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‘It needs more work’: Liberal MPs call for tougher federal integrity commissionCelia Hammond says proposed anti-corruption watchdog should hold public hearings if certain threshold metGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing Liberal MP Celia Hammond says the government should negotiate with Labor and the crossbench to establish a federal integrity commission. Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian
The former health secretary put out a statement after a UN spokesman said he would not be able to be a special representative.
Clueless actress Stacey Dash said she “lost everything” after becoming addicted to painkillers. Dash, who shot to fame after playing Dionne Davenport in classic 1995 teen comedy Clueless, revealed her addiction during an interview on USTV.
The changing seasons brought beautiful autumn colors of orange, red, yellow and pink to a Romanian forest in Neamț County, video released on October 15 shows.Drone video shared by the Romanian National Directorate of Forests (RNP), who said it was taken over the Cuiejdiului Valley area, shows the forest’s fall colors.“The Neamț Forestry Department manages, through the 13 forestry schools, 208,670 hectares (about 515,635 acres) of forest fund, of which 161,169 hectares (about 398,257 acres) are state forests,” wrote the RNP on Facebook. Credit: The National Directorate of Forests – Romania via Storyful
The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review Glyndebourne, Lewes; Kings Place, LondonThe introduction of a new character does Beethoven’s great opera no favours. Elsewhere, there’s breathtaking invention – with a little help from Charlie Chaplin ‘The visuals spin and lurch and confuse’: Glyndebourne Tour’s Fidelio, with Callum Thorpe, Adam Smith, Dorothea Herbert and Dingle Yandell. Photograph: Richard Hubert Smith
Friday's session at the special criminal court in Paris, where 20 men are being tried for their alleged participation in the November 2015 terrorist attacks, heard the anger and grief of the survivors and their families expressed in different accents, and in English. With chilling simplicity, a mother summarised her existence since the death of her 24-year-old daughter at the Bataclan: "My life is pain," she said.The theme is recurrent in the tragic sequence of victim testimonies. For those who
Conservative MP David Amess stabbed in Essex attack. Man arrested after MP for Southend West assaulted during constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea
China’s Shenzhou-13 astronauts enter space station's core module
The MP for Southend West was attacked while meeting residents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Pete Buttigieg fired back at Tucker Carlson after his bigoted “breastfeeding” rant, saying the Fox News host clearly “doesn’t understand the concept of bottle feeding”.
The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom
Paddy Moloney lived for music, mourners at his funeral were told. The president of Ireland Michael D Higgins attended the funeral mass at St Kevin’s Church in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, for the founder of The Chieftains.
The Duke of Cambridge is a “lovely, gentle, educated man” but has “got the wrong idea about space travel”, William Shatner has said.
A 32-year-old man has been charged with impersonating a police officer and sexual offences over the alleged kidnap of a teenage girl. David Peter Young, a chef from Crawley, in West Sussex, was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court after the 14-year-old girl was approached on her way to school, in the Three Bridges area, by a man in a yellow hi-vis jacket on Wednesday. Sussex Police said Young, of Garton Close, Ilfield, has been charged with offences including kidnap with intent to commit a relevant sexual offence, kidnap, and impersonating a police officer.
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Colorado Wildlife officials said that the elk had living with the tyre around its neck for two years.
Macbeth director Yaël Farber said she knew Saoirse Ronan would “rise to the occasion” on her London stage debut. The Oscar-nominated actress, who only has one other theatre role to her name, plays Lady Macbeth at the Almeida in Islington. Farber, who cast the actress and co-star James McArdle during lockdown despite never having met them, said: “I’ve seen her on film and obviously she has an amazing intuitive instinctual capacity for portraying emotions at such depth and I felt a strong sense that when we get in the room we’d be able to work physically in the way that we need to and she would be able to rise to the occasion.”
The amount of rent commercial property landlords have collected from tenants has reached its highest level so far in the pandemic, as lockdown rules easing boosted businesses. According to Remit Consulting, an average of 72.1% of rents due in the UK had been collected with seven days of the September quarter rent day, which covers payments for the three months ahead. There was tension between many landlords and business occupiers during the virus crisis, and many firms said they could not pay when lockdowns forced them to temporarily close sites.
Koala chlamydia vaccine trialled by Australian researchers in bid to improve species’ survivalSingle-dose jab to be trialled in around 400 koalas at the Australia Zoo Wildlife HospitalGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian researchers hope the chlamydia vaccine will improve the survival and reproduction of koalas, especially in parts of south-east Queensland and New South Wales. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images