Church of England urges UK voters to 'leave their echo chambers'

Justin Welby and John Sentamu remind people of ‘democratic duty to vote’

The leaders of the Church of England have urged the public to “leave their echo chambers” during the general election campaign in an effort to understand those with whom they disagree.

The archbishops of Canterbury and York released a message on Tuesday, saying voters, campaigners and candidates “have a responsibility to speak accurately, to challenge falsehoods when we hear them, and to be careful to separate facts from opinion”.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:01pm

My beloved Hong Kong has become a war zone and daily life is full of anxiety

As another week of violence grips the city, normal life is on hold - people cannot work, schools are closed, roads are paralysed and children are terrified

The ongoing political crisis in Hong Kong is probably the biggest challenge of my life. I don’t remember having lost sleep and appetite and not being able to think about anything else for months on end ever before.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:01pm

Tottenham close to José Mourinho deal after Mauricio Pochettino sacked

• Daniel Levy locked in talks with Mourinho• Pochettino dismissed after dismal run of results

Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as the manager of Tottenham, with the club already locked in talks with José Mourinho to be his replacement. Mourinho, who has been out of work since his dismissal by Manchester United last December, has made little secret of his desire to return to the Premier League.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:14pm

Amy Parsons: man who battered Australian to death in London found guilty of murder

Roderick Deakin-White attacked Parsons with a metal bar in the shower after she told him she planned to leave their relationship

A man who battered his Australian fiancee to death in London after she said she was leaving him has been found guilty of murder.

Roderick Deakin-White, 38, repeatedly hit Amy Parsons, 35, over the head with a metal bar while she was showering in the flat they shared in Whitechapel, east London.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:01pm

Melber: You don't change your statement to help Trump, you do it to help yourself

Ari Melber discusses Amb. Kurt Volker's amended testimony. He now says he didn’t know, at that time, that military aid to Ukraine had been linked to Ukraine launching investigations that would have been politically advantageous to the president.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:55pm

McCaskill: 'Someone needs to check on Giuliani, there are tire marks over his back'

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill provides analysis on what the afternoon testimony by Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison mean for the president's defense and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. "The bus went over him again and again," said McCaskill of Giuliani.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:55pm

Westpac accused of more than 23m breaches of anti-money laundering laws

Austrac launches legal action against bank over $11bn in transactions and allegedly failing to detect activity ‘indicative of child exploitation’

Australia’s financial intelligence agency has launched legal action against one of the country’s biggest banks, Westpac, accusing it of more than 23m breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism finance laws involving $11bn in transactions.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:53pm

Jeffrey Epstein: prison guards charged with hiding failure to keep watch

Tova Noel and Michael Thomas were meant to check Epstein every half-hour but they browsed the web and slept, court papers allege

Two federal corrections officers were indicted on Tuesday for allegedly trying to hide their failure to check on inmates on the night the convicted sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his Manhattan cell – a mere 15ft from the jail’s common area.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:20pm

Dozens of migrants found in refrigerated container on ferry

Twenty-five people reportedly found on ship travelling from the Netherlands to the UK

Dutch authorities have discovered 25 migrants stowed away inside a refrigerated container on a ferry bound for England.

According to a statement published on a local government website, all those found onboard were alive, with one of them thought to be a child.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:13pm

Election debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over NHS future

Labour leader claims service will be sold by PM, who keeps repeating Brexit mantra

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed over which of them is best placed to safeguard the NHS if they win the general election, with the Labour leader accusing the prime minister of being ready to sell it off to US corporations.

In a testy live debate on ITV, during which the prime minister repeatedly returned to the claim that he would “get Brexit done”, both men lavished praise on the NHS, but Corbyn said Johnson would put it up for sale.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:11pm

Higher superannuation rates not linked to lower wages, report finds

Prevailing wisdom that super increases come out of workers’ pay packets is not justified, Australia Institute says

A fresh analysis has cast doubt on the common assumption that lifting the rate of compulsory superannuation automatically leads to lower wages, finding that average pay growth was actually higher in years when the super levy increased.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:01pm

Bolivia clashes leave three dead as security forces break fuel blockade

  • 22 injured as armoured cars and helicopters deployed
  • Evo Morales supporters call on interim president to quit

At least three people have been killed and 22 injured after Bolivian police and military forces used armored vehicles and helicopters to unblock access to a major fuel plant that had been blockaded by supporters of former president Evo Morales.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:50pm

Austria to turn Adolf Hitler's birthplace into police station

  • Move aims to stop house in Braunau becoming neo-Nazi shrine
  • Court resolves long compensation dispute with former owner

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be turned into a police station, Austria’s interior ministry has announced, after years of legal wrangling as the government looks to prevent the building from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:32pm

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