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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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Three Australians die from contaminated melon

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Three Australians have died after consuming melon contaminated with listeria amid an outbreak that has prompted health authorities to warn those at risk to throw out pre-cut melons. Listeria is a commonly found bacteria and for most people who consume foods that contain it does …

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MH370 hunt likely to end mid-June: official

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | A new hunt for flight MH370 is expected to end by mid-June, Malaysian authorities said Saturday, as families marked four years since the disappearance of the plane amid renewed hope. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people — mostly …

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