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Virgin Australia delays Boeing 737 MAX order over safety concerns

Virgin Australia said in a statement that it was deferring delivery of its first batch of planes from November 2019 to July 2021. 

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Australia: Prince Harry goes to Fraser island, Meghan takes a break

Harry later walked barefoot on the soft white sands of the lake

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Watch: Australian PM Scott Morrison apologises to victims of institutional child abuse

Morrison’s apology in parliament followed the release of last year’s report by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Strawberry sabotage akin to 'terrorism' says Australia PM Morrison

At least 20 pieces of fruit were found to be contaminated with needles or pins last week. Read Article

Australia mass killing: Three toddlers among dead

Police found the remains of the toddlers, as well as those of their mother and grandmother at an unassuming detached family home near the south-western city of Perth. Read Article

Watch: China joins largest Australian military exercise

Ties between Australia and China had hit a low after Canberra passed laws aimed at thwarting Chinese influence

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Video: Major fire breaks out in Melbourne warehouse; no casualties

More than 100 fire-fighters battling the blaze

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Scott Morrison sworn-in as Australian prime minister

In an unprecedented turnaround, Morrison won the party ballot 45-40

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PM Turnbull loses leadership battle, Scott Morrison to be Australia's next PM

Morrison will replace current PM Turnbull after a Liberal party coup led to the prime minister's downfall.

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Australian PM Turnbull loses party support; new leader to elected soon

Turnbull has said he will not stand in the contest

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Australia set to get new PM as Turnbull decides not to fight back

Turnbull survived one attempt to knife him on Tuesday, winning a party room vote 48-35

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Australian PM's faces new leadership challenge

The ministers, who supported Turnbull in a leadership ballot on Tuesday against former home affairs minister Peter Dutton, said they had changed… Read Article

New Zealand's 'cyclist mom' politician has baby boy

PM Ardern, who returned from six weeks' maternity congratulated her colleague.

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New Zealand waits as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enters hospital for birth of first child

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters was now acting prime minister and would run the country for the next six weeks while Ardern took maternity leave Read Article

New Zealand removes 'sex work' from skills list for visa hopefuls

It defined a sex worker or escort as someone who provided clients with sexual services or social companionship. Read Article