Australia fires: All mainland states top 40C as bushfires flare in South Australia

Extreme heat hits across the country as parts of Victoria prepare for worst possible bushfire conditions on Thursday

All of Australia’s mainland states, and the Northern Territory, had areas that reached more than 40C on Wednesday, as residents have been warned it is too late to leave as two serious bushfires hit areas of South Australia.

A code red bushfire warning – signifying the worst possible conditions – was also issued for parts of Victoria for Thursday.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:27am

Exiled vice-president blames ‘racist backlash’ for Evo Morales's forced exit

Álvaro García Linera concedes mistakes pair made but branded the toppling of Morales as an anti-indigenous, rightwing ‘coup’

Evo Morales’s closest political adviser has admitted that the Bolivian leader’s failure to groom a successor contributed to the political crisis engulfing the South American nation but slammed the “racist backlash” he blamed for the toppling of its first indigenous president.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:15am

Gordon Sondland: witness White House fears most to testify

Sondland will face questions on Wednesday over a key phone call with Trump at a restaurant in Ukraine

Donald Trump’s own words will take centre stage at the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday when his ambassador to the European Union faces questions about a phone call with the US president in a Ukrainian restaurant.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:00am

Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit

‘We’re in a deep hole over the climate crisis and we need to stop digging,’ warn experts

The world’s nations are on track to produce more than twice as much coal, oil and gas as can be burned in 2030 while restricting rise in the global temperature to 1.5C, analysis shows.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:01am

Two Australian universities sever ties with Prince Andrew charity after Epstein interview

The announcement by Bond University and RMIT follows the royal’s interview about his links to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Two Australian universities have severed ties with a business mentoring charity founded by Prince Andrew after the royal’s train-wreck interview about his links to the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:59pm

Hong Kong: anger in China as US Senate passes bill protecting protesters' rights

Beijing brands human rights bill, which Trump has yet to approve, a ‘whitewash’ as university standoff continues

The US Senate has passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on the pro-democracy movement, as dozens of protester spent a fourth day stranded in a university campus.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:45pm

Shinzo Abe weathers scandals to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister

Analysts say Abe has benefited from a weak opposition and a desire for stability among voters

Shinzo Abe has become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, but the milestone came amid a political scandal and doubts over his ability to realise his dream of revising the country’s postwar “pacifist” constitution.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:29pm

Fact-checking Tim Morrison’s claims about Trump-Zelenskiy call transcript

NSC aide Tim Morrison was grilled about why he immediately went to the NSC legal advisor to restrict access to the Trump-Zelenskiy call transcript. Tess Bridgeman, former Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, tells Lawrence O’Donnell

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:14pm

Republican defenses break down during impeachment hearings

On the third day of impeachment hearings, the Republican "hearsay" defense fell apart, as the Intelligence Committee heard from two first hand witnesses who listened to Trump's call with the president of Ukraine. And despite GOP claims that the call was

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:13pm

Vindman: In the country that I served, right matters

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman earned a round of applause during his impeachment testimony for his impassioned defense of his actions following the Trump-Ukraine phone call. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who asked him the question that elicited that applause,

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:13pm

World's first printed Christmas card goes on display at Dickens museum

Printed in 1843, the hand-coloured card originally sold for one shilling and shaped the popular tradition

The world’s first printed Christmas card, an artwork created in 1843 that went on to spawn a global industry, has gone on show at the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

Designed by Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley, in the same year that Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published, the hand-coloured card shows a family gathered around a table enjoying a glass of wine with a message: “A merry Christmas and a happy new year to you.”

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:24pm

Emilia Clarke: Game of Thrones nude scenes were 'terrifying'

The actor who played Queen Daenerys says she’s been pressured to shoot naked since the show, but is ‘a lot more savvy’ now

Emilia Clarke has revealed she felt uncomfortable acting in some of her nude scenes in Game Of Thrones.

The British actress played queen Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s sprawling epic, which became notorious for its explicit portrayal of sex and violence.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:10pm

Democratic debate to cap another busy day in Trump impeachment

Rachel Maddow alerts viewers that she will be co-moderating the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate on Wednesday, 11/20 at 9pm ET, which will follow more public testimony in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:57pm

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