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Nineteen people were hurt after a pickup truck smashed into a cafe in northern Australia on Tuesday, sparking a fire that engulfed the building, police said.

A man was charged with attempted murder in Australia Monday after allegedly stealing a bulldozer, crushing four cars and then driving the machine through a house.

Monetary donations received for the election were the reason for the substantial difference between Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) cash saving and what Ko claimed to own last year, according to a Facebook post made by Ko's wife Dr. Chen Pei-chi (陳佩琪) yesterday.

Cambodia received its first batch of asylum-seekers from Australian custody on Thursday, with rights groups labeling them "human guinea pigs" for an uncaring policy by Canberra to offload refugees onto other countries.

Australia's economy was stronger-than-expected in the first quarter of the year as exports and consumer spending boosted growth, data showed Wednesday, reinforcing a decision to keep interest rates on hold after two cuts this year.

The detention of indigenous children has become a national crisis in Australia, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, and demanded the government do more to stem what it termed a spiraling epidemic.

Australia's political opposition hopes to harness momentum from the Irish gay marriage referendum after it proposed a law Monday that would recognize same-sex marriages, which the country's conservative prime minister opposes.

Australia's Queensland state will list the koala as a "vulnerable species" throughout the northeastern region, saying urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks were threatening the much-loved furry animal.
Koala to be classified as 'vulnerable,' after announcement by Queensland


Australia welcomed a draft decision by the United Nations to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list Saturday, but environmentalists warned of ongoing risks to the natural wonder.

U.S. authorities investigating the mistaken shipment of live anthrax by a military lab have discovered another batch of the lethal bacteria dating back to 2008, some of which was sent to Australia, officials said Friday.

Stronger regional cooperation is needed to counter the threat posed by foreign fighters returning from the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, Australia's foreign minister said Saturday.

A former Chinese elementary school teacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4, in a case underscoring the vulnerability of rural children left behind by parents seeking jobs in cities.

Australia on Tuesday announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for "betraying the country," but insisted no one would be left stateless.

Australia on Monday appointed a counter-terrorism chief to coordinate security agencies, while pointing to the United States and the United Kingdom to justify a proposal to strip citizenship from dual nationals linked to jihadists.
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