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Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother arrested over fake terror plot

04 Dec 2018

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother arrested over fake terror plot

Arsalan Khawaja, the brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja, has been arrested in Sydney by counter-terrorism forces over a fake terror plot.

#SerenaWilliamsMeltdown: "Upset people are offended, but won't take cartoon down"

11 Sep 2018

#SerenaWilliamsMeltdown: "Upset people are offended, but won't take cartoon down"

An Australian cartoonist, Mark Knight is under public fire for drawing a cartoon of Serena Williams' meltdown in the US Open Final which is supposedly "racist and repugnant".

Malcolm Turnbull ousted, Scott Morrison becomes Australia's Prime Minister

24 Aug 2018

Malcolm Turnbull ousted, Scott Morrison becomes Australia's Prime Minister

Facing an infighting from the conservative section of his own party, Malcolm Turnbull was ousted from his position as Australia's Prime Minister, and Scott Morrison became his successor.

Parliament halted, PM facing revolt: Here's what's happening in Australia

23 Aug 2018

Parliament halted, PM facing revolt: Here's what's happening in Australia

The Australian politics is facing a major crisis with the Parliament being adjourned for two weeks, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull facing a leadership battle.

Thai cave: Nine Australian rescuers get bravery awards

24 Jul 2018

Thai cave: Nine Australian rescuers get bravery awards

Nine Australians involved in the rescue of Thai youth soccer team, 'Wild Boars', from the treacherous Tham Luang cave have been awarded medals for bravery in their home country.

Australian First Lady flattered by French President 'delicious' comment

03 May 2018

Australian First Lady flattered by French President 'delicious' comment

France President Emmanuel Macron's describing Australian First Lady Lucy as 'delicious' may have raised eyebrows, but she found his statement flattering.

Violent bushfire burns through Southwest Sydney

15 Apr 2018

Violent bushfire burns through Southwest Sydney

A volatile bushfire has burnt 2,500 hectares and damaged properties in Southwest Sydney, reported Australia's Rural Fire Service (RFS).

Ball-tampering scandal: Should Steve Smith be banned for life?

26 Mar 2018

Ball-tampering scandal: Should Steve Smith be banned for life?

Steven Smith has been at the centre of the ball-tampering scandal.

Australia gets new Deputy Prime Minister elected, after Joyce's resignation

26 Feb 2018

Australia gets new Deputy Prime Minister elected, after Joyce's resignation

After Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigned following a sexual harassment allegation, the Australian government has appointed a new Deputy Prime Minister.

US imposes its largest package of sanctions on North Korea

24 Feb 2018

US imposes its largest package of sanctions on North Korea

Speaking at a conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, US President Donald Trump said that the US is imposing its largest package of sanctions on North Korea to pressurize the country into abandoning its nuclear missile programme.

Australia looks at greater India engagement to balance China

25 Nov 2017

Australia looks at greater India engagement to balance China

Australia said it will strengthen ties with India, Japan, and the US in the Indo-Pacific region under the quadrilateral dialogue between the four countries.

Papua New Guinea police enter controversial former Australia-run detention centre

23 Nov 2017

Papua New Guinea police enter controversial former Australia-run detention centre

Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a controversial former offshore detention center run by Australia to evict asylum seekers.

Modi in Manila: PM meets nine-year-old Filipino with 'Jaipur foot'

13 Nov 2017

Modi in Manila: PM meets nine-year-old Filipino with 'Jaipur foot'

Like any state chief, PM Narendra Modi has a busy schedule, but he specially took out time at one of his ASEAN summit engagements in Manila to meet nine-year-old Carlo Migel Silvano.

Packed day for Modi at ASEAN summit in Manila

13 Nov 2017

Packed day for Modi at ASEAN summit in Manila

PM Narendra Modi attended the opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN summit being held at Manila, Philippines.

Court disqualifies Australian deputy PM, Turnbull govt. loses Parliamentary majority

27 Oct 2017

Court disqualifies Australian deputy PM, Turnbull govt. loses Parliamentary majority

The High Court of Australia has disqualified Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians from office, saying they were wrongly elected as they held dual citizenship.

Thousands of Australians protest against Adani coal mine

07 Oct 2017

Thousands of Australians protest against Adani coal mine

Massive protests were held across Australia against Indian mining giant Adani Enterprises' proposed $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland state.

US to resettle 50 refugees from Australia's controversial offshore centers

20 Sep 2017

US to resettle 50 refugees from Australia's controversial offshore centers

A group of 50 refugees housed in Australia's controversial offshore detention centers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG), are the first to be accepted by the US under a resettlement deal.

Australia: High Court hears challenges to controversial same-sex marriage vote

05 Sep 2017

Australia: High Court hears challenges to controversial same-sex marriage vote

The High Court of Australia has started hearing petitions challenging the government's bid to conduct a national vote to gauge citizens' support for legalizing same-sex marriages.

Australia's dual citizenship crisis: Will the Malcolm Turnbull government fall?

18 Aug 2017

Australia's dual citizenship crisis: Will the Malcolm Turnbull government fall?

Another MP's name has emerged in Australia's dual citizenship crisis. Government Senator Fiona Nash, a UK citizen, will now have her eligibility decided by the High Court.

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

11 Aug 2017

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

Trump warned North Korea that it should be "very, very nervous" if it even as much as thinks about attacking the US or its allies.

Australian police thwart terror plot to bring down plane

30 Jul 2017

Australian police thwart terror plot to bring down plane

In a major joint-counter terrorism operation, the Australian police stopped a suspected plot to bring down a plane.

Minneapolis police regrets Australian woman's shooting

21 Jul 2017

Minneapolis police regrets Australian woman's shooting

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an Australian woman, by a police officer "should not have happened."

Tesla building world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia

08 Jul 2017

Tesla building world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia

Elon Musk's electric car firm Tesla is partnering with energy company Neoen to build the world's largest lithium ion battery in the Australian state of South Australia.

Strengthening ties? Church present makes light of Trump-Turnbull feud

26 Jun 2017

Strengthening ties? Church present makes light of Trump-Turnbull feud

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull was left bemused after receiving a rather cheeky present by Sydney's Coptic Orthodox church.

Australia pays $53 million compensation for harsh asylum policy

15 Jun 2017

Australia pays $53 million compensation for harsh asylum policy

Australian government has decided to pay $53 million in compensation to the asylum-seekers whom it kept detained at the Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) between 2012-16 under harsh conditions.

Melbourne- Brighton gunman takes hostage, shot dead in gunfight

06 Jun 2017

Melbourne- Brighton gunman takes hostage, shot dead in gunfight

A gunman in Melbourne held hostage a woman for at least two hours before being shot dead by security officers in the evening of June 6.

Trump hails US-Australia ties during meeting with PM Turnbull

05 May 2017

Trump hails US-Australia ties during meeting with PM Turnbull

US President Donald Trump said his relationship with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull is "fantastic" after the two leaders met in New York.

PM Modi brings up visa revamp with Australian PM

03 May 2017

PM Modi brings up visa revamp with Australian PM

Australia's decision to abolish the 457 visa facility, which was useful for many Indians, was met with a strong objection amongst Indians.

Sydney to soon have second international airport

02 May 2017

Sydney to soon have second international airport

Sydney is soon going to have a second international airport. It will be located at Badgerys Creek, about 50 km west of the city's heart.

After abolishing visa programme, Australia tightens citizenship norms

20 Apr 2017

After abolishing visa programme, Australia tightens citizenship norms

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed stricter norms for getting Australian citizenship, on the heels of scrapping the 457 visa regime for foreign workers.

Australia abolishes visa programme used majorly by Indians

18 Apr 2017

Australia abolishes visa programme used majorly by Indians

Australia has abolished its 457 visa programme which is used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, a majority of whom are Indians.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull meets Modi during India visit

10 Apr 2017

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull meets Modi during India visit

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day visit to India, his first since assuming office in September 2015.

Cyclone Debbie: Queensland prepares for floods

29 Mar 2017

Cyclone Debbie: Queensland prepares for floods

According to authorities, a 1,300 kilometre stretch of Australia's north-east coast in Queensland is susceptible to dangerous flooding after cyclone Debbie.

Cyclone Debbie makes landfall

28 Mar 2017

Cyclone Debbie makes landfall

Following mass evacuations on Monday, Cyclone Debbie, termed Australia's most devastating since 2011, made landfall in Australia's Queensland coast. Queensland Police noted, "the storm made a landfall between Bowen and Airline beach".

Indonesia, Australia restore military ties

28 Feb 2017

Indonesia, Australia restore military ties

Indonesia and Australia restored full military ties weeks after Indonesia cut off all cooperation with Australian defence forces.

Reports: Trump denounces Obama-era nuclear deal during call with Putin

11 Feb 2017

Reports: Trump denounces Obama-era nuclear deal during call with Putin

During his first phone call as president with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced the New START treaty, according to unnamed US officials.

Australian teens arrested in attempted 'IS inspired' attack

14 Oct 2016

Australian teens arrested in attempted 'IS inspired' attack

Two 16-year old boys were arrested by a counter-terrorism team in Sydney, Australia just before they were about to commit an Islamic-State-inspired attack.