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June 10, 2017 6:56 am gmt |
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England captain Eoin Morgan says he hopes his team can knock out the unfortunate Aussies from the International Champions Trophy on Saturday (June 9). Morgan said the hosts would want to prove their credentials and keep momentum going into the semi-finals they have already qualified for. Aussie capta...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2017 8:57 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government is totally committed to support the campaign against human smuggling and sea piracy. He said that Sri Lanka would extend fullest cooperation to the efforts taken to enhance maritime security, the PMD reported. The President made this statemen...
In Europe
March 31, 2017 10:30 am gmt |
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Early voting began in Australia on Friday (March 30) for the April 16 Turkish referendum in which President Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to increase his constitutional powers. They are voting on constitutional changes which would replace their parliamentary system with an executive presidency, a change E...
In World
February 26, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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Australia and Indonesia said on Sunday (February 26) that full military ties between the two countries had been restored, after Indonesia’s military suspended cooperation with Australia in January because of “insulting” teaching material found at an Australian base. Australian Prime...
In Latest Stories
January 4, 2017 4:36 am gmt |
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The United States swept to a 3-0 win over Spain in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday (January 3) in Perth, Australia as players gear up for the Australian Open. 25 year-old Coco Vandeweghe put the U.S. into the lead by defeating Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 6-4. Jack Sock then faced a tough test against Feliciano ...
In Australia
October 2, 2016 8:36 am gmt |
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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday (October 2) the names of those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 might be confirmed by the end of the year. International investigators said on Wednesday (September 27) the passenger plane was downe...
In Britain
September 7, 2016 7:46 am gmt |
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The UK is to begin preliminary talks with Australia about the outline of a future free trade deal between them. Officials will meet twice a year to discuss the parameters of what both sides said they hoped would be an “ambitious and comprehensive” deal. Australia has been earmarked by the...
In Australia
August 17, 2016 12:27 pm gmt |
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Papua New Guinea and Australia said Wednesday they have agreed to close a detention centre on Manus Island for asylum seekers but they offered no details on when it will happen or on the fate of the 850 men being held there. Australia s tough stance on migrants and refugees has long drawn condemnatio...
In World
August 17, 2016 9:42 am gmt |
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Australia’s controversial detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea is to close, PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said Wednesday (17th Aug). The announcement follows talks between Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton and Papua New Guinea officials over the offshore detention of ...
In Srilanka
August 16, 2016 6:40 am gmt |
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The Navy apprehended 18 Sri Lankans who had attempted to migrate to Australia illegally by boat. The suspects were nabbed 40 Nautical Miles off Batticaloa yesterday morning (15th Aug). According to the Navy, the migrants had left from Valaichchenai onboard a Multi-Day Fishing Vessel named “Blue Star”...
In World
August 11, 2016 11:25 am gmt |
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Australian authorities have rejected a report that detailed alleged cases of sexual abuse against refugees in an Australian-run off-shore detention center, accusing the asylum seekers of making false allegations of sexual harassment. The British Guardian daily on Wednesday (10th Aug) published 8,000 ...
In World
June 9, 2016 9:44 am gmt |
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Flooding in Tasmania – Australia’s southernmost state – eased on Thursday (June 9) allowing nearly 3,000 residents to return to their homes in the suburb of Invermay, Launceston, one of the country’s oldest cities. Australia’s east coast was battered this week by heavy r...
In World
June 6, 2016 10:44 am gmt |
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Three people are dead and more are missing after massive storms and torrential rain flooded rivers, uprooted trees, forced hundreds to flee their homes and tore into beaches along Australia’s east coast on Monday (June 6). Waves up to five meters (17.5 feet) were pounding much of the east coast...
In World
June 5, 2016 11:43 am gmt |
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Torrential rain and high winds battered Australia’s east coast on Sunday (June 5), leaving up to 26,000 homes without power while flooding forced hundreds of people into evacuation centres. Roads were flooded and buildings left partially submerged along the coast of New South Wales state as flo...
In World
June 5, 2016 10:07 am gmt |
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A woman died on Sunday (June 5) after she was attacked by a large shark off the coast of Perth, Australia. Police said 60-year-old woman was diving off the Mindarie coast with her 43-year-old diving partner when she was attacked. Police Inspector Danny Mulligan said the attack occurred about two kilo...
In World
June 2, 2016 10:01 am gmt |
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The remains of 33 Australian soldiers killed during the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore returned to rest in Australia on Thursday (June 2), in one of the country’s largest single repatriation operations. The soldiers, who were buried overseas under an interment policy that was ...
In World
May 7, 2016 10:10 am gmt |
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Australia and Singapore will jointly develop military training areas and facilities in Australia, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday (May 6), as part of a deal that expands defence cooperation between the two countries and improves economic ties. “We will jointly develop ...
In World
April 16, 2016 7:20 am gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more cooperation with Australia when meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Beijing on Friday. During their meeting, Xi pointed out that the current China-Australia relationship has remained a strong momentum for development and the bilatera...
In Sports
March 28, 2016 6:18 am gmt |
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Virat Kohli smashed a masterful 82 to guide India to a six-wicket win against Australia in their final World Twenty20 Super 10 game on Sunday (March 27) and set up a semi-final against West Indies in Mumbai. Kohli resurrected India with his unbeaten 51-ball knock from a seemingly tricky position as t...