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Prince Harry goes solo on royal tour as pregnant Meghan rests

Fraser Island, Australia | AFP | Prince Harry greeted an Aboriginal community on the stunning World Heritage-listed Fraser Island Monday as his pregnant wife Meghan took a break from official duties during the royal couple’s Australian tour. The pair have already travelled to Sydney, Melbourne and the regional town of …

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Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

Sydney, Australia | AFP | British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday as they hit Sydney’s famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their Australian tour. Expectant Meghan put on a summer dress and set aside her high heels, while Harry ditched …

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Sex abuse scandal haunts Australia’s top Catholic cleric

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | From country priest to trusted top Vatican aide, Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric George Pell has seen his reputation plagued in the twilight of his career by controversy swirling around a 1970s paedophile scandal in the former gold rush town of Ballarat. To his admirers, …

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Facebook rejects Australia media calls for regulation

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Tech giant Facebook has opposed calls by Australian media companies for digital platforms to be regulated, amid an inquiry into their impact on competition in news and advertising markets. The government tasked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission earlier this year with assessing whether platforms …

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Ghana suspends officials over Commonwealth visa debacle

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo suspended two sports officials on Thursday following the arrest of 60 Ghanaians posing as journalists who tried to illegally enter Australia for the Commonwealth Games. Pius Enam Hadzide, the deputy minister for youth and sports, and Robert Sarfo Mensah, the director general …

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Two Ugandan weightlifters vanish in Australia

Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Ugandan athletes and one from Rwanda have reportedly disappeared from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. URN has established that the two Ugandans are weighlifters. David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation reportedly said on Thursday morning that some …

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