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SYDNEY — The Australian authorities are investigating a ” disproportionate” rate of aircraft near-collisions at Australia’s second busiest airport.

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said it had identified Jandakot Airport, a general aviation facility in Perth, Western Australia, used as a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and other Australian government agencies, as having a much higher near-collision rate than other similar airports since 2013, Australia’s national broadcaster reported Tuesday.
“Between 2013 and 2015 Jandakot Airport had a near-collision rate that was at least three times higher than other similar metropolitan Class D airports across Australia,” the ATSB said in a statement. (Australia-Jandakot Airport-Near-Collision Rate)
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SEOUL — No case of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea Tuesday for two straight days, with no death being identified for one week, the health ministry said.
The total MERS infection cases were unchanged at 186 for two days in a row, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. (South Korea-MERS)
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SEOUL — Samsung Electronics posted 6.9 trillion won (6.1 billion U.S. dollars) in operating profit for the second quarter, a regulatory filing showed Tuesday.
The 6.9 trillion-won profit was up 15.38 percent from the previous quarter, but was down 4.03 percent from a year earlier.
Samsung’s operating profit got back on a recovery track in the past three quarters after bottoming at 4.06 trillion won in the third quarter of last year. (Samsung-Profit-Second Quarter)
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CANBERRA — Indigenous leaders have lashed out at the Australian government, accusing Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of not listening to suggestions about how to tackle constitutional recognition of the Aboriginals as Australia’s first people.
Kirstie Parker, co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’ s First Peoples, said on Tuesday that there was a noticeable divide between the voices contributing to the landmark referendum and Prime Minister Tony Abbott. (Australia-Indigenous leaders- Accusation)
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PHNOM PENH — Cambodian and Vietnamese border chiefs convened a special meeting here Tuesday to discuss border issues following recent incidents along the border line.
The meeting, which will run until Wednesday, was co-chaired by Var Kimhong, Cambodian senior minister in charge of Border Affairs, and Ho Xuan Son, Vietnamese deputy foreign minister in charge of Border Affairs.
“We hope that this special meeting will produce fruitful outcome for further enhancing bilateral ties and cooperation between our two countries,” Var Kimhong said in the meeting. ( Cambodia-Vietnam-Border Issue)
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HO CHI MINH CITY — All six members of a log workshop owner in Vietnam’s southern Binh Phuoc province were killed on Tuesday morning, the online version of local newspaper Tuoi Tre (Youth) reported.
At about 6 a m local time when coming to Quoc Anh wood- processing workshop in Minh Hung Commune, Chon Thanh District, its workers found the owner Quoc Anh, 47, and his wife Nguyen Thi Anh Nguyet had already been dead.
The workers also found other three bodies in Quoc Anh’s house, and a body of a child outside the house. The child’s throat was cut. (Vietnam-Wealthy Family-Killing)
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WELLINGTON — The New Zealand government indicated Tuesday that it was reconsidering its funding for the justice sector in Nauru amid rising concerns about the political situation in the Pacific island nation.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully said he would hold one-on-one talks with Nauru President Baron Waga on the sidelines of a meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers in Sydney, Australia, this week. (New Zealand-Nauru-Ties) Enditem

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