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Australians mark 25 years since massacre changed gun laws

Apr. 28, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia marked the 25th anniversary on Wednesday of a lone gunman killing 35 people in Tasmania state in a massacre that galvanized the nation to drastically tighten gun laws. A service was held at the Port Arthur tourist town where the...

Australia to withdraw last 80 troops from Afghanistan

Apr. 15, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia would complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in September in line with the United States and other allies, the prime minister said Thursday. Australia’s contribution to the NATO-led mission had once exceeded 15,000...