• Up to 50,000 flee fire near LA as power company says it may have sparked wine country blaze (ABC)
  • Mimi Mefo: journalist says prejudice against Africans may have had role in Australian visa refusal (The Guardian)
  • ‘Your right to know’ must be balanced against other freedoms, says Attorney-General (SMH)
  • Labor says Angus Taylor’s explanation of false figures shows they were right to notify police (The Guardian)
  • Homes lost as fires burn under ‘horrendous’ conditions across NSW (ABC)
  • ‘He decided to try’: Vietnamese man fears his brother died in Essex truck while looking for work (ABC)
  • Finance

  • Up to 50,000 flee fire near LA as power company says it may have sparked wine country blaze (ABC)
  • Perth and Gold Coast embrace regional tags for influx of skilled migrants (ABC)
  • A voyage on the Aurora Australis changed Sarah’s life forever (ABC)
  • Lipstick queen Poppy King gets set for her comeback (SMH)
  • One million people with mental illness don’t receive care: Productivity Commission (SMH)
  • After 30 of his papers were retracted, this Melbourne scientist finally lost his job (ABC)
  • Opinion

  • The Nationals’ inferiority complex could become infectious — and it spells danger for Morrison (ABC)
  • I am the ‘lazy’ addict on the dole, but it’s not drugs keeping me in this nightmare (ABC)
  • Trump, Brexit are shaking the status quo. But now Australia has its own examples (ABC)
  • The smart money is on clean energy – but Australia must play to win | Kane Thornton (The Guardian)
  • Uluru is a very important place, it’s not Disneyland | First Dog on the Moon (The Guardian)
  • Door thrown open for overseas property buyers, 10 months after it was shut in their faces (ABC)
  • Today’s Oz news cloud:

    World

  • Will Mike Pompeo run for Senate? (BBC News)
  • Crisis-stricken Argentinians set to choose new president (Deutsche Welle)
  • Chile protests: President calls for cabinet reshuffle (Deutsche Welle)
  • Zimbabwe sanctions: The government and the West play the blame game (Deutsche Welle)
  • Opinion: A timeless Europe (Deutsche Welle)
  • Deadly protests flare again in Iraq after day of bloodshed (France 24)
  • Climate

  • GE & BlackRock create $250 million fund to deploy more solar for commercial and industrial use (IEEFA)
  • Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air (Science Daily)
  • Reframing Antarctica’s meltwater pond dangers to ice shelves and sea level (Science Daily)
  • Richard Branson: ‘Aviation can be carbon neutral sooner than we realise’ (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Premier League: What happened in the English top flight on Saturday? (BBC Sport)
  • Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Swiss Indoors final (BBC Sport)
  • ‘We knew it would rile them’: Mako Vunipola on England’s haka response (The Guardian)
  • PCB proposes Rawalpindi and Karachi as venues for Sri Lanka Test series (Cricinfo)
  • Further reading

  • Dial Meow for Murder (Jstor)
  • A neural net solves the three-body problem 100 million times faster (MIT Tech Review)
  • The secret to better beer could lie in cell signaling networks (MIT Tech Review)
  • Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dialed a Reporter (Twice!) (Wired)
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