Today’s Straya news cloud
  • India’s New Delhi hits ‘unbearable’ pollution levels, equivalent to smoking 33 cigarettes a day (ABC)
  • Hospital complications data hidden from the public (SMH)
  • Treasury investigates senior executive after allegations over conduct (The Guardian)
  • Will the Melbourne Cup continue to hold its place in Australian hearts? (ABC)
  • Steggall’s campaign was powered by a $1.1 million donations war chest (SMH)
  • Labor calls for immediate aged care funding boost following scathing report (The Guardian)
  • Finance

  • ‘No historical feud’: China denies tensions with Australia ahead of bilateral meeting (ABC)
  • The world’s most profitable company finally announces IPO, but $2.9tr dreams are dashed (SMH)
  • Bigger than Apple, Microsoft — Aramco, the world’s most profitable company, to go public (ABC)
  • Top forecaster says Aussie dollar rally living on borrowed time (SMH)
  • CBA and Westpac to face fresh political pressure over interest rate cuts (SMH)
  • Wary of China’s embrace, India holds out in trade talks at ASEAN summit (ABC)
  • Opinion

  • Will the Melbourne Cup continue to hold its place in Australian hearts? (ABC)
  • The simple truth at the heart of the aged care royal commission (ABC)
  • If you think Labor’s ‘too progressive’, you couldn’t be more wrong | Greg Jericho (The Guardian)
  • Australians are yelling in grief and frustration – but will Scott Morrison act? | Katharine Murphy (The Guardian)
  • Green shoots emerge in the global economy, but we’ve seen this before (ABC)
  • I took my kids trick or treating and a strange thing happened (ABC)
  • World

  • United States GP build-up: Hamilton set for sixth title (BBC News)
  • Washington ‘may not need’ to put tariffs on European cars: Ross (Deutsche Welle)
  • Protests against Pakistan’s Imran Khan: Right-wing vs. right-wing (Deutsche Welle)
  • Brexit leader Nigel Farage rules out UK election bid (Deutsche Welle)
  • ‘Sexual assaults’: Bangladesh seeks worker’s return from Saudi (Al Jazeera English)
  • Hong Kong protests: Knife attacker bites man’s ear off (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • British farmers are not the enemy in the battle against the climate crisis | Joe Stanley (The Guardian)
  • Saudi Aramco IPO: the ultimate marriage between carbon and capitalism (The Guardian)
  • Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss: no country is sufficiently prepared (The Conversation)
  • French project showcases nuclear industry’s mounting problems (IEEFA)
  • Sport

  • India v Bangladesh: Tigers seal first T20 win over hosts in Delhi (BBC Sport)
  • Houston Texans 26-3 Jacksonville Jaguars: Texans win last London game of 2019 (BBC Sport)
  • South Africa’s rugby triumph and history | Letters (The Guardian)
  • World Cup offered timely reminder of rugby’s values, on and off the pitch (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • The Bizarre Social History of Beds (Jstor)
  • Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, But Not Enough (Wired)
  • The First BlueKeep Mass Hacking Is Finally Here—but Don’t Panic (Wired)
  • Drones That Work for Food, a Self-Landing Plane, and More News This Week (Wired)
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