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Australia Day Campaign Raises A$100,000 To Replace Billboard

A campaign to reinstate an Australia Day advert featuring two girls in hijabs has raised more than A$100,000 (£60,000; $75,000) in donations.

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Xi Portrays China As Global Leader As Trump Era Looms

Pic: ReutersGENEVA: China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems.

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Dog Forced Into Rushing Water On Movie Set Sparks Probe

A screenshot from the video shows the dog struggling as it is pushed into the rushing water.PHOTO: YOUTUBE

LOS ANGELES: Movie chiefs are investigating after a video surfaced showing a terrified German shepherd dog being forced into rushing water during the filming of A Dog's Purpose.

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Obama Suggests U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem Could Be 'Explosive'

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: President Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could have "explosive" results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning.

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Sylvana Simons: Racism Is Accepted In The Netherlands

As the Netherlands gears up for general elections, now two months away, a new political party aims to fight back against the rising tide of Geert Wilders' right-wing populism.

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Pakistan Student: 'I Was Tortured By Hardline Islamists'

The abduction of the student in Lahore has caused concern among human rights groups

A Pakistani student has said he was abducted and badly beaten by hardline Islamist students after posting tweets in support of five liberal bloggers who have gone missing.

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Turkey Deports New York Times Journalist

Turkey has deported a correspondent with The New York Times as he tried to enter the country through Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, according to the newspaper.

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Fatah And Hamas To Form Unity Government

The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority has agreed to form a unity government with rival organisation Hamas, Al Jazeera has learned.

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Obama Hopes For Quiet After White House But Will Defend 'Core Values'

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: He is ready for some quiet time, plans to do some writing and intends to give his successor space to govern, at least on most issues.

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Jordan Cracks Down On Activists Over Social Media Posts

A Jordanian military court has charged eight activists with "insulting the King" and "incitement to spread chaos to undermine the political regime of Jordan using social media", lawyers said.

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