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In world first, Qantas flies direct from New York City to Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - Qantas Flight 7879 touched down at Sydney airport on Sunday morning, ending the longest commercial flight undertaken ...


Jonesy and Amanda named best Australian on-air team

BRISBANE, Australia - Successful WSFM breakfast hosts Jonesy and Amanda (Brendan Jones and Amanda Keller), have been crowned Best On-Air ...


The global war on money laundering is a failed experiment

Money laundering rarely gets as literal as the case in Thailand last week, where police raided homes of a ring ...


China Plans to Replace Hong Kong Leader Lam

China is planning to replace Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing ...


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Ground-breaking ceremony in Dubai for Malaysian expo team

DUBAI, UAE - Malaysia held a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday, to kick-start construction of it's pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, ...

Cold Snap Prompts Cries Of Foul Play At Afghan Election Center

A top Afghan presidential contender has complained after two police officers slept in an election data center in Kabul where ...

Global pet trade in amphibians is bigger than we thought

Humans keep all sorts of animals as pets and new species are constantly being brought into the trade - some ...

Esports is the future of all sports - here's why

The future of all sports is esports. That may sound like a bold statement but there is growing evidence to ...

LGBT In Turkmenistan: Go To Jail Or Live A Lie

To his friends and colleagues in Turkmenistan, Kamil is a successful cardiologist working at a prestigious clinic and an eligible ...

Japanese swim coach quits Bangladesh over punishment of juniors

Dhaka - The Japanese head coach of Bangladesh's national swimming federation has quit after alleging that junior swimmers were forced ...

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U.S. tightens net on whistleblower Julian Assange

LONDON, UK - U.S. efforts to have whistleblower Julian Assange extradited from a prison in London to the United States ...

Israel could be forced to polls for third time this year

JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a government, and has given up on being ...

Trudeau holds on to power but with slimmed majority

Canada's federal election campaign highlighted a struggle that caught the world by surprise. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on the ...

U.S. soldiers could remain in Syria, Trump now tweets

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump is now considering leaving some American troops, nearly 200, in Syria to guard ...

Bus crash in Democratic Republic of Congo claims many lives

MBANZA-NGUNGU, Democratic Republic of Congo - At least 31 people are dead and many others were injured after a bus ...

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Wall Street mixed as UK lawmakers reject new Brexit deal

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday with the Dow advancing, while the S&P 500 and ...


Ground-breaking ceremony in Dubai for Malaysian expo team

DUBAI, UAE - Malaysia held a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday, to kick-start construction of it's pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, ...


Steaks back on menus in China as Irish beef exports resume

DUBLIN, Ireland - Beef exports from Ireland to China are back to full capacity after a two-decade ban.The majority of ...


Stocks rise in Asia, dollar remains soft

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia rose on Tuesday, with gains across the board.Helping sentiment were remarks by U.S. President ...


Boeing 737 Max comeback may be delayed further

Brokers were busy downgrading Boeing shares on Monday after news broke on Friday that the company was aware of a ...


Modest gains on U.S. markets, geopolitical concerns weigh

NEW YORK, New York - Optimism about ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China helped keep stocks in the ...


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