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SL asylum-seeker mothers attempt suicide to get kids to Australia

Jul 09, 2014

SL asylum-seeker mothers attempt suicide to get kids to Australia

The damaging claims come as Australia faces growing pressure over its controversial immigration policies, with High Court action under way over the fate of 153 Sri Lankans being held in custody on the high seas. #World #Sri Lanka #Australia #NewsTracker #Asylum seekers #Immigration policies #Australia High Court
Marsh-Whiteman's record stand gives Aus A advantage against Ind A

Jul 08, 2014

Marsh-Whiteman's record stand gives Aus A advantage against Ind A

Sam Whiteman and Mitch Marsh shared a record-breaking 371-run stand as Australia A zoomed past India A's first innings score, leading by 47 runs on the third day of the four-day unofficial match, here today. #Sports #Cricket #Umesh Yadav #India 'A' #Australia A #India A in Australia 2014 #Sam Whiteman #Mitch Marsh
Japan, Australia to sign economic, defence deals, Shinzo Abe calls for trust

Jul 08, 2014

Japan, Australia to sign economic, defence deals, Shinzo Abe calls for trust

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Australia's parliament on Tuesday that the two nations were launching a "special relationship" of cooperation. #World #China #Japan #Australia #NewsTracker #Southeast Asia #Canberra #Shinzo Abe #Tony Abbott #Japanese PM
Aus says it will give 72 hour-notice before returning asylum seekers

Jul 08, 2014

Aus says it will give 72 hour-notice before returning asylum seekers

Tuesday's hearing about the interception of a second boat has revealed details of the operation, undercutting the government's attempts to maintain a veil of secrecy over its so-called "Operation Sovereign Borders" tough immigration policies. #Sri Lanka #Australia #NewsTracker #Immigration law #illegal immigrants #Asylum seekers #Operation Sovereign Borders
Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists kin encouraged by Sisi's regret over imprisonment

Jul 07, 2014

Egypt: Al Jazeera journalists kin encouraged by Sisi's regret over imprisonment

"I wish they were deported after their arrest, instead of being put on trial," Sisi had said, apparently referring to Greste, the sole non-Egyptian. #World #Egypt #Australia #NewsTracker #Mohamed Morsi #John Kerry #Abdel Fattah al-Sisi #Egyptian President #Peter Greste #Mohamed Fahmy #Baher Mohamed

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Why Australia doesn't take T20s seriously

Sep 21, 2012

Why Australia doesn't take T20s seriously

Sport is no laughing matter in Australia. But when it comes to T20 cricket, they see it as nothing more than a casual fling in the park. #HowThisWorks #Australia #World T20 #WT20 Bloggers #World Cup T20 2012
It's Test cricket, anything can happen

Apr 19, 2012

It's Test cricket, anything can happen

While all eyes are on IPL, real cricket is being played not in India but in the West Indies. #JustSaying #Ricky Ponting #Australia vs West Indies

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It's Test cricket, anything can happen

Jul 10, 2014

Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations

Australia's controversial asylum policies have come under renewed fire after reports this week that about a dozen mothers at a Christmas Island detention camp attempted suicide in desperate bids to get their children refugee status and shelter on the...
It's Test cricket, anything can happen

Jul 10, 2014

Australia's Senate Blocks Carbon-Tax Repeal

Australia's newly elected Senate has frustrated Prime Minister Tony Abbott's attempt to hastily scrap an unpopular tax on carbon emissions...
It's Test cricket, anything can happen

Jul 04, 2014

'Game of Thrones' wine to launch in time for next season

The Wines of Westeros, a line of vino from Australia, meant to ‘soften the blow’ when characters are killed off the popular HBO drama... #HBO #Australia