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November 22, 2018 12:49 AM Amazon stops blocking Australians from its U.S. website after backlash

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Thursday it would stop blocking Australians from shopping on its much larger U.S. site after a customer backlash, dumping an unpopular policy the retail giant had said was necessary to comply with Australian tax law. The abrupt reversal, less than five months after the policy was introduced, is a relief 142

November 20, 2018 5:17 PM Martin Boyle delighted to be playing for Australia: 'I'm extremely proud to represent this country'

New Socceroos star Martin Boyle has passed the anthem test with flying colours, and he's still soaring following a huge first week of action for Australia. Scottish-born Boyle, whose father was born in Sydney, made an instant impression in the Socceroos jersey with his direct running and nose for goal. He laid on a late equaliser in his debut off the bench 79

November 17, 2018 12:45 AM Australian PM urges global leaders to reject protectionism, embrace free trade

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - Global leaders must promote free trade, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea, Morrison urged leaders to embrace free, open trade, rejecting protectionism. “The test for us now, for all of us is to stand up for the economic 83

November 16, 2018 2:43 AM Actress Rebel Wilson loses bid to keep most of her defamation payout

Rebel Wilson said she was glad she'd stood up to "a bully" despite losing her bid Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine. The actress had sued Woman's Day magazine last year over a series of articles in 2015 that she said had painted her as someone who'd lied about her real name, age and childhood 90

November 11, 2018 11:59 PM Second iron ore train derails in Australia; no injuries

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An empty iron ore train has derailed in Western Australia after poor weather eroded part of the track, operator Mineral Resources Ltd said on Monday, just a week after the derailing of a runaway ore train in the state’s north. About 30 empty iron ore wagons in a 106-wagon train came off the track on Sunday south of the sparsely 93

November 11, 2018 1:44 PM Strawberry needle investigation leads to Australian woman’s arrest, police say

A 50-year-old Australian woman was arrested after an investigation into strawberries being contaminated with sewing needles. An Australian woman was arrested over the weekend after a two-month investigation into needles hidden in strawberries that sparked contamination fears in the region. The 50-year-old woman was charged Sunday with seven counts of contaminating 105

November 10, 2018 9:54 AM Melbourne police see Islamic State 'inspiration' behind stabbings

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylinders in the center of Melbourne and stabbed one person to death was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, police said on Saturday. Police identified the man responsible for Friday’s attack as Somali-born Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, and said he was radicalized 103

November 9, 2018 12:02 PM The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Australia that police say was linked to terrorism. Police say the driver of a pickup truck got out of his vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife before being fatally shot by police on Friday in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. The militant 88

November 9, 2018 7:17 AM Bhutanese conjoined twins separated at Australian hospital

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Conjoined Bhutanese sisters were separated in a six-hour operation at an Australian hospital on Friday and the lead surgeon said he was quietly confident the infants would recover successfully. The 15-month-old twins, Nima and Dawa, were joined from the chest to the pelvis. Doctors at the Royal Children’s’ Hospital Melbourne (RCHM) 94

November 7, 2018 2:05 AM Australia's far-right One Nation recruits former Labor leader

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former leader of Australia’s main opposition Labor party said on Wednesday he will join the country’s most prominent far-right political party, One Nation, in a move that may re-energize nationalist politics. Mark Latham, who led Australia’s center-left Labor to defeat at the 2004 national election, said he will join Pauline Hanson’s 92