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    Australian PM rebuffs Chinese grievance list

    Agence France-Presse . Canberra | Updated at 11:25pm on November 19, 2020

    Australia will not bow to pressure from China, prime minister Scott Morrison insisted on Thursday after Beijing released a laundry list of complaints about the...

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    Australian troops accused of killing 39 Afghans ‘unlawfully’

    Agence France-Presse . Canberra, Australia | Updated at 01:29pm on November 19, 2020

    Australia’s elite special forces ‘unlawfully killed’ 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners, including summary executions as part of initiation rituals, according to evidence in a searing...

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    Greenland’s largest glaciers likely to melt faster than feared: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:31am on November 19, 2020

    The three largest glaciers in Greenland — which hold enough frozen water to lift global sea levels some 1.3 metres — could melt faster than...

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    Pacific island Vanuatu records first COVID-19 case

    Agence France-Presse. Wellington | Updated at 10:25am on November 11, 2020

    Vanuatu has recorded its first COVID-19 case, health officials announced Wednesday, ending the Pacific island nation's status as one of the few countries in the...

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    New Zealand gets tattooed Maori foreign minister, gay deputy PM

    Agence France-Presse .Wellington | Updated at 10:40am on November 02, 2020

    Prime minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled what she called an ‘incredibly diverse’ cabinet on Monday that included New Zealand’s first openly gay deputy prime minister and...

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    New Zealanders back euthanasia, cannabis vote still hazy

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:12am on October 30, 2020

    New Zealanders have voted overwhelmingly to legalise euthanasia, preliminary referendum results released Friday showed, with another vote on allowing recreational cannabis appearing set to fail....

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    New Zealand announces new coronavirus case

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 10:14pm on October 18, 2020

    New Zealand confirmed a new community case of COVID-19 Sunday, two weeks after prime minister Jacinda Ardern declared that the South Pacific nation had ‘beat...

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    Ardern wins landslide in New Zealand election

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 06:15pm on October 17, 2020

    Prime minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election Saturday, leveraging success battling COVID-19 to gain an unprecedented outright majority and...

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    Ardern vows to quit if she loses election

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:24pm on October 15, 2020

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday she will step down as leader of the centre-left Labour Party if opinion polls prove wrong and...

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    Australia ‘deeply concerned’ as writer faces China spying trial

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:36pm on October 14, 2020

    Australia on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the prosecution of writer Yang Hengjun after Beijing officials confirmed an espionage case against him would go ahead....

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