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  1. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Australia issues electrocution warning after woman dies using cheap USB-style charger

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... for an individual and a A$875,000 fine for a corporation. The woman’s death is the only known fatality in Australia potentially linked with the chargers, but a report from China last year suggested a woman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541580/electrocution-warning-after-woman-dies-australia-using-cheap-usb-style
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Australia's poll contains message for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Australia's poll a lesson for HK After three years of minority rule by a centre-left Labor government marked by infighting, Australians have elected a conservative ... Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd said the best interests of Australia and the Pacific would be served by a power-sharing arrangement between the superpowers, a view echoed by former conservative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1306543/australias-poll-contains-message-hong-kong
  3. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    Lin Dan makes it through to semi-finals in Australia

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 10:40pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Two-time Olympic gold medallist advances past South Korea's Son Wan-ho China’s Olympic and world champion Lin Dan overcame a slow start to win through to the semi-finals of the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Friday. The t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1542032/lin-dan-makes-it-through-semi-finals-australia
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s likely new PM not particularly liked

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 02:42pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Tony Abbott, the political pugilist who leads Australia’s opposition, was once dubbed “unelectable” by a former boss, but as elections near he seems certain ... was notoriously branded “a misogynist” and “sexist” by Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, in a speech to Parliament last year that was lauded by feminists around the world. She led her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1303926/australias-likely-new-pm-not-particularly-liked
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Abbott vows Australia’s focus will be Asia

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... is on track to win Saturday’s poll. His first travel priorities would be Indonesia, China, Japan and South Korea, he said in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, rather than Australia ... country to Australia,” he said. Abbott’s foreign policy credentials have been criticised during the election campaign, culminating this week when he said the escalating Syria conflict “is ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1303096/abbott-vows-australias-focus-will-be-asia
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Asylum seekers offered cash to return home Australia is offering asylum seekers in its Pacific immigration camps up to A$10,000 (HK$73,000) ... cheques". Australia has toughened its policy on asylum seekers in recent years, with those arriving on unauthorised boats now refused residency in Australia even if they are deemed refugees. Instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538008/australia-offering-asylum-seekers-a10000-return-home-country
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott sweeps into power in landslide win in Australian election

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Lana Lam Abbott's coalition set to sweep into power Conservative challenger Tony Abbott declared Australia "under new management" yesterday after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd conceded defeat in Australia's national election and said he would step down as Labor leader. With more than 90 per cent of votes counted, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305932/tony-abbott-sweeps-power-landslide-win-australian-election
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Protesters heckle Australian leaders

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and conservative rival Tony Abbott were both raucously heckled by refugee advocates on Saturday as Australia voted ... he voted in northern Sydney during the morning. A woman held up a sign reading: “Tony Abbott. Sexist, racist, bigot. Do not go there Australia.” However, the smiling Liberal party leader, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305630/protesters-heckle-australian-leaders
  9. News - Asia

    Australian Labor lawmaker says party has lost election

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 02:01pm by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse

    ... Associated Press in Canberra More than 14.7 million of Australia’s population of 23 million are enrolled to vote in Saturday’s election A senior lawmaker in Australia’s ruling Labor Party ... The poll results, unveiled 90 minutes before voting closed on Australia’s east coast, were based on 1,000 interviews with voters in Labor swing seats across New South Wales and Queensland states. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305577/australian-pm-rudd-concedes-election-defeat
  10. News - Asia

    Conservative leader Abbott expected to win Australian election as polls open

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 10:49am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Australia’s conservative leader Tony Abbott, expected to win national elections on Saturday and end six years of Labor rule, cast his vote at a Sydney surf club, joking he’d rather be enjoying ... Abbott built up a strong poll lead on the back of promises to rein in government spending, scrap an unpopular tax on carbon emissions, and stop the flow of refugee boats arriving in Australia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305503/conservative-leader-abbott-expected-win-australian-election-polls-open

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