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  • Australia live news update: Labor suggests anti-corruption commission could probe Morrison over sports rorts 02.10.2022
    The attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, says there are ‘good reasons’ to hold federal integrity commission hearings in privateGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastOn Optus, Dreyfus describes the incident as a “wake-up call for corporate Australia” and flags changes to the Privacy Act.Keeping the very personal data of customers who […]
    Royce Kurmelovs
  • Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 221 of the invasion 02.10.2022
    Russian forces retreat from stronghold of Lyman hours after Putin declares it Russia’s ‘for ever’; Germany minister visits Ukraine; Nord Stream pipeline leak haltedSee all our Ukraine coverage Continue reading...
    Maya Yang and staff
  • Jeff Kennett says Hawthorn review alleging serious racism at club a ‘bump along the highway’ 01.10.2022
    Outgoing club president insists AFL club is not in crisis and says it was ‘unfair’ for Indigenous players to speak with the media about alleged bullyingFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastOutgoing Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett says the leaking of racism […]
    Australian Associated Press
  • Kwasi Kwarteng reportedly spoke of austerity cuts at champagne party on mini-budget day 01.10.2022
    Guests, which included hedge fund managers, allegedly congratulated the chancellor and told him to ‘double down’Kwasi Kwarteng reportedly attended a private champagne reception with hedge fund managers at the home of a Conservative donor on the same day he delivered his mini-budget.The chancellor is alleged to have given guests information about forthcoming government spending cuts […]
    Nadeem Badshah
  • More than 120 people reportedly killed in riot at Indonesian football match 01.10.2022
    Violence erupted after Arema’s home loss to Persebaya SurabayaPolice reportedly fired tear gas into crowded stands in MalangMore than 120 football fans have reportedly died after chaos and violence erupted following an Indonesian league football match. Supporters of the Javanese clubs Arema and Persebaya Surabaya clashed after Arema were defeated 3-2 at the match in […]
    David Connett and agencies
  • Humiliation for Vladimir Putin as Ukrainians liberate key city of Lyman 01.10.2022
    Military defeat in Donetsk comes hours after Moscow declared that the region was Russian territory ‘for ever’Russia-Ukraine war: latest developmentsRussia suffered a humiliating military defeat on Saturday when Ukrainian troops liberated the key eastern city of Lyman, with videos showing them raising a blue and yellow national flag and performing a victory dance.In a severe […]
    Luke Harding in Kyiv
  • Ministers warn of scammers posing as energy bill support scheme 01.10.2022
    No need to apply because £400 discount will ‘reach people automatically’, says Rees-Mogg A scam alert has been issued by ministers encouraging people not to fall foul of fraudulent messages asking them to provide bank details as the energy price guarantee comes into force.From 1 October, a limit on the price households pay for a […]
    Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent
  • King Charles abandons plans to attend Cop27 ‘following Liz Truss’s advice’ 01.10.2022
    Prime minister reportedly raised objections to him going during personal audience at Buckingham PalaceKing Charles III has reportedly abandoned plans to attend and deliver a speech at the Cop27 climate change summit on the advice of Liz Truss.The monarch, a veteran campaigner on environmental issues, had been invited to the 27th UN climate change conference […]
    Nadeem Badshah
  • Iranian American held in Tehran for seven years granted temporary release 01.10.2022
    Siamak Namazi, convicted along with father on espionage charges, freed from Evin prison on one-week renewable furloughAn Iranian American businessman who has been imprisoned in Iran for nearly seven years has been released from Tehran’s Evin prison on a one-week, renewable furlough, the United Nations announced on Saturday.The release of detainee Siamak Namazi comes as […]
    Maya Yang and agencies
  • Two of prime minister’s senior advisers being paid through lobbying company 01.10.2022
    Aides Alice Robinson and Mac Chapwell paid by company run by Liz Truss’s new chief of staffTwo of the prime minister’s most senior advisers are being paid through her new chief of staff’s lobbying company, it has emerged, days after Downing Street said it would employ the latter directly.The government admitted last weekend that Liz […]
    Nadeem Badshah
  • Russia-Ukraine war: Russians flee Lyman as Ukrainian troops retake city a day after Putin’s illegal annexation – as it happened 01.10.2022
    Russian defence ministry says troops have withdrawn amid ‘threat of encirclement’Ukrainian forces perform victory dance after liberating LymanWhat we know on day 220 of the invasionPutin annexes four regions of Ukraine in major escalationIt’s 12pm in Ukraine, here’s the latest:Ukraine has encircled Russia’s forces around a bastion that is critical for Moscow at the eastern […]
    Maya Yang (now); Nadeem Badshah, Geneva Abdul & Warren Murray (earlier)
  • Scores of Iraqis injured in anti-government protests in Baghdad 01.10.2022
    Teargas and stun grenades used by security forces as unrest over poverty and corruption flares up in the capital and other citiesIraqi security forces have fired teargas and stun grenades to disperse stone-throwing protesters in clashes that wounded scores of people near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where hundreds marked the anniversary of anti-government unrest in 2019.At […]
  • Hurricane Ian: Florida and Carolinas comb wreckage to assess deadly toll 01.10.2022
    Twenty-seven reported dead in Florida and four in North Carolina as residents try to rebuild from one of most powerful recent stormsAs Hurricane Ian upended the lives of millions along the south-eastern United States, authorities sifting through the wreckage in Florida and the Carolinas were reporting a few dozen deaths as of Saturday, and the […]
    Edwin Rios
  • V&A drops financial ties with Sackler family over links with opioids 01.10.2022
    London museum bows to years of pressure and removes signs bearing name of family associated with OxyContin crisisThe Victoria and Albert Museum has bowed to growing pressure to rename key areas of its Kensington site, the Observer has learned, as it drops controversial ties with the Sackler family, benefactors descended from the American makers of […]
    Vanessa Thorpe and Joanna Walters
  • Liz Truss’s poll ratings plummet lower than Boris Johnson’s before he was forced out 01.10.2022
    Prime minister’s net approval falls to minus 37, while just 12% say mini-budget was ‘good’Liz Truss’s personal popularity ratings are lower than those of Boris Johnson when his premiership came to an end, a new Observer poll has revealed.The latest Opinium poll shows a precipitous fall in Truss’s personal ratings after the fallout from her […]
    Michael Savage Policy Editor
  • Aukus will lock in Australia’s dependence on US, intelligence expert warns 01.10.2022
    Clinton Fernandes argues in provocative new book the security pact will make it impossible to have an independent defence policyFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe Aukus deal will lock in Australia’s dependence on the US and make it impossible to […]
    Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent
  • Kakadu uranium site clean-up in limbo amid calls to revive mine 01.10.2022
    Rio Tinto wants to fund rehabilitation but Ranger mine owner’s minority shareholders are pushing for further developmentFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastFunding for the multibillion-dollar clean-up of the Ranger uranium mine, carved out of the Kakadu national park in the […]
    Ben Butler
  • ‘No health workers want to stand with us’: the challenge for Victoria’s Coalition 01.10.2022
    As the major parties spar over health policies ahead of November’s election, Liberal MPs are questioning the Coalition’s strategyFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastWhen the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced his government would pay for the degrees of more than […]
    Benita Kolovos
  • Victorians escaping family violence waiting six months longer for public housing 01.10.2022
    Advocates say they are ‘gravely concerned’ by new figures which show available government housing for vulnerable people is going backwardsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastVictorians escaping family violence are now waiting a year-and-half on the public housing waiting list, after […]
    Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality reporter
  • Amtrak suspends San Diego-Los Angeles service due to shifting ground 01.10.2022
    Metrolink also suspends trains because ground underneath stretch of seaside track in southern California has shiftedMetrolink and Amtrak have suspended train services linking San Diego to Los Angeles – along with the rest of the US – because ground underneath a stretch of seaside track in southern California has shifted, according to officials.The San Diego […]
    Maya Yang