Coalition argues future Labor government could 'soften' rules on medevac

Comments come as Scott Morrison releases video he says is aimed at discouraging asylum seekersThe prospect of a Labor government applying new rules for medical transfers to asylum seekers who arrive in future is “no less real” than the medevac bill which passed parliament over government objections, the Coalition has argued.The attorney general, Christian Porter, made the comments on ABC’s Insiders on Sunday as Scott Morrison released a video he says is aimed at discouraging asylum ...

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Theresa May issues plea to Conservatives to unite over Brexit

Prime minister’s letter to all Tory MPs appeals for unity before she meets EU president Jean-Claude JunckerTheresa May has issued a fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit, urging her party to “move beyond what divides us” and sacrifice “personal preferences”.The prime minister’s rallying cry follows another tumultuous week in Westminster that saw tensions in the Tory party reach boiling point, with one of her ministers accusing his Eurosceptic colleagues of ...

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Chernobyl cover-up: Soviets knew for 10 YEARS that reactor was an accident waiting to happen 

The explosion at Chernobyl (pictured)on April 26, 1986, remains the worst catastrophe in the history of nuclear power. About 30 workers and members of the emergency services died. ...

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Anti-Semitism is a cancer spreading across both far-Left and far-Right, writes Labour MP JOHN MANN 

JOHN MANN: I have spent many years challenging antisemitism, in some cases discreetly, in some cases publicly and across all political parties - including in Poland, Lithuania, and Hungary. ...

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No weekend visit to China for Chancellor after threat...

Philip Hammond was expected to meet China's vice premier Hu Chunhua, but Treasury sources said the trip was never confirmed. ...

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Enchanting new book reveals how wolves care for their elderly and always put family first

Author Elli H. Radinger has spent years observing wolves in the wilds of the US, Canada and Germany. She writes that she has learned that no species is socially so close to humans as the wolf. ...

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Glenn Hoddle reveals he 'died for 60 seconds' as his heart stopped while filming a TV show

Glenn Hoddle said he was 'gone' after his heart stopped for a minute while filming at the BT Sport studios on his 61st birthday in October. ...

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Can a guinea pig really ease your anxiety?

This time last year, Tammy Lovell hit rock bottom. But it wasn’t a course of pills or bottles of wine that brought her down from the ledge. Her unlikely medicine would instead come in a far furrier form. ...

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Friends reunited on a trip back to the summer of '69 

The other day, BONNIE ESTRIDGE read a quote somewhere online that said ‘adult friendships are two people saying, “I haven’t seen you in ages – we should hang out more until one of you dies’. ...

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Malia Obama soaks up the sun in a stylish white bikini on a scorching-hot Miami beach

Barrack and Michelle Obama's eldest daughter Malia took time out of her busy school schedule to revel in the sunshine at a beach in Miami on Saturday, accompanied by a group of friends. ...

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