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Australia ramps up sanctions against Rus...

Australia ramps up sanctions against Russia

Australia has ratcheted up sanctions against Russia in line with the United States and European Union in response to Russian soldiers openly violating Ukraine sovereignty. Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday accused Russia of “brazenly” trying to break eastern Ukraine away from the rest of the... read more »

Australians mourn victims of downed Mala...

Australians mourn victims of downed Malaysian jet

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said Thursday that those responsible for shooting down the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine will face justice, as his nation marked a day of mourning for the 38 Australian citizens and residents who died in the crash. The commemorations were... read more »

Australia gets approval to send armed of...

Australia gets approval to send armed officers to MH17 recovery team

AUSTRALIA has won approval to send elite armed officers to protect investigative teams in their efforts to scour the Malaysia Airlines crash site for human remains after the recalled Ukrainian parliament passed special legislation. Announcing that cadaver sniffer dogs had also been permitted to... read more »

WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging ord...

WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegatio...

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in the region has been exposed by WikiLeaks. The prohibition emerged from a criminal case in the Australian courts and applies throughout the country. It... read more »

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6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

Wellington – A severe earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has been recorded off! the coast of Fiordland, shaking New Zealand’s Southland region early T! uesday. The... read more »

Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet's father says Oz prisons not safe for Indians

Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet’s father says Oz prisons not safe for Indians

Sydney – India-born hit-and-run fugitive Puneet Puneet’s father has said he is not going to fight his son’s extradition to Australia as he felt that Indians are not safe... read more »

WikiLeaks doubts 'unauthorized' US' Assange 'unlikely to face charges' claims

WikiLeaks doubts ‘unauthorized’ US’ Assange ‘unlikely to face char...

Sydney – Wikileaks has doubts over new claims by US officials that Julian Assange is unlikely to face charges for publishing secret documents. Assange will not be coming out of the... read more »

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Sydney – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to establish a “security round table” with Indonesia, seeking to rebuild a strategic relationship... read more »

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charges in Australia

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charges in Austr...

Sydney – Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel, accused of the manslaughter of three patients in Australia, has walked a free man from court. The 63-year-old former Bundaberg-based surgeon has... read more »