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Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

In this Tuesday, June 18, 2019, photo, pro life demonstrators gather outside the Victorian State Parliament, opposing the voluntary assisted dying laws, in Melbourne. Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday, June 19, more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill.

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FILE - This is a 2012 file photo of Jonathan Fanene of the New England Patriots NFL football team. Court filings allege former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene faces charges used a pipe, golf club and broom handle to assault his wife and his sister over allegations he had an extramarital affair while on a trip to Hawaii. Fanene has been charged in the District Court of American Samoa with eight felonies, including kidnapping and assault, and five misdemeanors. He has been released on $100,000 bail and will appear in court next week. (AP Photo/File)

Former Bengal faces assault charges in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene faces charges he used a pipe, golf club and broom handle to assault his wife and his sister over allegations he had an extramarital affair while on a trip to Hawaii, according to court documents filed this week.

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Prosecutors: Australian cardinal’s convictions should stand

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse will soon ask an Australian appeals court to reverse convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than 20 years ago.

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No one is providing abortions in the US territory of Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Women living in the U.S. territory of Guam who want to get an abortion must travel outside the Pacific island because of a lack of providers, officials said.

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FILE - This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

YouTube updates hate speech guidelines to prohibit videos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube updated its hate speech policies Wednesday to prohibit videos with white supremacy and neo-Nazi viewpoints.

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Australian Cardinal Pell appeals child sex convictions

Cardinal George Pell, center rear, arrives at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse has begun his appeal in an Australian court against his convictions of molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than 20 years ago. Cardinal George Pell appeared in court wearing a cleric's collar for the hearing being heard by three judges. Formerly the pope's finance minister, Pell had been sentenced in March to six years in prison.

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In this image made from video, police proceed to apprehend a suspect on the ground next to a white truck, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Darwin Australia. Media reports say a gunman has killed at least four people in the Australian city of Darwin. Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Lee Morgan says a 45-year-old man was in custody following Tuesday's shooting. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

Gunman out on parole kills 4 in Australian city of Darwin

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man who was out on parole was arrested after fatally shooting four men and wounding a woman in an hour-long downtown rampage Tuesday in the northern Australian city of Darwin, police said.

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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Australia's Samantha Kerr, left, fights for control of the ball against Japan's Nana Ichise , bottom right, during the AFC Jordan 2018 Women's Asian Cup final in Amman, Jordan. The Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday, June 7, 2019, in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)

Australia union calls for equal World Cup prize money

The Australian players' union has called on FIFA to award the same prize money for the Women's World Cup that is provided for the men's tournament.

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In this May 7, 2019, photo, the Reserve Bank of Australia building in Sydney. Australia’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25 percent in the first rate change in almost three years. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)

Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.25%

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia's central back on cut its benchmark interest rate Tuesday by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25% in the first rate change in almost three years.

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Australian central bank cuts benchmark rate by 0.25% to a new record low of 1.25% in 1st rate change in almost 3 years.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian central bank cuts benchmark rate by 0.25% to a new record low of 1.25% in 1st rate change in almost 3 years.

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