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Australia Welcomes 2017, Defying NYE Terror Threat

Global terror attacks have cast a pall over 2016 but Australia was Saturday defying the threats and ringing in the New Year with bumper crowds gathering to watch a firework extravaganza on Sydney’s glittering harbour. 2016 has seen repeated bloodshed,

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Teen Arrested Over Alleged Sydney Terror Plot

(AFP) – An 18-year-old man was arrested in Sydney on Tuesday over an alleged “imminent” terror plot, as police raided properties in Melbourne in a separate counter-terrorism operation, officials said. Australian Federal Police claimed the teenager was scouting possible sites

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British ‘Invaded’ Australia Say University Guidelines

Language guidelines that advise students to describe British explorer James Cook’s arrival in Sydney as an “invasion” rather than a “settlement” were defended by an Australian university Wednesday, denying it was rewriting history to be politically correct. The University of

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Sydney Opera House Cordoned Off In Security Scare

Sydney’s iconic Opera House was cordoned off on Thursday in a security scare sparked by “information on social media” with people cleared from the harbour front precinct before police declared it safe. Metal barriers were erected with onlookers kept about

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