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The Australian government has reached a deal with a key opposition party and independent senators to push through a carbon emissions plan. The Palmer United Party, led by mining tycoon Clive Palmer, and senators Nick Xenophon and John Madigan agreed to the controversial emissions reduction fund. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1sE11rZ

Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, has hired a legal firm to investigate the circumstances around her mother’s death. The comedian died on 4 September aged 81 following a cardiac arrest during a medical procedure on her throat. via Pocket http://ift.tt/ZZbhEN

China is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates’ exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou. The reality show, in which contestants are monitored 24 hours a day, has been seen in dozens of countries since launching 15 years ago. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1p0frrK

John Lowe, 82, from Farnham, had denied two counts of murder and a firearms charge. During the trial at Guildford Crown Court, Lowe claimed that the deaths of Christine Lee, 66, and Lucy Lee, 40, were “a terrible accident”. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1zIH50X

The Venezuelan government has recalled its ambassador to Spain in protest at the support Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has voiced for a jailed Venezuelan opposition leader. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1wCoPSl

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle, according to South Korean intelligence. Mr Kim recently dropped out of public view for nearly six weeks leading to speculation that he was seriously ill. via Pocket http://ift.tt/1thtQhC

Rescuers are losing hope that 18 workers, trapped underground at a coal mine in southern Turkey, can be saved. Part of the pit flooded while the miners were working. They are said to be stuck 300m (980ft) underground. via Pocket http://ift.tt/13aa1k2
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