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Hundreds evacuated from Australian college library because of smelly durian fruit

The library of an Australian university was evacuated last week because of a suspected gas leak which turned out to be something much different. Continue reading

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Australian prime minister bares self in campaign launch

Australia’s prime minister has officially launched his conservative coalition’s campaign less than a week before an election in an extraordinarily personal presentation. Continue reading

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Australian-Lebanese ordered released in Sydney bomb plot

The lawyer of an Australian-Lebanese dual citizen on trial for an alleged plot to bring down a passenger plane says her client has been ordered released on bail by a Lebanese military court. Continue reading

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3 convicted of terrorism for arson of Australian mosque

Three Sunni Muslim men have been convicted of engaging in a terror act by burning down a Shiite mosque in the Australian city of Melbourne three years ago. Continue reading

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Australia takes responsibility for typos on 46M bank notes

Australia’s central bank has taken responsibility for typos on 46 million bank notes after a radio station posted an image of the microscopic error on social media. Continue reading

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Massive Australian dust storm whips through streets

A massive dust storm turned daylight to midnight in a matter of minutes as it swept through a northwestern Australian town on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Australian political contender fights back tears over mother

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has fought back tears and won widespread public support as he attacked a newspaper that challenged his version of his mother’s life story that inspired his political career. Continue reading

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New Zealand cuts benchmark interest rate to new low of 1.5%

Citing lower global growth, New Zealand’s Reserve Bank has cut the nation’s benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to an all-time low of 1.5%. Continue reading

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Australian prime minister hit with egg in protest

Australia’s prime minister was hit on the head with an egg and a woman was knocked off her feet Tuesday during a protest ahead of a general election next week. Continue reading

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Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has rattled the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. Continue reading

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Former Australian leader slams security agencies over China

Australia’s prime minister has defended the nation’s intelligence agency bosses after a former prime minister described them as “nutters” who have damaged bilateral relations with China. Continue reading

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Australia’s opposition leader campaigns on health, climate

Australia’s opposition party officially has launched its election campaign, putting health care and climate change at the forefront of its bid for election within two weeks. Continue reading

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Sydney jury convicts machete-wielding man of terrorist act

A pharmacy student who repeatedly stabbed a passer-by with a machete has been convicted in a Sydney court of carrying out a terrorist act. Continue reading

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Online histories bite Australian election candidates

Australian political parties have cut loose or chastised several of their own candidates for sexist, anti-Muslim, racist and homophobic behavior less than three weeks before elections, with most falling victim to their own online histories. Continue reading

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Australian jury convicts man in Etihad flight bomb plot

An Australian jury has convicted a man of plotting to blow up an Etihad Airways airliner on a flight from Sydney to the United Arab Emirates with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder. Continue reading

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Man guilty of trying to blow up Etihad flight with bomb hidden in meat grinder, Australian court rules

A man faces life in prison after an Australian court convicted him Wednesday of plotting to blow up a flight out of Sydney on behalf of the Islamic State using a bomb hidden inside a meat grinder. Continue reading

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Australian quits anti-Muslim party over strip club video

A candidate in Australia’s upcoming general election has quit his anti-Muslim political party after video of him groping and propositioning dancers in a U.S. strip club was broadcast on national television. Continue reading

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Australian ruling party’s chances improve in vote-swap deal

An Australian billionaire businessman has announced his minor party has struck a vote-swap deal with the ruling party that improves the government’s chances of being re-elected in a general election on May 18. Clive Palmer announced the deal with Prime… Continue reading

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Australian officials killing millions of feral cats with poisoned sausages

Australian officials are airdropping poisonous sausages across the country in order to kill millions of feral cats that have taken over the continent. Continue reading

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The Latest: Australia says Sri Lanka bombings had IS support

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Continue reading

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