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Convicted Australian drug trafficker deported from Bali

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has returned to Brisbane after serving nine years in an Indonesian prison and three years on parole. The former beauty therapist, who has denied any wrongdoing, was sentenced in 2005, a year after she was caught with 4.2kg of marijuana at the Bali airport. ...

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Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement

US President Donald Trump has said he will announce a final decision on the Paris Climate accord next week. The leader departed this year’s G-7 summit in Italy on Saturday without endorsing the landmark deal. He later tweeted that he will announce a final decision “next week” after his return ...

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Uber CEO’s mother dies in boat accident

The mother of the CEO of Uber, the car hire company, has died in a boat accident in California. It’s reported that Travis Kalanick’s parents Bonnie and Donald were on Pine Flat Lake when their boat struck a rock and sank on Friday. An autopsy is planned for Sunday. A ...

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WHO confirms first three Zika cases in India

Zika virus disease has reached India, with the first three cases being reported in the Indian state of Gujarat. One among those affected is a pregnant woman. The Indian Health Ministry has set-up a task force to contain the spread of the virus. Our India correspondent Neha Poonia reports

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Kim Jong-Un inspects test of new anti-aircraft weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has supervised the test of a new anti-craft weapon system. According to the state news agency KCNA, Kim watched “the successful test” organised by the Academy of National Defence Science, and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country. The report did not reveal ...

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Philippines’ Duterte under fire over rape joke

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has come under fire for making a second joke about rape. While addressing a military camp after imposing martial law across the southern Philippines, he said they were allowed to rape up to three women. A human rights group called his comment “sickening”, and claimed it ...

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