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Australia Appoints Countrys First Female Intelligence Chief

For the first time in Australia, a woman has been appointed to head an intelligence agency. Rachel Noble, who is currently responsible for the federal governments cybersecurity strategies, will lead the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) from February 2020. “Her appointment to this leadership role is a significant step forward for women in the national security sector
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New Zealand Recovers 6 Bodies From Volcanic Island, Prepares Airlift

A New Zealand military team that landed on a volcanic island on Friday has recovered six of eight bodies and are preparing to send them back to the capital city Wellington, police said in a statement. The high-risk operation on White Island, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) off the east coast of New Zealands North Island began after 6 a.m. (1700 GMT Thursday)
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British PM Johnson to Win a Majority of 86: Exit Poll

LONDON—Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party will win a majority of 86 seats in Britains election, giving him the numbers in parliament he needs to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, an exit poll indicated on Thursday. The exit poll showed Johnsons Conservatives would win 368 seats, enough for a comfortable outright majority in the 650-seat parliament. Labour were