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Oceania

Terror charges against 3 over 'IS-inspired' Melbourne mosque arson

Australia's national terror alert level was raised in 2014 amid concerns over attacks by individuals inspired by organisations like IS.

20 Aug 2017 11:59 AM

Debate in Australia over same-sex marriage postal vote

The opposition, along with many gay rights campaigners, favour a free vote among MPs, with parliamentarians not bound by party policy.

09 Aug 2017 1:13 PM

Islamic State behind Australian men’s foiled Etihad bomb plot - police

Communication between the accused man and Islamic State began around April, police said.

04 Aug 2017 5:09 PM

Australia foils Islamist terror plot to bring down airplane, 4 detained

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be 'elaborate' rather than planned by a lone wolf.

30 Jul 2017 12:25 PM

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

China claims most of the energy-rich sea where neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

28 Jul 2017 10:50 AM

Admiral ready to nuke China if Trump orders

The drills were monitored by a Chinese intelligence-gathering ship off northeast Australia.

28 Jul 2017 3:17 AM

US admiral ready to obey Trump nuclear strike order on China

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.

27 Jul 2017 5:24 PM

Get out of the bus: Police tells Sikh man in Australia to take off kirpan

Police boarded a commuter bus in Auckland on Tuesday after a Sikh man was seen carrying a ceremonial knife.

26 Jul 2017 3:01 PM

Cardinal George Pell denies charges of child sex abuse in Australian court

The number-three figure in the Vatican returned from Rome earlier in July to face the charges in Melbourne Magistrates Court.

26 Jul 2017 9:54 AM

Australian doctors surgically replace man's thumb severed in cattle herding with toe

Although he will need more than 12 months of rehabilitation, cattle worker plans to return to 'riding bulls and rodeoing'.

14 Jul 2017 1:31 PM

Qatar says can’t meet Gulf nations’ demands as allegations are untrue

A Qatar statement said that they could not sever links with ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hezbollah because no such links existed.

30 Jun 2017 8:55 AM

Protected Church, not children: Victim on Cardinal Pell child sex abuse charges

Pell, who was charged on Thursday with historical sex abuse, strongly denies the allegations, details of which were not given by police.

30 Jun 2017 8:11 AM

Pope Francis aide charged with multiple child sex offences, denies claims

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton did not give details citing the need to preserve the integrity of the judicial process.

29 Jun 2017 10:01 AM

Australia: Former café owners force Indian worker to return pay; fined

The worker, an Indian national in his late 20s, was threatened with visa cancellation if he didn’t pay back 18,000 dollars.

20 Jun 2017 3:17 PM

Australia announces online visa application facility for Indians

In the first four months of 2017, Australia granted more than 65,000 visitor visas to Indian nationals.

19 Jun 2017 12:34 PM

China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia due to faulty engine

Terrified passengers described a massive din soon after flight MU736 took off from Sydney Airport at 8.30 pm (local time) on Sunday.

12 Jun 2017 9:05 AM

Overly sociable dog fails to make final cut for Queensland Police Service

The over-friendly canine was offered a new job working for the Governor of Queensland, where he holds the official title of Vice-Regal Dog.

11 Jun 2017 3:00 PM

Australia facing 'growing threat' from islamist terrorism: PM Malcolm Turnbull

This terrorist attack by a known criminal a man who was only recently released on parole is a shocking, cowardly crime', said PM Turnbull.

06 Jun 2017 2:22 PM

Note found near Australian airplane toilet; 1 arrested over bomb threat

Police said they took less than 5 minutes after the plane landed at a regional airport to get the passengers off.

06 Jun 2017 1:21 PM

Islamic State jihadists claim Melbourne hostage incident

Australian officials are growing increasingly concerned over the threat of militant attacks.

06 Jun 2017 6:47 AM