters Lillie and Rubie died in collision between two vehiclesA couple and two children who died in a crash in West Yorkshire on Sunday that also killed two others have been named as Shane Roller, Shannen Morgan and their daughters Lillie and Rubie.The collision between two vehicles, which also left an 11-year-old girl orphaned, happened on the A61 Barnsley Road between Staincross in Barnsley and Newmillerdam, Wakefield, on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading…



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Author : Rachel Hall

Publish date : 2024-07-22 12:52:55

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Australia news live: Nine Entertainment journalists vote to take industrial action amid pay dispute

Australia news live: Nine Entertainment journalists vote to take industrial action amid pay dispute



Follow the day’s news liveQueensland weather: cold snap sends temperatures plummeting below Melbourne’s in more than 80 placesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastBiden has been ‘a great fan of Australia’: AlbaneseAnthony Albanese is speaking with ABC RN after Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from the US presidential race.The president has been a great fan of Australia. [A] very significant economic relationship has grown out our trade during his presidency … He’s someone who has stood up for values of social inclusion, and importantly as well for Australia and for the world he’s been a leading figure on climate action.He was a gracious host to myself and Jodie during our state visit last year … [He] will continue to be over the coming months the most important leader in our globe. Of course, the United States is our most important ally.The policies won’t change much. I mean, he’s obviously very interested in policies around tariffs and trade. I don’t think that will change much from his first term.I think the challenge for us with with Donald Trump is to remind him that one of America’s unique advantages is its network of allies and partners and to make the maximum use of that. And there’s been great progress … in terms of Aukus [and] many groupings in the Indo-Pacific … and all these need to be sort of maintained and strengthened and that requires American leadership. Continue reading…



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Author : Rafqa Touma (now) and Emily Wind (earlier)

Publish date : 2024-07-22 08:14:29

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Michael Stutchbury resigns as editor-in-chief of the Australian Financial Review

Michael Stutchbury resigns as editor-in-chief of the Australian Financial Review



Publication’s longest-serving editor calls time amid unrest at Nine Entertainment over job cuts and and latest pay offerFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe editor-in-chief of the Australian Financial Review, Michael Stutchbury, will step down after 13 years in the role, amid a shake-up at Nine Entertainment that will see 200 jobs cut across the media company.Stutchbury, 67, will be replaced next month by James Chessell, the former executive editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2024-07-22 04:15:03

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Exiled pro-democracy Hong Kong activists blocked from accessing pensions

Exiled pro-democracy Hong Kong activists blocked from accessing pensions



Case raises questions about complicity of western financial institutions in persecution of Chinese government criticsTwo exiled pro-democracy Hong Kong activists have been blocked from accessing their pensions, depriving them of tens of thousands of US dollars of their savings and raising questions about the complicity of western financial institutions in the persecution of Chinese government critics.Assets, including pension savings, belonging to Ted Hui, a former pro-democracy legislator who is now based in Australia, were frozen shortly after he fled from Hong Kong in December 2020. The assets are held by HSBC, a British bank. Continue reading…



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Author : Amy Hawkins Senior China correspondent

Publish date : 2024-07-22 01:00:20

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