Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon could lead an independence movement like Catalonia’s in 2017

Even as Johnson urged unity, Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP and Scotland’s first minister, reiterated her party’s demand for another independence referendum. She cast the election, in which her party won 80 percent of Scotland’s seats, as a “watershed moment” and said that listening to Scotland’s independence aspirations was a matter of democratic fairness. […]

NSW fires: premier says despite ‘tragic’ bushfires toll, firefighters have enough resources – live | Australia news

4.56am GMT04:56 In a stark reminder that the effects of bushfires often extend many years after the fire has been put out, 445 people who were affected by the 2013 Dunalley bushfires in Tasmania have launched a class action against those they allege were responsible for the fire. The Dunalley fire destroyed 193 homes and […]

Shortlists announced in nine categories for 2020 Oscars

Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-Ho, has made the shortlist for international feature film ahead of the Oscars (Christopher Smith/Invision/AP) Shortlists announced in nine categories for 2020 Oscars Independent.ie The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the shortlists in nine categories for the 2020 Oscars. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/shortlists-announced-in-nine-categories-for-2020-oscars-38791474.html https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/article38791472.ece/47172/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_2f62f71c-b134-4985-8ce8-ad7fd15db9b8_1 Email The Academy of Motion Picture […]