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    Conservatives keep power in Australia election victory

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:35am on May 19, 2019

    Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections Saturday, prompting prime minister Scott Morrison to declare: ‘I have always believed in...

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    Exit polls tip Labour to win Australia election

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Exit polls in Australia’s climate-dominated election campaign pointed on Saturday to a win for Labour after six years of conservative rule.Between 16 and 17 million...

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    Australians go to polls as government tries to hold off strong Labour challenge

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 03:05pm on May 18, 2019

    Millions of Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic management and...

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    Quake rattles residents on PNG island

    Agence France-Presse . Kokopo, Papua New Guinea | Updated at 01:14am on May 15, 2019

    A violent 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck an island chain off the north coast of Papua New Guinea late Tuesday, knocking out power and sending residents...

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    Big Brother-style surveillance gives new insight into Amazon’s hidden wildlife

    Agence France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 02:57pm on May 14, 2019

    Scientists are deploying ultra-sensitive sensors in the Amazon to collect images and sounds of the rainforest’s rich biodiversity in real time, in an...

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    UN chief meets NZ mosque attack victims, decries online hate

    Agence France-Presse . Christchurch | Updated at 02:43pm on May 14, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned hate speech was spreading online ‘like wildfire’ at a meeting with victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks Tuesday, vowing...

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    NZ begins inquiry into Christchurch’s mosques massacre

    Reuters . Wellington | Updated at 01:24am on May 14, 2019

    An inquiry into Christchurch’s mosques shooting massacre began hearing evidence on Monday, as New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern prepared to co-host a meeting in...

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    World not on track with climate change: Guterres

    Agence-France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was ‘not on track’ to limiting global...

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    ‘I was surprised by the question’, says Ardern

    Reuters . Wellington | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she was surprised when her long-time partner proposed to her over the Easter holidays and has...

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    NZ PM to marry longtime partner

    Reuters . Wellington | Updated at 01:15am on May 04, 2019

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is engaged to her longtime partner, fishing-show host Clarke Gayford, after a proposal over the Easter holidays, her spokesman...