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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian foreign minister denies Indonesia rift

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... that Australia’s overseas diplomatic posts were involved in a vast US-led surveillance network. The problems were compounded by a report on Sunday citing a document from US whistleblower Edward Snowden showing that Australia and the United States mounted a joint surveillance operation on Indonesia during 2007 UN climate talks in Bali. An angry Jakarta on Monday said it would co-sponsor a draft ...

  2. News - Asia

    Australia morgue blasted for refusing 'too fat' bodies

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:28am by Agence France-Presse in Syndey

    ... with the air conditioner going full blast to keep it cool. “I actually had to turn around and drive two hours home to Roebourne [in western Australia] and keep him in my car overnight,” she told ... unit in it.” Cummings, the co-owner of Pilbara Funeral Services in northwest Australia, said it was not the first time the Hedland Health Campus hospital had rejected large bodies. She said ...

  3. Business - Companies

    2 Wanda units in Hong Kong team up to invest in Australian property

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:03am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Wanda Commercial Properties (Group) is taking part in a joint venture in Australia valued as much as HK$7.5 billion with its parent firm. ... Properties (Hong Kong), the controlling shareholder of the listed company, will commit additional funds of up to HK$5 billion. The two parties will own a combined 100 per cent of Wanda Australia Real ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seekers’ families sue Australia over shipwreck off Christmas Island

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian immigration minister defends the government and says legal action is shameful Asylum seekers' families sue over fatal shipwreck Families of asylum seekers killed in a shipwreck off Australia's Christmas Island in 2010 are suing the government, arguing it breached its duty of care, in a legal move Canberra blasted as shameful. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World

    Pilot dies fighting Australian bushfires

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 12:58pm by Associated Press

    ... the pilot from the scene but are being challenged by weather conditions and nearby fire,” Cassar told reporters in Nowra, a city near Ulladulla. Fire officials also Thursday defended Australia ...

  7. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    New information on missing MH370 flight shows it 'may have turned south earlier'

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Canberra

    ... Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss Australia said today the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new ... further to the south – within the search area, but a little further to the south – are of particular interest and priority Warren Truss, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister “The search area ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Military exercise sparked big Australian wildfire

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 11:36am by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney "Live ordnance exercises” in defence department training area believed the source of Australian wildfire. Fire officials defended Australia’s defence department on Thursday after investigators revealed a military training exercise ignited the largest of the wildfires that have torn across the nation’s most populous state over the past week. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian authorities fear worsening wildfires

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 06:12pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... battling some of the most destructive wildfires to ever strike Australia’s most populous state were bracing on Saturday for worsening conditions, with higher temperatures and winds expected ... closed. Wildfires are common in Australia, though they don’t tend to pop-up in large numbers until the summer. This year’s unusually dry winter and hotter than average spring have led to perfect ...




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