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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 10:24 PM I don’t use Spotify or Apple Music to discover new music – Ed Sheeran

Dermot O’Leary, a patron of the cultural centre, sat down with the Grammy award-winning artist to discuss their heritage and love of music of Irish origin. Sheeran told the BBC Radio 2 presenter: “I don’t use Spotify or Apple Music, I literally go on what people give me, like CDs, or if they recommend something on iTunes. “Or I listen to the radio. I listen 6

June 19, 2018 9:42 PM Goalkeeper Leno joining Arsenal from Leverkusen

LONDON (AP) - Goalkeeper Bernd Leno is leaving Bayer Leverkusen to join Arsenal. The Premier League club said Tuesday that the 26-year-old Leno has agreed to join and that the "deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes." Bundesliga team Leverkusen also announced the transfer, saying Leno "has penned a long-term deal with the North London

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THE United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council after it accused the body of hypocrisy and criticised its bias against Israel, the ambassador has announced.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 8:22 PM England v Australia: Hosts make record 481-6 in 242-run victory

England made the highest one-day international total in history as they crushed Australia by 242 runs to seal the series at Trent Bridge. The hosts scored 481-6 in 50 overs - eclipsing their own own record of 444-3, set against Pakistan at the same venue in 2016. Alex Hales hit 147 and Jonny Bairstow 139 as England briefly threatened to post 500 in the third 7

June 19, 2018 5:44 PM UN say record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

A record 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said today. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according 6

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 10:48 AM Chatham dad Daniel Lee Scott 'choked on chunk of meat' in Goa, inquest hears

Mystery surrounds the death of a devoted young dad who reportedly died with food trapped in his throat hours after playing on the beach with his toddler. Daniel Lee Scott, partner Jade and Jack, aged two, had started their luxury holiday in the paradise resort of Goa in India when tragedy struck. The family had spent the day at a water park where Jack enjoyed 7

June 19, 2018 10:08 AM World Cup 2018: England win attracts 18.3m TV audience, record 3m streams

England's World Cup win over Tunisia was the most-watched television programme of 2018, attracting a peak television audience of 18.3 million on BBC One. Monday's game in Volgograd, which had a 69.2% audience share at its peak, beat May's Royal Wedding. There were also a record three million requests to stream it on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website 6

June 19, 2018 9:15 AM Orlando Bloom joins James Corden as Late Late Show comes to London

Australian actor Blanchett discussed her role in heist movie Ocean’s 8 while Pirates Of The Caribbean star Bloom spoke about his performance in the West End revival of Tracy Letts’ play Killer Joe. Horan revealed he would love to appear in a production of Les Miserables and discussed his world tour to promote the album Flicker. Corden’s family were in the audience 5