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Australia

'Groundbreaking' cure for deadly asbestos-related cancer could be near
A Kiwi professor has developed a new treatment that has already saved one man's life and could possibly help thousands more defeat mesothelioma – an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The disease results in death shortly after diagnosis.

15.06.2015 05:39

​Captain ‘hook or by crook’: PM won’t deny if Australia paid migrant smugglers to turn to Indonesia
The Australian PM has refused to either confirm or deny that Australian security agencies paid a crew of a boat ferrying migrants to turn to Indonesia. Tony Abbott’s vow to protect Australia “by hook or by crook” was slammed by human rights lawyers.

12.06.2015 08:07

'Profits over public health': Secret TPP Healthcare Annex published by WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks published more secret documents from the controversial TPP agreement on Wednesday. The leaked drafts concerning healthcare in the US have activists worried the agreement might play into the hands of big pharmaceutical companies.

10.06.2015 19:26

'Dirty bomb': ISIS has enough material to build WMD, Australian intelligence warns
Islamic State is believed to have seized enough radioactive material to build a large “dirty” bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports. NATO has expressed concerned about the supplies, according to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

10.06.2015 18:32

Wikileaks releases ‘largest’ trove of docs exposing secret TiSA trade deal
WikiLeaks has published 17 secret documents related to a controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and over 20 WTO members. NGO Global Justice Now called the leak “a dark day for democracy.”

03.06.2015 21:00

Pentagon shipped live anthrax samples to Canada – report
New disclosures from Pentagon officials say samples of live anthrax were sent to three Canadian laboratories. The scandal now involves anthrax sent to labs in 12 states, Washington, DC, and three countries – Australia, Canada and South Korea.

02.06.2015 02:11

Evacuation as IBM high-rise catches fire in central Brisbane
Hundreds of people have reportedly been evacuated after a fire broke out on the 13th floor of the IBM building in the central business district of Brisbane, Australia. Multiple firefighting crews have been dispatched and sealed off the adjacent streets.

02.06.2015 03:26

Scuffles in Melbourne as anti-Islamic protesters & anti-racism activists clash
Clashes have broken out in Melbourne between anti-Islam protesters and anti-racism activists, as police battled to keep them apart. Verbal insults and punches were traded, while parts of the city were closed off.

31.05.2015 15:03

Canada can now strip jihadists of their passports
A law enabling authorities to revoke citizenship of those who go overseas for jihad came into force in Canada on Friday.

30.05.2015 07:02

Japan to join US-Aussie military drills in July
Japan will join US and Australian troops in trilateral military drills for the first time as the three states are seeking to boost ties in the region where tensions over the disputed South China Sea region rumble on.

26.05.2015 11:32

​Australia's opposition urges conscience vote on gay marriage following Irish referendum
The leader of Australia's Labor Party will put forward a bill on same-sex marriage next week, urging the government to hold a conscience vote. National debate has been renewed following Ireland's historic referendum last Friday.

26.05.2015 13:03

Australian woman abandons kids to live with ISIS
It’s not only young people with nothing to lose, who abandon home to join the Islamic State: an Australian woman has abandoned her children to travel to Syria and live under ISIS. She has become one of more than 100 Australians to do so.

26.05.2015 05:50