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Australian PM welcomes recovery of more MH17 remains

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 10:38

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday welcomed the recovery of more remains from the crash site of Flight MH17 but said it would take at least another week to complete the task.

India group ICVL to nearly triple coal output from mine bought from Rio Tinto

India group ICVL to nearly triple coal output from mine bought from Rio Tinto

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 09:55

Rio Tinto said on Wednesday it would sell the Benga mine and other projects in Tete province it bought via a $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale Mining in 2011 for just $50 million to the group.

Boxing chiefs to probe headguard scrapping after Commonwealth Games

Boxing chiefs to probe headguard scrapping after Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:04

The International Boxing Association says it will carry out a detailed study of the impact of scrapping headguards for amateur contests following the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games.

Australia issues arrest warrant against two terrorists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:29

Arrest warrants were issued Wednesday against two alleged terrorists in Australia who boasted of beheading "infidels" in Iraq and posted gruesome images of severed heads on Twitter.

ICVL to buy Rio Tinto's coal assets in Mozambique for $50 mn

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:10

The acquisition will be the first of ICVL since its inception in 2009.

Environment groups' concerns over Adani project exaggerated: Hunt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:31

Rebutting concerns raised by environmentalists on the approval of USD 16.5-bn coal and rail project of India's Adani Mining in Queensland, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday said the claims about its impact on Great Barrier Reef were "exaggerated".

Australian children hide internet usage from parents

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:41

In a survey released Monday, 70 percent of Australian children aged between 8-17, said that their parents did not know about their internet usage.

Adani's $16.5 bn Australian coal proj cleared, company welcomes decision

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:39

Hailing the decision, Adani Chairman, Gautam Adani said: " We welcome the Minister's approval of the Carmichael Mine and Rail project, which takes us another step closer to delivering our multi-billion dollar mine, rail and port development".

Australia approves Adani's A$16.5 bn Carmichael coal project

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 08:21

The Australian government on Monday approved Indian firm Adani Mining Pty Ltd`s A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland.

More child abuse cases in Australia: Report

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:30

The number of cases of child abuse in Australia have increased by 30 percent over a two-year period, authorities said.

Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor Philip Nitschke

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:33

Prominent Australian right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke on Thursday vowed to continue giving advice on how to end life after the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him.

Australian inflation gives RBA room to keep rates low

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:19

The consumer price index (CPI) had lifted 0.6 percent in the previous quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said.