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Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: Police Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: Police

Australia's largest city was also considering more permanent measures such as bollards, garden beds or other landscaping features in Martin Place, which houses a war memorial, the headquarters of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the US Consulate General, a hotel and many luxury retail outlets.

Australia to resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets soon

Mark Binskin says the warplanes had been occupied recently supporting Iraqi security forces in retaking the city of Mosul. 

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria: Government

Russia said on Monday it would treat US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft.
 

Australian TV journalist hit by bullet in Philippines city

An Australian journalist says he is fine after being hit by a bullet in his neck while covering the Philippine military's assault against militants aligned with the Islamic State group in a southern city.

Indian Navy ship in Papua New Guinea

The ship is on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean. 

Australian police arrest man for allegedly supplying gun in deadly Melbourne attack

Victoria state police said in a statement on their website that the man had been charged with four offences and would appear in court on June 14.
 

Australia to build first prison aimed at isolating militants Australia to build first prison aimed at isolating militants

The unit will be within a maximum-security prison and have capacity for 54 inmates, who will be isolated and intensely monitored, said the state`s Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
 

Australian counter-terrorism police conduct raids after fatal siege

Australian counter-terrorism police conducted raids in the southern city of Melbourne on Friday and questioned three men they said were suspected of providing weapons used in a deadly siege this week claimed by the Islamic State group.

Australian Muslims demand safe spaces to be 'inflammatory'

An Australian Islamic council has called for taxpayer-funded "safe spaces" so young Muslims can express "inflammatory" views without fear in a move slammed Thursday as troubling and wrong.

Hijab-clad Australia schoolgirls forced to leave expo as people felt threatened

The incident came just over a week after Salman Abedi killed 22 people in the suicide bomb attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert.

Australia to strip convicted paedophiles of passports

"The new laws will prohibit registered child sex offenders from leaving Australia or holding Australian passports," Foreign Minister.
 

Australia: Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege Australia: Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege

The findings into the December 2014 tragedy that shocked the nation followed intense scrutiny of New South Wales police tactics, which have been blasted by families of those who died.

U.S. starts ''extreme vetting'' at Australia's offshore detention centres

Manus Island is one of two Australian-operated detention centres, which hold nearly 1,300 people who were intercepted trying to reach Australia by boat.

Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

Australia is considering following the United States and Britain in banning laptops from inbound airliner cabins, the prime minister said, but declined to explain whether the move was related to an Islamic State group threat that President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diplomats.

Four Muslim women punched in face in Islamophobic attacks in Australia

four Muslim women in Australia were allegedly punched in the face by a 39-year-old journalism student from Paraguay.

Australia plans ''terror lockdown'' on Anzac Day

Australian authorities are preparing to put major cities on `terror lockdown` for the country`s national day of remembrance.

Mike Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday the United States would honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia, under which the United States would resettle 1,250 asylum seekers, a deal President Donald Trump had described as "dumb".

 

US carrier group to be in Sea of Japan in days: Mike Pence US carrier group to be in Sea of Japan in days: Mike Pence

The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday in Australia, amid high tensions with North Korea.

Mike Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Donald Trump spat Mike Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Donald Trump spat

Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Australia today that the US remains committed to the countries' longtime alliance.

'Sydney Opera House under threat of terror attack'

Many were concerned about the potential of an attack similar to those seen in London, Nice and elsewhere around the globe if security was not improved.
 

US Marines arrive in Darwin for Australia, China exercises US Marines arrive in Darwin for Australia, China exercises

The Australia-US-China military exercises are also aimed at Australia charting a course between its most important security ally the United States and its biggest trading partner China.
 

New cyclone warning issued for Australia

A new cyclone warning was issued for Australia`s Northern Territory on Tuesday as a slow-moving tropical storm is gathering strength, the media reported.

Anchor gets caught daydreaming; Australian channel faces backlash for banning her Anchor gets caught daydreaming; Australian channel faces backlash for banning her

Natasha Exelby was presenting late-night rolling coverage after 10 pm on Saturday when she was caught daydreaming between segments.

Cyclone strikes healthiest part of Great Barrier Reef

A cyclone that left a trail of destruction in northeast Australia and New Zealand has also damaged one of the few healthy sections of the Great Barrier Reef to have escaped large-scale bleaching, scientists said on Monday.