Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Millennials fear World War III, with almost half believing global conflict is inevitable (ABC)
  • Huge dust storms smother Central West of NSW (SBS)
  • Iranian Australians hold memorial for victims of downed Ukrainian passenger jet (SBS)
  • Albanese brands Labor’s election emissions target a ‘mistake’ (Sky News)
  • Bourke Street tragedy remembered on three-year anniversary of attack (New Daily)
  • WATCH: Huge Dust Storm Turns Day Into Night In Dubbo (Ten)
  • Opinion

  • Mike Baird: The value of authenticity (Pursuit)
  • Australia has escaped property bubbles without a crash twice, is it third time unlucky? (ABC)
  • Precedent is set: will fire funding allocation be fair? (SMH)
  • The last thing we need is another bushfire royal commission (SMH)
  • When should your glasses be listed on your driver’s licence? (ABC)
  • Religious persecution a growing global problem (SMH)
  • Business

  • Celebrity concern about bushfires could do more harm than good. To help they need to put boots on the ground (The Conversation)
  • Emergency funds on offer for small businesses belted by fires (ABC)
  • Unprecedented number of store closures could hit landlords and other retailers (SMH)
  • Australia’s push for Chinese export concessions (Sky News)
  • Why a third of Australian workers are considering starting their own business (New Daily)
  • Lakes Entrance hopes for tourist revival post bushfires (ABC)
  • World

  • China’s dams along the Mekong generate renewable energy, but it’s costing locals their livelihoods (ABC)
  • Lebanon security forces fire water canons at protesters in second day of violent clashes (France 24)
  • SpaceX successful in final test before manned flight (Deutsche Welle)
  • Africa’s richest woman ‘ripped off her country’ (BBC News)
  • In images: Lebanon’s ‘week of rage’ spills onto Beirut streets (France 24)
  • Mystery over how 75 prisoners escaped from jail (BBC News)
  • Climate

  • Should we stop people living in highly dangerous fire-prone areas? (ABC)
  • Put the needs of the planet before Flybe | Letters (The Guardian)
  • Treat coastal erosion as a natural catastrophe, UK ministers urged (The Guardian)
  • U.S. renewable sector investments topped $55 billion in 2019, a new record (IEEFA)
  • The two climate change conversations we need to have at the same time (ABC)
  • Behind the smokescreen, the Coalition’s stance on climate change hasn’t changed at all (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Masters final: Bingham leads Carter (BBC Sport)
  • Will their feats ever be eclipsed? Tennis still wandering who could surpass Big Three’s dominance (ABC)
  • India overcome Steve Smith masterclass to seal ODI series win against Australia (The Guardian)
  • Rohit Sharma’s century trumps Steven Smith’s as India take series (Cricinfo)
  • ‘Punishment is not proportionate’ – Saracens fans lick their wounds | Ian Malin (The Guardian)
  • Relegated Saracens edge out Racing 92 to reach Champions Cup quarter-finals (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • Asimov’s Empire, Asimov’s Wall (Jstor)
  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon abort system works—now it’s ready to send astronauts into space (MIT Tech Review)
  • The Olympics have always been a platform for protest. Banning hand gestures and kneeling ignores their history (The Conversation)
  • Don’t Ignore Chrome’s New Password Checkup Feature (Wired)
  • FBI Takes Down Site With 12 Billion Stolen Records (Wired)
  • The EU might ban facial recognition in public for five years (MIT Tech Review)

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