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Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 04:31

A group of 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, arrived at a detention camp in Australia, government officials said on Monday, after having been held at sea by authorities for almost a month.

Indian sailor missing off Australian coast

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 01:39

A 41-year-old Indian sailor fell off from a Liberian crude oil tanker off Western Australia`s northern coast and authorities today said chances of his survival are bleak.

Asylum-seekers kept at sea by Australia to seek compensation

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 16:04

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday.

Commonwealth Games: James Magnussen spearheads another golden night for Australia

Commonwealth Games: James Magnussen spearheads another golden night for Australia

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:39

World 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen added the Commonwealth Games title to his collection as Australia claimed four more gold medals to their tally in Glasgow.

Australia, Netherlands plan fresh attempt to reach MH17 site

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:27

A team of Dutch and Australian police will today again attempt to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a senior Australian official said, although he warned the situation was volatile.

MH17 crash: Australian police to renew bid to access Ukraine site

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:14

A joint Australian-Dutch probe team will renew efforts on Monday to gain access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine, Australian Federal Police said, after fierce fighting kept them away the previous day.

Australia to provide additional AUD 5 million aid for Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:59

Australia on Monday announced an additional AUD 5 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza to provide emergency food and medical supplies for the victims of the war-torn territory.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:11

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge against their detention, have arrived at a detention camp on mainland Australia, government officials said on Monday.

Australia gives $5 mn for Gaza relief

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 07:50

The Australian government is providing five million Australian dollars (4.7 million US dollars) in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced Monday.

Australia to send `non-threatening` force to MH17 site

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 01:33

Australia said on Sunday "a number" of armed personnel will enter the MH17 crash site next week, but stressed they would be a "non-threatening force" not accompanied by military troops.

Australia, Netherlands to send unarmed force to MH17 site

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 21:03

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country`s police will today join the first contingent of an unarmed, Dutch-led international humanitarian mission entering the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to recover victims` remains.

Commonwealth Games: Australia dominate in the velodrome with double gold

Commonwealth Games: Australia dominate in the velodrome with double gold

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:35

Annette Edmondson and Scott Sunderland won gold for Australia at the Chris Hoy Velodrome on Saturday but England were left subdued after four of their Olympic gold medallists failed to get on the podium.