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Australia's Aborigines seek treaties in drive for more than symbolic change

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SYDNEY Australian Aboriginal leaders agreed on Friday to seek treaties with national and state governments as preferable to symbolic acknowledgement of the indigenous minority in Australia's constitution.

Asylum seekers at Australian-run detention center told to leave or miss U.S. resettlement

SYDNEY Asylum seekers at an Australian-run offshore detention center in Papua New Guinea must move to a community facility in order to be eligible for a refugee swap deal with the United States, a notice posted at the camp and seen by Reuters shows.

World, United Nations, May 26 2017

Thousands of foreign students in limbo as Careers Australia collapses

SYDNEY Careers Australia Group, a provider of vocational education and training, has gone into voluntary administration after losing government funding, putting 1,100 people out of work and 15,000 students in limbo, its administrators said on Friday.

World, May 26 2017

Dozens of aboriginal Australians walk out of meeting on their future

SYDNEY Dozens of Australian indigenous leaders walked out of a national meeting on their future on Thursday in protest against a plan to accept constitutional recognition, indigenous leader Geoff Clark said.

World, May 25 2017

Australian police waited too long to react to deadly siege threat: coroner

SYDNEY Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three people including the hostage-taker were killed, a coroner said on Wednesday.

World, May 24 2017

Exclusive: U.S. starts 'extreme vetting' at Australia's offshore detention centers

SYDNEY U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps told Reuters on Tuesday, as Washington honors a refugee swap that U.S. President Donald Trump had called "a dumb deal".

World, May 23 2017

Propulsion problems put Australian warships out of action

SYDNEY Australia is investigating if problems in the propulsion systems of two $1.5 billion warships built by manufacturers from Spain, Germany and Britain are the result of design flaws.

World, Germany May 20 2017

Australian tax chief faces charges after son's cars, guns and money fraud romp

SYDNEY One of Australia's top anti-fraud tax officials faces charges after his son and eight friends were arrested in raids that netted cash, luxury cars, two small planes, guns and vintage wine in a A$165 million tax fraud, police said on Thursday.

World, May 18 2017

Nationalist politician enters race for Mongolian presidency

ULAANBAATAR A third Mongolian presidential candidate who has strongly opposed Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto's part ownership of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper mine entered the race on Thursday for next month's election.

World, May 18 2017

Asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea fear they will be put at risk by relocation

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea's decision to relocate hundreds of men held in an Australian-run detention center to a nearby town soon exposes them to violence and inadequate medical care, asylum seekers and human rights groups said on Tuesday.

World, May 16 2017
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G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

TAORMINA, Italy Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations meet African heads of state on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit which has been marked by discord over climate change, but unity on tackling terrorism. | Video