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Islamic State threatens Australia in its new magazine

Islamic State threatens Australia in its new magazine

Beirut, Sep 6: A new Islamic State magazine on Tuesday threatened to carry out attacks at several Australian landmarks. Rumiyah, published in seven languages has singled out Australia for terrorist attacks, naming in a chilling message the famous Bondi beach in Sydney, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground as their next targets.

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Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Canberra, Sep 15: Former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday and praised the man he ousted as a “great Australian”. He was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and pledged his allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth-II at a hastily organised ceremony at Government House in Canberra earlier

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Australia to take 12,000 Syrian refugees, bomb IS

Canberra, S2p 9:  Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on September 9 that the country will permanently take 12,000 refugees from war-torn Syria and will expand its bombing mission against IS into Syria “within days”. Abbott said Australia would accept 12,000 Syrian refugees on top of Australia’s annual commitment to take in 13,750 refugees from

For the love of the subcontinent

For the love of the subcontinent

M elbourne: Eshan Arya, PhD scholar at La Trobe University and a lecturer has been staying long enough in Melbourne to imbibe its multicultural ethos. Having just founded the UPS (United and Peaceful Subcontinent), a not for profit association, Arya says the association’s aim is to promote love and peace. On Wednesday, UPS launched their

A 24-hour public transport to get you home safe

A 24-hour public transport to get you home safe

M elbourne: A 24-hour public transport is coming to Victoria. From 1 January 2016, the Andrews Labor Government will trial all-night public transport on weekends – delivering a key election commitment. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Police Wade Noonan outlined details of the one-year Homesafe trial, which will get people home

Australian central bank upbeat on economy

Australian central bank upbeat on economy

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) appears likely to hold off on another interest rate cut, issuing an upbeat assessment of the Australian economy. The central bank expects Australia’s economy to grow to between 3.0 and 4.5 percent by December 2017 despite reducing its economic growth forecast for the Australian 2015-16 financial year by half

Australian camel meat heads for China

Australian camel meat heads for China

Australian camel farmers are preparing to export boxed camel meat to China following an industry conference in Kazakhstan in June. More than one million wild camels are estimated to be roaming Australia’s deserts, covering 3.3 million sqkms Australia’s national broadcaster said. Alex Knight, land and culture manager of the Ngaanyatjarra Council in Alice Springs, said

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Australian experts to examine suspected wreckage of MH370

Melbourne: Australian experts have travelled to France to help examine the recently found aircraft wreckage and determine if it belongs to the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, an official said. The expert from Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will join the French and Malaysian-led investigation team on Wednesday in Toulouse, France, to work on this issue

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Ancient oceans were rich in gold: scientists

Melbourne: Australian researchers have struck gold, formulating a new technique to measure how much of the precious metal existed in the world’s oceans over the past 3.5 billion years. Geologists from the University of Tasmania’s ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) have developed a “time curve series” to show the variation of gold

Footy celebrates Embracing India Week

Footy celebrates Embracing India Week

You’re joining Australia’s national game, the only indigenous game created in this country. The first recorded game of Australian Football took place in 1858. It was a hybrid of soccer, rugby and Gaelic football and borrowed elements from Marngrook, a game played by Australia’s indigenous forebears. It was born in Victoria but soon spread its

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