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Australia

More: 2 adults, child and baby involved in Queensland amber alert were last seen in Parkwood, however they could now be in Southport, Queensland police say - @QPSmedia

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Australia

3 out of 7 arrested have been charged with planning terrorist attack Christmas Day at Melbourne, Australia, landmarks; 4 others in police custody - ABC Australia

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markets

Asian stocks lower in Christmas pullback; Australia's ASX closed 0.3% in shortened trading day; Hong Kong's Hang Seng, Shanghai Composite down 0.6% - Financial Times

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Australia

A severe weather warning continues for north Western Australia as a deep low moves south with heavy rain and chance of damaging winds - BOM Australia

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Australia

Advance warning issued for a bushfire at The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve in Frankston North, Australia - @7NewsMelbourne

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Australia

Australian government order investigation into Victoria's major public hospitals amid fears of deliberate manipulation of waiting lists to boost performance records - Herald Sun

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Australia

Tropical storms Yvette and Nockten likely to make landfall over Australia and the Philippines on Sunday - @metofficestorms

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Australia

Photo: Van seen after crashing, exploding at ACL office in Canberra, Austalia; company director says no one was inside, condition of driver unclear - @LyleShelton

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Australia

More: No one inside injured, 'no public safety issues' after van crashes, explodes at Australian Christian Lobby offices in Canberra, police say - Daily Telegraph

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Australia

Editor's note: We're looking for more information on a report from Australia's 9News that a van has 'rammed' into the offices of the Australian Christian Lobby, a right-leaning public company focused on influencing policy, in the capital city of Canberra. There has been no word on any injuries at the scene, where it would now be about 2:30 a.m. local time. - Tricia

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Australia

Van explodes after crashing into Australian Christian Lobby office in Canberra - @9NewsAUS

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Australia

2 of Australia's biggest banks to pay fine and overhaul foreign exchange procedures after critical regulatory probe - Australian Associated Pres

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Australia

10 Chinese men are charged with drug smuggling in Australia after cocaine is found on their ship - AP

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Australia

Australia's Supreme Court finds the Victorian government's decision to house juveniles in adult prisons unlawful - Sky News Australia

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Australia

#BREAKING Australia's embassy is making urgent enquiries to determine whether any Australians have been affected by the incident in Berlin - @SkyNewsAust

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Australia

Standard & Poor say budget update will have no immediate effect on Australia's credit rating - Sky News Australia

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Australia

#BREAKING ratings agency Moody's says #MYEFO is consistent with maintaining Australia's AAA credit rating - @SkyNewsAust

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Australia

#BREAKING @FitchRatings says Australia's budget outlook is still consistent with AAA credit rating despite a slight deterioration #MYEFO - @SkyNewsAust

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Australia

RT @JoshBavas: This house at Bardon has been deemed unlivable after damage form yesterday's storm. #bnestorm https://t.co/GxnBn8S0Vh - @ABCNews24

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Australia

Australia's Federal budget deficit this financial year revised down by $600 million to $36.5 billion, according to mid-year budget update - ABC News Australia

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