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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Sharon Masige

Good morning!

1. Apple unveils new products. The tech giant announced a slew of new products on Tuesday, including new iPhones, a new iPad, and a new Apple Watch. Here's a closer look at the new iPhones.

2. Apple heads further into streaming. The tech giant also announced release dates for its new streaming service Apple TV Plus and subscription gaming service Apple Arcade.

3. Alibaba founder Jack Ma is stepping down as chairman. Ma, who is China’s richest man, is leaving his $US460 billion Alibaba empire 20 years after founding the company.

4. Canva joins Global Climate Strikes. Canva is the latest high-profile signatory to the ‘Not Business as Usual Campaign’ to get Australian organisations to pledge support climate change protests scheduled around the world on 20 and 27 September.

5. US President Donald Trump fired his national security advisor. Trump announced John Bolton’s dismissal on Twitter and said he’d announce a replacement next week.

6. Confidence in Australia's economy is continuing to slide. According to the latest ANZ consumer survey, confidence fell 1% overall, with Aussies reporting a 7.1% decline in thinking now was ‘the time to buy a major household item’.

7. The Royal Australian Mint unveils a new 50c coin featuring a secret code. The coin celebrates the 70th anniversary of Australia's spy agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).

8. Bahamian officials deny suppressing the death toll from Hurricane Dorian. As of Monday evening, the official death toll stood at 50, but reports from aid workers in the Great Abaco area suggest that the figure is likely much higher.

9. Apple gets roasted for trying to make slow-motion selfies or 'slofies' happen. People on Twitter are criticising Apple for trying to promote the term, which some users are saying they never want to use or hear used ever again.

10. The Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan on September 20. 20 countries will go head-to-head to battle it out for The Webb Ellis Cup, with Japan opening the tournament when it takes on Russia at the Tokyo Stadium.

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