Crossbench to call on parliament to declare a 'climate emergency' – politics live

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12.03am BST

Two British-Australian women and another foreign national, also believed to be Australian, have been detained in Iran.

The Times of London has reported a blogger who was travelling through Asia with her Australian boyfriend, and an academic who studied at Cambridge University and has been working at a university in Australia, were seized in separate incidents.

The two women are believed to be currently held at the Evin prison in Tehran, where Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe a 41-year-old British-Iranian national has been incarcerated on spying charges since 2016.

Marise Payne’s office has been contacted.

Related: Two British-Australian women detained in Iran as tensions rise

11.44pm BST

Zali Steggall is speaking to Laura Jayes on Sky about why she wants the parliament to declare a climate emergency.

Essentially, she says, it boils down to a need to act.

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Source: The Guardian
Crossbench to call on parliament to declare a 'climate emergency' – politics live