Australia-Oceania News

Major 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck about 535 km (330 miles) southeast of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, briefly triggering a

Aug 12, 2016, 11:42 AM IST

MH370 search agency retracts ''death dive'' theory

MH370 was carrying 239 passengers and crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared on March 8, 2014.

Aug 12, 2016, 09:11 AM IST

Racist graffiti, swastika symbols appear in Australia beach

The Australian Police found about 15 swastika symbols drawn on the footpath, bus stops, poles, benches and electrical boxes, the ABC reported.  

Aug 11, 2016, 08:54 AM IST

Man arrested in Australian counter-terror raids

Australian police arrested a 31-year-old man on Saturday in counter-terror raids in southern Victoria state, saying they believed they had interrupted something "quite serious".

Aug 06, 2016, 13:37 PM IST
Hillary Clinton's bikini mural covered with niqab after public decency complaints; pics inside

Hillary Clinton's bikini mural covered with niqab after public decency complaints; pics inside

The Melbourne-based street artist was threatened with a council fine after which he responded by covering the provocative painting of Hillary Clinton with a niqab.

Aug 02, 2016, 16:26 PM IST

Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet for days

Police is investigating how a man`s body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant, according to media reports.

Jul 23, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

 An 1,800-year-old Buddha statue which was displayed in the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is being prepared for its return to India, after it was found to have been purchased from an illegal

Jul 22, 2016, 09:49 AM IST

Papua New Guinea leader survives no-confidence vote

Papua New Guinea`s Prime Minister Peter O`Neill survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Friday over corruption allegations following weeks of protests and civil disobedience urging him to resign.

Jul 22, 2016, 08:52 AM IST
`Better angels` will prevail in US election: Joe Biden

`Better angels` will prevail in US election: Joe Biden

The "better angels in America will prevail" in the upcoming presidential elections, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday as he warned about xenophobia during a visit to Australia.

Jul 20, 2016, 12:17 PM IST

Indian mother, son die in Australia after balcony fall

 A 31-year-old Indian woman and her four-month-old son have died after she allegedly jumped from the balcony of their high-rise apartment here along with the baby.

Jul 19, 2016, 15:36 PM IST

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country`s new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister

Jul 18, 2016, 09:48 AM IST

Tiny Pacific island of Nauru goes to the polls

Voting to elect a new government on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru, international observers invited to monitor the polls.

Jul 09, 2016, 13:35 PM IST
Australian PM almost certain victor in election but no celebration

Australian PM almost certain victor in election but no celebration

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to retain power after a bruising national election.

Jul 08, 2016, 13:20 PM IST

Lawmaker claims victory in close Australian election

The government needs at least 76 seats to form a majority in the 150-seat chamber.

Jul 08, 2016, 06:49 AM IST
Conservatives close in on Australian government rule

Conservatives close in on Australian government rule

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been meeting with independent lower house politicians to shore up backing for his Liberal/National coalition amid uncertainty that it will be able to win the 76

Jul 07, 2016, 12:19 PM IST
Iraq war decision justified: Australia's John Howard

Iraq war decision justified: Australia's John Howard

Former Australian leader John Howard Thursday defended his decision to go to war with Iraq alongside the United States and Britain, saying it was justified at the time and there was "no lie".

Jul 07, 2016, 10:35 AM IST
Australian PM inches ahead in poll count

Australian PM inches ahead in poll count

"Turnbull's ruling Liberal/National coalition will hold at least 73 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives"

Jul 06, 2016, 10:14 AM IST
Australian PM Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes

Australian PM Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended his performance after widespread calls for his resignation and said on Tuesday that he was confident of retaining office after vote

Jul 05, 2016, 13:52 PM IST

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes

Malcolm Turnbull`s Liberal-National coalition has so far secured 68 lower house seats, the centre-left Labor opposition 67, with 10 seats in doubt.

Jul 05, 2016, 10:58 AM IST

Australian PM brushes off calls to quit

Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull Tuesday rejected calls for him to resign after the weekend`s disastrous election, as senior government figures pleaded against infighting.

Jul 05, 2016, 10:25 AM IST

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