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Australian detained in China receives consular visit: official

Australian detained in China receives consular visit: officialThe Australian embassy in Beijing was on Friday granted consular access to Australian national Yang Jun, who is detained in China on national security grounds. “Access to Mr Yang was provided in accordance with our bilateral consular agreement with China,” the statement said. The Chinese-Australian author and democracy advocate, whose pen name is Yang Hengjun, was detained shortly after he made a rare return to China from the United States last week.



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China detains Australian on suspicion of endangering security

China detains Australian on suspicion of endangering securityAustralian officials said Yang Hengjun was detained shortly after he flew in to the southern city of Guangzhou from New York last week, but it did not believe his detention was the result of rising tension between China and the West. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that Australia was officially notified after Yang was placed under “coercive measures” – a euphemism for detention – in Beijing. “The Australian citizen Yang Jun, due to being suspected of engaging in criminal acts that endangered China’s national security, was recently placed under coercive measures and is being investigated by the Beijing city State Security Bureau,” Hua told reporters.



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Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder

Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murderSeveral thousand people marched through major Australia cities on Sunday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne. The marches, part of the Women’s March rallies held around the world in support of women’s rights, gathered some 3,000 people in Sydney, who in their chants demanded safe streets for women in Australian cities. Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, earlier this week.



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The Australian Prime Minister Gets Roasted for Major 'Shoegate' Photoshop Fail

The Australian Prime Minister Gets Roasted for Major 'Shoegate' Photoshop FailAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is being called out for photoshopping his shoes, in what some are now calling #shoegate.



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Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylumAustralia gave its strongest hint yet on Wednesday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman in Bangkok would be granted humanitarian asylum, despite efforts by Riyadh and her family to force her return home. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has documented her bid to flee her allegedly abusive family with minute-by-minute social media updates, intensifying the global spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s rights record. “If she is found to be a refugee, then we will give very, very, very serious consideration to a humanitarian visa,” health minister Greg Hunt told public broadcaster ABC.



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Australian man screaming at spider 'why don't you die?' triggers full police response

Australian man screaming at spider 'why don't you die?' triggers full police responsePolice in Australia responded to reports of a man screaming "why don't you die?" by dispatching multiple units to a home in Perth. But officers were soon told to stand down when they found a man who “had only been trying to kill a spider", according to the police log published online. The alarm was raised when a passer-by heard a screaming child and a man repeatedly shouting.  In a tweet on Wednesday morning Wanneroo police shared their account of the unusual incident.  It cited the man’s “serious fear” of spiders, and added that there had been no injuries at the scene apart from those sustained by the spider.  The now-deleted tweet by Wanneroo police The tweet read: “Multiple police units responded lights and sirens to the incident this morning. Never a dull moment for the Police!” A police spokesman, Samuel Dinnison, said: "It's just one of those jobs where you go expecting to see one thing and see another." He confirmed the tweet was later deleted from Twitter because it pictured internal police communication systems and because “there were just some typos in it, things like that”. The man was reported to have apologised “for the inconvenience” he had caused. A similar incident occurred in 2015 , when police in Sydney found a man screaming “I’m going to kill you, you’re dead” at a spider in his home.



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Massive Australian cow nearly as tall as Michael Jordan goes viral

Massive Australian cow nearly as tall as Michael Jordan goes viralA cow in Western Australia has gone udderly viral due to its sheer size and



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Australian Man Builds Life-Sized Camper Using Only Legos

Australian Man Builds Life-Sized Camper Using Only LegosThe replica caravan even has running water and electricity.



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That Racist Serena Williams Cartoon Is So Very Australian

That Racist Serena Williams Cartoon Is So Very AustralianBy now, you have probably seen the Australian newspaper cartoon about the U.S.



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Australian Newspaper Doesn't See How This Cartoon of Serena Williams Is Racist

Australian Newspaper Doesn't See How This Cartoon of Serena Williams Is RacistThe illustration has drawn comparisons to racist images of the Jim Crow era



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