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    Australian court to examine contentious India travel ban

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:10pm on May 05, 2021

    An Australian court on Wednesday agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s controversial ban on citizens returning home from coronavirus-hit India. A federal court...

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    Ardern says NZ not dodging differences with China

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 10:13pm on May 03, 2021

    New Zealand’s differences with China on human rights are becoming ‘harder to reconcile’, prime minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday, after Wellington faced criticism for failing...

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    Australians returning home from Covid-hit India may face 5-year jail

    Agence France-Presse. Sydney, Australia | Updated at 10:42pm on May 01, 2021

    People arriving in Australia from coronavirus-ravaged India could face five years jail as the country strengthens an earlier travel ban, the government announced Saturday, in...

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    Australia’s govt sued over ‘Stolen Generations’ child removals

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:59pm on April 28, 2021

    Hundreds of Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families as children are suing the government in a class action launched Wednesday that seeks...

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    Facebook blocks Australian MP

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:45pm on April 26, 2021

    Facebook removed Australian member of parliament Craig Kelly’s page for repeatedly peddling pandemic misinformation, the social media giant said Monday. Kelly previously had posts blocked...

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    New law may derail bid for first female Samoan leader

    Agence France-Presse . Apia | Updated at 11:36am on April 22, 2021

    A gender quota law in Samoa that threatens to derail the opposition’s hopes of installing the Pacific nation’s first woman prime minister was challenged in...

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    Hugs, tears as Australia-NZ travel bubble opens

    Agence France-Presse . Queenstown | Updated at 10:18pm on April 19, 2021

    Families reunited in emotional scenes Monday as Australia and New Zealand launched a quarantine-free travel bubble that opened the border almost 400 days after its...

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    Tribal clashes kill 19 in Papua New Guinea

    Agence France-Presse . Port Moresby | Updated at 01:20pm on April 12, 2021

    Tribal clashes in Papua New Guinea’s highlands have left at least 19 people dead, including seven who were killed by a grenade, authorities said on...

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    Australia not to exempt politicians from harassment rules anymore

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 02:24pm on April 08, 2021

    Australian politicians will no longer be exempt from rules against sexual harassment at work, the conservative government announced on Thursday as it tries to quell...

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    Two Australian citizens released from Myanmar house arrest

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:39am on April 05, 2021

    Two Australians who were detained in Myanmar late last month have been released and have left Yangon, Canberra’s foreign affairs department said on Monday...

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