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Researchers call for phasing out of cigarette sales in Australia

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Public Health called for a restriction of tobacco sales in Australia as the next step towards phasing out tobacco related products completely. In a perspective article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, UQ …

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Britain, Australia reach free trade deal

London, UK | XINHUA |  Britain has secured a free trade deal with Australia — the first major trade agreement negotiated from scratch since the former left the European Union (EU), the British government announced Tuesday. According to the tariff-free pact, British cars, Scotch whisky and confectionery would be cheaper …

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Australia threatens WTO action as dispute with China deepens

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Australia threatened Tuesday to take China to the World Trade Organisation to counter a fresh round of punitive sanctions, as the two countries clashed over an investigation into the origins and spread of the coronavirus. Canberra said it may seek remedial action to overturn almost 81 …

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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by huge fires

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. Four thousand people were trapped on the foreshore of the town of Mallacoota and many others sought …

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Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Debutant scrum-half Herschel Jantjies scored two tries as South Africa beat Australia 35-17 Saturday in the opening match of the Rugby Championship season in Johannesburg. The Western Stormers half-back claimed the first and fourth Springbok tries before being warmly applauded when substituted 14 minutes from …

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