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Foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria released: Company

Port Harcourt - Five foreign construction workers kidnapped last week with two Nigerian colleagues after their vehicle was attacked and driver killed have been released, officials said Monday, with two suffering serious injuries.

Australian conservatives edge ahead in Brexit shadow

Sydney - Australia's ruling party Monday used the Brexit vote to warn against voting for Labor in upcoming elections as a poll showed the Liberals ahead for the first time in a drawn-out campaign.

Australia PM says re-elect us to counter Brexit chaos

Sydney - Australia's prime minister promised stability and strong economic policy in the wake of global turmoil sparked by Britain's Brexit vote, as he campaigned Sunday ahead of next week's national polls.

Australian dad who raped and pimped daughter jailed

Sydney - An Australian who repeatedly raped his daughter and organised for strangers to abuse her while he watched was jailed Thursday for 22-and-a-half years, telling police "it was fun while it lasted".

Australians, NZealander, South African kidnapped in Nigeria

Port Harcourt - Three Australians, a New Zealander and South African have been kidnapped along with two locals in Nigeria's southeast after their vehicle was attacked, officials said on Thursday.

Debris found in Australia 'not from missing flight MH370'

Sydney - A piece of debris that washed up on an island off Australia's south coast was not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Wednesday as they confirmed there are no plans to extend the underwater search for the plane.

Australian defence recruits forced to rape each other: Inquiry

Sydney - Teenage recruits into the Australian military were forced to rape each other, often as part of brutal initiation practices, a public inquiry into child sex abuse heard Tuesday.

Great Barrier Reef bleaching could cost a million tourists

Sydney - Severe coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could cost it more than a million visitors a year and huge sums in lost tourism revenue, a survey said Tuesday.

Angry Assange starts 5th year cooped in London embassy

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London on Sunday, an occasion marked by his supporters with events celebrating whistleblowers.

Australian cattle 'sledgehammered' in Vietnam abattoirs

Sydney - Vietnamese abattoir workers have been filmed using sledgehammers to bludgeon Australian cattle, activists said Thursday, prompting some exporters to stop supplying livestock to some slaughterhouses in the southeast Asian nation.

Australian vigils for gay community after U.S. massacre

Sydney - The Sydney Harbour Bridge was lit with the colours of the rainbow on Monday as hundreds of Australians gathered to stand in solidarity with the global gay community after the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

Lasers uncover hidden secrets of Cambodia's ancient cities

Phnom Penh - Unprecedented new details of medieval cities hidden under jungle in Cambodia near Angkor Wat have been revealed using lasers, archaeologists said Sunday, shedding new light on the civilisation behind the world's largest religious complex.

New debris images examined by MH370 search team

Sydney - Images of three new pieces of debris are being examined by Australian search teams looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, they said Friday.

New debris images examined by MH370 search team

Sydney - Images of three new pieces of debris are being examined by Australian search teams looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, they said Friday.

New debris images examined by MH370 search team

Sydney - Images of three new pieces of debris are being examined by Australian search teams looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, they said Friday.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt loses S. Africa rape appeal

Johanesburg - Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt will be jailed in South Africa after losing an appeal Thursday against a six-year sentence for raping young girls he coached decades ago.

Wild weather delays completion of MH370 search

Sydney - Giant waves and high winds have prevented any search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 for the past month with the hunt now not expected to be complete until August, authorities said Wednesday.

Australian storm death toll rises to four

Sydney - The death toll from a powerful storm that lashed Australia's east coast and left homes hanging over the edge of the sea rose to four Tuesday, with three people still missing.

UK paedophile Huckle gets 22 life sentences for Malaysia abuse

London - A British paedophile who preyed on Christian children in an impoverished part of Kuala Lumpur was sentenced on Monday to life with a minimum term of 25 years.

Australian storms leave three dead, others missing

Sydney - Wild weather that smashed into Australia's east coast and whipped up giant waves on Sydney beaches has left at least three people dead and others missing, police said Monday as the clean-up began.

Hunt on for shark that killed Australian diver

Sydney - A hunt was underway Monday for a monster six-metre shark blamed for a fatal attack on a diver in western Australia, despite allegations it amounted to a "revenge killing".

Hunt on for shark that killed Australian diver

Sydney - A hunt was underway Monday for a monster six-metre shark blamed for a fatal attack on a diver in western Australia, despite allegations it amounted to a "revenge killing".

Hunt on for shark that killed Australian diver

Sydney - A hunt was underway Monday for a monster six-metre shark blamed for a fatal attack on a diver in western Australia, despite allegations it amounted to a "revenge killing".

Hairy future for Australia's beloved koala

Port Macquarie - A sweet, sickly smell filled the air as Sherwood Robyn, a 12-year-old koala, was brought into a small examination room at Australia's first hospital for the furry marsupials.From afar, she appeared in fine health.

Second suspected shark attack death in Australia

Sydney - A woman was fatally mauled by a huge shark -- described by witnesses as larger than their boat -- near the western Australian city of Perth on Sunday.

Second suspected shark attack death in Australia

Sydney - A woman was fatally mauled by a huge shark -- described by witnesses as larger than their boat -- near the western Australian city of Perth on Sunday.

Second suspected shark attack death in Australia

Sydney - A woman was fatally mauled by a huge shark -- described by witnesses as larger than their boat -- near the western Australian city of Perth on Sunday.

Serial UK paedophile faces life in jail for Malaysia abuse

London - A British serial paedophile who preyed on impoverished children in a Kuala Lumpur slum and bragged about the abuse online faces life in jail on Friday when he is expected to be sentenced.

Some Sydney traffic lights going into the ground for texters

Sydney - Texting and walking can undoubtedly lead to getting hit by a car if one isn't careful, and that's why Australia is experimenting with putting some traffic lights in the ground.

Man loses leg in Australia shark attack

Perth - A surfer was critical Wednesday after a shark ripped off his leg in an attack in Australia's west with witnesses recounting how "all hell broke loose" as his board was snapped in half.
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