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Australia is resisting mounting international pressure not to deport child asylum seekers, with a minister warning Thursday that allowing them to stay could attract more refugees to come by boat.

Lawmakers can now breastfeed in the Australian Parliament after the government changed the rules on Tuesday to make politics more family-friendly. But none of the nursing mothers appeared keen to take up the opportunity.

At just 10 years old, Mizba Ahmed and her family fled persecution in Myanmar.
Children urge Australia to free them from Nauru 'prison'


Novak Djokovic was still walking around Melbourne Park with his trophy, celebrating his record sixth Australian title, when five-time runner-up Andy Murray was heading for the airport in a rush to reunite with his pregnant wife.
Djokovic wins 6th Oz title; Murray loses 5th final


Australia's prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote.

The Australian government came under pressure on Australia's national day on Tuesday to appoint an Australian head of state to replace the British monarch.

CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian government came under mounting pressure on Australia's national day on Tuesday to appoint an Australian head of state to replace the British monarch.
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Australian government pressured to cut ties with Britain


Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull made an unannounced visit to Baghdad Saturday and held talks with his Iraqi counterpart on the fight against the Islamic State group, the premier's office said.

Self-harm by asylum seekers being held at Australia's offshore detention centers takes place on average once every two days, a report said Saturday, with some prospective refugees swallowing poison, cutting themselves and attempting suicide.

A video game allowing players to kill Australian Aboriginals has been removed from mobile stores after more than 50,000 people signed an online petition against the "racist" app.

A Dutch woman lost in a "dense and unforgiving" Australian forest for five days used "bushcraft," including covering herself with mud and stuffing her clothing with river moss, to stay alive, police said Wednesday.

Australian police on Friday charged a Chinese man in Brisbane with stabbing to death his 2-month-old granddaughter and attempting to murder his wife and daughter.

PERTH, Australia - A "catastrophic" bushfire has burnt through an historic town in Western Australia, razing 95 homes and leaving three people unaccounted for, officials said Friday.

An Australian family home was gutted when a hoverboard caught fire as it was charging, officials said Tuesday.
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