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India, South Korea to enhance n-energy, space cooperation


June 29th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Seeking to upgrade their bilateral ties, India and South Korea Thursday decided to step up cooperation in the areas of civil nuclear energy and space, ... Read more...

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Australia to boost diplomatic presence in China


October 20th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Australia will boost its diplomatic presence in China, a senior official said Thursday.Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Secretary Dennis Richardson said Australia's representation ... Read more...

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Australia boycott of Sri Lanka will hit world cricket: Muralidharan


July 14th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 14 (IANS) Spin legend Muttiah Muralidharan feels the screening of "Four Corners", a graphic Channel 4 documentary about atrocities committed during the end of the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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India growing market for New Zealand


March 19th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton (New Zealand), March 19 (IANS) India and New Zealand have seen a steady growth in bilateral trade, mostly in the tourism and education sectors, with business between the two ... Read more...

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Black Caps briefed over terror fears in India


March 15th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar. 15 (ANI): Black Caps team manager Dave Currie has had briefings from the New Zealand High Commission over reports of a terrorist threat targeting the Cricket World Cup, but is ... Read more...

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South Korean President arrives in UAE on three-day visit


March 13th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 12 (IANS/WAM) South Korean President Myung-bak Lee Saturday arrived in the UAE on a three-day state visit.He is scheduled to hold talks with UAE's President Sheikh Khalifa ... Read more...

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54 Aussies stuck in Japan quake zone


March 12th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo/Melbourne, Mar. 12 (ANI): At least 54 Australians are stuck in disaster zones in quake-cum-tsunami hit northeast Japan.Speaking a day after the tragedy in the city of Sendai, Australian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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40 major South Korean websites hit by DDoS attacks


March 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Mar 4 (ANI): Around 40 major South Korean websites, including that of the presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, came under distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks this morning.The other websites hit include Ministry ... Read more...

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40 South Korean websites hacked


March 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 4 (IANS) At least 40 South Korean websites, including that of the presidential office, were hacked Friday morning, a media report said.The cyber attack began at 10 a.m. ... Read more...

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Rudd urges Australians to leave Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb.26 (ANI): Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has urged Australians residing in Libya to get out of the country as soon as possible, as it effectively is in a state of ... Read more...

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New Zealand ready to fly out nationals from Egypt (Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 31 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday that the government may consider using defence force planes to get New Zealanders out of Egypt if the situation ... Read more...

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Australians warned not to travel to terror risk Ethiopia


January 26th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Jan.26 (ANI): The Australian Foreign Ministry has warned the country's citizens to reconsider their need to travel to Ethiopia, East Africa, in the wake of reports of a possible ... Read more...

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Trio jailed in Dubai love triangle drama could be charged


January 20th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 20 (ANI): A New Zealand man and a British woman, who were revealed to be living together in Dubai when they called police to arrest his former Brazilian girlfriend who ... Read more...

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China helped create political instability in Pacific islands: Wikileaks


December 20th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 20 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that New Zealand defence officials had warned the US that the Chinese army was creating political ... Read more...

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Oz mission showcases “a riot of colour and energy” through Balgo contemporary art


December 16th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 16 (ANI): The Australian High Commission is proud to present the acclaimed exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, Balgo: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills.A riot ... Read more...

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Myanmar deports two Australian journalists


November 12th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 12 (IANS) Myanmar has deported two Australian journalists who were working in the country on a documentary on independent media in southeast Asia, media reports said Friday.A report by Australia's ... Read more...

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Oz PM Gillard cautious, modest and awkward on global stage


November 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi (Vietnam), Nov.1 (ANI): At last week's ASEAN and East Asia Summits, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard certified that 'foreign policy" was not her "passion', and more often than not, appeared ... Read more...

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CBI detains Oz construction manager for taking bribes to build Afghan hospital


October 15th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): An Australian construction manager has been detained in India for allegedly taking a 190,000 dollar bribe to allow a subcontractor to build a hospital and college in Afghanistan. ... Read more...

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Strict security arrangements for CWG: Gill


September 29th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Even as Australia issued a fresh travel advisory regarding India, Sports Minister M.S. Gill Wednesday said strict security arrangements have been made for the Commonwealth Games and ... Read more...

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More spots in Delhi are terror targets: Australia


September 29th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) Australia has issued a fresh terror alert regarding India, advising its nationals to avoid some parts of the country and leading tourist spots including the Red Fort and ... Read more...

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Oz opposition party demands more security advice for athletes at Delhi Games


September 26th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 26 (ANI): Australia's opposition party has asked the Julia Gillard Government to give athletes participating in the 2010 Commonwealth Games more advice on the security situation in New Delhi.Prime ... Read more...

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Aussie fans keen to travel to Delhi for CWG despite chaos


September 25th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.25 (ANI): It seems threats of terrorism or stadium construction woes aren't enough to stop adventurous Australians from heading to Delhi for the XIXth Commonwealth Games.Travel agencies yesterday reported no ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers told they are free to quit India tour over security fears


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Sept.23 (ANI): Australian cricketers have been told that any one of them is free leave the tour of India if they have security-related fears.Cricket Australia spokesman Peter Young confirmed this, and ... Read more...

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Taiwan’s yellow alert for India unchanged after Jama Masjid shooting


September 20th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With India becoming a focus country for the self-ruled island, Taiwan has not changed its months-old yellow alert, the lowest level of a three-colour travel advisory scale, ... Read more...

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Britain, Australia give travel warnings, Taiwan doesn’t (Afternoon Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Australia and Britain Monday warned their citizens about possible terror attacks in New Delhi but Taiwan underplayed the shooting of two of its citizens in the city ... Read more...

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Oz issues dengue fear advisory for citizens traveling to Delhi for CWG


September 17th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 17(ANI): Australians heading to India for next month's Commonwealth Games have been warned that the dengue fever outbreak in New Delhi is likely to get worse.The warning came through ... Read more...

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Oz athletes uncertain about participation in Delhi CWG over ’safety concerns’


September 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 11 (ANI): The fear of the dengue epidemic and 'safety concerns', including terrorist threats, have reportedly put Australian athletes in a dilemma as to whether or not to participate in ... Read more...

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Antony meets South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul


September 4th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Seoul (South Korea), Sep 4 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony, who is currently on an official visit to South Korea, called on President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul.The duo discussed all issues relating ... Read more...

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Canadian delegation to begin India visit Saturday


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A Canadian foreign affairs and trade delegation will visit India Sep 4-9 to meet ministers, officials and business leaders to understand the potential that the country ... Read more...

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End anti-Delhi CWG campaign: Crosswhite


August 15th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite believes the constant criticism surrounding the New Delhi Commonwealth Games needs to stop. Crosswhite said some people are trying to stop ... Read more...

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India, New Zeland FTA negotiaitions from Aug 10-14


August 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Amandeep Kaur Auckland, Aug 6 (IANS) India and New Zealand will have their second round of negotiations to finalise a free trade agreement from Aug 10-14 in New Delhi.The ministry of foreign ... Read more...

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New Zealand names high commissioner to India


July 27th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, July 27 (IANS) Jan Henderson has been appointed as New Zealand's next high commissioner to India. Henderson, who has as served in Turkey, Israel and Jordan and is currently director of the ... Read more...

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India-New Zealand FTA negotiations likely in August


June 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Amandeep Kaur Hamilton (New Zealand), June 30 (IANS) India and New Zealand are expected to have their next round of negotiations for a market-opening free trade agreement in New Delhi in August, ... Read more...

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India, South Korea to launch talks for civil nuclear pact


June 18th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India and South Korea Friday agreed to launch negotiations for a civil nuclear energy agreement, even as economic ties continued to expand after implementation of a comprehensive ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Republic of Korea


June 14th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna will undertake a three-day State visit to the Republic of Korea.Krishna has been invited by Yu Myung-hwan, Minister of Foreign ... Read more...

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