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Australian politicians condemn call for a 'final solution' to ban Muslim migration

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SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and all major political parties on Wednesday condemned a speech by a minor senator who used the term "final solution" in calling for a revival of a "White Australia" restrictive immigration policy. | Video

Australian archbishop begins home detention over sex abuse cover-up

MELBOURNE A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home. | Video

World, Aug 14 2018

Australian PM's popularity slumps as government fractures emerge

SYDNEY The personal approval rating of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull fell to its lowest level in more than four months, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, adding pressure on Turnbull as he seeks to unite a fractured government.

World, Aug 12 2018

Australia's prime minister to face internal dissent as parliament resumes

SYDNEY Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will this week be forced to confront internal divisions as the government convenes for the first time since it suffered a series of electoral defeats that threatens its prospect for re-election.

World, Aug 11 2018

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth

SYDNEY Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.

Oddly Enough, World, Aug 10 2018

Australia to help build Samoa parliament in latest Pacific aid pledge

(This version of Aug. 8 story has been refiled to clarify project funding in paragraph 8)

World, China, Aug 09 2018

Philippines to deport Australian academic blacklisted for protest

MANILA The Philippines has denied entry to an elderly Australian activist for being a "threat to public order" and would deport him, officials said on Thursday, the latest action against foreigners accused of protesting against the government.

World, Aug 09 2018

Australia's population to hit 25 million, a decade earlier than forecast

SYDNEY Australia's population will hit a record 25 million on Tuesday, almost a decade earlier than projected, as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, latest government data shows.

World, Aug 07 2018

Australian Rules: Police to assess punch in Perth game

MELBOURNE Australian police said on Monday they will assess a punch thrown by West Coast Eagles midfielder Andrew Gaff that left an opponent with a broken jaw during an Australian Football League (AFL) match in Perth.

World, Aug 06 2018

Indonesia to deport Australian graduate student traveling to Papua

JAKARTA Indonesian authorities have denied entry and will deport an Australian graduate student who was traveling via Bali to Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on vacation.

World, Indonesia Aug 04 2018
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Malaysian court tells women charged in killing of North Korean to enter defense

KUALA LUMPUR A Malaysian judge on Thursday ruled that a trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would continue, and asked them to enter their defense.