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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Terri Butler claims win in Queensland race for Rudd's former seat

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Opposition party claims win in Queensland race Australia's opposition party claimed victory in a special election for a district in Queensland previously held by Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister Tony Abbott's defeated opponent. Labor's Terri Butler, an employment lawyer, thanked voters on her Facebook page for her victory, even ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor Party leadership battle down to two-horse race

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor leadership battle down to a two-horse race The race for Australia's Labor Party leadership narrowed to two contenders yesterday, with ex-treasurer Chris Bowen bowing out as the vanquished party faces a rocky rebuilding from years of turmoil. The tussle to replace Kevin Rudd looked set to involve Anthony Albanese, former deputy prime ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s opposition pledges tougher asylum laws as election race heats up

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 02:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Canberra Australia’s opposition, tipped to win next month’s election, promised on Friday to revive tough laws barring thousands of asylum seekers already in Australia from settling permanently in a pitch to voters concerned by immigration. Oppo ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia firefighters race to beat heat spike

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yass, Australia Australian firefighters raced to control a series of blazes on Thursday before a forecast spike in temperatures brings the risk of more infernos, as harrowing stories of survival emerged. Fires have been raging across southeast Australia for nearly a week and while many have been contained, 120 are still burning and at least 17 remain out ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Fears mount that blazes in New South Wales may merge into one 'mega-fire'

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mount Victoria Worsening weather conditions could push two separate fires towards more populated areas Fears mount that blazes may join up as 'mega-fire' Firefighters are racing to tame an enormous blaze in southeastern Australia, as officials warn it could merge with others to create a "mega-fire" if weather conditions worsen. Crews have been ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Heartbreak as residents of towns near Sydney find homes reduced to ashes

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... with a population of about 6,000. "We've had a number of fires through here before but this was an extraordinary fire. The speed was extraordinary. It just raced through this whole area, took out ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Global warming absolutely tied to wildfires, says UN climate chief

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... largely of volunteers worked tirelessly along trails in heavily forested areas to try to prevent the blazes becoming one out-of-control "mega-fire" that could race towards a third blaze ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian firefighters merge wildfires ahead of ‘bad’ weather

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 05:24pm by AFP

    ... the blazes becoming one out-of-control “mega-fire” that could race towards a third blaze nearby. Thousands of firefighters have been battling infernos across 1,600 kilometres of New South Wales state ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's PM-elect Tony Abbott names cabinet with just one woman

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... of parliament's lower house. Abbott said he was disappointed there was only one female cabinet member and said Sophie Mirabella would have been included were she not in a close race to keep her seat. ...

  10. Sport - Racing - AUSTRALIA

    Beadman bows to the warnings of doctors

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... on Australian television last night, the end result of brain trauma he suffered in a fall at Sha Tin in February. Around the same time that racing in Hong Kong was winding up yesterday, so too ... will be but there's no plan. Right now, I just want to work on getting myself well again," he said. The winner of 95 Group Ones and thousands of races, despite taking several years off to become a church ...




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