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Australia

Double grief: Australian family loses loved ones in both Malaysian plane tragedies
An Australian family, who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370, has suffered another stroke of fate, with their loved ones being aboard the Malaysian jet shot down over Ukraine.

18.07.2014 14:43

​Australia becomes first developed country to abolish carbon tax
The Australian Senate has voted to scrap the controversial two-year old carbon emission tax, signaling a major victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Reaching the national carbon reduction goals remains in question.

18.07.2014 07:41

Outrage as Australian state defends 6-month HIV warning delay
The government in the Australian state of Victoria has supported doctors who informed 400 people who came into contact with an HIV-positive healthcare worker only six months after the worker notified authorities of being infected.

17.07.2014 14:13

​Australia urges G20 to continue cooperating with Russia despite US sanctions
Australia wants Western countries to continue cooperating with Russia within the G20 framework, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on the sidelines of the B20 summit, after the US and EU agreed new sanctions on Russia.

17.07.2014 06:50

Australian bill sees whistleblowing on intel ops punishable by up to 10 years in jail
Australia’s attorney general has proposed a new bill which would see potential whistleblowers facing up to 10 years in prison for leaks on special intelligence operations.

16.07.2014 13:33

​Australia’s renewable investment hits 13-year low
Australians invested just $40 million in renewable energy in the first half of 2014, the lowest figure since the first half of 2001. The investment shift comes as the country prepares to vote on lifting the two-year fixed price on carbon emissions.

16.07.2014 14:57

Mystery 'meteor' burning over Australian sky baffles eyewitnesses (VIDEO)
A bright object that dazzled in the sky over Australia left people confused. Social media was abuzz with the pictures of the mystery fireball, with users claiming it was either a plane crashing into the ocean or a ‘meteor.’

11.07.2014 13:48

Outrage as Australian judge says incest, pedophilia ‘may be accepted’ by society
An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo – just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s.

10.07.2014 17:09

Down Under data dump: Australian police track mobile phones the NSA way
Australian law-enforcement has been exposed scooping metadata from thousands of mobile phones of ordinary citizens, using the same kind of equipment and methods previously attributed to US police and intelligence agencies, like the NSA and FBI.

07.07.2014 06:12

Bust the budget! Thousands of Australians protest Abbott’s austerity (PHOTOS)
Simultaneous mass protests have taken place across Australia to protest against Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s austerity budget, with the largest protest seeing an estimated 20,000 people marching.

06.07.2014 11:49

​‘Boom’-erang at point of no return? Australian economic boom ending
A common misconception about lemmings is that they commit collective suicide during migration. Fuelled by a 1958 Disney film called White Wilderness, stage-trickery gave the impression that the rodents jumped to their deaths off cliffs.

02.07.2014 11:03

Potentially habitable ‘super-Earth’ discovered ‘just’ 16 light years away
Scientists have added a new planet to their Habitable Exoplanets Catalog, Gliese 832c, which orbits a nearby red dwarf star, receives the same average energy from its sun as Earth does – potentially making it the most Earth-like planet yet.

30.06.2014 22:26

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