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Korean woman survives six days in Australian wilderness Korean woman survives six days in Australian wilderness
A Korean woman who survived for six days in the Australian wilderness after falling from a steep cliff has been found by emergency crews. Joohee Han, 25, was climbing Mount Tyson near Tully, Queensland when she slipped and tumbled into a deep ravine. She was knocked unconscious, but managed to crawl to a waterfall where she stayed for days without any food. Her friends raised the alarm on...
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Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount
Iraq's parliament has voted to carry out a manual recount of votes cast in last month's legislative elections, amid allegations of widespread fraud. MPs also replaced the leadership of the election commission and annulled the votes of overseas and displaced Iraqis. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned that security agencies had evidence of "unprecedented" violations. He said ...
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Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war
Ethiopia says it will fully accept the outcome of a border commission, ending a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998. The ruling EPRDF coalition says the decision was taken in an effort to make peace with neighbouring Eritrea. Tens of thousands of people were killed in two years of fighting. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia refuse...
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Commonwealth Bank offers to pay record fine in laundering case Commonwealth Bank offers to pay record fine in laundering case
Australia's Commonwealth Bank has said it will pay a $700m (Ł400m; $530m) fine for breaching anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing laws. The scandal relates to 53,000 suspect transactions that the bank did not immediately report to authorities. Last year, Australia's financial intelligence agency accused the lender of "serious and systemic" law breaches. If a court approves t...
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Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic
Thousands of Palestinians have attended the funeral in Gaza of a volunteer medic who was killed by Israeli fire during protests on the border. Razan al-Najar, 21, was shot dead as she ran towards the border fence on Friday to help a casualty, Palestinian health officials said. In a statement the Israeli military said it would investigate her death. Later on Saturday rockets were fired fro...
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Australia alert after ship loses 83 containers Australia alert after ship loses 83 containers
Maritime authorities in Australia have issued an alert after 83 shipping containers fell from a vessel off the coast of New South Wales. Sanitary products, surgical masks and nappies have begun washing up on beaches north of Sydney. There are concerns the items could prove dangerous to whales and other animals if they swallow them. The containers tumbled off a Taiwanese-owned ship in a he...
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Vogue defends Saudi princess cover after backlash Vogue defends Saudi princess cover after backlash
Vogue Arabia has defended its use of a princess on its cover to mark "trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia", after being accused of ignoring a crackdown on women's rights activists. The edition features Princess Hayfa Bint Abdullah Al Saud in the driving seat of a car. A ban on women driving in the country is due to be lifted on June 24. But almost a dozen women and their supporters who cam...
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Spain PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in Friday no-confidence vote Spain PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in Friday no-confidence vote
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be forced out of office after a key party said it would support a motion of no confidence against him. The no-confidence vote is scheduled to take place on Friday and was tabled by the opposition Socialist party. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez needs a majority of 176 votes to become leader. The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) has said that it will ...
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Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk
More than half the world's children are at risk of poverty, conflict and discrimination against girls, according to a report by Save the Children. The charity's second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three. While the global situation has improved compared with last year, the charity says progress is not fast enough. ...
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Israel strikes Gaza after heaviest mortar barrage in years Israel strikes Gaza after heaviest mortar barrage in years
Israel has attacked militant sites in Gaza after coming under the heaviest barrage of mortar and rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave in years. The Israeli army said air strikes hit 35 targets, including a cross-border tunnel, belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad - Gaza's main militant groups. In Israel, an empty kindergarten was hit when militants fired more than 30 mortars earlier in t...
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