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Dutch, Australians ready MH17 forces amid Ukraine fighting

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:21

Dutch and Australian forces were being readied on Saturday for deployment to secure the rebel-held crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 in east Ukraine where remains of victims still lie more than a week after the disaster.

Australia PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 13:51

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Saturday said his government`s treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling.

Human remains still at MH17 crash site: Australia PM

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:04

More that a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in rebel-held eastern Ukraine human remains are still at the crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday.

Commonwealth Games: Four more swimming golds for Australia, double joy for England

Commonwealth Games: Four more swimming golds for Australia, double joy for England

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:03

Australia continued to lead the way in the pool at the Commonwealth Games as they won four more gold medals on Friday, while England claimed their first two swimming golds.

Commonwealth Games: Anna Meares targets medal record today

Commonwealth Games: Anna Meares targets medal record today

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 09:16

Australian cyclist Anna Meares will attempt to defend her women`s sprint title on Saturday and become the joint most decorated track cyclist in Commonwealth Games history.

EU, Australia-led group unite against India at WTO

EU, Australia-led group unite against India at WTO

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:54

Unconvinced by India's line that it will not sign the Trade Facilitation Agreement at WTO unless its food security concerns are addressed, a large block of global powers have joined hands against New Delhi in Geneva where negotiations on this matter are going on.

Australia activist escapes jail over mine hoax

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 14:34

An Australian anti-coal activist escaped jail Friday over a fake press release that temporarily wiped more than Aus$300 million (US$282 million) from the share price of mining company.

Australia moves asylum seekers to mainland

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:49

A group of 157 asylum seekers who were detained on an Australian customs ship for more than a month is being transferred to the mainland, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Friday.

Australia to send troops to Ukraine to secure MH17 crash site: PM Abbott

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:39

Australia will send 100 additional police and some defence force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.

20th Commonwealth Games: England, Aussies begin gold rush early

20th Commonwealth Games: England, Aussies begin gold rush early

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:11

No surprises so far at the Commonwealth Games: Traditional powers England and Australia dominated the first day of competition, and an Australian women`s relay team set a world record in the pool.

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to its mainland: Govt source

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:40

Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention centre, a government source told a news agency.

More child abuse cases in Australia: Report

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:30

The number of cases of child abuse in Australia have increased by 30 percent over a two-year period, authorities said.