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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers. Up to 160 Australians have either been involved in fighting in the Middle East or actively supporting it, officials have said. At least 20 ...

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

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

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

    ... right leg, Police Inspector Bobbie Cullen said. The victim, a local man in his 50s whose name has not been released, received medical treatment on the beach but did not survive, Cullen said. “A ... to resuscitate him for 20 minutes, but the man had apparently bled to death in the water. Ten news reported that the shark had bitten through the victim’s wetsuit on his upper right thigh, tearing off ...

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

    Right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke suspended after Perth widower's suicide

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Right-to-die doctor is suspended Prominent Australian right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke yesterday vowed to continue giving advice on how to end life after the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him. Nitschke, who has campaigned on assisted suicide issues for more than a decade, was banned in a late-night sitting of the board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558336/right-die-doctor-philip-nitschke-suspended-after-perth-widowers-suicide
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Australia’s government said on Friday, following a court challenge and expressions of outrage from human rights groups. Two boats of Sri Lankans were intercepted by Australia’s border patrol ... in Australia by human rights advocates who said the migrants could face persecution back home. Some of the 157 asylum seekers on board the second boat, which departed from India, launched a legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign minister says 150 Australians are fighting in Syria, Iraq

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:24pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... are redoubling our vigilance at our borders to try to ensure that jihadists do not gain access to our country or are monitored if they have the right of access to this country,” he said. “I don’t want ... to the United Nations to provide food, medical assistance, tents, access to clean water and hygiene kits to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in north and northwest Iraq. The Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536096/foreign-minister-says-150-australians-are-fighting-syria-iraq
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... to go back," he said. Australian Human Rights Commission chief Gillian Triggs said screening of asylum seekers at sea appeared to be inadequate under international law. The process ... and European Union member states have said rights abuses against the ethnic Tamil minority in Sri Lanka have continued even after the civil war ended in 2009. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    UNHCR 'concern' over Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... interviews are extremely troubling," said Human Rights Watch director Elaine Pearson. Refugee lawyer Julian Burnside told the Herald that Canberra could be guilty of refoulement, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546699/unhcr-concern-over-australias-handling-sri-lankan-refugees
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seekers’ families sue Australia over shipwreck off Christmas Island

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

    ... outpost. Human rights lawyer George Newhouse launched legal action in the New South Wales state Supreme Court yesterday on behalf of eight families, claiming the government failed to maintain ... actions. "Frankly, I think this is a shameful and offensive claim to be making," he said. "Sure, people have the right to bring cases to court- we are a free country- but they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535193/asylum-seekers-families-sue-australia-over-shipwreck-christmas-island
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Rolf Harris' hometown moves to purge all memory of him after sex abuse conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... everything we humanly can to protect vulnerable young people. Sexual abuse is an utterly abhorrent crime... and it's just sad and tragic that this person, who was widely admired, seems to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544441/rolf-harris-hometown-moves-purge-all-memory-him-after-sex-abuse
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... as is humanly possible they don’t come back into our country,” Abbott told Sydney radio station 2GB. “And if they do come back into our country they are taken into detention because what we can’t have ... said nobody should underestimate the threat posed by the Sunni-led ISIL. “Right now our focus is first of all ensuring that our people in Baghdad are safe and that we have the capacity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536824/australia-sends-troops-protect-baghdad-embassy

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