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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... for that reason, I’m perfectly happy that this addition is placed into the proposed legislation.” George Williams, a University of New South Wales legal expert, said the amendment to specifically prohibit torture was necessary to prevent intelligence officers from being able to torture with impunity. The amendment legislation will be introduced to Parliament on Wednesday. Williams, whose university ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

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

    ... was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland state by paramedics wearing full protective gear. He returned from West Africa two days ago and has been seriously ill since. Gold Coast ... with the standard national protocols for isolation of patients who are potentially at risk of Ebola disease,” the director of infectious diseases at Gold Coast University Hospital, John Gerrard said. “I ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    'Moral responsibility' must determine fate of baby abandoned in Thailand

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... the 30 baht [HK$7.23] health scheme, it does not cover everything he needs," she said, referring to Thailand's universal health care scheme. Peter Baines, the founder of Hands Across ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australians examine new leads for links to missing Malaysian Airlines jet

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia are conducting analysis on an unusual sound recorded at the time of the disappearance as new witness comes ... the west coast of Australia on March 8, the same day the Boeing 777 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board. Researchers at Curtin University ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New asylum seeker controversy strains Australia-Indonesia relations

    Posted May 07th 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... passengers had been added to 18 asylum seekers aboard the returned boat. Australian National University expert on foreign relations, William Maley, said Australia might have broken its own ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prevent ‘Gravity’ space crash with lasers

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:31pm by AFP

    ... Colless, Australian National University “We now want to clean up space to avoid the growing risks of collisions and to make sure we don’t have the kind of event portrayed in Gravity,” said Matthew Colless, head of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University. In the film, which won seven Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards, two astronauts played ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Western Australia in uproar over shark cull after rise in attacks

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... and Aquaculture at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland. "Science doesn't support the cull." The chances of being taken by a shark in Western Australia state are remote, ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Schapelle Corby, the drug mule whose story captivated millions in Australia

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... her notoriety..., without taking a stance, to say: 'Well, people just can't benefit from their criminal activity,'" he said. Natalie Skead, a University of Western ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia permits dredge dumping near Great Barrier Reef for major coal port

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 09:09pm by Reuters

    ... at the University of Queensland who was among 240 international scientists who urged the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to refuse the permit. “What we need to do is to stop putting pressure ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police, spy agencies probe Chinese lab student for espionage

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 10:05pm by AFP

    ... Chinese universities on nanotechnology projects in recent years, the Herald said. ...




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