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Australia spells out Afghanistan exit plan


April 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an early withdrawal of Australian troops from Afghanistan Tuesday, a day after the 18-hour terror siege of Kabul ended.Giving the ... Read more...

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Three jailed for plotting to kill Australian troops


December 18th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) An Australian court has jailed three Islamic extremists for plotting to kill soldiers in a terrorist attack on a Sydney army base.The three, originally from Lebanon ... Read more...

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Japanese troops may train with Australian troops: Gillard


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, April 23 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Saturday Japanese troops could be allowed to train in Australian defence units under a new vision for greater military co-operation ... Read more...

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Ex-Bollywood star Tania Zaetta arrested in Oz nightclub


March 21st, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 21 (ANI): Former Bollywood actress Tania Zaetta, whose dominance in the Indian film industry came to a swift end in 2008, will reportedly face court early next month after being ... Read more...

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Afghan withdrawal could risk nuclear-armed Pak falling under terrorist control: Howard


October 26th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in the present scenario would risk nuclear-armed Pakistan falling under "greater terrorist influence or control", former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has warned.Howard, under ... Read more...

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Oz Muslim leader calls troops in Afghanistan ‘terrorists’


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 23 (ANI): A Muslim leader in Australia has branded the country's troops as the "real terrorists" in Afghanistan.Uthman Badar, spokesman for the controversial Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir, said Aussie ... Read more...

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‘Taliban cannot be defeated militarily’


October 17th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) A top Australian combat soldier in Afghanistan has warned that the Taliban militants cannot be defeated by military means and called for a fundamental change in strategy, ... Read more...

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2 more NATO service members killed in Afghanistan


October 4th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The death toll of the NATO service members keeps mounting as two more service members were killed over the weekend in Afghanistan. Authorities did not give details of ... Read more...

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Gillard assures Oz troops in Afghanistan committed to Oruzgan mission


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 3 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has assured the Australian troops in Afghanistan of her commitment to the Oruzgan mission during a surprise visit to the war-torn country.According to ... Read more...

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Afghan villagers attack diggers in Uruzgan province after Koran burning rumor


September 18th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.18 (ANI): Relations between Australian troops and villagers in Mirwais in the Chora Valley of Afghanistan Uruzgan Province have soured after a violent protest that was sparked off by a rumour ... Read more...

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Taliban receive Australian weapons: Report


August 1st, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Australian weapons and equipment have been found among Taliban stockpiles in Afghanistan, raising concerns that Afghan troops trained by the foreign soldiers may have been stealing military ... Read more...

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Dutch troops begin to withdraw from Afghanistan


August 1st, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 1 (DPA) The Netherlands Sunday began the phased withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, the Dutch foreign ministry in the Hague said, after four years of active operations ... Read more...

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Afghan interpreters denied Dutch visas, fear being killed by Taliban


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 22 (ANI): Interpreters working with Australian troops in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province fear being killed by the Taliban after being deserted by the departing Dutch troops. Netherlands has refused to ... Read more...

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17th Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan


July 10th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (DPA) Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Saturday an Australian soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, making him the 17th Australian casualty since 2001. The 23-year-old was ... Read more...

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Australia may begin Afghanistan pullout in 2012


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) Australia Wednesday signalled it could start bringing some troops home from Afghanistan in two years. The government has stressed the mission for Australia's trainers in Afghanistan, who make up ... Read more...

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Australian troops confirms capture of Taliban commander Atiqullah


May 7th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 7 (ANI): The Australian military said on Friday that it had captured a Taliban commander in a joint operation Afghan police last month.Atiqullah, was responsible for the kidnapping ... Read more...

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‘Red Baron’s’ death certificate turns up in Poland


December 7th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Warsaw (Poland), Dec.7 (ANI): The death certificate of Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary First World War German flying ace better known as the 'Red Baron', has been discovered in Poland.According ... Read more...

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Oz troops battling cocaine addiction in Afghanistan, Iraq


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov. 22 (ANI): Australian troops stationed in Afghanistan are getting addicted to cocaine, heroin and other hard drugs which are "as cheap as chips" in that country.According to News.com.au, ... Read more...

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Missing Australian Army dog found after year in Afghan desert


November 13th, 2009 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 13 (RIA Novosti) An Australian Army sniffer dog has been found alive and well after spending 14 months in the Afghan desert, media reports said. Sabi, a four-year-old black Labrador, ... Read more...

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Cyclone Phyan forces Rudd to cancel Mumbai trip, undertakes surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan


November 11th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Kabul, Nov.11 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has cancelled his trip to Mumbai because of Cyclone Phyan,an ABC News report said.Rudd,however, will visit New Delhi for a day and ... Read more...

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Australian ‘Diggers’ kill top Taliban leader in Afghanistan


August 25th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.25 (ANI): Special Australian security forces, the Diggers, have reportedly killed senior Taliban leader, Mullah Karim, in a special operation primarily targeting the hardcore extremists in the Oruzgan province of ... Read more...

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Oz troops in Afghanistan given lighter armour


July 25th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 25 (ANI): Front-line Australian troops in Afghanistan have been given lighter armour after soldiers caught in a fatal Taliban ambush complained that heavy protective gear limited their movement.An Australian ... Read more...

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Australia to train Pakistani troops in CI operations


May 20th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Australia is to train a small number of Pakistani troops in counter-insurgency operations to enable Islamabad better take on the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the restive ... Read more...

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World War I dead to be recovered from mass graves in France


May 5th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Preparations are under way to recover hundreds of First World War British and Australian war dead from a mass grave in France. According to The Telegraph, up to ... Read more...

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‘Aussie troops will spend a decade in Afghanistan to fight Taliban’


March 29th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar. 29 (ANI): Australian troops engaged in the war against Taliban may have to spend almost a decade in Afghanistan, an expert has claimed.Clive Williams, Australian National University's Visiting Professor ... Read more...

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Five Afghan children killed in Australian-Taliban clash


February 13th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (DPA) Five Afghan children were killed when Australian soldiers shot back after coming under fire from Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the Australian Defence Force said Friday. "Current reporting indicates, ... Read more...

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Australian soldiers kill Afghan children in Taliban clash


February 13th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (DPA) Five Afghan children were killed when Australian soldiers shot back after coming under fire from Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) said Friday. "Current reporting ... Read more...

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Oz Defence Department apologises to Tania Zaetta over sex scandal claims


January 27th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27 (ANI): Tania Zaetta has been invited to sing for Australian troops again after the Defence Department apologised to her over false allegations claiming she had sex with soldiers ... Read more...

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Tania Zaetta welcome to sing for troops


January 27th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27 (ANI): Tania Zaetta has been invited to sing for Australian troops again after the Defence Department apologised to her over false allegations claiming she had sex with soldiers ... Read more...

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Iraq signs troop-withdrawal agreements with Britain and Australia


December 31st, 2008 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 31 (DPA) Iraq's defence ministry Wednesday signed two agreements on the withdrawal of British and Australian troops from the country, a ministry spokesman said.The agreements came hours before the expiry ... Read more...

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Afghan government condemns attacks on international soldiers


September 4th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 4 (Xinhua) The Afghan government Thursday condemned the attacks on foreign security forces fighting Taliban insurgency in the country and described these as "cowardly" acts. Three Canadian soldiers were killed ... Read more...

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Oz troopers kill Taliban commander


August 19th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.19 (ANI): Australian troops have killed a Taliban warlord who waged a campaign of intimidation and violence in Afghanistan''s Oruzgan province. Mullah Akhtar Mohammed and his armed protection party were spotted ... Read more...

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Oz entertainers get no sex with troops warning


June 20th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 20 (ANI): Pop singer Amy Pearson has revealed that she has been warned not to have sex during her trip to East Timor.The 22-year-old singer is set to perform ... Read more...

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Tania Zaetta using troop sex ordeal to promote lemon stress tea


June 19th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 19 (ANI): Actress Tania Zaetta is using her troop sex ordeal for promoting a lemon drink that claims to settle the stomach.In a recently released statement, the 37-year-old star ... Read more...

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Tania Zaetta still furious over troop-sex claims


June 5th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 5 (ANI): Despite receiving a personal apology from Australian Defence chiefs, Bollywood actress Tania Zaetta is still furious over the troop-sex allegations that hounded her recently.The 37-year-old actress was ... Read more...

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