ABC新闻:英国又现神经毒剂中毒案 沃兹尼亚奇温网爆冷出局


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The federal government is proposing an overhaul of the GST system, which will see the smaller states receive a greater share of GST revenue. Treasurer Scott Morrison says the seven billion dollar plan will guarantee each state at least 75 cents in every dollar of GST revenue raised. Western Australia is set to benefit the most. The government's proposed model rejects the system recommended by the Productivity Commission after its year-long review.

British counter-terrorism police have confirmed that two people who collapsed in the town of Amesbury in southern England were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. Uk authorities say there is currently no evidence to suggest that the couple were deliberately targeted. An investigation is looking at whether the incident is connected to the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter with the same nerve agent four months ago.

Thai authorities are continuing preparations to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand. Officials say that the group is practicing using basic diving gear. Authorities are also draining water from the cave before expected storms arrive which could again flood the cave and delay any escape. The boys — aged between 11 and 16 — have now been trapped for 12 days.

And at Wimbledon, women's world number two — Caroline Wozniacki — has been knocked out of the competition losing to Ekaterina Makarova. After the match, Wozniacki said she was distracted by swarms of flying ants on court. She added that her Russian opponent would not go far in the competition. Serena Williams and Roger Federer had victories overnight.

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