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Australia’s conservative coalition scores stunning political victory in general election, defies polls forecasting loss

Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied polls and scored a stunning political victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, with the main opposition party officially conceding the defeat. Continue reading

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The Latest: Vote counting starts in Australian election

The Latest on Australia’s general election (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Votes are being counted after Saturday’s Australian election, with senior opposition lawmakers gaining confidence they will form a center-left government with a focus on slashing g… Continue reading

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Polls open in Australian election; opposition tipped to win

Polling stations have opened in eastern Australia in elections that are likely to deliver the nation’s sixth prime minister in as many years. Continue reading

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Australian dinosaur had natural ‘high-heel,’ researchers suggest

An Australian dinosaur appears to have walked on a natural kind of “high heel,” researchers suggest. Continue reading

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Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia’s eighth prime minister in 12 years. Continue reading

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Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects

Australia’s prime minister has denied media reports that that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. Continue reading

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414 million pieces of trash found on remote islands near Australia, study finds

Even remote, mostly uninhabited islands are still covered in trash, a new study has found. Continue reading

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Political hero’s death overshadows Australian campaign

Australia’s opposition leader says he wants to win elections on Saturday for his Australian political hero whose death overshadows the final days of campaigning. Continue reading

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Bob Hawke, beloved ex-Australian prime minister, world record-holding drinker, dies age 89

Australia’s longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, Bob Hawke, died on Thursday, aged 89, according to his wife. Continue reading

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Ex-Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at age 89

Bob Hawke, one of Australia’s longest-serving prime ministers, has died at age 89. Continue reading

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Australian prime minister predicts close election result

Australia’s conservative prime minister has predicted a close result at elections on Saturday as his rival used a campaign rally to revel in the memory of one of his center-left party’s greatest victories 47 years ago. Continue reading

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A mystery to many, Australian PM is a tough sell at election

Scott Morrison has carried an unusual burden for an Australian prime minister campaigning for election. Continue reading

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30 hammerhead sharks died in captivity in France; some ate each other, conservation group claims

An aquarium in France is facing legal action over the deaths of 30 scalloped hammerhead sharks, which a marine wildlife conservation group claims were mistreated over an eight-year period in captivity. Continue reading

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Candidates vow next Australian prime minister will last

Both candidates vying to become Australia’s prime minister in elections on Saturday are promising to stay in the job for the entire three-year term, shut the revolving door to high office and put the choice of the nation’s leader back in voters’ hands. Continue reading

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Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea on Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for the country and for the nearby Solomon Islands. Continue reading

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Australian family finds $24G gold nugget on family walk with dog named Lucky: report

An Australian family experienced a stroke of luck when they found a gold nugget — valued at tens of thousands of dollars — while they were walking their dog on Sunday. Continue reading

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Australian political leaders agree gays don’t go to hell

The leaders of both of Australia’s major political parties have agreed that gays don’t go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs have risen to extraordinary prominence in the final days of an election campaign. Continue reading

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Kasey Musgraves shuts down Australian audience’s ‘shoey’ request: ‘I’m not f—ing drinking out of your shoe’

Kasey Musgraves shut down her audience as they tried to get her to down a beer from a fan’s shoe on Sunday. Continue reading

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Man, 92, spotted driving mobility scooter on Australian freeway

It wasn’t quite “hot wheels,” but a 92-year-old man in Australia was captured on video Friday taking his motorized scooter onto a busy freeway as a concerned motorist tried to prevent other cars from crashing into him. Continue reading

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Man wins $1M lottery prize in Australia after using numbers from dream 13 years ago

It really does pay to dream big. Continue reading

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