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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

Wife flattered over Macron's 'delicious' remark: Turnbull

The French president had thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his 'delicious wife' for their warm welcome on his official visit

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Australia announces US$379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, which can be seen from space, covers 348,000 square kilometres and was world-heritage listed in 1981 as the most spectacular… Read Article

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes Papua New Guinea

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury

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At least four dead as Cyclone Josie batters Fiji

The National Disaster Management office said more than 1,000 people were sheltering in evacuation centres while heavy rain and strong wind warnings remained in place for Monday

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Whales die after mass stranding in Australia

All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from… Read Article

Record number of US Marines to train in Australia in symbolic challenge to China

The deployment, first introduced in 2011 as part of a US "pivot" to Asia, has emerged as a key indicator of Washington's commitment to… Read Article

Top Australia cop quits over 'shocking' racist, sexist posts

'It is behaviour that is completely and utterly unacceptable at Victoria Police,' Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said Read Article

New deputy leader for Australia after sex scandal forces party shake-up

Michael McCormack was chosen in a party-room ballot to replace Barnaby Joyce as the leader of the rural-based National Party Read Article

Australia car ramming: 19 hurt; police say 'deliberate act' but not terror-related

Witnesses said people were thrown through the air after being hit by the vehicle, which did not appear to be trying to stop as it 'mowed… Read Article

First gay marriages take place in Australia

The first same-sex weddings ushered in a new era after the country's marriage equality law came into effect this month

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