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    Students bring out worldwide climate strike

    Reuters. Sydney | Updated at 11:04am on September 20, 2019

    Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering...

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    New Zealand tightens gun laws again

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:44am on September 14, 2019

    New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only ‘fit and proper’ people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks...

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    Australian travel-blogging couple detained in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 03:28pm on September 12, 2019

    Two Australians detained in Iran were named on Thursday as a travel-blogging couple who were arrested while making an overland trip from their home country...

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    Five Chinese tourists killed in NZ bus accident

    Agence France-Presse. Wellington | Updated at 11:10am on September 04, 2019

    At least five Chinese nationals were killed and another six injured when a tourist bus veered off a highway and flipped during bad weather in...

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    Australia intercepts Sri Lankan boat with 13 asylum seekers

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2019

    Australia’s military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, minister for home affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to...

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    Australia moves to protect universities from foreign interference

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:59am on August 29, 2019

    Australian universities will be required to work with security agencies to ensure they guard against undue foreign interference, minister for education Dan Tehan said on...

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    Australia to block extremist domain hosting

    Reuters. Sydney | Updated at 11:54am on August 25, 2019

    Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety...

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    Australia to join US-led defence effort in Hormuz

    Reuters. Sydney | Updated at 11:32am on August 21, 2019

    Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait...

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    Woman stabbed in Sydney knife rampage

    Agence France-Presse. Sydney | Updated at 01:30pm on August 13, 2019

    A man stabbed a woman and attempted to stab several other people in central Sydney of Australia on Tuesday before being pinned down by members...

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    Australia pledges to stop exporting its trash

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 08:38pm on August 09, 2019

    Australia pledged Friday to stop exporting recyclable waste amid global concerns about plastic polluting the oceans and increasing pushback from Asian nations against accepting trash....

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