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More than 50 people, many of them female students, killed in bomb attack near Kabul high school

The death toll from a bomb near a girls’ school in Kabul has risen to 58, mostly students aged between 11 and 15, who were killed as they left to
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police concerned for north Qld missing boy

Police have appealed to the public for help in locating a 12-year-old boy missing in north Queensland for more than 10 days. The boy, from Kerwan, was last seen in
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns Australia will only open borders ‘when it is safe to do so’

The Prime Minister is warning Australia’s international borders will remain closed for the foreseeable future, as his Treasurer notes this week’s federal budget assumes Australia will remain locked off to
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New Zealand travel bubble pause with NSW to lift on Sunday

The travel bubble pause between Sydney and New Zealand will be lifted after NSW reported no new locally acquired cases on Saturday. New Zealand’s COVID-19 Response Minister, Chris Hipkins, confirmed
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The Kid Laroi in Elon Musk tweet referencing cryptocurrency dogecoin

Popular Australian rapper The Kid Laroi has been caught up in an unfolding cryptocurrency drama after billionaire Tesla owner Elon Musk tweeted out a picture with the Aussie and what
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Calls for an investigation after police raid on Brazil favela left more than 20 people dead

The United Nations has called for an ‘independent, thorough and impartial investigation’ into the operation. Police in Brazil faced outraged protests and a UN call for an investigation Friday after
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Returned traveller from India rushed to hospital in Perth

A man has been taken to a Perth intensive care unit after falling ill with COVID-19. The Western Australian department of health said a man in his 30s who was
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Barnaby, Vikki at Whitsundays wedding

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion have raised eyebrows at a staffer’s wedding. Thank you for seeing this post regarding the latest national news items named “Barnaby, Vikki at Whitsundays wedding”.
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Teenager stabbed to death at basketball venue in Werribee

A teenager has been stabbed to death at a junior sports stadium in Melbourne’s western suburbs on Friday night. Police and paramedics rushed to Eagle Stadium in Werribee about 5.50pm
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Single parents will be offered help to buy their first home in next week’s federal budget

Under the measure announced ahead of Tuesday’s federal budget, up to 10,000 first-time buyers with dependants will be able to access the scheme over four years. Single parents buying their
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Huge haul of steroids, cocaine seized in Qld drug raids

A special police operation has busted an alleged drug trafficking network distributing steroids, cocaine and MDMA spanning hundreds of kilometres in Queensland. Officers raided a Bundaberg business following a tip-off
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Scott Morrison failing to think ahead on COVID-19 crisis, Anthony Albanese says

Scott Morrison’s failure to act until there is a crisis is at the centre of an opposition attack on his leadership legacy. Labor leader Anthony Albanese is attempting to seize
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Victoria COVID restrictions set to ease, nightclubs, restaurants to allow more patrons

Victorians are set for a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions as the state enters its 69th consecutive day without recording a locally acquired case. From May 28, small to medium-sized
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UK advises under-40s get alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine due to small risk of blood clots

The UK’s vaccine advisory panel says that due to a small risk of blood clots people under 40 should have an alternative to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot. British officials say people
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NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air

First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released
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Australian resident died in India after contracting COVID-19

The Australian who died in India had reportedly contracted COVID-19 as the virus ravaged country continues to report record infection rates. SBS News reported the confirmation from the 59-year-old man’s
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The federal government has ‘woken up’ to their ‘very clear responsibility’: Kenny

While it’s a good thing the government organises charter flights to bring Australians in India home, the travel ban should never have occurred and we need to make sure it
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XOPP restaurant in Haymarket criticised for low QR code compliance

A Sydney restaurant has been criticised by the health department for not enforcing QR code check-ins after the eatery ended up on a list of feared coronavirus exposure sites. The
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Concerns over government’s ‘fast track’ interview process for people seeking asylum

There are concerns asylum seekers won’t have enough time to prepare for interviews that will determine the fate of their applications to stay in the country. Advocates are concerned hundreds
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What’s the Valneva COVID-19 vaccine, the French shot that’s supposed to be ‘variant proof’?

A COVID-19 vaccine from French company Valneva has yet to complete clinical trials. But it has caught the eye of governments in the UK, Europe and Australia. One of the vaccine’s main selling points
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China says cancelling Australia trade talks a ‘necessary’ response

China has described its decision to cancel bilateral trade talks as a “necessary” response to Australia’s “insane” actions and “Cold War mentality”. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters on
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Simon Birmingham flags no international business, leisure travel until 2022

Australians hoping international travel will return to normal next year have been dealt a blow, as the Federal Government warns borders are unlikely to reopen until the end of 2022
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Christian Porter seeks to strike out sections of ABC’s defence in defamation case

The former attorney-general launched defamation action against the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan for publishing what he says are “false accusations” he was the subject of historical rape allegations. Former
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Angus Taylor announces $58.6m for gas projects after National Gas Infrastructure Plan warned of shortages

Gas projects will receive a $58.6m boost as the federal government moves to head off shortages predicted in eastern states within three years. The package, to be included in next
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