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Donald Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit next month

The US president is due to visit the country in mid-July after months of back-and-forth.

FILE - In this March 12, 2018, file photo, Skagit County Solid Waste Division manager Margo Gillaspy displays some of the recyclable plastic items that had been deposited at the Skagit County Transfer Station at Ovenell Road in Mt. Vernon, Wash. A scientific study published Wednesday, June 20, 2018, said China's 2017 decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe. (Scott Terrell/Skagit Valley Herald via AP, File)

Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban - study

The change is forcing countries to rethink how they deal with plastic waste.

Telstra must explain 'heartbreaking' 8000 job cuts says Australian Government

The telecommunications giant says one-in-four executives and middle managers will be sacked.

Tasmanian government backs priests reporting child sex abuse

The push hopes to lift the veil of the confessional.

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Some have gone as far as labelling the situation as sanctioned child abuse.

Trump officials have no clear plan on how to reunite thousands of children taken from parents at border

"We're still working through the experience of reunifying kids with their parents after adjudication," an official says.

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Some have gone as far as labelling the situation as sanctioned child abuse.

Anger continues to mount in US over growing migrant children crisis

Some have gone as far as labelling the situation as sanctioned child abuse.

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It comes two years after Ayla Cresswell discovered her partner's body, and had his reproductive tissue removed.

Queensland woman allowed to use dead boyfriend's sperm in landmark court decision

The young woman had been in a relationship with the man for about three years when he took his own life.

Oprah Winfrey becomes first black woman to make the Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Winfrey is now ranked as one of the top 500 richest people in the world.

FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some business leaders including Zuckerberg are condemning the Trump administration's decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally, but it's unclear what impact - if any - they will have. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Google, Facebook and other big names speak out against US border child separation

Around 2300 minors have been separated from their parents at the US border over the last month.

Identity of Australian man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting young girl revealed

The man allegedly kidnapped the 11-year-old school girl in broad daylight.

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After addressing business leaders, the US President clapped and embraced the flag to the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want'.

Watch: President Trump bizarrely hugs American flag after speech railing against illegal immigration, boasting of detaining family units

After addressing business leaders, the US President clapped and embraced the flag to the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want'.

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Canada will become the first G7 nation to legalise the drug nationwide.

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 52-29 today.

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Mother robbed and assaulted while visiting son's Sydney grave

The 52-year-old woman was at Riverstone Cemetery when the attack took place.

Tasmania, Australia, platypus swimming in creek

Scientists reconstruct ancient platypus-fish that swam like a stingray in Australia

The strange fish had nostrils coming out of its eye sockets and a long snout with jaws.

Sarah Palin's son accepted into diversion court after assaulting father

Track Palin assaulted his father so severely it left him bleeding from the head.

The move is a first step towards an outright ban on single-use plastic bags.

Woolworths Australia's ban on single-use plastic bags comes into force

The company has provided more than 3.2 billion plastic bags a year to shoppers.

Battery short circuit causes explosion that injures five on London's Underground

Two people were taken to hospital as a result of the explosion.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council as ambassador labels it 'an organisation not worthy of its name'

Ambassador Nikki Haley accuses the council of having "chronic bias against Israel".

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Thousands of race-goers cheered from the stands as the royal family arrived.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy a day at Royal Ascot horse races

Race-goers cheered from the stands as the royal family arrived in several horse-drawn carriages.

UK to review medical marijuana ban after outcry over denial of treatment for epileptic children

It comes after epileptic Billy Caldwell, 12, was allowed to receive cannabis oil for his seizures.

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Human rights attorney Jennifer Harbury received the tape from a whistleblower, recorded last week.

Heartbreaking audio of children crying for their parents takes centre stage in growing uproar over separation at US-Mexico border

"Papa! Papa!" one child is heard weeping in the audio file that was first reported yesterday by the nonprofit ProPublica and later provided to The Associated Press.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall ride in a buggy with their daughter Mia.

Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall gives birth to second child

The Queen and other senior royals are "delighted with the news".

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Eighteen survivors have been pulled from Lake Toba.

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in lake in Indonesia

Rescuers find bags and jackets but no new survivors as 94 remain missing.

MPI says it's the only way to fully eradicate cow disease Mycoplasma bovis from the 28 properties it's been detected on.

Aussie cattle deaths on live export ship to China blamed on virus, not the awful conditions

The 46 livestock deaths were not related to heat stress an official says.

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