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Ho-Fume Road

Rising Aussie road toll costing economy US$20 billion annually

Road crashes are costing the Australian economy up to 20 billion U.S. dollars every year the government has said. The Australian government aims...
pilot

New Aussie drone laws put passenger jets at risk

Commercial pilots have expressed concerns about Australia's drone laws, saying they raise the risk of fatal collisions between unmanned drones and passenger planes. ...
Australia

Former Australian PM calls for abolishing state borders

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke has called for the nation to "think big" and do away with its state borders, describing them as...
An archaeologist cleans the hoof-shaped ingots in an aristocrat's tomb that dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD), in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Nov. 17, 2015. Chinese archaeologists on Nov. 17 discovered 75 gold coins and hoof-shaped ingots in the tomb. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Australian government struggling to stop US$400 million gold scam

The Australian government is struggling to clamp down on a gold scam which has left Australian taxpayers more than 430 million U.S dollars out...

Oct. 19 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ADEN, Yemen -- U.S. drone strikes killed about seven members of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot in the country's southeastern province of Shabwa on Tuesday,...
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong attend a press conference in Canberra Oct. 13, 2016. Australia and Singapore on Thursday signed an update to their 2003 free trade agreement. (Xinhua/Zhao Bo)

Australia, Singapore to sign updated free trade deal

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Canberra on a three-day visit to strengthen the ties with Australia, is set to sign...

Oct. 13 world news summary at 0030 GMT

BERLIN -- Jaber al-Bakr, the Syrian refugee suspected of planning a bomb attack in Germany, has committed suicide at the prison in the German...

Same-sex marriage: Australian Parliament rejects referendum

NXT, which has one seat in the House of Representatives and three seats in the Senate, has announced it would block the legislation to...
China map

Aug. 4 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

SYDNEY -- Australia's co-working space and start-up hub Fishburners is expanding internationally and has chosen Shanghai, China as its first stop. The...
cars

Australia: Cars, groceries tops product recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its yearly recall figures on Tuesday, and found that 670 product recalls were made compared to...
MH370

MH370 could have been brought down “eccentric” pilot – Expert

Air crash expert Larry Vance told Australia's Nine Network that there was no other way to explain why the flaperon, found off the coast...

Terrorists to be imprisoned forever under proposed Aussie laws

Turnbull said in the wake of recent terror attacks seen in Nice, throughout Germany and in Orlando, Australia needed to shore up its counter-terrorism...
Egyptian flag

July 23 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

CAIRO -- Chinese traditional arts have captivated the minds and hearts of many Egyptians and Arabs during the first Afro-Chinese Arts and Folklore Festival...
elections

Australia’s LNP conservative coalition wins race

The leader of Australia's Liberal-National Party (LNP) coalition, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, claimed victory in the federal election on Sunday eight days after polls...
MH370

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...
Nuclear Waste barrels

Royal Commission says Australia is well positioned to grow nuclear waste business

By Matt Walsh The state of South Australia is "well placed" to set up a permanent nuclear storage industry, Australian nuclear experts said overnight, after...

Australians kick start 8-week elections campaign

The announcement made by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday to have a double dissolution election on July 2 officially kick-started an eight-week...

April 27 Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT

ISLAMABAD -- Afghan Taliban on Wednesday confirmed a visit of its leaders to Pakistan but said they are discussing the issue of Afghan refugees,...
Photo taken on July 29, 2015 shows shells growing on a piece of debris on the Reunion Island. Verification has confirmed that the debris discovered on the Reunion Island belonged to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. (Xinhua/Romain Latournerie)

Search officials say debris found is most likely does not belong to MH370

In an update on the search operation on Wednesday, the Australian government's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said the debris, a 40cm x...

Australia tramples upon the rights of ex-Gitmo Detainee

The Australian government violated the rights of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks by keeping him in jail for months following his return to...
terrorist

Expert warns Australia is likely to face another terrorist attack

David Kilcullen, an Australian who has advised Australian, American and British governments on counter-terrorism, said he was certain there will be another terrorist attack...
dollar

Media reports Australia’s receipt of US$ 10b Armoured car contract

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Tuesday, in an article republished by The Australian Newspaper, that a list of countries were queuing up...
Australia

Reports suggests that 1 out 7 Australian teen would become homeless

Mission Australia, the not-for-profit which released details of the study, said around 44,000 young people are homeless on any given night, with many staying...

In 2015 more than 2,600 Australians fell prey to internet fraudsters

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Friday released figures showing Australians were collectively swindled out of 16 million U.S. dollars by scammers...
Hollywood

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...
Australia

Australia’s native vulnerable unprotected by new policy

Yawuru tribe leader Patrick Dodson has said the "Closing the Gap" policy, which was designed to end disadvantage for Indigenous Australians and help them...

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...
rocket

Australia adds its voice to condemn DPRK’s rocket launch

Calling the launch "provocative and dangerous", Bishop said the DPRK "continues to threaten the peace and security of the region and beyond." Bishop said...

PM suggests family values will be lost to same sex marriages

Abbott is due to give a prepared speech to conservative, far-right group Alliance Defending Freedom in New York on Friday (Australian time), but the...

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...