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Trump ‘orchestrated criminal scheme to corrupt’ 2016 election, prosecutors say

Prosecution makes argument as opening statements under way in former president’s New York hush-money trialTrump hush money trial – live updatesDonald Trump “orchestrated a criminal scheme to corrupt the 2016 presidential election” by covering up an alleged affair with the adult film star Stormy Daniels, the prosecution said on Monday in its opening statement in the former president’s hush-money trial.A jury of seven men and five women living in Manhattan will weigh whether Trump’s alleged efforts to conceal an affair with Daniels, which he feared would damage his 2016 election bid, were illicit. Trump was charged in the spring of 2023 with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Continue reading...

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Israel's Attack On Iran Targeted S-300 Air Defence System: Report

The Isfahan province in Iran was hit with drone and missile strikes last week. The attack reportedly originated from Israel and targeted a region which houses Iran's nuclear facility and air defence systems.

Indigenous teen’s family say system failed him before fatal car crash near Parliament House

‘How many others have to put their daughter in the ground or son in the ground?’ asks 15-year-old’s motherGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastRelatives of a dead 15-year-old Indigenous teenager with a significant cognitive impairment say they were not alerted to the fact he had left his residential care facility days before a shocking fatal car crash outside federal Parliament House.The case has prompted a public intervention by the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People Commissioner, Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts, who has called for a major overhaul of the out-of-home care system, saying it is failing Indigenous Australians.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

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‘Prices dropped’: supermarket discount labels are confusing shoppers, Choice tells ACCC inquiry

Consumer group calls on the regulator to act on slogans, designs or colours that imply a discount when it is not a genuine dealGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastConsumer advocacy group Choice has called on the competition regulator to stop supermarkets using slogans, designs or colours that imply a discount is on offer when it is not a genuine deal.The submission is informed by the group’s survey of 1,000 consumers which showed that one-in-four shoppers find it difficult to identify when a supermarket label represented real value, with the phrases “while stocks last” and “prices dropped” the most confusing.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

‘Finding it impossible’: homelessness services see 14% jump in employed Victorians seeking help

Council to Homeless Persons says increase recorded in 2022-23 across 61 of 80 local government areas, and 70% were womenGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe number of working Victorians seeking support from homelessness services has grown by 14% in the past two years, a new report has shown, with women disproportionately affected.The report by the Council to Homeless Persons, released on Tuesday, showed an increase in the number of employed people seeking support across 61 of Victoria’s 80 local government areas (LGA). Continue reading...