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Doping-Australia backs Russia ban, athletes group unimpressed

10 December, 2019

SYDNEY – The Australian Olympic Committee have welcomed the decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to ban Russia from major sporting events, including next year’s Tokyo Games, for four years

10 December, 2019

Australians flee as soaring temperature, winds threaten to fan fires

SYDNEY – Residents in parts of eastern Australia have evacuated their homes as soaring temperatures and strong winds threaten to fan bushfires in a giant blaze north of Sydney city.

10 December, 2019

More than two dozen people feared missing after NZ volcanic eruption kills 5

WHAKATANE, New Zealand – More than two dozen people are feared missing, one day after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand’s

08 December, 2019

Pope meets with Maltese PM hit by scandal over reporter’s murder

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has given a private audience to outgoing Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, ignoring an appeal to cancel the meeting with a premier engulfed in crisis

07 December, 2019

Democrats to spend weekend drafting impeachment charges against Trump

WASHINGTON – Democrats in the US House of Representatives will spend the weekend on Capitol Hill preparing for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that

07 December, 2019 | World News

Hong Kong police to take both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ approaches against protests: commissioner

BEIJING/HONG KONG – The Hong Kong police will use both “hard” and “soft” approaches when dealing with protests, Hong Kong’s police commissioner Chris Tang told reporters in Beijing. The police

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07 December, 2019 | Australia News

Giant fire near Sydney may burn for weeks as people struggle to breathe

MELBOURNE – A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancellation of outdoor sports, will

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05 December, 2019 | World News

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

SEOUL – South Korean actor Cha In-ha has been found dead in his home, police say, the country’s third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern

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03 December, 2019 | World News

New Zealand to crack down on foreign political donations

WELLINGTON – New Zealand will ban foreign donations to politicians and tighten disclosure rules for political advertising, the government says, as concerns over foreign interference intensify ahead of an election

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03 December, 2019 | World News

EU leaders to push for climate neutrality by 2050: document

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders meeting in Brussels next week will push to agree to put the bloc on net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, their draft joint statement showed

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