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Australian capital expenditure goes up


August 30th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) The rise in capital expenditure (capex) in the June quarter suggests that the mining boom in Australia will continue for the next few years, economists said ... Read more...

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Australian minister’s daughter held in drug case


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) The 20-year-old daughter of a minister in Australia's Queensland state has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs, a media report said Monday.Alex Davis is ... Read more...

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Sex worker sues motel for refusing room


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) A sex worker in Australia's Queensland state has sought $30,000 in compensation from the owners of a motel for refusing her a room after they became ... Read more...

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Australian jailed in Bali for smuggling drugs in stomach


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) A 54-year-old Australian national caught trying to smuggle hashish and methamphetamines, hidden in his stomach, into Indonesia's Bali island has been sentenced to eight years in ... Read more...

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New turmoil in Arab world: French PM’s name


May 19th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) It is not France's new president but Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault who is creating waves in the Arab world. And it is because of his ... Read more...

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73-year-old woman climbs Mount Everest


May 19th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) A 73-year-old Japanese woman Saturday broke her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, a media report ... Read more...

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Britons fined in Australia for stealing penguin


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Two British tourists have been fined $1,000 each by a court for becoming drunk and stealing a penguin from a marine park in Australia.A third tourist ... Read more...

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Australia’s producer price index down


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) Australia's producer price index (PPI) at the final stage of production fell 0.3 percent in the March quarter, following a 0.3 percent rise in the December ... Read more...

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Kid survives on chocolate near dead mom


April 16th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A two-year-old girl in Australia survived on chocolate for five days after her mother died in their home.The child was found near the body of her ... Read more...

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Ponting calls for separate window for IPL


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has once again highlighted the need for a separate window for the Indian Premier League (IPL).Ponting, who played in the inaugural ... Read more...

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Big pink diamond found, to be cut as single stone


February 21st, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Australia's biggest pink rough diamond has been discovered at Rio Tinto's Argyle mine, the world's largest producer of rare pink diamonds, and is to be cut ... Read more...

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Australia’s unemployment rate down


February 16th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 5.1 percent in January, lowest since July 2011, data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed Thursday. The ... Read more...

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11 killed in New Zealand hot air balloon crash


January 7th, 2012 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 7 (IANS) A hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in New Zealand Saturday morning, killing all 11 people on board, a media report said.The balloon came down ... Read more...

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Cannabis worth $1 mn found in Australian house


December 13th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) Cannabis plants worth around $1 million have been found growing in the garden of a house in Australia.Police raided a house in Glen Innes town in ... Read more...

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Chemical spill shuts down Australian station


November 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 19 (IANS) A railway station in Australia was shut down Saturday following a chemical spill from a 25,000 litre freight train, officials said.Emergency workers were called to the ... Read more...

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9/11 anniversary coverage may traumatise kids: expert


September 8th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Parents should be aware that news coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Sep 11, 2001 terror attacks could traumatise young children, an expert has warned.Beverley ... Read more...

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Watching TV for long hours shortens life expectancy


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) People sitting in front of TV for hours on end could shorten their life expectancy by almost five years, says an Australian study published Tuesday by ... Read more...

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Assaults on Indian students in Australia not racial


August 11th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian students in Australia were more likely to be victims of robbery but these crimes were opportunistic but not racially motivated, says a report.The Australian Institute ... Read more...

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Mythical monster threatens New Zealand rail project


July 26th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, July 26 (IANS) Do not destroy the grounds protected by the "monster", New Zealand's indigenous people told the government and asked it to stop work on a $2 billion ... Read more...

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Australian attacks chopper following Bible prophecy


July 25th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) An Australian man attacked a military helicopter with an axe, saying he was fulfilling a biblical prophecy.Bryan Law, 57, was arrested after the attack at an ... Read more...

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Australian police raid Greenpeace’s offices in Sydney


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- Australian police on Thursday raided the head office of environmental lobby group Greenpeace International in Sydney after some group's members destroyed a genetically modified (GM) wheat crop in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sarkozy grabbed during town visit


June 30th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 30 (IANS) An assailant grabbed French President Nicolas Sarkozy and tried to pull him during a visit to a town in southern France Thursday, media reports said.An unidentified ... Read more...

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I collected child porn for thesis: Man tells court


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 26 (IANS) A former art teacher in Australia has been jailed for possessing over 200,000 child porn images. The accused told the court he was collecting them for ... Read more...

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73-year-old man jailed for sexually abusing boys


June 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) A 73-year-old Australian doctor has been sent to jail for sexually abusing teenaged boys in the guise of collecting semen samples for tests.John Phillip Rolleston was ... Read more...

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Japan to jail computer virus creators


June 18th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) Japan will now punish people who create or spread computer viruses with fines and prison terms of up to three years.Under a new law enacted by ... Read more...

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Australia’s bookshops to close down in five years?


June 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Online shopping will lead to closure of most bookshops in Australia in the next five years, according to the federal business minister.Federal Small Business Minister Nick ... Read more...

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Australian woman sets solo ocean swim record


June 15th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) An Australian woman has set a new world record for an unassisted solo ocean swim, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.Shadowed by sharks and fighting severe ... Read more...

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2002 Bali bombing suspect arrested


June 14th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) Police in Indonesia said Tuesday they have arrested a suspected terrorist for his role in the 2002 bombing on Bali island that killed 202 people, it ... Read more...

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New mothers in Australia suffer from trauma


June 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) About one third of all Australian women, with no history of mental illness, feel traumatised by childbirth and have to undergo counseling to ease their stress, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Australians prefer plain cigarette packets


May 30th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) A majority of Australians support the government's plan to introduce cigarette packets with plain packaging, according to a survey.The Newspoll telephone survey commissioned by the Cancer ... Read more...

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Australian man dies after being arrested


May 28th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) An Australian man collapsed and died soon after police arrested him on a street in Sydney Saturday.Police spotted the man riding a motorised bicycle without a ... Read more...

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Tourist dies of mosquito-borne virus in Australia


May 26th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) A 19-year-old Canadian woman has died after contracting a rare and incurable mosquito-borne virus while on holiday in Australia's northern region, officials said.The department of health ... Read more...

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Australian PM’s partner wishes to marry her


May 15th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) The 54-year-old partner of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said he would like to ask her to be his wife."I would like to ask her," ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks founder Assange honoured


May 11th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been awarded a gold medal by the Sydney Peace Foundation in recognition of his "exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights", ... Read more...

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Qantas plane denied flight path through Iraq


February 15th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) A passenger aircraft of Australian airline Qantas had to change its flight path after it was denied entry into Iraqi air space, a media report said Tuesday.The QF32 ... Read more...

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