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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Protesters heckle Australian leaders

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

    ... showed up unannounced at a polling booth in a church, an AFP photographer said. “Free the Refugees, End mandatory detention,” read one placard referring to the government policy of detaining all ... 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Baby dies as migrant ship sinks in Indian Ocean

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 03:25pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ...  A baby boy is dead and eight people are missing after a boat carrying asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia began sinking in the Indian Ocean. Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason ... territory 500km south of Jakarta, Indonesia, and is home to a detention centre for asylum seekers. The boat was carrying people from Iran, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Officials recovered the body ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia ‘deeply involved’ in Israel spy case, says report

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 04:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Australians] knew many things”. “Then, when the coffin was returned to Australia, they knew he was not some backpacker who got lost trekking,” the official said. An Israeli probe into the death ... Koutsoukis, who interviewed Zygier several times in 2010 while working for Australia’s Fairfax Media, said the Melbourne-raised lawyer who moved to Israel in about 2002 had vehemently denied spying. ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia confirms ‘Prisoner X’ worked for Israel

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Australia on Wednesday admitted for the first time that a man found hanged in a Tel Aviv jail worked for the Israeli government, but stopped short of confirming he was a Mossad spy. Dual ... Israel,” Carr added. In Australia’s own report into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) handling of the case, Carr criticised a lack of clarity in government decision making over ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Australia denies refugee policy failure

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 02:34pm

    ... and completely forgotten in detention for many years.” The Refugee Council of Australia also voiced “grave concern”. “Our member agencies, already under enormous strain to provide basic support ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia on Thursday denied its policies to combat people-smuggling had failed as a decision to release asylum-seekers into the community with little help ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  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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