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By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

After 91 years, Ford’s Australian car production ends

CANBERRA, Australia — Ford Motor Co. ended 91 years of car manufacturing in Australia on Friday, with the remaining two Australian car makers due to close their doors next year.

Ford Australia said it built the world’s last six-cylinder, rear-wheel drive Falcon XR6 at its Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne and 600 employees lost their jobs.

Search for missing Malaysian airliner has found a second 19th century shipwreck in the Indian Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a second 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, officials said Wednesday.