Keyword Search: Australia
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Source: The Guradian

'Why was their trust betrayed': Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

Today 14:31 GMT

The Australian government has formally apologised to victims of child sexual abuse, after a five-year inquiry found governments, schools, sporting clubs, churches, charities and other institutions for decades failed to keep children safe.

“This has been a very difficult journey for many of us – hopefully, this landmark government apology will have its desired effect: to assist in the ongoing healing process of the many who have been impacted by the scourge of child sexual abuse within institutions,” he said.

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Source: Global News

Pregnant Meghan Markle to scale back schedule following Invictus games opening ceremony

Today 04:14 GMT

Meghan curtailed her activities after attending the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games on Saturday night at Sydney’s Opera House.

WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially open the fourth Invictus Games at Sydney Opera House. However, Meghan took a break from the Invictus Games events on Sunday morning though Harry watched a cycling competition. “After a busy program, the Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess’s schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week-and-a-half of the tour,” Kensington Palace said in a statement reported by Australia’s SBS news.

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Source: Common Domain

Great Escapes: Australia’s Surreal Northern Territory

Saturday 14:31 GMT

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With a land area six times the size of the United Kingdom, the Northern Territory, known colloquially as the Top End or the NT, is barely populated.

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Source: The Guradian

Bearing a baby and banana bread, Harry and Meghan enchant Australia

Saturday 09:00 GMT

When the couple arrived in the regional city of Dubbo on Wednesday, Harry even let a young boy hug him, then tug on his beard and pat his head, while Meghan brought allegedly homemade banana bread to the rural city to thank a local couple whose farm they visited.

Even without the well-timed baby news, the duke and duchess appear to have made all the right moves during their week in Australia, kicking off a 16-day tour that also takes in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

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Source: Global News

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle launch Invictus Games in Australia

Sunday 16:19 GMT

Prince Harry scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle present medals at the Invictus Games in Australia. “We were talking about mental health and really working on changing the way that our global community looks at mental health and deals with it,” Cherne said later.

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Source: The Guradian

Guardian Weekly: our bold new look for the international edition

Sunday 15:24 GMT

When I introduced the new-look magazine to staff during our morning conference last week, our global environment editor Jon Watts told me that when he’d interviewed Sidney Rittenberg, the American revealed that he’d used copies of the Manchester Guardian Weekly to teach English to Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and other senior Chinese Communist party cadres when they were based in the caves of Yan’an after the Long March.

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Source: CBS News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talk mental health on Australia's Bondi Beach

Saturday 10:50 GMT

Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan are using their tour of Australia to bring attention to causes close to their hearts.

It's one of 76 engagements Prince Harry and Meghan are expected to attend during a whirlwind 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. He started the athletic event in 2014 for injured and sick service members around the world.

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Source: BBC

Australian woman 'faked cancer for cash'

Friday 20:02 GMT

A woman in Australia has been charged for allegedly gaining A$55,000 ($39,000; £30,000) from a fundraising site after faking a cancer diagnosis.

Lucy Wieland, 27, used social media to document a fraudulent journey through ovarian cancer treatment, a court in Townsville, Queensland, was told. A woman in Australia has been charged for allegedly gaining A$55,000 ($39,000; £30,000) from a fundraising site after faking a cancer diagnosis.

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Source: Fox News

Should you get the flu shot What to know about the 2018-19 flu season

Friday 22:47 GMT

Following last year’s flu season — the worst in decades, killing an estimated 80,000 Americans — health professionals have a strong warning for citizens as this year’s flu season arrives: get your flu shot.

“The flu shot is incredibly important because it reduces your risk of contracting the flu,” Michelle Lin, an emergency room doctor, and professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, told Fox News on Thursday. “It also reduces your risk for complications and passing it to other people, especially pregnant women, young children and the elderly,” who are more susceptible to the virus, she added.

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