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    Global cases hit 12 million

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 12:44am on July 10, 2020

    Millions of people in Australia’s second-biggest city went into lockdown on Thursday to battle another coronavirus outbreak, as the number of infections worldwide surged past...

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    Queen’s letters on Australian PM’s sacking to be released in full

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:18pm on July 09, 2020

    Queen Elizabeth II’s correspondence on her role in the 1975 sacking of Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam will be released next week, it was announced...

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    Australia locks down millions as US struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:56am on July 08, 2020

    Australia on Tuesday ordered millions of people locked down in its second-biggest city to combat a surge in coronavirus cases, as nations across the planet...

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    New Zealand health minister quits after COVID lapse

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:02am on July 02, 2020

    New Zealand’s health minister resigned Thursday after a public backlash over his breach of lockdown and his criticism of the civil servant responsible for the...

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    110 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    Agence France-Presse . On board the Ocean Viking | Updated at 01:39am on June 27, 2020

    More than 110 migrants drifting in the Mediterranean on two makeshift boats were rescued on Thursday in separate operations by a ship chartered by a...

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    Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying

    Agence France-Presse. Melbourne | Updated at 01:52pm on June 26, 2020

    Supermarkets imposed purchase limits on toilet paper across Australia Friday following panic buying by people rattled over a surge in coronavirus cases in the country's...

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    New Zealand gun laws tightened further

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:28pm on June 18, 2020

    New Zealand further tightened its firearms laws Thursday in the wake of the last year’s Christchurch mosques massacre, when a lone gunman murdered 51 Muslim...

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    Aboriginal man’s violent arrest sparks Australian police probe

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:15am on June 17, 2020

    Australian police opened an investigation Tuesday after officers were filmed pinning down and apparently striking an Aboriginal man several times during an arrest, as mass...

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    Thousands march for racial justice in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Perth | Updated at 12:40am on June 14, 2020

    Thousands of protesters rallied for racial equality in cities across Australia on Saturday despite official warnings the demonstrations could undermine the country’s success in suppressing...

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    Aussie teen lost on Mount Disappointment found

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:28pm on June 10, 2020

    An autistic teen lost for two days in Australian bushland was reunited with his family Wednesday, after a hundreds-strong volunteer search than involved using Vegemite...

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