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©REUTERS WikiLeaks says US gave 'tacit approval' to embassy attacks Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks declared on Wednesday that the United States had effectively given groups an opening to attack its embassies by supporting the siege of its founder Julian Assange.
14 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of Australian super-trawler ban in doubt Australia's hopes of blocking a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters looked uncertain with the opposition speaking out against the move and a key independent lawmaker expressing reservations.
13 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of Fresh calls for inquiry into Australian currency scandal New documents reportedly showing that Australia's central bank knew about a banknote bribery scandal before it became public raised fresh calls Wednesday for an inquiry into the allegations.
12 сентября 2012
Catherine Branson. Photo courtesy of Australia breached rights of 9-year-old girl Australia's human rights body Wednesday found the government breached the rights of a nine-year-old girl it detained for more than nine months, during which time she witnessed others self-harming.
12 сентября 2012
Australia slams 'sick joke' cigarette packs Australia slammed as a "sick joke" Wednesday new cigarette packs on sale as part of the national phase-in to plain packaging which play on drab branding and claim it's "what's on the inside that counts."
12 сентября 2012
Asylum-seekers. ©REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte Asylum-seekers to live in tents in Nauru: Australia Asylum-seekers sent to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru will be forced initially to live in tents, Australia's Immigration Minister Chris Bowen confirmed Tuesday.
11 сентября 2012
Australia plans to move boatpeople this week Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen on Monday said he hoped to begin sending asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru later this week.
10 сентября 2012
Embattled Qantas in major alliance with Emirates Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on Thursday announced a major global alliance with Emirates that will see its hub for European flights shift to Dubai from Singapore in a bid to stem losses.
07 сентября 2012
Gina Rinehart. Photo courtesy of Mining magnate Rinehart says Australia 'too expensive' Mining tycoon Gina Rinehart on Wednesday warned Australia was becoming too expensive for multinational companies who could source workers for two dollars a day in Africa.
06 сентября 2012
Australia says Karzai 'wrong' on Afghan operation Australia Monday flatly rejected comments from Afghan President Hamid Karzai that a recent night-time raid which left two men dead was carried out without the approval of local authorities.
03 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of Australian given 21 years jail for Facebook murder A man who befriended a teenage Australian girl on the social media site Facebook before luring her to a secluded spot and killing her was imprisoned for at least 21 years on Friday.
01 сентября 2012
Australia says killings will not speed up Afghan exit Australia said Friday it would complete its mission in Afghanistan despite suffering its deadliest day in combat since the Vietnam War and the prospect of further deaths caused by rogue soldiers.
31 августа 2012
Photo courtesy of Australian jailed over penis hack killing of ex-lover An Australian woman who admitted killing her ex-lover and attempting to hack off his penis was jailed for three years and nine months Wednesday, with a court accepting she was suffering depression.
29 августа 2012
Asylum seekers sit on a fisherman's boat. ©REUTERS 1,000 boatpeople arrive in Australia since Pacific policy Australia said Tuesday its tough new policy to deter asylum-seekers by shipping them to small Pacific islands would take time to work, after the arrival of more than 1,000 boatpeople since it was adopted.
28 августа 2012
Photo courtesy of Frenchman in Australian hospital after prank goes awry A French tourist was in an Australian hospital Monday with burns after a fellow traveller allegedly set fire to his fancy dress costume which was made of toilet paper.
27 августа 2012
BHP offloads Australian uranium project to Cameco BHP Billiton on Monday said it was selling one of Australia's largest underdeveloped uranium mines to Cameco for US$430 million, just days after delaying its Olympic Dam copper and uranium project.
27 августа 2012
Australian mining minister warns boom is 'over' Australia's Resources Minister declared the mining boom "over" following BHP Billiton's decision to delay the massive Olympic Dam project as commodities prices sag.
23 августа 2012
Chevron Corp's refinery. ©REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Australia sees China chance in Chevron gas exit Australian officials on Tuesday welcomed Chevron's decision to bow out of Woodside Petroleum's massive Browse liquefied natural gas project as a chance for Chinese investors to buy in.
22 августа 2012
Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. ©REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Radio host suspended after Nazi taunt at Assange mother An Australian radio host was Monday taken off air after taunting the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with a Nazi slogan, screaming at her "Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!".
20 августа 2012
Climate change driving Australian fish south: report Australian scientists said Friday there was now "striking evidence" of extensive southward migration of tropical fish and declines in other species due to climate change, in a major ocean report card.
20 августа 2012

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