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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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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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