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Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

A huge cocaine haul hidden in the hull of a yacht has been seized off the east coast of Australia, police said Thursday.

Australia should accept New Zealand offer to resettle refugees: UNHCR

Australia should accept New Zealand offer to resettle refugees: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged Australia to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees from an abandoned Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea ...

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament ...

Junior drag driver, 8, killed in Australia race crash

Junior drag driver, 8, killed in Australia race crash

An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior dragster during her first official test run in the West Australia capital of Perth, police said Monday.

PNG ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

PNG ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

Papua New Guinea officials deployed police vehicles and buses around a shuttered Australian refugee camp Monday as a deadline passed for some 400 detainees to move from the controversial centre.

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

Australia declared the centre closed on October 31, shutting off water and electricity supplies following a Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruling that the camp was unconstitutional.

CBS takeover of Australian TV network given court approval

CBS takeover of Australian TV network given court approval

A bid by US broadcaster CBS to buy Australia's third-largest commercial television network cleared a key legal hurdle on Friday when judges rejected a move by three shareholders to block the sale.

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Around 600 refugees and asylum seekers have been living without food, water or electricity for more than a week inside the Manus refugee detention facility, which was shut down by Australia last week.

Wind turbine breaks apart at Australian Antarctic base

Wind turbine breaks apart at Australian Antarctic base

The blades of a wind turbine at an Australian Antarctic base broke off and narrowly missed a storage building as they crashed to the ground, officials said on Wednesday, forcing the icy outpost to switch to backup power.

Food processing firm to import German, Australian cows next year

Food processing firm to import German, Australian cows next year

A Qatari food processing company will be importing cows from Germany and Australia by mid-2018 as part of plans to build a farm in Qatar with the aim of supplying 45% of the local market’s dairy and juice needs, an official has said.

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia on Sunday snubbed New Zealand's renewed offer to resettle 150 refugees held at remote Pacific camps, despite the closure of one detention centre in Papua New Guinea.