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Australia accuses China of election meddling

A senior minister has questioned the timing of Beijing’s security pact with the Solomon Islands Australia’s home affairs minister has accused China of attempting to interfere in an election set for next month, saying a recent security deal with a nearby Pacific nation suggested nefarious motives. In comments to a …

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US and Australia spreading fake news – Beijing

Beijing has dismissed claims that it is going to set up a military base in the Solomon Islands Beijing has dismissed as “fake news” allegations made earlier by Canberra and Washington that China is intending to set up a military base in the Solomon Islands. At a press conference on …

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Australian PM calls May 21 general election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition trails Labor in opinion polls after nine years in power. Australia will hold a general election on May 21, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, triggering a campaign expected to be fought over cost-of-living pressures, climate change, and questions of trust and competence of the …

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First ever ‘true’ millipede discovered – scientists

Scientists have discovered the first-ever “true” millipede with more than 1,000 legs 60 meters underground in a mining area in Western Australia, setting the record for the creature with the most legs known to humans. Announcing the discovery in the peer-reviewed Scientific Reports journal, the team of researchers revealed that …

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AUKUS could trigger race for nuclear submarines, IAEA warns

The United Nations’ nuclear organization has sounded the alarm over Australia’s plan to obtain nuclear-powered submarines. Under a trilateral deal between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States dubbed AUKUS, Australia will be given nuclear-propulsion technology for submarines. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) set up a task force to …

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China urges Australia to drop ‘Cold War mentality’ after ex-PM Abbott visited Taipei, pledged support

China has called on Australia to abandon its “Cold War mentality” and re-evaluate its relationship with Beijing, following former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s visit to Chinese Taipei, during which he pledged that Canberra would support the self-ruled island against Beijing. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks …

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