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Australian PM Tony Abbott stymies gay marriage push, for now

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday his government would remain opposed to gay marriage during the current parliament, but suggested the issue could be put to a popular vote after the next election.

2 dead after asylum-seeker boat capsizes off Oz

An asylum-seeker boat carrying at least 95 people on Monday capsized off near Christmas Island leaving two people dead and two critically injured.

Australia to roll out FBI-style gang laws

In a bid to crackdown violent crimes, Australian government is proposing to introduce national anti-gang laws in line with the US` FBI.

Australia revises survivors of capsized boat down

An Australian minister said the official number of survivors from the capsized asylum seeker boat has been revised down to 109.