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Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

Sydney, Australia | AFP | The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction. Scientists genetically mapped the animal — also known as a thylacine — using …

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Gay marriage around the world

Paris, France | AFP | Gay marriage, legalised on Thursday in Australia in a parliamentary vote, is now recognised in more than 25 countries, of which 16 are in Europe. Here is a breakdown. – European pioneers – In April 2001 the Netherlands became the first country in the world …

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Australia hails Uganda on refugees as Amb. Kikafunda presents credentials

Canberra, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | Australia has hailed Uganda’s policy on refugees and her role in improving regional security. Speaking after Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda presented her Letters of Credence to him on November 23, the Governor General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Rtd) thanked Uganda for the great …

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PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Papua New Guinea police raided a shuttered Australian detention camp Thursday, removing dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra’s tough asylum-seeker policies. Hundreds of men sent to the remote camp on PNG’s Manus Island have refused …

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N. Korea hacked Seoul’s war plan: report

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South’s military …

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Sydney, Melbourne warned to prepare for 50-degree days

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Sydney and Melbourne could regularly face 50 degree Celsius (122F) days within 25 years even if Australia meets its Paris global warming targets, a new study warned Wednesday. Other areas across the country should also prepare for extreme heat, said the research led by the Australian …

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Govt issues oil exploration license to Australians Armour Energy

Uganda Government issues Kanywataba petroleum exploration license to Armour Energy Limited Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda has handed over the petroleum exploration license in the Kanywataba block in the Albertine area to an Australian company – Armour Energy Limited. Speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Energy offices in Kampala …

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