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#2019PresidentialElection/ Voting process under way in New Zealand, Australia, Tokyo

Five of the six polling stations in Australia for the election of the President of Romania opened on Friday at 12:00 hrs local time (3:00 hrs Romanian time) in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, followed by the Perth section.

Climate rallies worldwide, millions of people marching, a lone protester in Moscow

People around the world have called on world leaders to take urgent action at the UN Climate Action Summit to avert an environmental catastrophe.
The protests are planned in about 150 countries and were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who will lead the rally in New York.
Organizers said 300,000 people gathered around Australia, the BBC reported.

In Australia, Some Croats Openly Celebrate Fascism

Similar clubs operate across Australia, gathering places for more than 43,000 Croatian-born Australians and more than 133,000 others who claim Croatian ancestry.

Tens of thousands of Croats migrated to Australia after World War Two and the collapse of the NDH, when Croatia became part of the socialist Yugoslav federation under Josip Broz Tito.

Olympic Glory Alley Opened in Bulgaria

An Alley of Bulgaria's Olympic Glory was officially opened on Friday in the town of Sveti Vlas on the Black Sea coast of the country, the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) said.

The alley, which is located on one of the busiest streets, contains the bas-reliefs of the 48 Bulgarian athletes who have won 52 Olympic gold medals for Bulgaria, the BOC said in a press release.

Uber Launches Uber Air in Australia

Uber announced that Australia will be the first foreign ticket market for the Uber Air flight service.

The company has chosen Melbourne as the third pilot city for its air taxi program after Dallas and Los Angeles.

Test flights should begin in 2020, and their business activity in 2023.

Several companies are developing flying taxis as a future mode of transport.

Vatican Treasurer Convicted on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Cardinal George Pell, once the third most powerful man in the Vatican and Australia's most senior Catholic, has been found guilty of child sexual abuse after a trial in Melbourne, reported the Guardian. 

A jury delivered the unanimous verdict on 11 December in Melbourne's county court, but the result was subject to a suppression order and could not be reported until now.

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