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  1. 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

    ... challenge in the High Court to prevent their return to Sri Lanka. Their lawyers argued the group could face persecution in the island nation, which emerged in 2009 from a brutal civil war between ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM denies closer ties with Japan will hurt China relations after Abe visit

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... the second world war. Abbott, who repeatedly during Abe’s trip referred to their “special” relationship, said there was room for bilateral ties with both Japan and China to blossom. “The point I make ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

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

    ... 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. ...

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    Mixed feelings for general who led Australia in Iraq war

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 06:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... voiced mixed feelings about the war. Peter Cosgrove was chief of the Australian Defence Force in 2003 when then-prime minister John Howard committed 2,000 Australian troops in support of the US-led invasion. Launched with the stated goal of wiping out Saddam’s stores of weapons of mass destruction, the war aimed to enshrine a liberal democracy in the Middle East but instead unleashed ...

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    We’re still friends, insists billionaire tycoon James Packer after ‘fist fight’ with Nine Network chief

    Posted May 05th 2014, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... a bidding war for the photos, which Rupert Murdoch's News Corp won, for a rumoured A$200,000 (HK$1.43 million), publishing the first four pictures online late yesterday, with the rest expected ...

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    Darryn Lyons: paparazzo, reality TV star, now mayor of Geelong, Australia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geelong From paparazzo to reality TV star and now mayor Darryn Lyons has been called many things- heroic war photographer, parasitic paparazzo, reality TV star- but his latest ... with just A$500 in his pocket. A chance meeting with media baron Rupert Murdoch landed him a job with the Daily Mail, a British tabloid for which he photographed the Balkan wars. In 1992, Lyons ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cuts Pacific trip after troop deaths

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Avarua

    ... for casualties since the war started. Her departure means she will miss a visit to the 15-nation forum later this week by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the most senior official from Washington ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Former defence chief Peter Cosgrove new Australian governor general

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... in March. The retired general commanded the international peacekeeping force that oversaw East Timor's transition to independence and also served as a platoon commander in the Vietnam war ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Security 'breakdown' let terrorist Khaled Sharrouf escape Australia

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

    ... and with new skills to commit extremist acts after fighting in Syria, where a three-year civil war has left more than 130,000 dead. ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia tightens secrecy over ‘success’ in blocking asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Reuters

    ... individual criminal sanctions for any action taken under Operation Sovereign Borders, putting them on a similar footing to military personnel fighting a war. The UN refugee agency has asked ... likened the battle to stop the boats as a war, while claiming secrecy is important to prevent “the enemy” receiving information. “In the end, we are in a fierce contest ...




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