Good morning, early birds. The Australian dollar has plunged following a horror market day driven by the US-China trade war, and investigators travel to Afghanistan to probe claims of Australian war crimes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
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The Australian dollar isn't losing against commodity competitors but manufacturing and service economies. So how long will it last and can anything be done about it?