Australia

Australia

MASSIVE LANDSLIDE / Hundreds feared dead in Papua New Guinea village

Hundreds are feared dead after a massive landslide flattened dozens of homes and buried families alive in a remote village in northern Papua New Guinea (PNG) early yesterday, a resident said.

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Australian PM calls China warplane conduct ‘unacceptable’

Australia yesterday chastised China over its “unacceptable” behaviour in international airspace, accusing a Chinese warplane of firing flares in the path of one of its navy helicopters.

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'Radicalised' 16-year-old shot dead by police in Australia

Western Australian police shot and killed a "radicalised" 16-year-old boy with a knife who had stabbed a man in a Perth car park, police and the state premier said Sunday

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7 arrested in Australian ‘terrorism’ raids

Australian police arrested seven teenagers in a wave of anti-terror raids yesterday, with top officers claiming the network may have been plotting an attack and posed an “unacceptable risk” to the public.

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Sydney's Bondi Westfield mall reopens for tributes after fatal stabbings

Sydney's Bondi Westfield mall on Thursday reopened for the first time since a man with a knife killed six people there on Saturday before police shot him

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Australia unveils new defence strategy, with eye on China

Australia unveiled its first National Defence Strategy yesterday, signalling a new focus on deterring China’s “coercive tactics” in a region seen as lurching towards conflict.

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Sydney church stabbing was ‘terrorist act’

Australian police yesterday said a knife attack on an Assyrian church bishop and some followers in Sydney was a “terrorist act” motivated by suspected religious extremism, as the country reeled from a second stabbing incident in three days.

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Sydney church stabbing called 'terrorist' act, teen detained

Australian police on Tuesday said a brutal knife attack during a live-streamed church service was a religiously motivated "terrorist" act, as they urged calm from the angered local community

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Four hurt in Sydney church attack

A knife attack at a live-streamed church service in Australia wounded four people yesterday and sparked clashes between riot police and outraged members of the local community.

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Australia reunites magpie, dog following uproar over separation

Australian authorities yesterday issued a licence allowing a magpie called Molly to reunite with a pet dog, after sparking public outrage by keeping the unlikely friends apart.

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Four wounded in Sydney church stabbing: emergency officials

Emergency services said four people are being treated for "non-life threatening injuries" after an apparent stabbing at a church service in Sydney on Monday

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Sydney knife attacker shot dead after killing 6 in Bondi mall

An attacker who fatally knifed six people in a Sydney mall was shot dead by police in the beachside suburb of Bondi on Saturday, police said, as hundreds fled the scene

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Sydney knife attacker shot dead after killing 5 in Bondi

An attacker who fatally knifed five people in a Sydney mall was shot dead by police in Sydney's beachside suburb of Bondi on Saturday, police said, as hundreds fled the scene

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Hundreds rescued after flooding in Australia

Widespread flooding in Australia left hundreds needing to be rescued after a natural disaster was declared in regions across New South Wales today

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Australia says Israeli information on aid worker death 'not sufficient'

Australia's Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Saturday that information from Israel about the death of an Australian aid worker killed in a Gaza air strike was "not sufficient"

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Australia tightens student visa rules as migration hits record high

Australia will begin enforcing tougher visa rules for foreign students this week as official data showed migration hit another record high, which is likely to further exacerbate an already tight rental market

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Dozens killed in tribal fighting in PNG: report

At least 26 people were killed in tribal fighting in the northern highlands of Papua New Guinea, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said yesterday, citing local police.

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Australian law allows workers to ignore after-hrs work calls

Australians yesterday cheered new proposed laws that give workers the right to ignore calls and messages from their bosses outside of work hours, but some business leaders slammed it as overreach.

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