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Five charged in Australia over theft of millions worth of salmon

dpa/GNA - Two women and three men have been charged with stealing some 250 tonnes of salmon, worth over 4 million Australian dollars...

Aviation This Week – January Edition 3

Summaries for this week’s topical aviation news compilation features events between January 11- 16, 2021.   Emirates Suspends Flights to South Africa, Australia Between January 16th and...
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US, Britain, Canada and Australia condemn Hong Kong activist arrests

dpa/GNA - Britain, Canada, Australia and the United States condemned the mass arrests of activists in Hong Kong under a controversial national security...
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Two women die in canyoning incident in Australia

dpa/GNA - Two women died after being swept in a whirlpool while canyoning in the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, New South...
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Australia changes one word in national anthem in ‘spirit of unity’

dpa/GNA - A single word has been changed in the Australia's national anthem to make the song more inclusive and reflect the 60,000-year...

Australia’s spike in deadly shark attacks – ‘freaky’ 2020 bad luck?

Despite having some of the world's most shark-infested waters, for the past several decades the chance of getting killed by a shark in Australia...
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Australia welcomes Israel extradition approval of sex abuse suspect

Australia's attorney general on Wednesday welcomed the news that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer lost an appeal in Israel's Supreme Court to block...
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Australia to refer China to the WTO over barley trade tariffs

Australia will take China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge tariffs placed on the country's barley exports earlier this year, trade minister...

Australia tries to lure young New Zealanders into summer holiday work

Australia is launching a new campaign to try and lure young New Zealanders "across the ditch" this summer to fill jobs on farms and...
Tokyo Court Grants Carlos Ghosn Bail

UN: Ghosn deserves reparations for ‘arbitrary’ detention in Japan

The former boss of carmaker Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, should receive compensation from Japan because his detention there lacked legal grounds and ran counter to...

Australia’s most populous states open borders after 138-day shutdown

The border between Australia's two most populous states reopened after a 138-day pandemic-triggered closure at one minute after midnight on Monday. For the first time...
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Australia defends climate targets after Biden 2050 net-zero pledge

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday was again forced to defend his country's climate targets after Joe Biden was declared the winner of...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Australia to spend 500 million helping region get vaccines

Australia plans to spend 500 million Australian dollars (351 million US dollars) to secure coronavirus vaccines for its regional neighbours, the government said Saturday. Canberra...

Man critical after shark attack on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A 59-year-old man was in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark along Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Sunday. According to local media...

Australia’s coronavirus hotspot to lift strict lockdown

Victoria, the state at the centre of Australia's second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, will move out of its strict lockdown and into its...

Australia opens quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand

The first flight as part of Australia's one-way travel bubble with New Zealand arrived in Sydney on Friday, with around 200 passengers allowed to...

Three whales saved from site of Australia’s worst mass stranding

Three whales were released and one died on Sunday after a new stranding at the same location as Australia's worst mass beaching of around...

Nearly 100 whales freed in Australia after mass stranding

Six more whales were rescued in a mass stranding on the west coast of Australia's State of Tasmania on Friday, bringing the total number...

Trouble in Australia’s humpback whale paradise as tourists dry up

by Duncan Murray Located just a few hours south of Sydney on Australia's scenic east coast, Jervis Bay is...

Rescuers race to save 270 stranded pilot whales in Australia as one third of...

Rescuers are racing against time to save lives as 270 pilot whales were stranded off the west coast of Australia's Tasmania and about...

Australia posts surprise fall in unemployment despite strict coronavirus lockdown

Australia's unemployment rate has posted a surprise fall despite strict lockdown measures in the nation's second biggest state. According to data...
Protesters lie down for a minute of silence in the position George Floyd was in when he died during a rally against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Protesters clash with police in Australia as lockdown tensions flare

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday, as frustration over an ongoing COVID-19 lockdown boiled over. ...

Brazil ends gender pay gap for national teams

Members of the Brazil women's football team will be paid the same as their male counterparts, the South American country's soccer federation said...

Australia in recession for first time in almost 30 years

Australia has officially fallen into its first recession in 29 years with the biggest fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on record. ...

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Following are the results from opening day of US Open tennis championship in New York on Monday (prefix number denotes seeding): Men's...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

EU to participate in COVAX initiative for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that her institution is ready to join the COVAX Facility, a pooled procurement...
Tourists are seen at a dock in Sydney, Australia, March 10, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia has reached 100, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Sydney aims to wipe out virus with testing blitz

Australia's largest city Sydney launched a COVID-19 testing blitz this week in an attempt to "mop up" lingering virus infections, primarily in the city's...
VANCOUVER, April 1, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A car leaves a drive-through COVID-19 test site for health care workers in Vancouver, Canada, March 31, 2020. Several satellite sites around the cities are operating 7-day a week offering drive-through COVID-19 test. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

Australia’s trade relationships in East Asia key to COVID-19 recovery: analyst

Australia's trade relationships with East Asian countries, primarily China, are key to helping the country recover from COVID-19, according to an analysis article released...
A Qantas airplane takes off from Sydney Airport, in Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2020. Virgin Australia airline announced Wednesday it would temporarily suspend all international flights as well as 50 percent of domestic services, in another blow to the industry by COVID-19. Australia's national carrier Qantas on Tuesday cancelled 90 percent of its international flights as well as 60 percent of its domestic capacity. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Border closure is impediment to Australia’s economic recovery – Business leaders

Australia's biggest business lobby groups have called for the nation's international borders to be re-opened to aid the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis,...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) and Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (L) arrive to speak to the media prior to a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 12 March 2020. Morrison announced an economic stimulus package, worth 17.6 billion Australian dollar (around 11.4 billion US dollar) for the fiscal year, to keep the Australian economy from entering into a recession due to the coronavirus epidemic. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Australian PM says all options being considered to contain COVID-19

Australia's prime minister called for patience and said "all of the options" were on the table to fight against coronavirus on Monday when the...