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Australian Minister to be Probed Over Queensland’s Gold Coast Trips

Australia’s health minister has temporarily stood aside after using a taxpayer-funded trip to purchase an apartment worth A$795,000 (£473,300; $585,200) on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Sussan...

Australian Open increases overall purse to US$36.2m

Australian Open organizers say they will offer 50 million Australian dollars (US$36.2 million) in prize money for the 2017 tennis tournament, including A$3.7 million...
Illegal mining involving Ghanaians and Chinese is ongoing at Obuasi

FoN Trains Youth To Be Self-Sufficient

Friends of the Nation (FoN), a Non-Governmental Organization based in the Western Region has collaborated with the Australian Aid to train 65 youths in...
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Commissioner Praise Human Right Defenders

The Australian High Commissioner has praised the roles of human rights institutions and the defenders of such rights as the world celebrates the Human...

Cambodia arrests Australian nurse, 2 Cambodian accomplices in surrogacy crackdown

Tammy Alayne Charles, 49, who operated Fertility Solutions PGD clinic, and two Cambodian helpers - a 35-year-old Cambodian female-nurse and 28-year-old male civil servant...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Australia to offer drought assistance to Southern Africa

The Australian Government will provide further support to southern Africa in response to the acute food shortages caused by severe El Niño conditions in...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Australian Olympians Arrive Home From Rio and Cautioned to Practice Safe S*x

Ley, who was among officials greeting the athletes at Sydney's airport as they arrived home, said earlier in the day there was a risk...
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American University of Afghanistan closed following kidnapping of two profs

The professors were driving through the western part of Kabul on the Darulaman Road when they were kidnapped by two armed gunmen, one of...
Kidnap

U.S. and Australian professors Abducted in Kabul

The two men are lecturers for the American University of Afghanistan and were driving through the western part of the city when they were...
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Australian man’s bum got burnt in an iPhone explosion

Gareth Clear, a 36-year-old man from Bondi in New South Wales, was riding around on his bike on a Sunday afternoon when he accidentally...
AFP/File / Ted Aljibe The South China Sea has become a growing source of tension between China and the US

Australian experts blames U.S. for complicating South China Sea Dispute

The United States has complicated the situation in the South China Sea instead of playing a constructive role, an Australian expert on maritime security...
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Australian authorities cautious on probing photos of MH370

Aircrash Support Group Australia (ASGA) has publicly released photographs which were recently found in Madagascar, but Australian authorities were hesitant to investigate the lead...
The World Heritage-listed reef is currently suffering its worst bleaching in recorded history with 93 percent of corals affected due to warming sea temperatures. (AFP Photo/STR)

Great Barrier Reef: 35% corals areas killed by Bleaching

The experts from James Cook University (JCU) say it is the most extreme case of mass bleaching they have ever measured at the...
AFP/File / Roberto Schmidt Around 330 climbers have successfully scaled Mount Everest this season but four mountaineers have died in recent days

Two mountaineers died of altitude sickness after climbing Mount Everest

The Australian climber was on her way down from Camp 4 to Camp 3 when she fell ill and died on Saturday afternoon, Pasang...
An increase in the frequency of fires and drought-like conditions could result in an ecological tipping point

Burn-off plan Abandoned by Australian State

The Victorian government's move to dump the controversial policy on planned burn-offs, which are supposed to reduce fuel for bushfires, of 5 percent of...
Getty/AFP/File / Ethan Miller After years of speculation on the identity of the crypto-currency Bitcoin's founder, Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur, has revealed himself as its creator

Craig Wright From Australia Is Bitcoin Creator

Wright was named by three media outlets -- the BBC, The Economist and GQ magazine -- and posted a blog on his website. However, in...
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Australian experts carry out terrorist simulation training

Hundreds of police and defence force personnel joined in the three-day operation designed to test command processes in a counter-terrorism specific environment, which concluded...
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Gregg Wallace Seeks Super Deal for Australian Masterchef

The 51-year-old presenter, known for hosting the UK version of the cookery show, has admitted it would take a mega-deal to persuade him to...
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Australian Gold Mine to be converted into a center for energy

Queensland state development minister Anthony Lynham announced Thursday that the 580 million Australian dollar (424 million U.S. dollars) energy hub, which will be run...

Australian man jailed for attempted corpse murder

Daniel James Darrington, 39, was sentenced in Victorian Supreme Court on Monday for the attempted murder of Rocky Matskassy almost two years ago. However, the...

Australian mining firms discovers 404-carat diamond

Local media reported on Tuesday that the Lucapa Diamond Company, based in Perth but operating in the African nation of Angola, found the 404-carat...

Another Australian pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika Virus

by Matt Walsh A pregnant woman has been revealed as the Australian state of Victoria's first confirmed Zika virus case - and the second...
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Dallas Buyers Club lose case against internet pirates

DBC - a purpose-built group designed by the film's owners, Voltage Pictures, to target illegal downloaders - has been seeking reimbursement from almost 5,000...

Funding shortage cripples Australian police ability to respond to threats

Fairfax Media reported on Tuesday that the AFP was struggling to keep up with the volume of information relating to possible terrorist activity on...

Wellington Phoenix lets loose Jeffrey Sarpong

Jeffrey Sarpong will return to Holland after his contract was terminated by A-League outfit Wellington Phoenix.  The 27-year-old forward signed for Phoenix on a two-year...
David Ferrer of Spain celebrates victory after the third round match of men's singles against Steve Johnson of the United States at the Australian Open Tennis Championships at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 23, 2016. Ferrer won 3-0. (Xinhua/Bai Xue)

Australian Open: men takes dominant lead over the women

Despite rain again threatening play in Melbourne, the worst of the weather passed in the early morning; unfortunately for Muguruza the day was just...

Australian Family’s Holiday Spoiled By Drug Raid

Officers on the Gold Coast tourist strip raided the home just after Christmas, seizing hydroponic cannabis from a locked room. Police held the family at...

Australian exporters to benefit from FTAs tariff cuts in 2016

Tariffs on Australian exports to China have now been cut twice in less than a fortnight, following initial reductions when ChAFTA entered into force...

Experts Warn That More Australian Parents Expose Kids to Cyber-Bullying

Australian parents are exposing their kids to the perils of social media well before they have reached the minimum joining age, according to an...

Stirling Lions Show Interest In Signing On Joshua Tumoe

Joshua Tumoe likely to join Stirling Lions Australian second tier club Stirling Lions have expressed interest in signing Ghanaian youngster Joshua Tumoe. The 23-year-old from...