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Apple's Tim Cook tweeted a congratulatory message to Australia on its same-sex marriage vote - using a New Zealand flag emoji

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Tim Cook confused the New Zealand and Australian flags when he congratulated Australia in a tweet
He quickly realized the error and retweeted the correct standard
The two countries' flags are almost identical
Social media is in a frenzy after Australia voted Yes in favour of marriage equality.
Celebrities, sportspeople and business people have come out support in vote on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also jumped on to welcome the result with a tweet.
“Congratulations Australia! Another important step toward equality for all,” he...
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AUSTRALIA SAYS YES TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

AUSTRALIA SAYS YES TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

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Australia has voted yes in favour of same-sex marriage.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says 7,817,247 people - 61.6% of the vote, said yes.
The no vote was 38.4%.
The ABS announced the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey in Canberra this morning.
Nearly 79.5% of the eligible voters - 12,723,920 people - took part.
Before announcing the postal survey result, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged that if the result in the postal survey was a yes, then he'd seek to introduce legislation to legalise same-sex marriage by Christmas.
The House of...
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