An Iranian reporter who has been held by Australia on Manus Island for over six years has finally left the island on a trip to New Zealand. The award-winning author says he'll never return.
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A puppy found in a back yard in Australia has turned out to not be a dog, but a rare dingo. It is hoped that the animal will be able to help increase the numbers of dingos of its kind, which are in danger of dying out.
In today's news roundup, fire fighters battle horrible bushfires in Australia, Berlin celebrates 30 years since the city's dividing wall began to come down, and a student is given permission to keep selling doughnuts.
In today's news roundup, Australia's newspapers black out their front pages in protest, Japan's Emperor Naruhito takes the throne, and scientists get an earful from the world's loudest bird.
On Monday and Tuesday, people took part in climate action protests in over 60 cities around the world. A group called Extinction Rebellion planned the protests to call attention to the climate crisis.
In today's news roundup, the United Kingdom's Parliament starts up again, Egypt cracks down on protests, and a koala that was hit by a car on a highway makes an amazing recovery.
Fire fighters on Australia's east coast are struggling to get several large bushfires under control. Over 100 fires are burning, and the dry, windy conditions have made them extremely difficult to contain.
Last week Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with the leaders of many Pacific island nations. The leaders agreed in many areas, but the talks almost broke down over the climate crisis.
In today's news roundup, leaked texts lead to protests in Puerto Rico, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies, tapes of the 1969 moon landing are auctioned off, and four children take a 600 mile (1,000 kilometer) car drive.
In today's news roundup, France puts a new tax on internet companies, a Japanese spacecraft lands on an asteroid, protected birds in Australia may have been poisoned, and a security company drops $175,000 out of their truck.
Though most experts believed Prime Minister Scott Morrison would lose Australia's election, they were proved wrong once the votes were counted. Mr. Morrison and his Coalition government have beaten Bill Shorten's Labor party.