Facebook and Twitter restrict controversial New York Post story, sparking ire on the right

Social media platforms move to limit spread of article on Hunter Biden amid questions over its veracity

Facebook and Twitter took steps on Wednesday to limit the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, sparking outrage among conservatives and stoking debate over how social media platforms should tackle misinformation ahead of the US election.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 9:01pm
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France: Macron announces 9pm curfew for Paris and eight other cities – video

France will impose a nightly curfew on almost one-third of the country's 67 million people to tackle a resurgence in coronavirus cases, but a new national lockdown is not envisaged, Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday. The French president announced the curfew, which will take effect from Saturday and run each night from 9pm to 6am the following morning, shortly after the government declared a new public health state of emergency.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 5:27pm
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Foreign veto laws: Labor warns of ‘unprecedented power’ and lack of oversight

Exclusive: Penny Wong hints Labor will seek amendments as universities fear the laws would have a chilling effect on research collaboration

Labor has fired a warning shot to the Morrison government over its planned foreign veto laws, accusing the Coalition of trying to give “unprecedented power” to the foreign affairs minister without adequate oversight.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Historic England takes London 'birthplace of feminism' off at-risk list

Church that was hotbed of 18th century radicals is one of 180 sites no longer endangered

A once damp and leaky meeting house known as the “birthplace of feminism” is one of 181 historic sites facing a brighter future after being taken off England’s 2020 Heritage at Risk Register.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:01pm
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Coronavirus live news: Paris introduces curfew, Barron Trump recovers from Covid

Macron tells France ‘we have to act’ ... WHO warns mass vaccination will not be fast, young people may have to wait to 2022 ... Merkel urges young Germans to fight Covid. Follow latest updates

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:05pm
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Morning mail: Berejiklian hangs on, France adopts curfews, wine lovers' Adelaide

Thursday: NSW premier survives no-confidence vote as corruption inquiry hears former MP tried to ‘monetise’ his position. Plus: how to cover South Australia’s most famous wine regions in four days

Good morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 15 October.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:06pm
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New Zealand euthanasia vote: polls point to 'yes' amid campaign of fear and doubt

The ‘yes’ campaign has Jacinda Ardern’s support but opponents say they believe New Zealand’s most vulnerable will be at risk

On Saturday, New Zealanders will be asked to vote yes or no on whether Kiwis enduring “unbearable suffering that cannot be eased” have a legal right to end their life.

For Matt Vickers, the former husband of lawyer and euthanasia campaigner Lecretia Seales, the vote can’t come soon enough.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Amy Coney Barrett pledges 'open mind' and plays down conservative record

  • Nominee avoids answering directly on how she would rule
  • Lindsey Graham hails ‘woman who is unashamedly pro-life’

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump’s nominee to the US supreme court, returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a final round of questioning about her judicial record and personal views, with her confirmation all but assured despite Democrats’ forceful opposition.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:33pm
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