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{FD} Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

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Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand: US doctor must pay reparations for deadly crash

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A Wisconsin heart surgeon who was vacationing in New Zealand when he caused a highway accident that killed two people and injured four others has been ordered to make reparation payments but has avoided jail time. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference

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FBI Director James Comey has arrived in New Zealand ahead of a conference, although officials are being cagey about the exact nature of his visit. 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} Kim Jong Un party paradise: North Korean dictator’s resort revealed as his people starve

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These aerial pictures show Kim Jong Un’s party island– dubbed ‘North Korea’s Ibiza’ – where the nuke-loving dictator entertains his cronies and plots world domination just like a James Bond villain. Continue reading

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{FD} Gas stations in North Korea’s main city restrict services, speculation that China is reducing supply

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Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage. 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} F-18 crashes attempting to land aboard USS Carl Vinson, pilot ejected safely

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A pilot was forced to eject from a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet while attempting to land aboard the USS Carl Vinson as the carrier steamed north toward the Korean Peninsula on Friday, according to the US Navy. Continue reading

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{FD} US fighter pilot approaching USS Carl Vinson ejects

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A pilot was forced to eject from a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet while attempting to land aboard the USS Carl Vinson as the carrier steamed north toward the Korean Peninsula on Friday, according to the US Navy. 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} UN chief nominates Germany’s Steiner as development chief

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has nominated Achim Steiner of Germany to be the new head of the U.N. 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} 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} ‘Powerful’ USS Carl Vinson steams toward North Korea

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The U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 1, is currently making its way toward North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force sends message to North Korea with display of air power

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U.S. Air Force officials made it clear to North Korea they were not messing around, launching a surprise military exercise with full combat air power in Japan Wednesday. 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} Japan says North Korea may be capable of sarin-tipped missiles

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The Japanese prime minister on Thursday warned that its bellicose rival, North Korea, may have the technology to launch missiles with sarin nerve gas, Reuters reported. 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} New Zealanders brace for 2nd major storm in just over a week

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New Zealanders on Thursday were bracing for a second major storm in just over a week as the remnants of Cyclone Cook bore down on the South Pacific nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Spying on North Korea: US Air Force keeps eye on Kim Jong Un

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The U.S. Air Force is busy in the skies over the Korean Peninsula, a range of aircraft including F-16’s running around the clock missions and exercises. 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} China navy says it foiled pirate attack on ship off Somalia

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China’s navy says its forces foiled an attack by pirates on a freighter in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. 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} Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails

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People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes and businesses. 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} North Korean missile launch likely a failure, US officials say

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The Pentagon now assesses the North Korean missile launch Wednesday likely was a failure, Fox News has learned. 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} Once-contested sale of tribal artifacts to go ahead in Paris

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A once-contested sale is going ahead in Paris of precious artifacts that were acquired by a private collector from the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia. 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} Guam Catholic Church sees a “perfect storm” of controversy

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The Catholic Church on the Pacific island of Guam has been devastated by allegations that its longtime archbishop sexually abused altar boys. Continue reading

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{FD} Ship carrying 16 Filipinos, 8 South Koreans missing near Uruguay

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South Korea’s government said Saturday that a cargo ship being used by a South Korean shipping company has gone missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew members. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand to review building design standards after quake

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New Zealand’s government says the partial collapse of a modern office building’s interior floors during an earthquake last November was unacceptable and could have killed people. 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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