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Australia inks mega deal with France for 12 submarines

Australia inks mega deal with France for 12 submarines

Australia on Tuesday signed a 50 billion dollars deal with France for 12 sophisticated submarines to be built by French defence major DCNS that was at the centre of a controversy this year

Dec 20, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

Snake disguises itself as tinsel on Australia Christmas tree

Australia is home to 20 of the world`s 25 most venomous snakes, including the tiger snake which can grow up to 2.9 metres and is usually found in coastal areas

Dec 19, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Myanmar man accused of self-immolation in Australian bank

Asylum seekers are not legally allowed to work in Australia.

Nov 19, 2016, 10:24 AM IST

English tourist dies at Great Barrier Reef, third fatality this week

The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,000 km along Australia`s northeast coast and is the world`s largest living ecosystem.  

Nov 18, 2016, 11:58 AM IST

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Nov 18, 2016, 08:38 AM IST

Evacuations underway in quake-hit New Zealand

New Zealand is on the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, which form part of the so-called "Ring of Fire", and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year.

Nov 15, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

Hindi to be part of foreign languages for Australia pre-schoolers

In a bid to promote languages other than English, Australia on Monday announced the national rollout of an online programme for pre-schoolers to learn foreign languages, including Hindi, from next

Nov 14, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

Indian-origin bus driver burnt alive in Australia's Brisbane

There was no apparent motive for the killing of the 29-year-old man named by local media as Manmeet Alisher, a well-known singer in the Indian Punjabi community.  

Oct 28, 2016, 11:37 AM IST

Four killed in Australia theme park

At least four people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at a theme park in Australia`s Gold Coast city, police said.

Oct 25, 2016, 13:06 PM IST

Four critical after Australia theme park incident

The Gold Coast Bulletin said the accident was believed to involve the Thunder River Rapids ride, which uses a conveyor belt and six-person circular rafts.  

Oct 25, 2016, 12:01 PM IST

US warship to visit New Zealand and end 30-year stalemate

New Zealand PM John Key announced that he had given clearance for the destroyer USS Sampson to visit during celebrations marking the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary.

Oct 18, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Two Sydney teens charged with planning Islamic State attack

Two 16-year-old Australian boys arrested in Sydney after each bought a knife were charged today with planning a terrorist attack on behalf of the extremist Islamic State group, police said.

Oct 13, 2016, 11:25 AM IST

Australia government cyber attack came from foreign intelligence service: Report

Local media said at the time that internal security sources blamed China, charges the Chinese Foreign Ministry dismissed.

Oct 12, 2016, 08:57 AM IST
Australian Parliament rejects bill for same-sex marriage vote

Australian Parliament rejects bill for same-sex marriage vote

Australia`s centre-right coalition government had introduced legislation to Parliament last month to hold a public vote in February 2017 on whether to legalise same-sex unions.

Oct 11, 2016, 12:01 PM IST

Australian in `burkini` made to leave French beach: Media

An Australian Muslim woman who wore a burkini to a French beach said she was asked to leave despite a ban on the controversial full-bodied swimsuit recently being overturned.

Sep 19, 2016, 17:44 PM IST

Islamic State announces death of Australian jihadist in Syria

The Islamic State group has announced the death in Syria of an Australian jihadist convicted over a 2005 plot to bomb the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in a new English-language magazine.

Sep 06, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

Australia to widen scope of targets in Islamic State air war

Australia is to start targeting jihadist support and logistics resources in Iraq and Syria, as it broadens the scope of its air war on the Islamic State group, officials said Thursday.

Sep 01, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

`No radicalisation` in Australia stabbing death: Police

A Frenchman who allegedly stabbed a young British woman backpacker to death while saying "Allahu Akbar" in fact has no sign of radicalisation, the Australian Police said Thursday.

Aug 25, 2016, 09:59 AM IST

Sikh candidate's billboard painted with 'ISIS' in NZ

A Sikh candidate, who is running for a place in the city council of Hamilton in New Zealand, has had one of his election billboards defaced with the word 'ISIS' plastered over it in black paint.

Aug 22, 2016, 16:44 PM IST

Australia returns Sri Lankans from `people-smuggling` boat

Australia has returned home six Sri Lankans which it said were onboard a "people smuggling boat" after intercepting it at sea, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2016, 09:07 AM IST

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