Australia-Oceania News

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

Jun 09, 2017, 10:46 AM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2017, 15:48 PM IST

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.  

May 30, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
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.

May 24, 2017, 09:16 AM IST

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.

May 23, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

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

May 17, 2017, 12:44 PM IST

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.

May 11, 2017, 20:06 PM IST

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.

Apr 22, 2017, 10:12 AM IST

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

Apr 22, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
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.

Apr 22, 2017, 09:06 AM IST
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.

Apr 22, 2017, 08:44 AM IST

'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.  

Apr 18, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
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.  

Apr 18, 2017, 09:22 AM IST

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.

Apr 11, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
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.

Apr 10, 2017, 17:07 PM IST

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,

Apr 10, 2017, 08:56 AM IST

Australia cracks down on foreign bribery

The Australian government on Tuesday announced a major crackdown on foreign bribery.

Apr 04, 2017, 14:09 PM IST

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

Torrential rain hampered relief efforts Thursday after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort

Mar 30, 2017, 09:26 AM IST

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