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The bronze statue of Cardinal Moran stands by the entrance of St. Mary's Cathedral, in Sydney, Australia. Nina Dermawan#145440/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Catholic Church Singled Out In Australian Sex Abuse Report

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Australia had a particularly hard flu season this year, which may predict similar challenges for the U.S. Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year

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Australian Member of Parliament Tim Wilson proposed marriage to his longtime partner on Monday from the House floor, in what's believed to be the first proposal of its kind in the legislature. Australian House of Parliament hide caption

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Warning signs adorn the fence surrounding the compound housing the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla, during the official launch near Jamestown, Australia, on Friday. David Gray/Reuters hide caption

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A view of Uluru in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia in 2013. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone formation situated in central Australia approximately 335 kilometers from Alice Springs. The site and its surrounding area is sacred to the Anangu, the Indigenous people of this area, and is visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images hide caption

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A handout photo from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship shows the detention camp at Manus Island in 2012. Some asylum-seekers are heading to the U.S. for resettlement. Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) says Parliament could legalize same-sex marriage this year if the nation's voters endorse it. He spoke about the issue on Tuesday with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann at Parliament House in Canberra. Rod McGuirk/AP hide caption

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