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Australia judge probed for saying incest `may be accepted`

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:03

An Australian judge will be investigated for his "appalling" comments on incest, in which he reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality, authorities said Friday.

Sri Lanka to continue curbing illegal migration to Australia: Navy Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:32

Sri Lanka is determined to curb illegal migration to Australia, Navy Chief Jayantha Perera said.

Australian PM ribbed over `cringe-worthy` Abe photo

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:40

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tyre.

India-Pak Test face-offs reduced to two in FTP

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:10

The number of Test face-offs between India and Pakistan in the upcoming Future Tours Programme (FTP) cycle is likely to be curtailed with the government of Pakistan deciding to strike off a few matches.

Australian immigration minister visits Jaffna, no talks with Tamil groups

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:44

Scott Morrison was visiting Sri Lanka to hand over two patrol boats to strengthen the island nation`s surveillance against people smuggling.

Australia denies "offensive" accusations Sri Lanka asylum seekers ill-treated

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:27

Australia on Wednesday rejected accusations of mistreatment by Sri Lankan asylum seekers returned to the island nation, saying the move sent a strong message to those thinking of following in their footsteps.

Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:02

Australian authorities struggled to rescue a beached baby whale today and were forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.

Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

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

Australian authorities struggled to rescue a beached baby whale today and were forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.

Australian PM says won`t bow to `moral blackmail` over asylum seekers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:44

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed not to bow to "moral blackmail" following reports of suicide bids by female asylum seekers at a detention centre on Christmas Island. 

Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:13

Australian authorities struggled to rescue a beached baby whale today and were forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.

Abe makes symbolic visit to Australia mining heartland

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:01

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today visited the resources-rich Pilbara region of Western Australia, in a recognition of the key role its minerals have played in his country`s economic growth. <br><br> Abe travelled with Prime Minister Tony Abbott to Rio Tinto`s West Angelas mine, where he toured the site and observed the use of Japanese technology in state of the art equipment.

UN urges review of Australia`s handling of Sri Lankan refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:30

Australia should hold a wide-ranging judicial review of its treatment of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka, the United Nations` human rights office said today amid uproar over Canberra`s handling of the issue.