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  1. News - Asia

    Australia, Malaysia tussle over flight MH370 search costs

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Australia, Malaysia tussle over search costs Fifty-fifty, a Malaysian official said of how his country and Australia will split the bill for the increasingly ... and other countries who have got a key interest." The government expects to spend A$90 million (HK$655million) on the search by July 2015. But the actual cost to Australia will depend on how ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Chile 3 Australia 1: South Americans do just enough to see off Socceroos

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 08:05am

    ... Australia in their World Cup group B opener in Cuiaba on Friday. It’s gut wrenching to be honest. In the end, we gave away a two-goal start and that’s what killed us Australia coach Ange ... gut wrenching to be honest,” Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said. “In the end, we gave away a two-goal start and that’s what killed us.” Although Chile dominated much of the opening stages, ...

  3. News - Asia - MILITARY

    Australia supports Japan's drive to expand use of its military

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Tokyo Australia backs Japan expanding use of its military Australia yesterday backed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to expand the use of his country's ... as well as criticism from China, which accuses him of seeking to remilitarise Japan. "Australia can see great benefits to our country and to our region, should Japan continue to play ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia will manage less than third of its pledged carbon cuts, report says

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Analysts say Australia will fail to achieve pledged carbon emission cuts by the end of the decade, casting doubt on the commitment of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Australia will achieve less than a third of the carbon emission cuts it has pledged to make by the end of the decade, analysis firm Reputex said, stoking doubts over the government’s ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    France aim to make amends in second test against Australia

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 08:53pm by AFP

    ... by the seven-try trouncing, keeping the French without a win in Australia for 24 years. We were all ashamed, going down by 27 points is never pleasant. There have been talks because that game left physical ... year's November tests. Australian coach Ewen McKenzie made three injury-enforced changes and named flanker Michael Hooper as one of Australia's youngest captains. Veteran hooker Stephen ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan, Australia discuss closer military ties and submarine deal in Tokyo talks

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Defence ministers stress 'special relationship' between Japan and Australia while agreeing to increase links and discuss submarine technology deal Japan and Australia said on Wednesday they have stepped up their defence ties and moved toward a possible future submarine deal, as assertive China stirs tension in the Asia-Pacific region. ...

  7. Property - International - PROPERTY FUNDS

    Fund manager spends US$200m on properties in Japan, Australia

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:43am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Fund manager seeks to diversify its portfolio by acquisitions in Japan and Australia M&G builds on success in Asia with purchases M&G Real Estate, one of the world's top 25 real estate fund managers by assets under management, has acquired two properties in Japan and one in Australia with a combined market value of more than US$200 ...

  8. News - Asia - CRIME

    Australia jails Indonesian people smugglers for role in deadly boat voyage

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:14pm

    ... in jail in Australia for people-smuggling, after a doomed venture in which more than 100 people drowned. The men were not charged with organising the people-smuggling venture or with the deaths ... to assist illegal non-citizens into Australia and sentenced to six years’ jail. He will be eligible for parole after four years. Scores of asylum-seekers have drowned when their boats foundered en ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    63 women in Australia’s military have signed up for combat roles

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... per cent of Australia's military. Women had been banned from the infantry, special forces, field artillery units, tanks, armoured vehicles, mine clearing, bomb disposal and from guard ... force roles. It declined to release total numbers within the various roles, "as this has the potential to place undue pressure on any individual pursuing a combat role". Australia, New ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    All payments made were transparent, says Australia's football federation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Officials deny any impropriety in donations for development projects overseas as corruption probe into Qatar's World Cup bid continues Australia: 'payments ... Corporation that Australia's grants to overseas bodies also had to be examined. "Some of the evidence published in relation to Qatar was that some of the money was given to development ...




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