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Japan has reportedly withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission in a bid to resume commercial whaling. Japan's Kyodo news agency says the decision will be announced by the end of this month. It comes as pro and anti-whaling members of the IWC have been stuck in decades of confrontation over the practice of whaling.

The United States is withdrawing its troops from Syria, as president 彩53彩票Donald Trump claims victory over the Islamic State group. About 2,000 US soldiers are currently fighting alongside Kurdish forces against IS. The decision contradicts the advice of the Pentagon and has been criticised by one of Mr Trump's senior Republican colleagues.

A Melbourne man has been sentenced to 13 years in jail over the hit and run deaths of a newlywed couple in April。 20-year-old Eric Victorsen was driving a stolen car at excessive speed when he hit another car, killing Bita Zaeim and her husband Matt Goland。

And Graham Arnold has named injured midfielder Aaron Mooy in his 23-man Socceroos squad for the Asian Cup hoping his star midfielder can be fit for next month's tournament. Long-term striker Tomi Juric has been overlooked as Australia seek to retain the trophy won on home soil in 2015.

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