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{FD} Boy, 12, stopped 14 hours into epic drive across Australia

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Police have stopped a 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia – 14 hours into his epic journey. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

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As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump’s trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to suc… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pence meets Australia’s cuddly creatures

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The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Asia and Australia (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

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Vice President Mike Pence and Australia’s prime minister brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces on Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program. Continue reading

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{FD} Backpacker’s body chopped up in Australia, mystery letter claims

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Australian police are investigating claims the remains of a murdered Brit are buried in the outback after an anonymous letter was sent from London. Continue reading

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{FD} VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

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More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia

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The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Asia and Australia (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill

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An Australian subsidiary of U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp. has lost a court appeal against a 340 million Australian dollar ($260 million) tax bill in a ruling with ramifications for how multinational corporations transfer money. Continue reading

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{FD} In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

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Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings with Australia more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the country’s prime minister. Continue reading

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{FD} Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of search

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Analysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts’ opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship

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Australia plans to tighten its citizenship rules to require higher English language skills, longer residency and evidence of integration such as a job, officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

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The Australian and Japanese foreign and defense ministers are meeting Thursday to discuss deepening defense cooperation and the growing North Korean nuclear and missile threat. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula

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The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Asia (all times local): ___ 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

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Australia’s prime minister says the country will scrap a temporary visa for skilled foreign workers, arguing that Australians must be given priority for Australian jobs. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen killed in shark attack in Australia while mom, sisters look on

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A teenage surfer has died after she was mauled by a shark in Western Australia’s south. Continue reading

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{FD} Shark kills 17-year-old surfer in southern Australia

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A 17-year-old surfer has been killed by a shark off Australia’s south coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian store owner under fire for banning black teens because they ‘always steal’

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A convenience store owner is sparking outrage for banning black teens from his shop because, he claims, they “always steal.” Continue reading

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{FD} Heart-stopping moment boy falls through gap between train and platform in Sydney

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Shocking CCTV footage shows the youngster, who appeared to be travelling with his sister and grandparents, disappearing underneath the train as he tried to board it at Cronulla railway station in Sydney. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia sentences New Zealand woman to 30 months for drugs

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An Indonesian court has sentenced a New Zealand woman to 2 ½ years in jail for possessing methamphetamine. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Australian foreign minister sharply criticizes Trump

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A former Australian foreign minister has dubbed Donald Trump the most “psychologically ill-equipped president” in U.S. history, and called on Australia to distance itself from Washington in favor of forging closer ties with China. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian rapper allegedly skips out on dinner bill, jumps into ocean

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Aspiring rapper Terry Peck, also known as 2pec, jumped into the ocean to avoid paying for his massive seafood dinner at a restaurant in Australia, court documents said. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia says it’s ready to supply uranium to India

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Australia says it’s is ready to export uranium to India with the passing of legislation in its parliament, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian leader vague on fate of asylum seekers

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The future of hundreds of asylum seekers languishing at an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea remains in doubt, with the leaders of both countries declining to provide details about what will happen to the men if a deal to resettle the… Continue reading

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{FD} China cancels Australian lawmakers’ trip as tensions deepen

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China has cancelled a visit by Australian lawmakers to meet law enforcement officials in what some say is punishment for Australian interference in Chinese internal affairs at a period of deepening diplomatic tensions. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia, New Zealand warn of possible attack in Turkey

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Australia and New Zealand are warning that extremists may be planning an attack on the commemoration of a World War I campaign that is being held in Turkey this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Nauru president: Australia’s refugee policy ‘working well’

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Nauru’s president said Thursday that Australia’s controversial policy of sending asylum seekers to his Pacific island nation was “working well,” as he met with the Australian prime minister amid questions over the fate of hundreds of refugees languishi… Continue reading

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{FD} Australian leader promises help on housing affordability

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Australia’s prime minister is fending off criticism over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets after a central banker warned soaring house prices could threaten the economy. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian police make record seizure of methamphetamine

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Australian police have seized 1,990 pounds of crystal methamphetamine that was smuggled from China inside boxes of hollow floorboards — the largest ever haul of the illicit drug in Australia, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan president says refugees off Australia visit agenda

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Afghanistan’s president says he hasn’t discussed during his visit to Australia taking back asylum seekers, a prospect that mobilized hundreds of protesters who argue that Afghanistan is too dangerous for its nationals to be forced home. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia pledges support during Afghan president’s visit

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Australia pledged ongoing support to Afghanistan during a visit by the Afghan president on Monday, after hundreds of protesters demanded a better deal for the Hazara ethnic minority. Continue reading

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{FD} Man rescued after shark attacks kayak off Australian coast

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A police boat rescued a man after a shark bit the back off his kayak and left him sinking off the Australian coast, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Demonstrators protest Afghan president’s Australia visit

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Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the Afghan president’s visit to Australia on Monday, calling for his government to end discrimination against the Hazara ethnic minority and to refuse to repatriate asylum seekers rejected by Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Professor detained in China returns to Australia

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The lawyer for a Sydney-based professor who was prevented from leaving China says his client has been allowed to return to Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian towns evacuated amid flooding from ex-cyclone

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Communities along Australia’s east coast have been evacuated as floodwaters sparked by the remnants of a powerful cyclone poured into roads and threatened to inundate homes across the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Sharknado? Cyclone Debbie leaves behind shark in puddle

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The shark was found dead on a road that has been cut off by flooding. Continue reading

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{FD} Scholars urge China to let academic return to Australia

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Dozens of scholars in Australia, the U.S., Britain and Hong Kong are urging Beijing to free a Sydney-based academic, warning that its refusal to allow him to return home is raising concerns about the risks of conducting research in China. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia finds no proof its World Vision aid went to Hamas

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The Australian government says it has had found no evidence that any of its donations to the Christian charity World Vision have been siphoned to Islamic militant group Hamas. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian probe yet to explain plane crash that killed 5

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A cockpit voice recorder failed to capture audio of the doomed flight of a light plane that crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall last month killing a pilot and four American tourists, accident investigators said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia

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Residents of Australia’s cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes on Wednesday to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines, as emergency officials tried to … Continue reading

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{FD} Cyclone Debbie’s full wrath is revealed in Australia

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Authorities are trying to get drinking water and food to areas devastated by Cyclone Debbie, as residents are told to expect more heavy rain and power shortages for days. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia

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Scientists have discovered the world’s largest footprint in a stretch of remote coastline known as “Australia’s Jurassic Park”. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyclone Debbie: ‘Idiot’ caught surfing in giant storm

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As Australian authorities appealed for people to stay indoors away from the fury of Cyclone Debbie, this man wanted to go surfing in the eye of it. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful Cyclone Debbie slams into Australia’s tropical northeast

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A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 160 miles per hour roared across Australia’s tropical northeast on Tuesday, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful cyclone slams into Australia’s tropical northeast

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A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia’s tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

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The Australian government has shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate reject it over human rights concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific airlines sign code-sharing deal

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Lufthansa has announced a code-sharing deal with Cathay Pacific under which the German airline and its Swiss and Austrian Airlines units will offer new connections to Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian residents begin evacuating ahead of cyclone

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Thousands of people began evacuating low-lying areas of Australia’s tropical northeast on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast. Continue reading

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{FD} China blocks outspoken academic from returning to Australia

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The lawyer for a professor at an Australian university says the academic has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he’s suspected of endangering national security. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese premier wraps up Australia trip with football match

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China’s premier has attended an Australian football game with the country’s prime minister as he wraps up a visit Down Under aimed at boosting bilateral ties and expanding trade between the two nations. Continue reading

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{FD} Sydney teenager pleads guilty to plotting terrorist attack

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A Sydney teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on an Australian Veteran’s Day ceremony last year. Continue reading

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