Daily Dispatch: Remembering the dead

Prince Charles warns the lessons of the Second World War are in danger of being forgotten. Photo: Andy Tyler PhotographyThose who don’t recall the past are doomed to repeat it. So what happens when there is no living memory of the global wars of the 20th Century?
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That’s a theme that Prince Charles hit in a speech over night in the UK, according to London-based reporter Latika Bourke:

Prince Charles has warned the “horrific lessons” of the Holocaust and World War II “seem to be in increasing danger of being forgotten” in what is being interpreted as a veiled reference to the rise of nationalism, populism and US President Donald Trump.

Also in London, the second trial of Australia entertainer heads towards its conclusion, Europe correspondent Nick Miller reports.

Harris was wrongly accused of seven sexual assaults by women seeking money or fame, his barrister told a London jury in summing up his defence case.

But it’s the erratic nature of leaders in the world today that is consuming much of the public’s attention.

Take the case of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drug sellers.

On Duterte’s watch, police in the capital Manila are being given a bounty of up to $US300 ($400) a head for each accused drugs suspect killed in the crackdown, South-east Asia correspondent Lindsay Murdoch reports.

The bounties have encouraged the police to adopt behaviour of the criminal underworld that they are supposed to be enforcing the law against.

Meanwhile, Indonesia correspondent Jewel Topsfield reports on the latest in the trial of Australian Sara Connor’s murder case in Bali.

A forensic doctor has testified that policeman Wayan Sudarsa could still be alive had he received medical treatment on the night he was fatally assaulted by Ms Connor and her British DJ boyfriend David Taylor.

The duo face charges of murder, fatal group assault or assault causing death, after Ms Connor’s identity cards were found near Mr Sudarsa’s battered corpse on Kuta beach on August 17.

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