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Two NBN staff stood down over leaks

NBN Co has stood down two of its employees over alleged involvement in the leaking of documents which resulted in last week’s AFP raids on Labor offices. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that two employees had been stood aside while the AFP investigation was taking place. NBN Co did […]
Two NBN staff stood down over leaks
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Labor asserts parliamentary privilege over AFP on NBN leaks

The Australian Federal Police no longer have access to seized documents after the Labor party claimed parliamentary privilege. AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin confirmed that the documents seized have now been sealed, and can’t be accessed until the matter goes before the Senate. With parliament now dissolved until after the election, […]
Labor asserts parliamentary privilege over AFP on NBN leaks
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Pope asks Mexico’s poorest for forgiveness

San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (AFP) - Pope Francis asked Mexico's indigenous population on Monday for forgiveness over the exclusion they have suffered as he led a mass in native languages in impoverished Chiapas state.
Pope asks Mexico’s poorest for forgiveness
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Australian police just put up the street price of illegal drugs

Australian Federal Police’s seizure of 720 litres of liquid methamphetamine in a shipment from Asia was a big talking point yesterday, especially the astronomical value of the illegal drugs. “This has resulted in 3.6 million hits of ice being taken off the streets with value of $1.26 million dollars,” federal […]
Australian police just put up the street price of illegal drugs
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Miss Spain is crowned Miss World

Sanya (China) (AFP) - Spanish model Mireia Lalaguna was crowned Miss World 2015 after beating out 113 contestants from across the globe on Saturday night at a coastal resort city in south China's Hainan Province.
Miss Spain is crowned Miss World
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Mitsubishi to end US vehicle production

Washington (AFP) - Facing sluggish US car sales, Japanese automaker Mitsubishi said Friday it would stop making vehicles in the United States and is looking to sell its Illinois plant.
Mitsubishi to end US vehicle production
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We’re getting closer to the Ferrari IPO

Milan (AFP) - The maker of the iconic Italian sports car Ferrari officially filed with US regulators on Thursday its plans to launch an initial public offering on Wall Street, parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday.
We’re getting closer to the Ferrari IPO
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Lady Gaga is engaged

New York (AFP) - Pop diva Lady Gaga announced to the world that she is getting married -- to an actor she met making a video, in which she wore her mother's wedding dress.
Lady Gaga is engaged
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Sierra Leone Declares Five-Day Ebola Lockdown

Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone's government has declared a five-day lockdown in the country's north to step up efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic, while making an exception for Christmas.
Sierra Leone Declares Five-Day Ebola Lockdown