Australia-Oceania News

Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit island resorts

Emergency services plan to evacuate thousands of people stranded on resort islands with water supplies running low in Australia's tropical northeast on Thursday, two days after Cyclone Debbie tore

Mar 30, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

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

Mar 29, 2017, 11:27 AM IST
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

Mar 29, 2017, 09:05 AM IST

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

A "monster" cyclone made landfall in northeast Australia on Tuesday, cutting power and uprooting trees as coastal towns went into lockdown in the face of lashing rain and howling winds.

Mar 28, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Indian Catholic priest stabbed in neck at Melbourne church in apparent hate crime

Indian Catholic priest stabbed in neck at Melbourne church in apparent hate crime

 The priest was stabbed in the neck moments before he was about to say mass at a Melbourne church,

Mar 20, 2017, 10:03 AM IST

New Zealand expels US diplomat amid police inquiry

The US embassy in Wellington said it did not comment on the specifics of matters under investigation.  

Mar 20, 2017, 09:36 AM IST

Aussie beer boycott over Christian gay marriage video

The Bible Society said the video -- part of a campaign to mark its 200th anniversary -- was not specifically sponsored by Coopers but that it is a supporter of the charity.  

Mar 15, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
Australian service marks third anniversary of MH370 tragedy

Australian service marks third anniversary of MH370 tragedy

The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet told victims' families and friends at an anniversary church service today that he remained

Mar 08, 2017, 10:52 AM IST

Indonesia president Joko Widodo lands in Sydney on first Australia visit

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo arrived in Sydney on Saturday on his first visit to Australia as his nation's leader.

Feb 25, 2017, 09:07 AM IST

Australia sued over Indonesian minors in adult jails

The class-action lawsuit was launched Thursday at a court in the capital on behalf of 115 Indonesians allegedly detained when they were minors.

Feb 24, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

Male Muslim students excused from shaking hands with women at Australian school

Male Muslim students at a public school in Australia can refuse to shake hands with women to adhere to their faith.

Feb 20, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Australia's Catholic Church paid $213 million in abuse compensation, costs

Australia's Catholic Church paid $213 million in abuse compensation, costs

A Royal Commission is Australia`s most powerful type of inquiry that is able to compel people to testify and recommend legislative changes and criminal charges.

Feb 16, 2017, 08:46 AM IST

Donald Trump 'unbelievably disappointed' by Australia refugee deal: US

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said that Donald Trump had committed to the agreement to accept 1,250 refugees.

Feb 03, 2017, 10:32 AM IST

Sikh student denied school enrolment in Australia for wearing turban

A five-year-old Sikh boy has been denied school enrolment in Australia for wearing turban as it does not align with its uniform policy, despite a landmark ruling in 2008 against a private

Jan 17, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes 224 km southwest of Fiji: USGS

An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck 224 km (140 miles) southwest of Fiji on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning.

Jan 14, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

Trade, security on New Zealand PM's 1st official trip agenda

New Zealand`s new Prime Minister Bill English will visit three European capitals in January to shore up trade and security links, an official statement said.

Jan 05, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Elderly Australian kills cellmate with sandwitch toaster

An elderly Australian man serving time for killing his wife and two grandchildren was charged today with the murder of a fellow inmate after an apparent attack with a sandwich toaster.

Jan 03, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Seven arrested in Australia for plotting Christmas attack

Australia remained on high alert after seven people were arrested on Friday for allegedly planning a Christmas Day terror attack.

Dec 23, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

2016: One of the most beneficial years for Australia-India ties

Overall on the economic front, India was Australia's ninth largest trading partner and fifth largest export market, with two-way trade valued at around USD 20 billion.

Dec 22, 2016, 13:04 PM IST

Muslim woman assaulted with beer bottle in Aus, hijab torn

A hijab-clad Muslim woman was allegedly assaulted in Australia with a beer bottle and her headscarf torn off after her attacker said "merry Christmas" but she replied with "happy holidays".

Dec 20, 2016, 16:48 PM IST