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Queen's 'sincere wish' that Prince Charles lead the Commonwealth 'one day' - ABC Local

The Queen has called on Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son as the next head of the organisation. Key points: It is the Queen's most explicit comments about the role; Royal Family rarely discusses future beyond Queen's reign; Malcolm Turnbull this ...

UK to open diplomatic posts in the Pacific, citing security concerns - The Sydney Morning Herald

London: Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says security is one of the reasons why Britain will open three new diplomatic posts in the Pacific Islands. The development follows Australia's call for the UK to direct more of its aid to the Pacific ...

Qld waste levy to keep councils recycling - Yahoo7 News

Queensland will reintroduce a waste levy earlier than planned in an effort to stop local councils scrapping their recycling programs. Ipswich city council in southeast Queensland has announced it will stop its recycling program and dump recyclable ...

Cuba's new president vows to defend legacy of Castro revolution - SBS

Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island's economy. Updated ...

She Instagrammed her exotic drug-smuggling vacation. Now 'Cocaine Babe' is going to prison. - Washington Post

A Canadian Instagrammer who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia during an exotic, made-for-social-media ocean voyage has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars. Melina Roberge, 24, entered a guilty plea ...

Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg says energy deal is close - The Sydney Morning Herald

Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is confident of striking a deal with the states on a national plan to merge climate and energy policy, but remains adamant he won't yield to demands by some Labor states to raise emission reduction ...

Sydney Roosters return to winners list with 6-0 win over toothless Canterbury - Daily Telegraph

This was the lowest scoring game between two high-flying Sydney clubs in 83 years. Roosters 6, Bulldogs 0. It was an NRL snore-fest. The lowest points scored previously in a game between these clubs was eight — 5-3 to Easts — back in August, 1977 ...

Royal Wedding Countdown: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Say 'I Do' in One Month - Entertainment Tonight

BIGGEST NEWS OF THE WEEK. As of Thursday, we're officially one month away from the royal wedding! And with only 30 days to go, a source tells ET that Meghan is busy wrapping up all the last minute details. "She wants to incorporate a few American ...

Palace: No crackdown on anti-Duterte activists - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — There is no crackdown on foreigners deemed critical of the Duterte administration, Malacañang said yesterday as it dismissed as mere enforcement of the law the detention of an elderly Australian missionary and the deportation of ...

Coral on the Great Barrier Reef was 'cooked' during 2016 marine heatwave, study finds - ABC Online

An underwater heatwave that bleached massive sections of the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 was so severe it immediately "cooked" some corals in the northern region, scientists say following the results of a major long-term study. Key points: Study looked ...