New Zealand's government announced it is raising the minimum wage in a move that will impact about 250,000 workers.

A court in Japan has ruled in favor of a woman who accused one of the country's highest-profile journalists of rape, but could get no redress from police or prosecutors.

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A coalition of former fire chiefs is blasting the federal government as being "asleep at the wheel" when it comes to global warming and its links to the bushfire crisis.

Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing will temporarily stop producing its beleaguered 737 MAX planes next month, as it has run into a snag preventing it from getting its planes back in the air.

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating if the popular type-2 diabetes drug Metformin is possibly contaminated the same carcinogen that led to the heartburn drug Zantac being pulled off shelves this year.

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The world's first fully electric airplane took its first flight earlier this week, taking off from the western Canadian city of Vancouver and flying along the Fraser River for 15 minutes.

Australia's biggest lender Commonwealth Bank will end up paying out as much as $53.1 Million owed to thousands of its workers who didn't get their proper entitlements.

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Donald Trump signed an executive order that broadens the definition of anti-Semitism, but critics say it could be used to clamp down on free speech and legitimate criticism of the government of Israel.

The Queensland government is trucking in emergency supplies of water after Tamborine Mountain state school ran dry - even though mountain water is being sold to commercial bottling operations.

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Australia has the worst climate change policies out of 57 nations studied and the Morrison government is a "regressive force" internationally, according to a new report.

Greenland's ice sheet is melting at a rate that is seven times faster than in the 1990s, which could lead to coastal areas around the world with populations in the hundreds of millions facing flooding.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is getting some scathing reviews for appearing to play down the devastating bush fires surrounding Australia's largest city and the smoke choking its air, and give priority to his religious discrimination bill.

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