10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

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Good morning!

1. Apple made a slew of announcements including a TV service called Apple TV+, a credit card with Goldman Sachs called Apple Card, a gaming service called Apple Arcade, and a media service called Apple News+. The long-rumoured TV streaming service Apple TV+ appears to be the star of the show. Unveiled by Steven Spielberg, Apple TV+ will be ad free and include a host of shows from other content providers, such as HBO, as well as content commissioned by Apple itself.

2. Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation found no evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. It’s a big win for Trump and his supporters.

3. Australian petrol prices have spiked to the highest level in four months, providing an unwelcome headwind to already stretched household finances. The average price for unleaded petrol across the country rose by 9.1 cents to 143.7 cents a litre last week, according to Commsec, which cited data from Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP).

4. British Prime Minister Theresa May has pulled plans to hold a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday. May has failed to persuade opponents to back her deal.

British prime minister Theresa May. Photo: Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/ Getty Images.

5. Ethiopian Airlines CEO says the airline still “believes in Boeing” after the 737 Max crash. Boeing has a long history in the aviation industry and an impressive safety record overall.

6. Nintendo is working on two new versions of the Switch, according to The Wall Street Journal. They could arrive as soon as this July.

7. New Zealand has made it illegal for anyone to download or share the Christchurch shooter’s manifesto. The country’s chief censor said he is treating the document like ISIS propaganda, which is also banned.

8. Melbourne commuters will soon be able to ditch their Myki cards and use their smartphones instead. However, the option will only be available to people using Android devices.

9. Australia has a new tech unicorn in the form of Airwallex, which has just raised a $US100 million ($A141 million) in venture capital funding, lifting its valuation to $US1 billion. The fintech company, which enables cross border payments, was founded in Melbourne in 2015 by five Australians.

10. A Russian man was arrested after trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan, five lizards, and two geckos out of Indonesia in his luggage. Andrei Zhestkov said he wanted to keep the orangutan as a pet.

BONUS: A fisherman in the Northern Territory reeled in a bit more than he bargained for.

Have a great Tuesday.

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