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Facebook blocks Australian news sites

Facebook has prevented users in Australia from sharing news on its site, while Google inked a deal with News Corp. Facebook's ban has also caught up unsuspecting targets.

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13 Apr 2022
Australia is caught in the middle of the US-China trade dispute, which is dominating Davos this year. Meanwhile, Australia has just booked its 27th consecutive year of growth, says Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.
1 May 2022
The European Union agreed on new regulations that require social media companies and online marketplaces to remove illegal content. Advertisement targeting minors will also be banned.
13 May 2022
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that a Chinese intelligence ship was not in Australia's territorial waters but its presence off the northwestern coast was "concerning."
17 May 2022
Australia is counting down to its next federal election on May 21. The environmental crisis is high on voters' minds and smaller parties and independents are gaining momentum by riding a wave of disillusionment over the conservative coalition's lack of climate action. With a hung parliament looking likely, these minor players could force the traditional parties to do more to tackle global warming. Climate change is an increasingly hot-button issue since the country's devastating bushfires of 2019-20. Our correspondents Richelle Harrison Plesse and Gregory Plesse report.
1 Jun 2022
Australia could become a "renewable energy superpower," said incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. He is due to be sworn in just a day before a Quad summit in Tokyo.
2 Jun 2022
Sandberg helped transform the company into an over $100-billion-a-year powerhouse. She will continue to serve on the board of directors.
29 Jun 2022
As experts gather at a UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is facing an "ocean emergency". In Australia, the Great Barrier Reef recently suffered another mass bleaching event, just months after a UNESCO committee recommended the World Heritage Site be listed as "in danger". The country's new left-leaning Labor government has promised to tackle global warming, but the reef's future hangs in the balance as long as Australia remains one of the world's largest exporters of fossil fuels.
5 Jul 2022
Several places were hit with about a month's rain over the weekend, causing dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks. Roughly 30,000 people have been told to either leave their homes or prepare to do so.
19 Jul 2022
A five-yearly report by the Australian government said the country's flora and fauna was badly affected by bush fires, drought and global warming. It warned more species could head for extinction.
28 Jul 2022
Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, among others, is facing several economic constraints. Mark Zuckerberg said he will "get more done with fewer resources."
19 Aug
Australian former Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing calls to resign after news broke that he secretly appointed himself to five separate minister roles.
3 Sep
A leaked draft of a newly inked security deal between the Solomon Islands and China suggests China could deploy troops to the islands or even build a military base there. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called that a 'red line.'