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  1. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Coach slams drug probe into Australian rugby league teams

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Reuters in Melbourne, Australia The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach ... intelligence unit have sent shockwaves in Australia, long proud of its image as a nation that plays fair. The naming of the NRL clubs followed the release of an Australian Crime Commission report last ...

  2. News - Asia - SOLOMONS

    Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:09am by Associated Press in Sydney, Australia

    ... A strong aftershock rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area where nine deaths have been confirmed. Prime Minist ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - MOTORCYCLING

    Valentino Rossi wins in Australia after Marc Marquez crashes out

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Agence France-Presse at Phillip Island, Australia Rossi wins in Australia after Marquez crashes out Italian Valentino Rossi won his first Australian MotoGP in nine years after world ... It was Rossi's sixth premier-class win at Phillip Island and his first since 2005 to extend his phenomenal record to 15 podium finishes in 18 trips to Australia. Marquez, who clinched back-to-back world ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    ‘Syria recruiter’ charged with preparing Australia terror attack

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 12:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Brisbane

    ... the alleged preparation and recruitment for incursions into Syria to fight,” federal police said in a statement. The additional charges came after Australia last month raised its terror threat level ...

  5. News - Asia - IMMIGRATION

    Australia speeds up visa scheme to attract rich Chinese investors

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Approvals to fast-tracked and disclosure rules relaxed in move to attract more investment Australia speeds up visa scheme to lure rich Chinese Australia has taken steps ... strict. The two-year old Significant Investor Visa (SIV) scheme offers residency to overseas individuals who invest more than A$5 million (HK$34 million) in Australia under a programme ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Australia aims to draw more Chinese tourists to wine and dine Down Under

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Campaign aims to draw more Hong Kong and mainland visitors to wine and dine Down Under Fresh seafood is Australia's tourist bait Whether it's sampling fresh oysters at seafood farms or embarking on a whisky trail, food and wine is the latest front in Australia's campaign to draw visitors and investors Down Under- particularly from China. ...

  7. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Australia says forces sent to Iraq standing idle in UAE over legal status

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... Australia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia amid growing pressure for the US-led coalition to do more to halt their advance. But the Australian troops, intended to conduct “advise and assist” missions with the Iraqi army, had been idle in the United Arab Emirates since mid-September because, Abbott said, a formal agreement on their legal status could not be agreed. The Embassy of Iraq in Australia did ...

  8. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Retirees spark trailer park home boom in Australia

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... said. Australia's expanding ranks of retirees, faced with rising housing costs and inadequate savings, are set to boost demand for cheaper manufactured homes by as much as 41 per cent, ... There was "tremendous opportunity in manufactured housing", said Jason Kougellis, managing director for Australia and New Zealand at GE Capital. They "provide an affordable solution for an ageing ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Australia and New Zealand join commingling with Wednesday's Sha Tin meeting

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 08:12pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Jockey Club will open a fresh frontier with Wednesday night's humble Sha Tin dirt meeting as Australia and New Zealand join the club's ... dollars per meeting. Australia has taken longer than expected due to regulatory hurdles but the final piece of the puzzle is expected to be in place by Wednesday morning. Provided that goes ahead, ...

  10. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Australia to ban race hate preachers

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia to ban 'race hate' preachers Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday said moves were under way to ban "race hate" ... in Australia. "Over the years there have been all sorts of people come into this country to cause trouble, to make a nuisance of themselves, to stir up Australian against Australian and as far ...




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