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Australia

Australia's Human Services Minister Stuart Robert resigns after investigation into China trip finds he acted 'inconsistently' with ministerial standards - Guardian

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Australia

#BREAKING: A 13 year old girl has drowned at Williamsons Beach in Daylton, south-east of Melbourne. - @SkyNewsAust

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Australia

Barnaby Joyce has become the 13th leader of the National Party after a vote in the party room his deputy will be Fiona Nash - Sky News Australia

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Australia

Update: 3 people in custody over disappearance of Australian mother Samantha Kelly - 9 News Melbourne

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Australia

Upcoming: Barnaby Joyce set to become Australia's Deputy Prime Minister when National Party MPs meet later, Australia's 9 News reports

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Australia

Australia's National Party leader Warren Truss announce his retirement from politics, will step down 'probably in the next few days' - Sky News Australia

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Australia

Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb says he will retire 'after 12 fulfilling and eventful years' - @DanConifer

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Special Broadcasting Service

Chairman of Australian broadcaster SBS, Nihal Gupta, steps down for family reasons - AAP

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Australia

#BREAKING: Reports Trade Minister Andrew Robb and Deputy PM Warren Truss are set to retire from politics. - @SkyNewsAust

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Australia drops charges against man accused of preparing to fight with Kurdish militants against Islamic State - ABC News

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Australia

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull gives 10th annual address to Parliament on 'Closing the Gap' on disadvantage faced by Indigenous Australians: 'Our nation's founding document should reflect Australia as it is, not how it was perceived 120 years ago. We recognize and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and peoples. And we're proud that their history is our history. Their culture is our culture. Their values are our values' - SMH

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Australia

Australia's Commonwealth Bank lifts its first half cash profit by 4% to record $4.8 billion (about US $3.4 billion) - Sky News Australia

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Australia

Telstra says 'embarrassing human error' caused nationwide outage in Australia, will look at offering free data to customers - The West Australian

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Australia

Japan's Nikkei close down more than 5%, biggest intraday loss since May 2013; Australia shares fell 2.6% in biggest loss since September - Guardian

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Australia

Telstra confirms all services restored following mass outage for mobile users across Australia - ABC News

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Australia

Australian share market has suffers biggest 1-day fall since September, shedding $42.5 billion in value - ABC News

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Australia

Telstra services being 'restored progressively' after cellular, data services outage across Australia - @Telstra

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Australia

Japan's Nikkei index down more than 5.2% or 898 points; Australian stocks sharply lower - CNBC

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Australia

Australia's ASX down 2.5% mid-session, about $33 billion in shareholder value erased - The West Australian

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Australia

Australia's Telstra users report mobile services outage; company investigates 'will be working to resolve' - 9 News Australia

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