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Indonesia quake death toll rises to 30: govt

THE death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Indonesia’s remote Maluku islands rose to 30 on Sunday, including several toddlers, the disaster agency said.

Japan cattle farmers fear US trade deal will be death knell

US and Japanese officials insist a hard-won bilateral trade deal will be a “win-win”, but some Japanese cattle farmers fear the agreement could sound the death knell for their embattled...

Last Australian state decriminalises abortion

ABORTION was decriminalised in Australia’s state of New South Wales on Thursday after weeks of contentious debate, bringing its laws into line with the rest of the country. 

Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record

A DAMNING new UN report published Sunday said the world is falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster because of runaway warming, with the five-year period ending...