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Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Iraq, US Military, US Air Force, Terrorism

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Age

Australian killed in Bolivian bus crash

Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.


Related Topix: South America, Bolivia, World News, Standardized Testing, Education

ABC News

Lake Argyle in Western Australia's remote Kimberley earmarked for future 'second capital'

There has long been talk of the need to more densely populate Australia's north, and Lake Argyle, on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, has been earmarked as the ideal location.

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International Business Times

Miley Cyrus Is Heading Australia For iHeartRadio Music Festival This October

It will be organized in Allphones Arena, which has a massive seating capacity of more than 20,000 people.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock, Sydney, Australia Travel

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's solar eclipse

Australians are supposed to be among the fastest consumers to take up new gadgetry but when it comes to adopting solar energy the country remains very much in the shade.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy,

The Age

Protester storms Families meeting

Sam Castro from the Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance says she was hit in the back of the head by one of the World Congress of Families attendees on their way in Saturday morning.


Related Topix: World News, Gay/Lesbian, Abortion, Wedding

Daily Kos

Australian Federal Election (2016?) Modelling

It is now almost a year since the last Australian Federal election, which saw the centre-right Liberal/National Coalition defeat the governing centre-left Labor party and take a 90-55 seat advantage into the 44th Parliament of Australia.


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The Tribune

Australia condemns peacekeepers' Syrian detention

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

ABC News

Former Vietnam refugee Hieu Van Le set to be installed as governor of South Australia

A long-time friend of the man about to be installed as governor of South Australia thinks his mate would have found himself locked up in Australia's offshore detention facilities if he had tried to reach the country's shores in more recent times.


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The Billings Outpost

Australian bluesman Harper has new album

Called "Bare Bones," it's a collaborative album with fellow Detroit-based bluesman Motor City Josh.


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JD Supra

U.S. Export-Import Bank Financing of Australian LNG Project Avoids...

In the K&L Gates' Global Government Solutions 2014 Annual Outlook , we reported on a case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California raising questions about whether inter-agency consultations required by U.S. law are implicated when the United States provides funding for extraterritorial energy projects.


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Sydney Morning Herald

People smuggler supported by those he helped to Australia

A PEOPLE smuggler involved in the deaths of 96 people when a boat sank in 2012 is being financially supported in an Indonesian prison by his former clients.


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The Independent

Bill Kerr dead at 92: Australian actor that became the 'Boy from Wagga Wagga' dies

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Sydney Morning Herald

Former Japanese PM who rode out Fukushima crisis campaigns against Australian uranium

In the skies over Kakadu, a 67-year-old man peers from the window of a tiny plane as it wheels over the mining town of Jabiru and the nearby open-cut uranium mine.


Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood

Northern Territory News

PNG ash cloud threatens flights

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin is monitoring the ash cloud from Tavurcur on PNG's East Britain Island, which is slowly drifting southwest.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

Australian PM to visit India, Malaysia

On Abbott's first visit to India as prime minister, he said he will visit New Delhi and Mumbai to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, reported Xinhua.


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Thu Aug 28, 2014

ABC News

Cairns double-murder: Brandon Peter MacGowan found guilty of killing Scott Maitland, Cindy Masonwells

It took a Supreme Court jury in Cairns, in far north Queensland, just over two hours to find 43-year-old Brandon Peter MacGowan guilty of the July 2012 killings.


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ABC News

Australian film gets dressed for Bollywood

The wardrobe department for the short film Departure Lounge has been working night and day to add Indian authenticity to the north-Queensland made musical comedy.


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Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

Australia's wine industry needs to turn to the perfume industry to learn how wines affect a consumer's emotions, according to a researcher from Adelaide.


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DFW Catholic

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:08 am .- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.


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