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Four Australians taking $1 mn cash, steroids to Bangladesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Four Australians have been arrested while trying to carry over one million dollars in cash and a large quantity of steroids. According to the police, they ... Read more...

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Man fakes own death to get insurance payout


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, November 3 (IANS) A British man faked his own death to get his hands on his life insurance payout worth one million pounds, a media report said Thursday.Ecuador-born 47-year-old ... Read more...

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Australia holds 9/11 ceremony


September 11th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Sunday joined the US ambassador to the country at a ceremony held in the capital Canberra on the 10th anniversary ... Read more...

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Australia to hold 9/11 ceremony


September 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 8 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will join US Ambassador to the country Jeffrey Bleich in a ceremony in capital Canberra to mark the 10th anniversary of ... 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...

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World’s largest paedophile ring busted, 31 Australians arrested


March 17th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.17 (ANI): The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre have shut down the world's largest Internet paedophile ring and arrested 31 Australian men connected ... Read more...

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Oz Olympic boss demands new national anti-corruption watchdog to stop illegal betting


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, March 2 (ANI): Australian Olympics boss John Coates has said there is a need for a new national anti-corruption watchdog, with powers to tap phones, to stop match-fixing and illegal betting. ... Read more...

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Brian McFadden’s new single slammed for promoting ‘date rape’


February 25th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 25 (ANI): Westlife member Brian McFadden's new single 'Just The Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar)' has been slammed by music fans for promoting "date rape".The song, released February ... Read more...

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Brian McFadden involved in alleged drunken outburst on Virgin flight to Oz


February 17th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): Former Westlife member Brian McFadden was detained by Federal Police at Sydney Airport after he allegedly got drunk and abusive on a Virgin flight from LA.McFadden, 30, was ... Read more...

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Assange’s mother wants Australian PM to apologise


February 5th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) The mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to apologise to her son. Christine Assange accused Gillard of being out of step ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks founder’s mom demands apology from “out of step” Oz PM


February 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 4 (ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's mother, Christine, wants Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to make a full apology to her son amid growing international praise of his work.Assange this ... Read more...

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Wikileaks founder Assange urges Oz govt to ensure safe return to Melbourne


February 1st, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has urged the Australian government to ensure his safe return to his hometown, Melbourne, ahead of his extradition hearing over allegedly sexually assaulting two ... Read more...

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Oz considering banning electronic tickets, automatic baggage check-ins over security reasons


January 9th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9 (ANI): In a latest move on the crackdown of the airport security, Australia could soon ban electronic tickets and automatic baggage check-ins, and bar non-passengers from entering terminals.According to ... Read more...

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US woman arrested on charges of cocaine smuggling


December 25th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) An American woman, who was travelling with her two children, has been arrested at Sydney Airport with around two kg of cocaine, a media report said Saturday.Customs officials ... Read more...

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Australia apologises to Indian-origin doctor


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) The Australian government Thursday issued a formal apology to Indian-origin doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly detained on terrorism-related charges three years ago, expressing the hope that he ... Read more...

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Oz Govt. issues formal apology to Indian-origin Dr. Haneef over wrongful arrest


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 23 (ANI): The Australian government has made a formal apology to Indian-origin doctor Mohamed Haneef for wrongly arresting him over suspicion of involvement in the 2007 Glasgow International Airport terrorist ... Read more...

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Australia is good place to live, says Haneef


December 18th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 18 (IANS) Mohamed Haneef, an Indian doctor who was falsely accused by Australian police of aiding terrorists, has said he still thinks Australia is a good place to live and ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Dr. Mohamed Haneef eyeing huge payout from Oz govt. over 2007 ordeal


December 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 18(ANI): Mohamed Haneef, the Indian-origin doctor who was arrested over suspicion of involvement in the 2007 Glasgow International Airport terrorist attack, is seeking "significant" compensation from the Australian government.According to ... Read more...

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Police probe clears WikiLeaks ‘cablegate’ of breaking Australian criminal laws


December 17th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 17(ANI): The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has given a clean chit to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which was under investigation over the leaking of a cache of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables.Attorney ... Read more...

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‘Assange has not broken Australian law’


December 17th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Neither the whistleblower website WikiLeaks nor its Australian founder Julian Assange have committed any crime in Australia by releasing official US documents, police here said Friday.According to the ... Read more...

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Dr. Haneef says ‘traumatic’ wrongful arrest in Oz marred his ‘family-career’ reputation


December 17th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 17 (ANI): Mohamed Haneef, the Indian-origin doctor who wrongly accused of terrorism and detained by Australian Federal Police in July 2007, has said that his arrest was traumatic and had ... Read more...

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Seven kids among dead in Australia boat capsize (Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Seven children - including four babies - were among the dead after a boat carrying about 70 Asian asylum seekers crashed into the rocks Wednesday at Christmas Island ... Read more...

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Vigilantes blast Facebook for failing to protect kids from paedophiles


December 14th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 14 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has been blasted by a vigilante group for failing to take action against paedophiles, who are brazenly sharing child pornography pictures and videos ... Read more...

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Australian PM fails to name law WikiLeaks has broken


December 7th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has failed to name any Australian laws broken by the controversial WikiLeaks website or its founder Julian Assange, a media report said Tuesday.Western ... Read more...

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Australia investigating whether WikiLeaks ‘cablegate’ broke national criminal laws


November 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 29(ANI): Australian Federal Police are investigating whether the leaking of a cache of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks broke Australian law, Attorney General of Australia has said. ... Read more...

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Rudd warns about terror attacks during Delhi CWG


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has warned of a high terror threat in India during the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.Speaking in New York, Rudd said a ... Read more...

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Australia sending elite police squad to boost its athletes’ security at CWG


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): Concerned about security arrangements for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australia is rushing its elite police squadron to safeguard its players and officials.Earlier, the Australian Government had ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australian athletes’ parents worry over terror threat


September 20th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) Parents of Australian athletes who are to participate in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi say as the sporting mega event gets closer and more information comes to ... Read more...

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Australia, US, UK issue terror alert advisories to citizens ahead of Delhi CWG


September 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra/London/New Delhi, Sept.20 (ANI): Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States have all issued travel advisories for their citizens who are planning to visit India, and specifically New Delhi ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz cops launch anti sexting video to warn teens of cell phone image danger


September 7th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 7 (ANI): Police in Australia have launched an anti sexting video to warn teenagers about the risk in sending provocative images from the mobile phones.The video launch in Canberra by ... Read more...

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Facebook failed to reveal paedophile ring: Report


August 27th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Australian police have alleged that Facebook failed repeatedly to reveal the activity of an international child pornography syndicate operating on the social networking site. The failure by the ... Read more...

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Oz prisoner escapes as he ‘wanted to see his mum’


August 25th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): A Queensland prisoner, who was being extradited to Melbourne over the killing of another man, is said to have escaped from the police, as he "wanted to see ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australian Federal Police opens office in India


July 20th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Australian Federal Police Tuesday opened its first office in India in an effort to bolster cooperation on anti-terror operations and law enforcement. "We are involved in anti-terror ... Read more...

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Indian-restaurant delivery man accused of Sydney sex attack


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 20(ANI): A Sydney-based Indian restaurant delivery driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at her Rose Bay home here.The 21-year-old man had allegedly visited the Rose Bay house ... Read more...

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Oz police chief opens office in India


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Tony Negus today opened the first AFP office in New Delhi, India.This represents a strengthening law enforcement relationship between India and ... Read more...

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