• British MPs vote to delay Brexit deal decision in fresh blow for Boris Johnson (ABC)
  • Scott Morrison says drought the Coalition’s ‘first call’ – but makes no mention of climate (The Guardian)
  • Wallabies exit Rugby World Cup at the hands of ruthless England (ABC)
  • Murder suspect who triggered Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests turns himself into Taiwan authorities (ABC)
  • Best of cartoons, October 20, 2019 (SMH)
  • ‘We’ve still got a way to go’: Labor looks to Nordics for next paid parental leave plan (SMH)
  • Finance

  • She was the ‘Kim Kardashian of K-Pop’ but her death could change a $10 billion industry (ABC)
  • Boeing staff sent text messages about ‘real fundamental issues’ with 737 Max safety in 2016 (ABC)
  • At just 23, Olivia is not your typical fintech entrepreneur (SMH)
  • ‘An absolute disgrace’: Tyre recyclers milking disposal fees (SMH)
  • Ancient bones reinterred after being dug up during homeowners’ earthworks (ABC)
  • Multiple skills key to a medical research career (SMH)
  • Opinion

  • Frequent flyer points are in the crosshairs. This is why they should be scrapped (ABC)
  • ‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood (The Monthly)
  • Test after test, day after day — this is the reality for kids inside coaching colleges (ABC)
  • What are Queensland’s new dangerous devices laws and will they stop Extinction Rebellion? (ABC)
  • Parliament’s looking more and more like an episode of Seinfeld (ABC)
  • He’s a fauxgan not a bogan, but Scott Morrison’s blue-collar drag is brilliant marketing | Van Badham (The Guardian)
  • World

  • Mysterious crates washing up on Brazil’s oil-stained beaches (Deutsche Welle)
  • Egypt boasts biggest ancient mummy find in over a century (Deutsche Welle)
  • Morocco: Journalist’s pardon for ‘abortion’ reflects societal split (Deutsche Welle)
  • British MPs approve delay to Brexit deal decision (Deutsche Welle)
  • Lebanon reforms ‘must start from politicians’ bank accounts’ (Al Jazeera English)
  • Spain dismisses call for Catalan talks amid violent protests (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • Guardian climate pledge 2019: ‘With air travel, it’s best to take a flexitarian approach’ (The Guardian)
  • ‘Older generations can’t understand’: XR Youth on being heard (The Guardian)
  • India planning 1GW floating solar project in Madhya Pradesh (IEEFA)
  • At the ballot box, cast a vote for climate change innovation and investment (The Conversation)
  • Sport

  • European Open: Andy Murray beats Ugo Humbert to set up Stan Wawrinka final (BBC Sport)
  • Haringey Borough v Yeovil Town: FA Cup tie abandoned after reports of racial abuse (BBC Sport)
  • ‘Some big men are in tears’: Rory Best rues Ireland’s World Cup failings (The Guardian)
  • Almighty All Blacks lay waste to the side that inspired their rebuild | Liam Napier (The Guardian)
  • Further reading

  • Following Haajar’s Footsteps to a Feminist Reading of Islam (Jstor)
  • Zuckerberg’s Warped History Lesson and the Age of Incoherence (Wired)
  • The Tragic Story of America’s First Black Music Star (Smithsonian)
  • National Zoo Says Bye Bye to Bei Bei (Smithsonian)
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