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World 17 Jun 2021 | 3:53 PM

Aboriginal groups reject bill to protect cultural heritage in Western Australia mining state

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Indigenous Australians say a bill to protect cultural heritage in the mining state of Western Australia is flawed and should not be presented to parliament, as the state reviews laws that allowed Rio Tinto to destroy a 46,000-year-old rock shelter.

World 16 Jun 2021 | 5:02 PM

Philippine minister aims to deploy more nurses, healthcare staff overseas

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' labour minister said on Wednesday he will ask for government approval to allow 5,000 more healthcare workers to be deployed abroad, double the annual cap in a country that is one of the world's biggest sources of nurses.

World 16 Jun 2021 | 3:05 PM

Pricey metals lure Australian thieves to strip cars of catalytic converters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Police in South Australia urged drivers on Wednesday to step up efforts to protect their cars, as thieves target the catalytic converters that scrub exhaust emissions, amid a surge in prices of precious metals.

World 15 Jun 2021 | 10:47 AM

Australia temporarily releases Sri Lankan asylum seeker family after two years island detention

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will allow a Sri Lankan asylum seeker family detained on Christmas Island since 2019 to live in community detention on the mainland after public anger over their separation when the youngest child became sick and was flown to a major hospital.