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Australian counter-terror police say they foiled Sydney attack plot

07 July, 2019 9:26 pm 9:26 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian counter-terror police said they arrested three men in raids across Sydney on Tuesday, foiling a plot inspired by militant group Islamic State for attacks targeting a range of public buildings and embassies. Australia, a staunch US ally, has been on heightened alert for attacks by home-grown radicals since 2014 and authorities … Read More



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Australian voters tipped to elect Labor government

05 May, 2019 8:48 am 8:48 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australians began voting in a federal election on Saturday, with bookies predicting a return to power for the Labor party after six years in the political wilderness and a campaign in which it has put climate change and tax reform at the top of its agenda. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made … Read More



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Prince William visits NZ mosques attacked by gunman, meets survivors

04 April, 2019 8:31 am 8:31 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Extremist ideology must be defeated, Britain’s Prince William said during a visit to a New Zealand mosque on Friday where dozens were killed in a mass shooting last month after earlier meeting survivors of the massacre. William, the Duke of Cambridge, spoke at Al Noor mosque in the South Island city of … Read More



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Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

04 April, 2019 9:18 am 9:18 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the cost of living are the top concerns ahead of next month’s elections. For 32 percent of Australians, access to affordable health services is the biggest worry, followed by the cost of living … Read More



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Australian arrested over NZ shooting massacre to face 50 murder charges

04 April, 2019 4:44 pm 4:44 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The Australian man arrested over New Zealand’s mosques shooting massacre will face a total of 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in court on Friday, police said. Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with one murder the day after the attack on two mosques … Read More



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Actor Rebel Wilson loses appeal on Australian defamation case

11 November, 2018 6:46 pm 6:46 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian actor Rebel Wilson has lost an appeal against a court decision that cut a record payout against Germany’s Bauer Media, which was found to have defamed her in a series of articles, Australian media reported on Friday. The star of three “Pitch Perfect” movies and “Bridesmaids” won A$4.6 million ($3.5 million) … Read More



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Refugee offer could strengthen embattled Australian PM’s grip on powe...

10 October, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian opposition lawmakers have offered a deal to resettle 150 refugees from a Pacific detention camp, which if accepted by embattled Prime Minister Scott Morrison could strengthen his tenuous grip on power. Morrison’s government is on the verge of losing its majority, after a devastating by-election on Saturday, and key independents have … Read More



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