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Adani gives final approval for coal mine project in Australia

Adani gives final approval for coal mine project in Australia

Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani on Tuesday gave the final investment approval for the Indian conglomerate's controversy-hit 21.7 billion dollars coal mine project in Australia which had hit several roadblocks over environmental concerns.

Allies of Australian Opposition leader support Adani project: Report

Allies of Australian Opposition leader support Adani project: Report

Political allies of Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten, who has been opposing the 21.7 billion dollar Adani Coal and Mine project, today expressed strong support to the Indian mining giant's venture in Queensland.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

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 islands.

Army assesses damage after storm "absolutely smashes" north Australia

Australia`s Army and emergency workers headed to areas of tropical Queensland state hardest hit by Cyclone Debbie on Wednesday, finding roads blocked by fallen trees, sugarcane fields flattened and widespread damage in coastal towns.

Cyclone-ravaged Australia like `a war zone`

Cyclone-ravaged Australia like `a war zone`

Towns were cut off and without power in northern Australia on Wednesday after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses in scenes compared to "a war zone".

`Monster` Cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal towns in lockdown as residents battled lashing rain and howling winds.

Queensland govt supports $16.5 billion coal mine project: Adani

Adani group on Friday said Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reaffirmed her government's committment to the USD 16.5 billion Carmichael mine project in the Australian province.

Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

Great Barrier Reef suffers severe coral bleaching for second year in a row

On Thursday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) carried out the first survey for 2017 over the area between Cairns and Townsville in Queensland state.

Australia battles 50 fires in heat wave, sparking warning, blackout fears

Australian emergency services were bracing against "potentially catastrophic" fire conditions on Saturday, as firefighters battled nearly 50 blazes in the state of New South Wales, sweltering in a heat wave sweeping the country`s east coast.

Smoking in public areas now restricted as per Australian state's new laws!

Smoking in public areas now restricted as per Australian state's new laws!

As per the laws, anyone seen smoking within 10 metres of these visitor facilities will have to pay a fine of 243 Australian dollars ($185).

Australia in negotiation to host Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight

Australia in negotiation to host Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight

Describing it as the "largest boxing event in Australia",Kate Jones said her government was keen to secure the fight.

Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law appointed as new West Indies coach

Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law appointed as new West Indies coach

The 48-year-old cricketer has the experience of being a former head coach of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to the job.

Four critical after Australia theme park incident

The Gold Coast Bulletin said the accident was believed to involve the Thunder River Rapids ride, which uses a conveyor belt and six-person circular rafts.
 

`No radicalisation` in Australia stabbing death: Police

A Frenchman who allegedly stabbed a young British woman backpacker to death while saying "Allahu Akbar" in fact has no sign of radicalisation, the Australian Police said Thursday.

Australia court launches judicial review of Adani's mine project

Australia court launches judicial review of Adani's mine project

Adani's controversy-hit 21.7 billion dollar Carmichael coal mine project in Australia faced another legal hurdle after a court on Thursday launched a judicial review of the Queensland government's approval to one of the world's largest coal mines projects, with the Indian-mining giant describing the case as "delaying tactics".

Polls close in most states in Australian election

Polls closed in Australia's most populous states where Saturday's national elections  are expected to be won or loss.

Uber launches new service in Australia

Uber`s ride-sharing service, however, is outlawed in Queensland state, with regulators in May increasing fines to $1,772 for Uber drivers.

Australia arrests five over alleged plans to join ISIS

Australia arrests five over alleged plans to join ISIS

Five men were arrested in Australia’s Queensland state over an alleged plan to take a boat to Indonesia and join the Islamic State (IS) terror group, police said on Wednesday.

Transgender woman inmate raped over 2,000 times in all-men Australian jail

Transgender woman inmate raped over 2,000 times in all-men Australian jail

Mary was sexually assaulted within hours of being sent to the jail.