Eritrean Ibrahim Omer is the first-ever African-origin Member of Parliament to be elected in New Zealand where he moved to from a refugee camp in Sudan.
Labour won 64 of the 120 parliamentary seats, and more than half of those are female candidates. It also has 16 indigenous Maori MPs, the first leaders of African and Sri Lankan origin.
Australia's Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews rejected growing calls for an end to all limits on people being able to leave their homes.
New Zealand Department of Conservation said several pilot whales stranded and died on the country’s North Island.
New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern and her Labour Party won the national elections.
The election was delayed by a month after new Covid-19 infections in Auckland. A record number of voters have already cast their ballots in advance.
Victoria state has suffered a surge in cases. These days it has been recording low numbers of virus infections.
Critics accuse authorities of using national security as an excuse for threatening journalists over media revelations that are embarrassing for the government.
The tech giant said it removed Advance New Zealand party's Facebook page as the party has repeatedly violated misinformation policies.
French South Pacific territory narrowly rejects independence in a referendum, with the 'no' camp bagging 53.26 percent and the 'yes' camp receiving 46.7 percent of votes.
TikTok's owner ByteDance seeks to overcome distrust surrounding the video-streaming app as it awaits Washington's decision on ending plans to ban the app in the United States on security grounds.
An estimated 470 whales were discovered beached on the shore and sand bars along the remote island state of Tasmania. Veterinary teams are assessing a few more distressed whales for more mercy killings "based on animal welfare grounds."
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