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Japan, Australia sign defence pact for closer cooperation
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Japan, Australia sign defence pact for closer cooperation

MELBOURNE, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Japan and Australia hailed on Thursday a new agreement to cooperate closely on defence as…
Australia COVID numbers hit a peak as Omicron outbreak strains domestic politics
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Australia COVID numbers hit a peak as Omicron outbreak strains domestic politics

SYDNEY, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Australia recorded another record surge in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday as an outbreak of the…
New Australian plant could make 100 million vaccines a year
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New Australian plant could make 100 million vaccines a year

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government said Tuesday it plans to start making mRNA vaccines at home with a new…
Stay French, or not? New Caledonia holds independence vote
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Stay French, or not? New Caledonia holds independence vote

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (AP) — The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia decides Sunday whether to break away from France,…
Diplomatic boycotts, Peng case test IOC before Beijing Games
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Diplomatic boycotts, Peng case test IOC before Beijing Games

GENEVA (AP) — The president of the International Olympic Committee did his best to stay neutral Wednesday as Canada, Britain…
WHO says measures against delta work for omicron variant too
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WHO says measures against delta work for omicron variant too

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — World Health Organization officials in the Western Pacific say border closures adopted by some countries may…
Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown
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Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney hairdressers, gyms, cafés and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday for the first…
Australia won’t welcome international tourists until 2022
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Australia won’t welcome international tourists until 2022

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — International tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until next year, with the return of skilled…
Qantas extends Emirates alliance for another five years till 2028
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Qantas extends Emirates alliance for another five years till 2028

Oct 4 (Reuters) – Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) and Dubai-based Emirates would extend their partnership for another five years…
China gorges on American grain-fed beef amid shrinking supplies from Down Under
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China gorges on American grain-fed beef amid shrinking supplies from Down Under

BEIJING/CHICAGO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – As Australian beef exports to China wither amid diplomatic tensions, demand there for U.S. grain-fed…
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