10 things you need to know this morning in Australia


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1. Federal police insist recent media raids weren’t initiated by federal government. AFP Acting Commissioner Neil Gaughan said the force was not trying to intimidate when officers raided the ABC’s Sydney headquarters and the Canberra home of a News Corp reporter and that it supports “press freedom”. But he also refused to rule out laying charges against journalists.

2. Afterpay in hot water. Just one day after announcing its updated US retail footprint figures, the ‘buy now, buy later’ pioneer admits it has attracted the attention of Australia’s terrorism financing watchdog.

3. Taking out the trash. YouTube has announced plans to crack down on extremist videos on its platform that advocate neo-Nazi, white supremacist or other bigoted ideas.

4. Accused Darwin mass shooter charged. The man accused of the violent mass shooting in Darwin earlier this week has been charged with four counts of murder.

5. Something in the cosmos. Scientists have found the first evidence of magnetic fields between galaxy clusters by way of a cosmic bridge of radio waves.

6. Apple’s battery boost. A new feature in Apple’s coming iOS 13 iPhone operating system could help prevent the premature ageing in iPhone batteries.

7. Airport innovation. London’s Heathrow Airport is introducing scanners that can see the liquids and laptops inside your bag. This means you don’t have to take them out of your carry-on when they get scanned.

8. The Handmaid’s Tale is back. Season three hit Australian screens last night. Here are some things you may not know about the popular adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel.

9. Australia beats West Indies. The Australian cricket team managed to pull off a 15-run win in the World Cup overnight, leaving Australia undefeated after two matches.

10. Business tips. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the true secret to business success is to focus on the things that won’t change, not the things that will.


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