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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Temporary drop in temperatures brings relief for Australian fire crews

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

    ... Gap, near Nowra south of Sydney. It was water-bombed from the air with fire crews mopping up on the ground. New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell said an estimated 10,000 sheep had ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

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

    ... Australian territorial waters. Solicitor General Justin Gleeson said this meant any claims made under the Australian Migration Act were not applicable. But he gave an undertaking that 72 hours' ... or may not be happening on the water, but I do want to assure everyone that what we do on the water is consistent with our legal obligations and consistent with safety at sea." The US ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Firemen rescue Asian backpackers living in squalor at Sydney industrial site

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AFP

    ... and an old caravan with a massive fire moving towards them. "The firefighters had to shield the people from the heat to get them to safety. They were too frightened to move. There were 20-metre ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... in Australian waters. Under its policy of not commenting on "operational matters", Canberra has refused to confirm the boats exist, sparking criticism from the UN refugee agency UNHCR. ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia firefighters race to beat heat spike

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

    ... before the heat returned. “It’s about focusing on getting as much contained and consolidated as we can ahead of a return to hotter and dryer conditions dominating much of NSW over the coming ... of Sydney, it could complicate firefighting efforts, with the unexploded bombs making water-drops impossible. While more than 100 homes were razed by fires in Tasmania state last weekend, only ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign minister says 150 Australians are fighting in Syria, Iraq

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

    ... 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 ...

  7. 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

    ... a bathymetric survey (already under way) to navigate the search zone, which has water depth between 1,000 and 6,000 metres,” it said. An international team is now determining a search zone of up ... MH370 entered the water,” the agency said in an e-mail. Despite a massive air and sea search, no trace of flight 370 has been found, three months after it vanished. The search is on hold for two ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Pensioner sex worker brings Tony Abbott undone in the wink of an eye

    Posted May 21st 2014, 03:51pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was involved in heated exchanges with radio callers yesterday over his tough budget, including with a pensioner who works on a sex phone line to pay the bills. The conservative leader’s first budget since coming to office last September took the axe to health and education spending while tightening welfare ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New asylum seeker controversy strains Australia-Indonesia relations

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

    ... added an Indonesian sailor and two asylum seekers from Nepal or Albania to the boat before it was turned back from waters near the Australian island territory of Ashmore Reef on Sunday, Agus ... people-smuggling laws if the additional passengers had been added in Australian waters. “There may be crucial distinction between, on the one hand, simply pushing back a boat which has appeared ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Fifty sharks killed in Western Australia’s trial of cull policy

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... to be in our waters- white, tiger and bull sharks. "While, of course, we will never know if any of the sharks caught would have harmed a person, this government will always place the greatest ...




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