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* Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Nov 19 (BBC) Prosecutors in Sweden have dropped an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange in 2010. Assange, who denies the accusation, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.
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* Artist will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism

Nov 18 (BBC) Musician will.i.am says a Qantas flight attendant was "racist" towards him during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. The Black Eyed Peas band's frontman tweeted that he was singled out when he missed a plane announcement to put his laptop away.
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* Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

Nov 19 (BBC) People in Sydney woke up to a city shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as scores of bushfires rage across the region. Strong winds overnight brought smoke from fires inland, pushing the air quality in Australia's largest city to beyond "hazardous" levels at times.
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