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Australia

Australian Border Force officers will not stop people at random during Melbourne operation, immigration officials say - @SBSNews

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Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Police arrests 31-year-old man over the death of 2-year-old girl found in Mildura, Australia, earlier this week - @SkyNewsAust

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Syrian civil war

Alleged Syrian war recruiter loses Sydney court challenge; man charged with violating Australia's law against 'Foreign Incursions and Recruitment' - @AP

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Australia

RT @abcnewsMelb: #BREAKING Sean Price, who murdered Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic has also pleaded guilty to rape of another woman two … - @abcnews

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Innisfail, Queensland, Australia

Body of 3-year-old boy who went missing around the Johnstone River in Innisfail, Australia, has been found - @BrisbaneTimes

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Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Body of 2 year old toddler found in Mildura, Australia; police are investigating - @VictoriaPolice

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markets

Australian stocks slump 4% amid China turmoil; benchmark S&P/ASX200 down 213.3 points, or 4.09% - @australian

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Australia

RT @abcnewsSydney: #BREAKING Roseanne Beckett has won more than $2 million in compensation for malicious prosecution after serving ten year… - @abcnews

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Australia

Search underway for 4 people missing in 'extremely hot' Arnhem Land area of Australia's Northern Territory - @AusNewsNetwork

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Australia

Dozens of firefighters from Australia, New Zealand head to Western US states to battle wildfires - @STcom

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New South Wales, Australia

Man suffers life-threatening injuries following shark attack on New South Wales mid-north coast in Australia - @abcnews

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Australia

#BREAKING: Former Australian cricketer and member of the 'Invincibles' Arthur Morris has died at the age of 93. - @SkyNewsAust

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US formally asks Australia to expand role in the fight against Islamic State in Syria - @abcnews

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Australia

Qantas CEO on company's profit report: 'We are delivering one of the biggest turnarounds in Australian corporate history' - @MattCNBC

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Australian Prime Minister Abbott says 7 Australians have been stopped overnight from leaving to fight with Islamic State - @ursulaheger

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Australia

#BREAKING: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose TPG proposed acquisition of iiNet. - @SkyNewsAust

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Explosion in central Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015

Thai netizens falsely identify Australian model Sunny Burns as Bangkok bomber; Burns was questioned and released - @AFP, Instagram: sunnyburns

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Report: Attack by Australian warplanes in Iraq kills a senior Islamic State commander and 15 fighters - @9NewsSyd

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Australia

ACTU says it will proceed with application to have Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon disqualifed - @SkyNewsAust

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Australia

Australian Federal Court orders former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson to repay $1.3 million of union funds - @SkyNewsAust

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