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Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian journalist and asylum-seeker, won two prestigious Australian literary prizes for his debut, a book composed in text messages sent from a detention center on Manus Island. Hoda Afshar hide caption

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The hull of Wild Eyes — the sailboat Abby Sunderland used in her attempt to sail around the world solo — was found drifting off Australia's Kangaroo Island. South Australia Police hide caption

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Serena Williams and Roger Federer, shown here at the Wimbledon Championships 2012 Winners Ball, are set to play each other at a mixed doubles match on New Year's Day at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images hide caption

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An Australian flag flies outside Bandyup Women's Prison where a woman was forced to give birth alone in a locked prison cell despite pleading for help for more than an hour, according to a newly released report. Paul Kane/Getty Images hide caption

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A refugee transit center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in a photo taken last year. Two class action lawsuits are seeking injunctions to transfer refugees held there to Australia and award damages to them. Aziz Abdul/AP hide caption

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The SUV driven by Saeed Noori sits in Melbourne last December, after Noori plowed the vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians. Noori pleaded guilty to murder on Friday. Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A strawberry is shown on a fork at a restaurant in Sydney in September. The tainting of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles prompted a scare across Australia; now, a farm supervisor is facing charges. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police are seen in Bourke St. on Friday in Melbourne, Australia. A man was shot by police after setting his car on fire and stabbing three people and killing one in the city's central business district. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in May. Morrison apologized to hundreds of victims of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions on Monday. Mark Nolan/Getty Images hide caption

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A 12-year-old Iranian refugee girl, who had tried to set herself on fire with petrol, rests in a bed in Nauru, where nearly 1,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been sent by the government of Australia. Mike Leyral/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence

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