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November 23, 2017 4:53 am gmt |
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday (November 23) that asylum seekers residing at the Manus Island detention camp in Papua New Guinea should leave the centre and go to alternative accommodation on the island. Police entered an officially-shuttered Australian-run detention camp...
In Australia
November 11, 2017 12:04 pm gmt |
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Asylum seekers in Manus Island detention centre were advised to move to an alternative location, said Acting Prime Minster for Australia, Julie Bishop on Saturday (November 11). Speaking in Perth, Bishop assured essential services would be provided to refugees. She later added “Those who were f...
In Australia
August 19, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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Five people, including a baby were injured after being hit by a car at a shopping mall in Sydney on Saturday (August 19), Australian media reported. Australian police said the driver “suffered a medical episode” and the crash was not intentional. The male driver remained at the scene to a...
In Australia
August 16, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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Former Olympic champion cyclist Steve Wooldridge has died at the age of 39 in a suspected suicide. Cycling New South Wales confirmed that the Sydney-born Australian was found dead on Tuesday (15.08.2017), just a week short of his 40 birthday. “Stephen was an inspirational figure in track cyclin...
In Australia
August 14, 2017 6:29 am gmt |
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Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s political future was in doubt today after it emerged he was a dual citizen, placing the conservative government’s slim parliamentary majority at risk. Australia does not allow dual citizens to sit in parliament, with New Zealand confirming ...
In Australia
June 6, 2017 12:28 pm gmt |
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Police scoured a plane and airport after a bomb hoax prompted passengers to jump off a domestic service flight in rural Australia on Tuesday (June 6). A threatening note, which turned out to be a hoax, was found in the bathroom, police and media said. It was unclear what was written on the note. Poli...
In Australia
May 8, 2017 7:59 am gmt |
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told media on Monday (May 8) he sent a congratulatory text to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron. Macron was elected president on Sunday (May 7) with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who...
In Australia
May 3, 2017 11:50 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday (May 1) said Australia would not tolerate “reckless, dangerous threats” to regional stability, following North Korea’s ballistic missile test over the weekend. Speaking to Australians and Americans gathered at a dawn commemoration ceremony i...
In Australia
April 4, 2017 10:48 am gmt |
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Australian customs officers found shoe boxes arrived from Europe with venomous snakes, exotic spiders and scorpions found slithering inside the “creep crawly cargo”. The unusual discovery was made at Melbourne last month in two boxes marked shoes sent through the mail in a consignment ide...
In Australia
April 1, 2017 12:05 pm gmt |
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Tens of thousands of Australians were stranded by floodwaters on Saturday (April 1) after the remnants of a powerful cyclone swept along the country’s east coast, cutting roads, destroying bridges and killing two people. The disaster zone from ex-Cyclone Debbie stretched 1,000 km (600 miles) fr...
In Australia
March 28, 2017 6:24 am gmt |
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Towns along Queensland’s coast have been hit hard as Cyclone Debbie made landfall on Tuesday (March 28). Yachts at Airlie Beach particularly bore the brunt of the storm as they were buffeted by high winds, heavy rain and a tidal surge. The cyclone was upgraded overnight to a category four storm...
In Australia
February 21, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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A small plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping centre near an airport outside Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, on Tuesday (Feb 21) and officials said an unknown number of people may have been killed. Smoke billowed from the shopping mall near Essendon airport, a small air...
In Australia
February 6, 2017 10:51 am gmt |
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Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million) from an Australia-bound yacht during a covert midnight operation last week, the authorities said on Monday (Feb 6). Six men, includ...
In America
January 30, 2017 12:06 pm gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump on a telephone conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday (Jan 30) has confirmed that his administration will honour a refugee resettlement deal with staunch ally Australia. Amid uproar over the new President’s executive order banning refug...
In Asia
January 14, 2017 10:28 am gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is on an official visit to Australia, met with his counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday (Jan 14) where the pair agreed to deepen defense ties between the two nations through joint military training and exercises. Abe’s visit to Australia is t...
In Australia
December 23, 2016 10:44 am gmt |
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Australian police say they’ve foiled a plot to bomb parts of Melbourne on Christmas Day in a planned attack inspired by the terror group ISIS. “As a result of this investigation we believe we have neutralized that threat,” Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said at a n...
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December 17, 2016 11:43 am gmt |
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A magnitude 8.0 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the epicenter. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.9 quake struck 46 kilometers (29 miles) east of Taron in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The quake was deep, at ...
In Australia
December 8, 2016 6:29 am gmt |
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‘Unattended objects’ were found in the Sydney suburb of Penrith on Thursday (Dec 8), New South Wales Police confirmed. Penrith Local Area Command and the Rescue & Bomb Disposal Unit attended the scene, which according to local media was near an electricity substation. “The exami...
In Australia
November 13, 2016 12:30 pm gmt |
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A bushfire threatened to burn homes in Western Sydney on Sunday (November 13), as Australian firefighters tried to control the blaze. The fire burning in the suburb of Londonderry, 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of Sydney’s central business district, is believed to have been fuelled by 60 km/hr ...