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Singapore, Australia to boost intelligence sharing on jihadis

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 14:32

Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Australia defends detention of child asylum seekers

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:02

Australia`s immigration minister defended his country`s tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of children and denial of permanent visas were needed to stop dangerous people-smuggling ventures.

Top Vatican figure in row over child abuse comments

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:10

Australia`s leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, came under fire Friday after drawing an analogy between the church`s response to child abuse and a trucking company.

Australian opposition leader cleared of rape allegation

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:29

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten revealed Thursday he had been cleared by police of historical sex assault allegations, which he said were "abhorrent".

`Reasonable chance` of finding MH370 : Australia PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 23:15

A fresh underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, that is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean, has a "reasonable chance" of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

South Australia keen on `Clean Ganga` project

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:15

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ambitious `Clean Ganga` project received a shot-in-the-arm with the South Australia government showing its interest in cleaning up the river, which is considered sacred by many Indians.

MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:12

All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed today.

China paper denounces `rampant rascality` of Australia tycoon

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:54

A Chinese state-run newspaper on Wednesday called on Beijing to "teach Canberra a lesson" after Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer labelled the Communist government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade.

`Reasonable chance` of finding MH370 in new search: Australia PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:40

A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a "reasonable chance" of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday, adding that searchers would not give up easily.

Australia rebukes mining tycoon over abusive attack on China

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:31

Treasurer Joe Hockey said the remarks aired on Australian television on Monday were "hugely damaging", noting that Palmer had benefited personally from doing business with China.

BHP to create new global metals and mining company

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:03

The company said the new entity, to be named NewCo, would have assets in five countries.

Australia, Indonesia agree to bury spy row

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:40

Australia and Indonesia have agreed a pact to put a damaging spy row behind them, paving the way for the resumption of full defence cooperation, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday.