Week in Brief: 10 November – 18 November 2018

Week in Brief: 10 November – 18 November 2018

UK, EU agree on draft Brexit deal

In a diplomatic breakthrough, UK and European Union officials have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement after months of negotiations.

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Morrison reverses “foolish” decision to cut Foodbank funding

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has intervened to boost the Government’s food relief budget to ensure a charity that feeds 710,000 people a month retains its funding.

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Gaza Strip: three Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids

At least three Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip, according to health officials, in the latest escalation less than 24 hours after a deadly covert Israeli operation in the besieged enclave.

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Moving Australian embassy to Jerusalem could increase terror attacks, warn Indonesia and Malaysia

Indonesian and Malaysian politicians have warned that moving the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could result in increased Islamist terror attacks against Australians.

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Newspoll: Labor far ahead of Coalition

Prime Minister Scott Morrison knows he has a “mountain to climb” to win the next election but polls are showing voters keep making that mountain even steeper.

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Stan Lee dies aged 95

American writer, Marvel co-creator and pop culture revolutionary Stan Lee has died at age 95.

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Did you know?

Swiss law prohibits citizens from keeping only one guinea pig, as they are social animals that require company.

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Quote of the Week

‘You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.’

Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet, musician and artist

 

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