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REFILE-Sunday morning shoppers stunned as New Zealand store plays pornography

29 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE, Sept 29 Sunday morning shoppers in the New Zealand city of Auckland caught glimpses of the unexpected when a store's promotional screen played pornography over several hours.

Bougainville independence vote from PNG scheduled for Nov 23 to Dec 7

28 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE, Sept 28 Voting in the Pacific island of Bougainville's referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG) will be held between Nov. 23 and Dec. 7, the referendum commission said.

Metallica cancel Australia, New Zealand tour as Hetfield enters rehab

28 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE American heavy metal band Metallica has canceled its upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, saying that lead singer and guitarist James Hetfield has been admitted into an addiction treatment program.

Australian jailed in Iran identified as Melbourne University academic

14 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE, Sept 14 A British-Australian woman jailed in Iran has been identified as Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne.

More than 100 Australian bushfires 'omen' of severe summer fire season

08 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Australian firefighters battled more than 100 bushfires across two eastern states on Sunday as authorities warned that parts of the country could expected a severe bushfire season this summer.

Australia's east coast battles more than 100 bushfires, 21 homes destroyed

07 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Australian firefighters battled strong winds and fast-moving blazes on Saturday as they worked to contain out-of-control bushfires that have destroyed at least 21 homes across two states on the country's east coast.

Australia says diplomats should not undermine rights, after HK protest

27 Jul 2019

MELBOURNE Foreign diplomats in Australia should respect the right to free speech and peaceful protest, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said, following tension between pro-Hong Kong and pro-Beijing protesters at a university.

New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say

13 Jul 2019

MELBOURNE Police on Saturday labelled New Zealand's first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch. | Video

RPT-Australian property auction clearance rates firm in wake of interest rate cuts -data

07 Jul 2019

MELBOURNE, July 7 Australia's housing market has shown early signs of improved buyer confidence at property auctions, according to data from a major analysis firm, days after the country's central bank cut interest rates again in a bid to boost the sluggish economy.

Australian property auction clearance rates firm in wake of interest rate cuts: data

07 Jul 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's housing market has shown early signs of improved buyer confidence at property auctions, according to data from a major analysis firm, days after the country's central bank cut interest rates again in a bid to boost the sluggish economy.

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