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Family of Seven Found Shot Dead in Australia

A family of seven including four children was found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years, police and media said. (May 11)

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Here’s the latest for Friday, May 11th: Trump-Kim summit set for June 12th in Singapore; 7 Dead in shooting in Australia; NYC car accident injures 6; Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii partly closed due to eruption.

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104 Year-Old Biologist Dies in Assisted Suicide

Scientist David Goodall traveled to Liestal, Switzerland from Australia to take advantage of the country’s assisted-suicide laws after his health began deteriorating. (May 10)

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Australia pledges cash to help save the koala

Australia unveiled on Monday a US$34 million plan to help bring its koala population back from the brink, following a rapid decline in the furry marsupials’ fortunes.

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Macron thanks Turnbull & ‘delicious’ wife for Australia welcome

French leader Emmanuel Macron thanks Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his “delicious” wife for their welcome.

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Cardinal Pell Pleads Not Guilty in Australia

Cardinal George Pell pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday. An Australian magistrate ordered Pell to stand trial. He is the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis. (May 1)

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Vatican finance chief Pell arrives for abuse hearing

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell pleaded not guilty Tuesday after being ordered to stand trial on multiple historical sexual offence charges in Australia. IMAGES.

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Australia pledges half a billion to restore Barrier Reef

Australia pledges half a billion dollars to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef in what it said would be a gamechanger for the embattled natural wonder. The World Heritage-listed site is currently under threat from coral bleaching, pollution and climate change.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffered a “catastrophic die-off” of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, a report revealed Thursday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Axe marks the sport as wood-chopping booms in Australia

The centuries-old Australian sport of wood-chopping is enjoying a renaissance, with more women and children competing in the male-dominated activity.