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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 Sports
August 13, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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More than 80,000 runners took part in Sydney’s annual City2Surf race on Sunday (August 13) with 2016 champion Harry Summers defending his title in 42 minutes and 16 seconds, local media reported. Celia Sullohern was the first woman to complete the 14-kilometre (8.7 miles) run from the Sydney CB...
In Britain
August 12, 2017 9:36 am gmt |
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A British tourist, who allegedly attempted to organise to meet with a 13-year-old Sydney girl, was arrested and charged with online child exploitation offences on Friday (August 11). Last week, New South Wales Police undercover officers began communicating online with a man visiting Australian from t...
In Srilanka
August 7, 2017 12:23 pm gmt |
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The Australian Government today confirmed that 13 illegal maritime arrivals (IMAs) were returned to Sri Lanka on Friday. The individuals returned were not intercepted on a recent illegal maritime venture, the Australian High Commission in Colombo said. These non-citizens have been found not to engage...
In Technology
July 7, 2017 11:24 am gmt |
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An Australian state will install the world’s largest lithium ion battery in a “historic” deal with electric car firm Tesla and energy company Neoen. The battery will protect South Australia from the kind of energy crisis which famously blacked out the state, Premier Jay Weatherill s...
In Canada
July 7, 2017 10:50 am gmt |
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The leaders of Canada, Australia and Norway landed in Hamburg on Thursday (July 6) ahead of the G20 summit on July 7-8. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting Europe as discussions continue over CETA, a comprehensive free trade deal between Canada and EU. Both he and Australian Prime Mini...
In Cricket
July 1, 2017 7:08 am gmt |
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As day broke on Saturday, Australian cricketers woke up to the realization that they were unemployed. Cricket Australia on Friday said it had failed to strike a new pay deal with the players’ union ahead of the June 30 deadline, leaving players unemployed and threatening fixtures including this...
In Latest Stories
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”...