Today’s Straya news cloud
  • Kristina Keneally was headed to Washington under secret plan with Bill Shorten (SMH)
  • ‘You destroyed my life’: Freed Yazidi woman collapses after confronting her IS rapist (ABC)
  • Iraqi interpreters who served beside Australians say they’re prevented from applying for visas (The Guardian)
  • Greta Thunberg ‘energised’ after arriving in Europe for COP 25 after a three-week voyage (ABC)
  • Climate change now ‘the most significant threat’ to Australia’s wet tropics (The Guardian)
  • Citizenship test: court to decide whether Indigenous people can be deported from Australia (The Guardian)
  • Finance

  • How plant-based meat is stretching New Zealand’s cultural and legal boundaries (The Conversation)
  • Optus secures exclusive rights for FIFA Club World Cup (SMH)
  • Pace sells Collingwood office for $31m (SMH)
  • ACCC warns consumers selling themselves out with loyalty schemes (SMH)
  • Limiting cash payments to $10,000 is more dangerous than you might think (The Conversation)
  • Season for scams: ATO warns on new twist after $2m losses (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Cleanskin has a new meaning, and it has nothing to do with wine (ABC)
  • Towards inclusive futures: queer representation in futuristic African fiction (Overland)
  • Women in medicine are not given the respect they deserve, from their male colleagues or patients | Ranjana Srivastava (The Guardian)
  • Perfect storm brewing for Coalition that lacks coherent policy (SMH)
  • More testing is not the answer to declining international maths results (SMH)
  • Shades of denial (The Monthly)
  • World

  • France’s Macron accuses Turkey of ‘sometimes working with IS group proxies’ at NATO summit (France 24)
  • NATO recognizes China ‘challenges’ for the first time (Deutsche Welle)
  • Kamala Harris ‘to end bid for US presidency’ (BBC News)
  • Corruption scandals plague Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games (Deutsche Welle)
  • Greta Thunberg: The young are ‘angry’ over climate (BBC News)
  • Opinion: Iraq’s post-Saddam political order has failed (Deutsche Welle)
  • Climate

  • Climate change: The COP25 talks trying to change the world (BBC News)
  • I’m a climate change scientist – and I’m campaigning for Labour this election (The Conversation)
  • Decade of ‘exceptional’ heat likely to be hottest on record, experts say (The Guardian)
  • Huge influx of solar will reduce risk of power outages this summer, says AEMO (Renew Economy)
  • Sport

  • Platitudes, interviews and a Messi mystery: the strange tale of Diego Jokas (The Guardian)
  • Crystal Palace v Bournemouth & Burnley v Man City – text and radio (BBC Sport)
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Mark Cavendish faces ‘extremely challenging’ path to compete at Games (BBC Sport)
  • Cameron Green dampens hype around Australia prospects (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • Making an agate teapot (Aeon)
  • Ways of living (Aeon)
  • Wait, Why Are the Parthenon Marbles in London? (Jstor)
  • Harmful Bacteria Masquerade as Red Blood Cells to Evade the Immune System (Smithsonian)
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