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Night swim leaves Australian teen bloody and bewildered

"It sort of looked like hundreds of little pin holes or pin-sized bites distributed all over my ankle and the top of my foot," Sam Kanizay said.  

Aug 07, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Australian police foils Islamic State plot to bomb Etihad Airways flight

Australian police foils Islamic State plot to bomb Etihad Airways flight

Police also foiled a second alleged plot involving a "chemical dispersion device", designed to release hydrogen sulphide, but this was in the early stages.  

Aug 04, 2017, 08:37 AM IST

Australia Police releases man in plane `terror plot` probe

One of four men held in Australia over an alleged plot to blow up a plane has been released without charge, police said Wednesday, with his lawyer calling it "a tough few days".

Aug 02, 2017, 07:50 AM IST
Australia ramps up airport security after alleged plane bomb plot

Australia ramps up airport security after alleged plane bomb plot

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told reporters in Melbourne on Monday that the alleged plane bomb plot could prompt longer-term airport security changes.  

Jul 31, 2017, 10:17 AM IST

Australian plane plot may have involved bomb or gas: Reports

Several terror attacks have taken place in Australia in recent years, including a Sydney cafe siege in 2014 that saw two hostages killed.

Jul 31, 2017, 07:12 AM IST
Australia boosts airport security after Sydney counter-terror raids

Australia boosts airport security after Sydney counter-terror raids

Australia raised its terror alert in September 2014 and has passed a series of anti-terrorist laws to prevent attacks on its territory. 

Jul 30, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Australian minister quits after finding out he may also be Italian

"I had no knowledge that I, myself, had become an Italian citizen - nor had I requested to become an Italian citizen," said the Australian-born Canavan, who quit the major position of minister for

Jul 25, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Australia to make it easier to deploy military for 'terrorist incidents'

The government said in a statement that state and territory police forces remained the best first response, but the military could offer additional support to enhance their capabilities.

Jul 17, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell late last month, making the Vatican economy minister the highest-ranking Church official to face such accusations. 

Jul 09, 2017, 10:51 AM IST

Cardinal George Pell 'totally rejects' sex abuse charges

"I am looking forward finally to having my day in court. I am innocent of these charges," Pell said in a statement.

Jun 29, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

Australia, United States begin their biggest joint military exercise

The exercises involving 33,000 US and Australian troops on board battleships equipped with strike jets, comes as tension over China's more assertive activity, particularly in the disputed South China

Jun 29, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Sex abuse scandal haunts Pope Francis' aide and Australia's top Catholic cleric George Pell

Sex abuse scandal haunts Pope Francis' aide and Australia's top Catholic cleric George Pell

George Pell strongly denies the allegations and says he had no knowledge of widespread paedophilia in the church in Australia, even suggesting a conspiracy to bring him down.

Jun 29, 2017, 08:58 AM IST

Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

Far-right activists from the True Blue Crew, which says it is opposed to refugees and the "Islamisation" of Australia, faced off with members of a left-wing coalition promoting tolerance in the city.

Jun 25, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
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

Jun 23, 2017, 14:53 PM IST

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. 

Jun 21, 2017, 12:42 PM IST

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.  

Jun 20, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

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

Jun 15, 2017, 12:42 PM IST

Indian Navy ship in Papua New Guinea

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

Jun 12, 2017, 22:48 PM IST

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.  

Jun 12, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
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.  

Jun 11, 2017, 11:04 AM IST

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