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Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom
5th March 2015 Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom
SYDNEY: Australia’s foreign minister said on Thursday she had proposed a prisoner swap with her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within...
Australia defeat Afghanistan by 275 runs
4th March 2015 Australia defeat Afghanistan by 275 runs
PERTH: Australia hit the highest World Cup score on Wednesday when they made 417-6 against Afghanistan on their way to a 275-run victory, the biggest winning margin in tournament history. The four-time champions went past the previous best...
Australia bat against Afghanistan in World Cup
4th March 2015 Australia bat against Afghanistan in World Cup
PERTH, AustraliaL Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and decided to bowl in the World Cup Pool B game against Australia at the WACA Ground on Wednesday. Australia made two changes for the match, with all-rounder Shane...
Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island
4th March 2015 Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island
CILACAP, Indonesia: Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was “revolted” by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save...
Australia orders China group to sell ‘illegal’ Sydney mansion
3rd March 2015 Australia orders China group to sell ‘illegal’ Sydney mansion
SYDNEY: Australia on Tuesday ordered China’s Evergrande Real Estate Group to sell a Sydney mansion worth Aus$39 million (US$30 million), saying it was bought illegally under foreign investment rules. Cashed-up foreigners, many from China, have been blamed for driving...
Indonesia to deport Australian journalist covering death row story
27th February 2015 Indonesia to deport Australian journalist covering death row story
JAKARTA: An Australian journalist will be deported from Indonesia Friday after being caught covering the story of two Australian drug traffickers on death row without the correct visa, immigration authorities said. Candace Sutton, a reporter for the Daily...
Indonesia, Australia Drugs Crime
25th February 2015 Indonesia, Australia Drugs Crime
JAKARTA, -, INDONESIA: An Indonesian student holds a banner during a rally against Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott following his statement over the tsunami aid from Australian government outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta on February 25, 2015....
Australia shares end 0.5 pct higher as banks support
23rd February 2015 Australia shares end 0.5 pct higher as banks support
SYDNEY: Australian shares ended 0.5 percent higher on Monday, led by gains in financials, but resources shares were weighed under by a slew of disappointing earnings. Shares in Australian mining services firms fell sharply after they warned they...
1,500 homes damaged by Cyclone Marcia in Australia
22nd February 2015 1,500 homes damaged by Cyclone Marcia in Australia
MACKAY, Australia: Australian officials said Sunday all efforts were being made to help those hit by Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which smashed through Queensland state leaving 1,500 homes damaged and thousands without electricity. Marcia was one of two fierce...
Australia prepares for floods in aftermath of major cyclones
21st February 2015 Australia prepares for floods in aftermath of major cyclones
ROCKHAMPTON, Australia: Australia braced on Saturday for heavy rains and floods after weather authorities downgraded two cyclones that lashed its north and northeast, damaging homes and snapping power links, but there were no reports of casualties. Troops were...
Tokyo boosted by Fed minutes but Sydney, Wellington dip
19th February 2015 Tokyo boosted by Fed minutes but Sydney, Wellington dip
HONG KONG: Japanese stocks rose Thursday in holiday-thinned Asian trade, although Sydney and Wellington retreated despite US Federal Reserve minutes suggesting an interest rate hike could be put back. Dealers were also keeping tabs on the euro zone...
Teen wonder Ko plans to retire at 30
18th February 2015 Teen wonder Ko plans to retire at 30
MELBOURNE: Teenage world number one Lydia Ko revealed Wednesday she plans to retire at 30 and is about to start a psychology degree to prepare for life after golf. The 17 year old New Zealander, who smashed Tiger...
England paceman Finn takes hat-trick against Australia
14th February 2015 England paceman Finn takes hat-trick against Australia
MELBOURNE: England fast bowler Steven Finn took a bizarre hat-trick off the last three balls in Saturday’s World Cup clash against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Like his team mates, Finn had come in for heavy punishment...
Violation of WC law: Shahid & Shehzad charged
13th February 2015 Violation of WC law: Shahid & Shehzad charged
SYDNEY:  Seven Pakistan cricketers and the former captain Shahid Afridi have been charged for splitting a team limit ahead of their crucial Mega event battle against India on Thursday, Aaj News reported. According to the sources, they have...
Pakistan fans in Australia all set to back their team
12th February 2015 Pakistan fans in Australia all set to back their team
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will be one of the most heavily supported teams when the 2015 Cricket World Cup gets underway in Australia and New Zealand this weekend. And its fans are hoping the current side can emulate their heroes...
Australia’s jobless rate jumps to 12 year high 6.4%
12th February 2015 Australia’s jobless rate jumps to 12 year high 6.4%
SYDNEY: Australia’s unemployment rate jumped to a more than 12 year high of 6.4 percent in January, official data showed Thursday, and providing further ammunition for the central bank to cut interest rates. Economists had been expecting a...
China’s aluminum tug of war to repeat in 2015: Russell
12th February 2015 China’s aluminum tug of war to repeat in 2015: Russell
LAUNCESTON, Australia: Anybody looking at China’s vast aluminum sector may be struck by a sense of deja vu, as the issues of last year appear set for a repeat performance in 2015. The sector is still plagued by...
Cricket-Clarke makes safe return as Australia rout UAE
11th February 2015 Cricket-Clarke makes safe return as Australia rout UAE
MELBOURNE: Michael Clarke struck a half-century in an encouraging return from injury as Australia routed United Arab Emirates by 188 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday in their last warmup before the World Cup. Leading the...
Commonwealth Bank of Australia warns uncertainty
11th February 2015 Commonwealth Bank of Australia warns uncertainty
SYDNEY: The head of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia warned on Wednesday that uncertainty over the country’s leadership and policies was hurting business confidence, offering unusually sharp criticism of the government from a business leader. Prime Minister Tony...
Green Party rides anti-austerity mood in Britain
10th February 2015 Green Party rides anti-austerity mood in Britain
LONDON: A surge in support has made the Green Party a potentially disruptive anti-austerity political force in what is set to be Britain’s most unpredictable election, even if it wins only a few seats. As she spoke to...
Italian Couchsurfing host drugged and raped Australian, other guests
7th February 2015 Italian Couchsurfing host drugged and raped Australian, other guests
ROME:  An Italian policeman who posed as an amiable host on the Couchsurfing website has been charged with drugging and raping a 16 year old Australian and may have sexually assaulted up to 15 other women, judicial sources...
Christchurch, Melbourne to host ICC Cricket World Cup on Feb.12
6th February 2015 Christchurch, Melbourne to host ICC Cricket World Cup on Feb.12
KARACHI:  Christchurch and Melbourne are set to host spectacular opening ceremony of ICC Cricket World Cup February 12, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday. The Christchurch event will be a free, family-friendly event feature appearances by leading...
Australia PM Abbott vows to defeat leadership challenge
6th February 2015 Australia PM Abbott vows to defeat leadership challenge
SYDNEY: Conservative Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday he would seek to defeat a party room motion challenging his leadership at a vote to be held next week, bringing to a head weeks of speculation about...
Australia shares rally, match a record 12th session
6th February 2015 Australia shares rally, match a record 12th session
SYDNEY: Australian shares scaled a seven year peak on Friday in a winning run stretching 12 straight sessions, underpinned by gains in the utilities and energy sectors. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended up 0.1 percent at 5,820.2, having...
BUZZ Australia’s James Hardie rises on pricing of senior notes offering
6th February 2015 BUZZ Australia’s James Hardie rises on pricing of senior notes offering
AUSTRALIA: Australia’s James Hardie Industries shares rise as much as 1.8 pct to their highest since Aug. 14 Fiber cement producing company prices offering of $325 mln senior notes due 2023 of its subsidiary, James Hardie International Finance...
Snake bites V8 champ Whincup
5th February 2015 Snake bites V8 champ Whincup
SYDNEY: V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup got more than he bargained for at a promotional event on Thursday when a black headed python sank its fangs into him. The sport’s undisputed number one, a six-time winner of the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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