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A military helicopter departs Whakatane airport for the recovery operation.
A military helicopter departs Whakatane airport for the recovery operation.

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NZ retrieval team reaches White Island

The New Zealand retrieval team tasked with returning the trapped bodies of those killed in Monday's deadly volcanic eruption has landed on White Island.

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Britain votes in general election

British voters have gone to the polls in a snap election called by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a bid to "get Brexit done".

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US 'reaches deal' in principle with China

The United States has reached a "phase one" trade deal in principle with China, a source briefed on talks between the two nations says.

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Suu Kyi urges court to drop genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on World Court judges to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be given the chance to work first.

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No survivors from Chile plane crash

Human remains have been recovered in the search for an Antarctica-bound military transport plane that crashed earlier this week with 38 people on board.

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Former Bolivia leader Morales in Argentina

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has flown to Argentina, where the new centre-left government has granted him political asylum.

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Australian Associated Press