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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Refugee held in Papua New Guinea dies in Australia from infection

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... lawyer saying yesterday that such a thing "does not happen in a civilised society". The Iranian man, named by refugee advocates as 24-year-old Hamid Kehazaei, was transferred to Australia from Papua New Guinea last month after reportedly developing septicaemia. But doctors were unable to save him. "The man's family late this afternoon provided consent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586688/refugee-held-papua-new-guinea-dies-australia-infection
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... breach in December last year. The government this month proposed tough new counterterrorism laws as well as A$630 million (US$590 million) in additional resources over four years to help ... Associated Press in Canberra Australian government giving high priority to reducing the domestic terrorism threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cites ‘chatter’ over attacks on government, parliament

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:03pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... neighbourhood, where they expressed anger that the raids, and new security laws aimed at targeting extremists, were unfairly focused on Muslims. Senator Christine Milne, the leader of the opposition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595909/australian-pm-cites-chatter-over-attacks-government-parliament
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:08pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... and announced 630 million Australian dollars (HK$4.5 billion) in new spending on intelligence, law enforcement and border protection agencies over the next four years to enhance security, including ... threat level had been rising in Australia over the past year, particularly in recent months, mainly due to Australians joining Islamic State to fight in Syria and Iraq. “What we do have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590828/australia-elevates-terrorism-threat-second-highest-level
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... will face thousands of new cases in the coming weeks. Sanjaya Senanayake, an infectious diseases physician at the Australian National University Medical School, described the case as a wake-up call. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589991/australian-hospital-treats-suspected-ebola-case
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Shark kills man in Australia’s Byron Bay despite brave rescue bid

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 06:51pm by AP

    ... Cape Byron, the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, about 800 kilometres north of Sydney. The death is the first fatal attack in Australia since April 3, when a 63-year-old woman ... per year in recent decades. But fatal attacks are becoming more common. Two men were killed in shark attacks off the east and west coasts in the space of a week in November last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588746/shark-kills-man-australias-byron-bay-despite-brave-rescue-bid
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott returns ‘stolen’ statues to India

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Australia's prime minister yesterday handed back to his Indian counterpart two statues allegedly looted from ancient temples, his office said. Tony Abbott returned the sculptures during his meeting with Narendra Modi in New Delhi, following allegations the pieces, which had been displayed in Australian galleries, were part of an audacious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586172/australian-prime-minister-tony-abbott-returns-stolen-statues-india
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Zeng Wei angers Sydney by knocking down 106-year-old harbour mansion

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Sydney Son of former leader angers many in Sydney by knocking down a 106-year-old harbourside mansion to build a five-storey residence Chinese clout seen in mansion ... of the world's most picturesque harbours. Craig-y-Mor, an elegant 106-year-old home owned over the years by several prominent Sydney businessmen, was bought in 2008 by the son and daughter-in-law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535689/zeng-wei-angers-sydney-knocking-down-106-year-old-harbour-mansion
  9. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign investors branch out in Australia's commercial market

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:06am by Bloomberg

    ... the broker's head of office investments, in the report. Sales this year "will result in new pricing benchmarks." Invesco's Australian property unit invested almost A$750 million in four ... Bloomberg in Sydney Smaller cities becoming more attractive for commercial property seekers after traditionally focusing their energies on Sydney and Melbourne Brisbane and Perth the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1572228/foreign-investors-branch-out-australias-commercial-market
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Giant white-headed crocodile shot after killing Australian fisherman

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... it apparently killed a fisherman in Australia's north. Authorities were called in when a 57-year-old man disappeared after wading into the croc-infested Adelaide River, to disentangle his fishing ... attacked. Fellow tour operator Rob Marchand, owner of Wallaroo Tours, said crocodiles had been in the area for years and had been fighting a lot recently in the lead up to the breeding season. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577132/giant-white-headed-crocodile-shot-after-killing-australian-fisherman

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