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{FD} Australian lawmaker calls for ban on Islamic face coverings

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An Australian senator has urged other parliamentarians to support a ban on Islamic full-face coverings in public places. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian senator argues for burqa ban in public places

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An Australian senator who a month ago provoked an angry backlash by wearing a burqa in Parliament has urged lawmakers to ban full-face Islamic coverings in public places. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian to soon post ballots in gay marriage survey

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Australians will soon begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage as a new opinion poll shows that most of those who intend to vote over the next month are in favor of marriage equality. Continue reading

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{FD} Man in Australia drowns while saving child caught in rip currents

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Officials are advising swimmers in Australia to follow warnings for hazardous surf after a man died while trying to help a father save his children from strong undercurrents. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian surfer survives great white shark attack, says he’s ‘luckiest man on Earth’

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An Australian surfer said he’s “the luckiest man on Earth” after a great white shark attacked him on Sunday, snapping his board, tearing up his hip and flinging him in the air before he narrowly escaped the animal’s jaws. Continue reading

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{FD} Shark bites surfer’s board in half off Australian east coast

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A 35-year-old surfer was taken to hospital after a shark snapped his board, tore his hip and flung him into the air off the Australian east coast. Continue reading

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{FD} British backpacker recalls rape, attack by Sydney housemate: ‘I really thought he was going to kill me’

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New details have emerged about a hellish ordeal a British backpacker endured while visiting Australia last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey

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Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation’s highest court on Thursday dismissed challenges to the government’s power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission. Continue reading

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{FD} Long-lost Tasmanian tiger may have been found

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Do Tasmanian tigers still exist? Continue reading

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{FD} 2 men found guilty in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman

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A jury has convicted two men in connection with the brutal slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death on a remote beach following a violent sexual assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt’s Coptic pope meets Australian prime minister

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Pope Tawadros II met with Australia’s prime minister and senior government officials on Wednesday during the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church’s first visit to the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia’s top court hears bid to stop gay marriage survey

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Gay rights advocates have argued in Australia’s highest court that the government cannot bypass Parliament to pay for a 122 million Australian dollar ($97 million) public survey on whether gay marriage should be legalized. Continue reading

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{FD} Burning fuel injures 12 at Australian drag racing competition

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Twelve people suffered serious injuries Sunday when fuel from a car doing burnouts caught fire and sprayed into the crowd at a drag racing competition in Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Surfer escapes shark attack off Australian beach

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A surfer was lucky to escape with a superficial scratch on his back, a torn wetsuit and teeth marks in his board when he was attacked by a shark on Tuesday off an Australian beach. Continue reading

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{FD} Surfer has lucky escape from Australian shark attack

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A surfer was lucky to escape with a superficial scratch on his back, a torn wetsuit and teeth marks in his board when he was attacked by a shark off an Australian beach. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia offers additional military help to Philippines

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Australia’s foreign minister says her country has offered to help train the Philippine military in its fight against extremists linked to the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Rice football players check on status of Hurricane Harvey

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Rice University football players are using social media to check on news from Texas and Hurricane Harvey as they prepare for their season opener against Stanford on Sunday in Sydney. Continue reading

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{FD} Student charged with assaulting 4 at Australian university

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A Canberra court has ordered an 18-year-old student to undergo a mental health assessment after he was charged with attacking his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat at one of Australia’s most prestigious universities. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 students at Australian university attacked in classroom

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A man was detained by police after assaulting four students in a classroom at the Australian National University on Friday, university officials and police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian PM: Tony Abbott was once too drunk for Parliament

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Australia’s prime minister has confirmed that his predecessor and intra-party rival Tony Abbott had once been too drunk to vote in Parliament, an incident that’s been a poorly kept secret in political circles for eight years. Continue reading

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{FD} Aussie foreign minister: Duterte requested fist-pump pose

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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says a photograph showing the head of Australia’s international spy agency in a fist-pumping pose with the president of the Philippines was not the Australian’s idea. Continue reading

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{FD} Bid to rename Father’s Day sparks furor in Australia

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Some Australian schools and kindergartens are ditching the traditional Father’s Day celebration and opting for “Special Person’s Day” instead. Continue reading

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{FD} Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona

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The victims of last week’s attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town came from around the world and across generations. Continue reading

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{FD} Barbie doll bomb was to be used to blow up plane, Lebanese official says

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A Barbie doll and a meat grinder each packed with explosives were the weapons of choice of the terror cell behind a foiled plot to blow up an Australian airliner, a Lebanese official said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia

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Lebanon’s interior minister says the country’s police intelligence played a major role in foiling a plot to bring down an Emirati passenger plane that was supposed to take off from Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: How ban on dual-citizen lawmakers vexes Aussies

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Australia’s 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament is a problem the country didn’t know it had until recently, but now it may struggle to fix it. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sydney school mourns boy killed in Barcelona

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The Latest on the aftermath of the Spain attacks (all times local): 8:55 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy missing as many countries mourn Barcelona attack victims

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An Italian father who saved his children’s lives but lost his own. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Spanish officials to set terrorist threat level

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The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines says 7-year-old boy missing in Spain van attack

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The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Barcelona’s victims: A snapshot of the world

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The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world — men, women and children from at least two dozen nations — testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city with its bounty of must-visit sites and star-studded football team. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: French, Australians among victims in Barcelona

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The Latest on terror attacks in Spain (all times local): 8 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament to push for national ban of face coverings

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An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from fellow lawmakers Thursday by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings. Continue reading

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{FD} 3rd Australian minister could be fired over dual citizenship

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A third Australian government minister has revealed she might have been unlawfully elected to Parliament because of a constitutional ban on dual citizens that has snared six lawmakers since July in an unprecedented political crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

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An Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

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Australia’s highest court has ruled that the country’s policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand lawmaker says good chance of Pacific trade deal

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New Zealand’s trade minister says he believes there’s an odds-on chance that a group of 11 Pacific nations including Japan and Australia will sign a free-trade deal, despite the U.S. pulling out. Continue reading

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{FD} MH370 revealed? New analysis of satellite photos may reveal crash site in Indian Ocean

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A new analysis of satellite photos taken two weeks after Flight MH370 mysteriously vanished may help scientists narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft to three regions in the southern Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Malaysia says it will evaluate new MH370 data

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The Latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Malaysia’s government says it will need to evaluate a new analysis that could narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in t… Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

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Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Political feud erupts between Australia and New Zealand

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Like squabbling siblings, New Zealand and Australia have close ties but also a rivalry that can sometimes turn ugly. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian inquiry: Priests should report abuse confessions

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Australia’s most powerful investigative authority has recommended that priests who fail to tell police about suspected child sexual abuse should face criminal charges, even when they learn of abuse through confession. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud

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Australia’s deputy prime minister has become the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, after he was advised by the New Zealand government that he might be a kiwi. Continue reading

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{FD} Father: Woman killed by officer was ‘ripped from our arms’

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The father and the fiance of an Australian woman, Justine Damond, shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call grieved at a public memorial service Friday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Father of Australian woman shot and killed by officer says she was ‘ripped from our arms’

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The father and the fiance of an Australian woman, Justine Damond, shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call grieved at a public memorial service Friday night. Continue reading

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{FD} US company offers to take financial risk of new MH370 search

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U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity says it has offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims’ families urge the Malaysian government to agree to a private-sector hunt for Flight 370’s … Continue reading

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{FD} Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

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Gay-rights advocates have lodged a High Court challenge to the government’s unusual plan to canvass Australians’ opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge says he will boycott the survey. Continue reading

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{FD} 4th Australian senator sent to court under eligibility cloud

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A fourth Australian senator has been referred to the High Court to rule on whether he was legally elected due to a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian leader says gay marriage could be law this year

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Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that Parliament could legalize gay marriage this year if the nation’s voters endorse it in a rare nonbinding poll in November. Continue reading

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{FD} 17 people arrested in 3 countries in Australian drug bust

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Police in three countries have arrested 17 people and seized nearly 2 tons of drugs in connection with what Australian authorities say was an effort by organized crime groups to transport large amounts of drugs into Australia. Continue reading

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