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Australia Decides Not to Kill Joe the Pigeon

Why Does Australia Want to Kill a Bird Named Joe (Biden)?

Australia Decides Not to Kill Joe the Pigeon Australia Decides Not to Kill Joe the Pigeon MELBOURNE, Australia — The racing pigeon seemed to have traveled far, from Oregon, when it showed up weak and hungry in a backyard in a Melbourne suburb. Someone decided to name it Joe, after President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. But Australian officials, fearing the …

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Why Does Australia Want to Kill a Bird Named Joe (Biden)?

Why Does Australia Want to Kill a Bird Named Joe (Biden)?

Why Does Australia Want to Kill a Bird Named Joe (Biden)? Why Does Australia Want to Kill a Bird Named Joe (Biden)? International news outlets picked up the strange tale of a bird named Joe, and the internet marveled at its journey. The authorities said they believed it had most likely hitched a ride on a cargo ship. Brad Turner, …

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International students in Australia prepare to spend the holidays away from family

International students in Australia prepare to spend the holidays away from family

International students in Australia prepare to spend the holidays away from family International students in Australia prepare to spend the holidays away from family Add a cut in skilled migration, which would make it harder for international students to obtain permanent residency in Australia, along with a rise in xenophobia because of the coronavirus, and it all cumulates in what …

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‘Nightmare’ Australia Housing Lockdown Called Breach of Human Rights

‘Nightmare’ Australia Housing Lockdown Called Breach of Human Rights

‘Nightmare’ Australia Housing Lockdown Called Breach of Human Rights ‘Nightmare’ Australia Housing Lockdown Called Breach of Human Rights MELBOURNE, Australia — The sudden lockdown this summer of nine public housing towers in Melbourne that left 3,000 people without adequate food and medication and access to fresh air during the city’s second coronavirus wave breached human rights laws, an investigation found. …

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Australia and New Zealand plan to ease travel restrictions, and other news from around the world.

Australia and New Zealand plan to ease travel restrictions, and other news from around the world.

Australia and New Zealand plan to ease travel restrictions, and other news from around the world. Australia and New Zealand plan to ease travel restrictions, and other news from around the world. The New Zealand government intends to establish a travel bubble with Australia in the first quarter of next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday. The arrangement …

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Reporting on Indigenous Australia – The New York Times

Reporting on Indigenous Australia - The New York Times

Reporting on Indigenous Australia – The New York Times Reporting on Indigenous Australia – The New York Times The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. When I first heard about Australia’s “bush courts,” I knew they were something I wanted to report on. Makeshift courtrooms, fly-in legal services, and …

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Australia Scraps Covid-19 Vaccine That Produced H.I.V. False Positives

Australia Scraps Covid-19 Vaccine That Produced H.I.V. False Positives

Australia Scraps Covid-19 Vaccine That Produced H.I.V. False Positives Australia Scraps Covid-19 Vaccine That Produced H.I.V. False Positives Australia on Friday canceled a roughly $750 million plan for a large order of a locally developed coronavirus vaccine after the inoculation produced false positive test results for H.I.V. in some volunteers participating in a trial study. Of the dozens of coronavirus …

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Australia Gears Up for the Great Koala Count, Using Drones, Droppings and Dogs

Australia Gears Up for the Great Koala Count, Using Drones, Droppings and Dogs

Australia Gears Up for the Great Koala Count, Using Drones, Droppings and Dogs Australia Gears Up for the Great Koala Count, Using Drones, Droppings and Dogs MELBOURNE, Australia — One would think that koalas are easy to find — and count — because they are large, fluffy and mostly immobile since they are prone to sleep for about 20 hours …

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Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy?

Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy?

Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy? Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy? The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Yan Zhuang, a reporter for the Australia bureau. Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke certainly never called the …

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Australia Sounds the Alarm on China, Then Runs for Shelter

Australia Sounds the Alarm on China, Then Runs for Shelter

Australia Sounds the Alarm on China, Then Runs for Shelter Australia Sounds the Alarm on China, Then Runs for Shelter SYDNEY, Australia — For the past few years, Australia has positioned itself at the front of a global effort to stand up to China. It was the first country to ban Huawei’s 5G technology, to pass foreign interference laws aimed …

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