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Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax Australia axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, handing the government a key victory after it went to the polls last year vowing the levy would go.
17 июля 2014
©Reuters/Edward Echwalu HIV scare after Australian health worker diagnosed with virus Australian authorities were urging 399 people in eastern Victoria state to have an HIV test after a health care worker was diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS.
16 июля 2014
©Reuters/Mick Tsikas Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: poll Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll showed Tuesday, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.
16 июля 2014
Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee facilities Hollywood star and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie has accepted an invitation to visit the small island of Nauru where Australia sends asylum-seekers for processing and resettlement, the government said.
14 июля 2014
©Reuters/Mike Brown 'Space junk' fireball lights up Australian sky Australians were treated to a spectacular light show after a flaming object, believed to be space junk from a Russian booster rocket, streaked across the night sky and lit up social media.
11 июля 2014
Australian PM ribbed over 'cringe-worthy' Abe photo Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media Thursday for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tyre.
10 июля 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. ©Reuters/Larry Downing Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide' to get kids to Australia A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said Wednesday he would not be morally blackmailed.
09 июля 2014
Japan's Abe declares peace goals in historic Australia visit Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday declared his determination to pursue peace in Asia, as he strengthened defence ties with Australia and signed an ambitious free-trade agreement.
09 июля 2014
Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale. Photo courtesy of Golovkin's weaknesses: Daniel Geale Australian professional boxer Daniel Geale claims that he knows the weaknesses of his next opponent Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan.
08 июля 2014
TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.
05 июля 2014
©Reuters/Damir Sagolj Australian police charge woman for 'racist' train rant Australian police have charged a woman for racially abusing passengers on a train after a video recording her tirade was posted online and went viral, sparking a social media backlash.
04 июля 2014
'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire At least 15 people, reportedly backpackers from Japan and South Korea "living in squalor" in minibuses, a shipping container and a caravan, had to be rescued from a raging Sydney fire.
02 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of Drug-smuggling Australian sentenced to death in Vietnam An Australian of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to death after trying to smuggle four kilograms (8.8 pounds) of heroin out of the country, state media in the communist nation said.
28 июня 2014
Gina Rinehart. Photo courtesy of Rinehart still Australia's richest despite losing Aus$2 bn Mining magnate Gina Rinehart had Aus$2.01 billion (US$1.89 billion) wiped off her fortune in the past year but remains Australia's wealthiest person, an annual rich list showed.
27 июня 2014
Andrew Greste, brother of Australian Peter Greste. ©Reuters/Asmaa Waguih Jailed Australian journalist Greste 'outraged' at verdict Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has voiced his "outrage" at being jailed for seven years by an Egyptian court, saying the case was about silencing critical voices.
26 июня 2014
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey. ©Reuters/Tim Wimborne G20 lagging on growth targets: Australia Reforms proposed to lift global growth in line with a target set by the world's biggest economies earlier this year are so far falling short, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said.
23 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of Rare white whale spotted off Sydney An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Sydney in an event onlookers called a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
21 июня 2014
London jury considers verdicts on Australian star Harris The jury in the trial of Rolf Harris, the Australian entertainer accused of a string of sexual assaults against girls and young women, retired to consider their verdicts.
20 июня 2014
©Reuters Australia says UNESCO reef deferral 'a win for logic' Australia called a decision by UNESCO to defer listing the Great Barrier Reef as in danger "a win for logic", but environmentalists said it was a final warning.
20 июня 2014
©Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Australia morgue refuses bodies as 'too fat' An Australian funeral director had to store the body of a 200-kilogramme (441-pound) man in her car overnight after a morgue refused it for being too big, reports said.
19 июня 2014

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