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Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia

Friends, family and campaigners are celebrating Hakeem al-Araibi’s return home to the Australian city of Melbourne after Thailand freed the refugee footballer who had been held since November on an extradition request from Bahrain. After his flight touched down at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday afternoon, al-Araibi was met by hundreds[…]

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Nationalists, anti-racism protesters clash

Australian police used pepper spray to break up clashes between rightwing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Saturday as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said eliminating racism was still a “work in progress”. The United Patriots Front (UPF) organised a “Stop the Far Left” rally while anti-racism[…]

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MH17 victims remembered

Australians were Sunday remembering those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at church services, as stories emerged of parents losing children, and doctors, teachers and a nun among the dead. Twenty-eight of the 298 people on the plane apparently shot down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday were Australians, while eight[…]

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