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Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia's mainland where their identities will be determined by Indian officials, a government minister said Monday.(7/28/2014 3:03:10 AM)
Australia approves huge India-backed mine
Australia has approved a massive coal mine that could ultimately provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians, angering environmentalists who warned Monday it may threaten the Great Barrier Reef. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said approval for Indian firm Adani's Aus$16.5 billion (US$15.5 billion) Carmichael coal mine and rail project in Queensland state was subject to 36 conditions. The ...(7/28/2014 3:50:04 AM)
Australia's swimmers look to go out with a splash
Australia's swimmers will be bidding to go out with a splash by sweeping the relay events on the final day in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, as Canada's Damian Warner closes in on decathlon gold. Games table toppers Australia have already won 17 gold in the pool with the men's and women's 4x100m individual medleys among the final eight titles on offer. South Africa's Chad le Clos ...(7/28/2014 10:16:31 PM)
Australia's NAB sells $1 billion UK property loan portfolio
National Australia Bank Ltd has agreed to sell a 625 million pound ($1 billion) portfolio of mostly non-performing UK commercial property loans to an affiliate of private equity firm Cerberus Global Investors. NAB, which has seen its UK business drag on earnings in recent years, declined to disclose the sale price. NAB owns the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks in the United Kingdom. The sale ...(7/27/2014 10:02:38 PM)
7 Actions Australia Can Take To Create $109 Billion By 2033 From Tech Startups
Australia must take affirmative action to invest and support technology and innovation for the sake of its economic future and global competitiveness. If it doesn’t, it will continue to be overtaken by developing countries and be known for squandering a massive opportunity to capitalize on high growth industries of science [...](7/28/2014 8:19:28 PM)
Australia Just Approved a Coal Mine That Will Emit More Greenhouse Gases Than 52 Nations
For a small country, Australia is having a big impact on climate change. The annual carbon emissions from the coal to be mined from the $15.5 billion Carmichael project in the state of Queensland would exceed the greenhouse gas spew of 52 nations, according to a Greenpeace estimate based on court documents and environmental impact statements. Greenpeace estimates the coal mined at the Carmichael ...(7/28/2014 5:21:19 PM)
Australia to send 'non-threatening' force to MH17 site
Australia said Sunday "a number" of armed personnel will enter the MH17 crash site next week, but stressed they would be a "non-threatening force" not accompanied by military troops. Australia and the Netherlands have been readying their forces ahead of a possible deployment to rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine to secure the MH17 crash site and recover victims' remains and aircraft ...(7/27/2014 1:03:30 AM)
Australia cracks opens door to foreign submarine build
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should discuss building its next-generation fleet of submarines overseas, the Department of Defence said on Monday, a shift that could open the door to a partnership deal with Japan that carries political risk at home and abroad. Australia is looking for partners to help it build about a dozen diesel-electric submarines to replace its aging Collins ...(7/28/2014 2:38:43 AM)
Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to its mainland
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention center, the immigration minister said on Friday, in an apparent setback for the government's policies. Australia has provided little information about the asylum seekers, detained by customs after setting sail from India. Immigration Minister ...(7/25/2014 8:45:12 AM)
Wheat Production in Parts of Australia Seen Hurt by Dry Weather
Dry conditions are set to curb output in the northern wheat-growing regions of Australia, the world’s fourth-biggest exporter, as producers stay on watch for El Nino, according to Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. and National Australia Bank Ltd.(7/28/2014 2:56:52 AM)
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