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June 20, 2018 4:03 AM #MeToo makes waves in Australia with workplace sex harassment probe

Australia launched a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment Wednesday, in a sign governments are beginning to respond to a global issue highlighted by the massive #MeToo movement. The probe, to be conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission, will look into the legal framework on sexual harassment and review complaints made to anti-discrimination 3

June 19, 2018 11:33 PM Labor stresses need for UN rights council

Labor frontbencher Jim Chalmers has stressed the importance of the UN Human Rights Council after the United States announced it was pulling out. The US ambassador to the United Nations has described the council as a "cesspool of political bias" which ignores the atrocities of its members, but Mr Chalmers believes the body is crucial to all Australians 2

June 19, 2018 11:02 PM Mo Salah and the Chechen strongman

The controversial leader of Chechnya has hit back at claims he used Liverpool and Egyptian football star Mo Salah for political propaganda. Ramzan Kadyrov, who has been accused of a string of human rights abuses, engineered a joint appearance with Salah in the Chechen capital Grozny, where the Egyptian team has its World Cup training camp. Human rights

June 19, 2018 10:07 PM Trump signs 10 millionth patent for Raytheon employee

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Raytheon Co. employee from California who found a new way to get real-time readings from large laser radars now holds the nation's 10 millionth patent. The White House says President Donald Trump signed the patent Tuesday for Joseph Marron of Manhattan Beach. Large laser radars use reflected light to measure speed and distance. Marron

June 19, 2018 9:34 PM US to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council, ambassador says

The United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, the US ambassador to the world body said, calling it “an organisation that is not worthy of its name”. She said a year ago she made clear the US would stay in the council only if “essential reforms were achieved”. Ms Haley is decrying the membership of countries like China, Cuba and Venezuela

June 19, 2018 9:22 PM ‘Hypocritical, self-serving and politically biased’ US quits UN Human Rights Council

THE United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council after it accused the body of hypocrisy and criticised its bias against Israel, the ambassador has announced. The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the US had to withdraw from the council after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight to reform the body" 7

June 19, 2018 12:42 PM Julian Assange health fears: UK forcing Wikileaks chief to ‘make impossible choice'

JULIAN Assange’s lawyers hit out at the UK and the WikiLeaks founder is being forced to make an “impossible choice” between his health and his safety. As they prepared to hold a vigil they called for the UN to intervene on his sixth anniversary as an asylum-seeker. Mr Assange’s team of lawyers claimed doctors have confirmed his protracted confinement 8

June 19, 2018 3:03 AM Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims

Apple was Tuesday fined Aus$9 million (US$6.7 million) by an Australian court for making false claims about consumer rights when refusing to fix faulty iPhones and iPads previously repaired by a third party. Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after an operating system update disabled 5

June 19, 2018 2:45 AM Apple fined $9million for misleading hundreds of Australians by telling them their iPhones and iPads couldn't be fixed if they had previously been repaired by a third party

Apple has been slapped with a $9 million fine by the Federal Court for making false or misleading claims to hundreds of customers who had faulty iPhones and iPads repaired by a third party. The competition watchdog took Apple to court after investigating complaints about how the tech giant told customers they weren't entitled to a repair or replacement 3

June 18, 2018 9:46 PM Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are responsible for redistricting U.S. House and state legislative 3