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 2020-09-26 07:26 

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Victorian mental health minister Martin Foley replaces health minister Jenny Mikakos following resignation...

Premier Daniel Andrews says he was informed of Jenny Mikakos' decision to resign by text message, adding that he believes she took 'the appropriate course of action'....

 2020-09-26 07:22 

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Heavy spring snow falls recorded in parts of New South Wales...

Up to 40cm of snow is expected to drop around the Central and Southern Tablelands in New South Wales over the weekend....

 2020-09-26 06:55 

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New Instagrammer David Attenborough sets Guinness World Record...

British television naturalist David Attenborough shaved 30 minutes off the previous record set by Friends star Jennifer Aniston last October....

 2020-09-26 06:28 

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Hope saved pilot whales in Tasmania can reunite at sea...

The heads at Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania is a stranding hotspot for pilot whales - a scientist explains why....

 2020-09-26 06:06 

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Victorian mental health minister Martin Foley to replace health minister Jenny Mikakos following resignation...

Premier Daniel Andrews says he was informed of Jenny Mikakos' decision to resign by text message, adding that he believes she took 'the appropriate course of action'....

 2020-09-26 05:06 

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WHO warns 2 million coronavirus deaths possible, Australia urges vaccine-sharing...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is standing firm on his calls for the independent investigation into coronavirus to look at its origins and urged all nations to share a vaccine once it is proven....

 2020-09-26 04:20 

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Amid suicide and threats to their language, ethnic Mongolians in Australia cautiously speak out...

In the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in China, a move to reduce teaching in the Mongolian language in favour of Mandarin has led to rare mass protests and concern among the Mongolian diaspora in Australia....

 2020-09-26 04:05 

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Magawa the landmine detection rat wins top UK animal bravery award...

Magawa, a five-year-old giant African pouched rat, has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia....

 2020-09-26 03:01 

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NSW records one new COVID-19 case amid concerns mystery infection could reset QLD 'border clock'...

NSW has recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, with a returned traveller in hotel quarantine the only new case recorded across the state....

 2020-09-26 02:24 

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Donald Trump plans to nominate conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, sources say...

The nomination could help Mr Trump cement a key part of his presidential legacy - making the federal judiciary move conservative - while also energising his core supporters ahead of the election....

 2020-09-26 00:50 

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Scott Morrison backs COVID-19 inquiry, urges all countries to share vaccine...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there was a "moral responsibility" for a COVID-19 vaccine to be shared far and wide, in a video speech to the 75th United Nations general assembly....

 2020-09-26 00:13 

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Victorian health minister Jenny Mikakos resigns after premier's testimony to inquiry...

Victorian health minister Jenny Mikakos will resign from parliament as the state prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions....

 2020-09-25 23:08 

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Victoria has one more coronavirus death, another 12 cases...

Victoria has had one more coronavirus death, taking the state toll to 782 and the national figure to 870, as new case numbers continue to drop....

 2020-09-25 22:50 

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Breonna Taylor's 'heartbroken' family calls for release of grand jury transcripts...

The family's lawyer demanded that Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron show whether he presented any evidence on Breonna Taylor's behalf, after a grand jury decided no police would face direct criminal charges over her death....

 2020-09-25 21:55 

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death could see abortion rights ruling Roe v. Wade overturned...

Leading Australian abortion rights advocate Wendy McCarthy says she is enraged that the death of women's rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg could lead to a reversal in the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling....

 2020-09-25 21:49 

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Countries in Europe move to prevent second wave of coronavirus, but will it be enough?...

New restrictions are being enforced in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain after a resurgence in coronavirus cases that has officials worried about the prospect of a second wave....

 2020-09-25 21:47 

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Senate inquiry report backs university fee reform amid strong dissent from committee members...

Senate committee chair James McGrath said the federal government's bill struck an appropriate balance but other members have attacked the legislation, calling it "an act of economic and cultural vandalism"....

 2020-09-25 21:23 

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'An act of terrorism': Men arrested after Paris cleaver attack near Charlie Hebdo offices...

Two people were said to be critically wounded in the incident, which French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin described as a 'new bloody attack on our country'....

 2020-09-25 11:12 

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Four people wounded in knife attack near former Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris...

Paris police say an attacker has been arrested after four people were wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo....

 2020-09-25 10:35 

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'TikTok is not China': Popular video-sharing app denies Australian content is moderated for Beijing's benefit...

TikTok Australia has denied the Chinese Communist Party wields power over content during a parliamentary inquiry in Canberra....

 2020-09-25 09:40 

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Islamic sites in China's Xinjiang province are being destroyed by the country's government, according to new report...

A study by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute sheds new light on the extent of Chinese destruction of Islamic sites and culture....

 2020-09-25 09:04 

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Traditional Owners slam Rio Tinto for secretly laying explosives in Juukan Gorge despite pleas to stop...

In their submission, the PKKP detailed their desperate attempts to halt the destruction as Rio Tinto continued to lay the ground with explosives....

 2020-09-25 08:34 

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'I am sorry for what has occurred': Daniel Andrews apologises for Victoria's hotel quarantine bungle...

Premier Daniel Andrews has apologised unreservedly to Victorians for mistakes made in the hotel quarantine program....

 2020-09-25 07:30 

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Border restrictions lifted in South Australia, Queensland - what is the policy state by state?...

As South Australia and Queensland open borders with New South Wales, what are the border restrictions in place in each state?...

 2020-09-25 05:18 

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Australia will start winding back coronavirus welfare payments. What will this mean for you?...

The federal government has been warned against winding back welfare support for more than two million people....

 2020-09-25 04:25 

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Quaden Bayles' defamation case against News Corp columnist Miranda Devine has been settled...

Bullied Indigenous boy Quaden Bayles and his mother are to receive a damages award in their defamation case against News Corp columnist Miranda Devine....

 2020-09-25 04:01 

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Victoria records 14 new cases as Premier Daniel Andrews offers hope for October roadmap...

Victoria has had eight virus fatalities - taking the state death toll to 781 and the national figure to 869 - and recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus....

 2020-09-25 03:50 

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'It only took 99 years': Vincent Namatjira becomes the first Aboriginal artist to win the Archibald Prize...

Western Arrernte man Vincent Namatjira has won the 2020 Archibald Prize, becoming the first Aboriginal artist to take out the honour in its 99-year history....

 2020-09-25 03:38 

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'This is not a future I want': Thousands of students lead climate strikes to protest against gas projects...

More than 500 small protests are planned as part of the national day of action protesting gas projects and calling for renewable energy investment....

 2020-09-25 03:01 

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Vincent Namatjira becomes first Aboriginal artist to win the Archibald Prize...

Western Arrernte man Vincent Namatjira has won the 2020 Archibald Prize, becoming the first Aboriginal artist to take out the honour in its 99-year history....

 2020-09-25 01:54 

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Louisville protests continue into a second night over Breonna Taylor ruling...

Hundreds of demonstrators have returned to the streets of Louisville after a grand jury decided not to bring homicide charges against officers involved in Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting....

 2020-09-25 00:56 

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Thousands of students expected to lead climate strikes to protest against gas projects...

More than 500 small protests are planned as part of the national day of action protesting gas projects and calling for renewable energy investment....

 2020-09-24 22:55 

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Victoria records 14 new cases and 8 deaths as state prepares for cautious easing of restrictions...

Metropolitan Melbourne's 14-day rolling case average has now fallen to 25.1 infections a day, but Premier Daniel Andrews has been talking down the prospect of major changes to the city's lockdown....

 2020-09-24 22:38 

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NSW arts scene gets a boost as state eases coronavirus restrictions for venues...

NSW is easing coronavirus restrictions for certain entertainment venues after the state marked a third straight day without any locally acquired cases of COVID-19....

 2020-09-24 22:27 

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'Vote him out': Donald Trump heckled as he pays respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Protesters yelled "Honour her wish!" and "Vote him out!" as US President Donald Trump visited Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped casket on the steps of the Supreme Court....

 2020-09-24 22:14 

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Tributes for cricket legend Dean Jones following shock death in India...

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones has died of a heart attack aged 59, shocking the cricket world after a successful career as a player, coach and commentator....

 2020-09-24 21:10 

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European Union warns of COVID-19 situation worsening as several countries pass March peak...

New infections are soaring once again, prompting the European Union's disease control agency to flag seven countries of high concern....

 2020-09-24 20:54 

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's bank accounts frozen after suspected poisoning...

One political analyst said the move to freeze Mr Navalny's flat and bank accounts could be part of a campaign by Russia to dissuade him from returning, as he receives medical treatment in Germany....

 2020-09-24 20:10 

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'There will be an orderly transition': Donald Trump rebuffed over comments he might not honour US vote...

Republican Senator Speaker Mitch McConnell has said there will be an 'orderly transition' following the US election after President Donald Trump suggested he might not accept defeat....

 2020-09-24 11:37 

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Two new coronavirus cases on board cargo ship off Western Australian coast...

Western Australia has recorded three new virus cases, including two on a ship from the Philippines anchored off the state's north-west coast....

 2020-09-24 08:59 

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'Abandoned by the government': Emotional scenes as stranded Australians plea for more action to bring them home...

There were emotional scenes at a Senate inquiry today as Australians stuck overseas pleaded for the federal government to do more to help them return home....

 2020-09-24 08:13 

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested over illegal assembly and anti-mask law...

A tweet from the 23-year-old pro-democracy figure's account said he was arrested when reporting to Central Police Station on Thursday afternoon....

 2020-09-24 06:54 

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Hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang built or expanded in past three years, satellite imagery reveals...

The research by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute found at least 61 detention facilities had seen new construction and expansion in the year to July 2020....

 2020-09-24 06:27 

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Thousands protest in Belarus as Alexander Lukashenko is secretly sworn in for sixth term...

Belarus police fired tear gas and arrested more than 150 protesters on Wednesday after the secret inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko triggered new demonstrations and fresh condemnation in the West....

 2020-09-24 06:06 

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'A trial like no other': Bradley Robert Edwards found guilty of two Claremont murders, not guilty of third...

A West Australian Supreme Court judge has found Bradley Robert Edwards guilty of murdering two women in Perth in the 1990s but not guilty of a third killing....

 2020-09-24 05:09 

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Two Australian researchers banned from entering China, local state media reports...

Alexander Joske, one of the researched named in the article, said he has not held or applied for a Chinese visa in many years....

 2020-09-24 03:32 

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Two police officers have been shot amid Louisville protests over Breonna Taylor ruling...

Two Louisville officers have been shot during protests, police said, after demonstrations erupted in the US city when charges were filed against only one policeman involved in the fatal shooting of black woman Breonna Taylor....

 2020-09-24 03:23 

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Donald Trump refuses to promise transfer of power if he loses US election...

The US President refused to say whether he was committed to a peaceful handover of power if he lost the 3 November poll....

 2020-09-24 02:33 

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One community coronavirus case under investigation in NSW, as wedding restrictions eased...

Health authorities are investigating one locally-acquired coronavirus case in NSW, after two days without any community transmission....

 2020-09-24 02:32 

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Bradley Robert Edwards found guilty of two Claremont murders, not guilty of third...

A West Australian Supreme Court judge has found Bradley Robert Edwards guilty of murdering two women in Perth in the 1990s but not guilty of a third killing....

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