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Australian convicted for marrying off 12-year-old daughter

2015-04-01 11:08

An Australian man has been convicted of procuring his 12-year-old daughter for sex by letting her marry a man more than twice her age in an Islamic ceremony.

Australia warns of possible attacks in Kenyan capital

2015-03-27 14:09

Militants may be planning attacks against crowded places in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Australian government says in a travel alert, without naming any group it suspects might opt for violence.

Indonesia leader too busy to take Australia call – envoy

2015-03-26 13:31

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy during the past three weeks to accept a phone call from the Australian PM to plead for the lives of two death row prisoners, an envoy says.

Australians on Indonesia death row submit appeal evidence

2015-03-25 10:01

Lawyers for two Australian drug smugglers facing execution in Indonesia have submitted evidence to a court as part of the men's latest attempt to avoid the firing squad.

200 suspected jihadis stopped from leaving Australia

2015-03-25 06:07

Officials say counterterrorism squads have prevented 200 suspected jihadists from departing Australian airports for the Middle East including at least three teenage boys this month.

9 whales die after Australia stranding

2015-03-23 11:16

Nine whales have died after stranding themselves against a rocky breakwater on Australia’s east coast, with experts working to herd the rest of their group out to sea.

'I am responsible,' says grieving father of suicide bomber

2015-03-23 05:43

The heartbroken father of an Australian schoolboy believed to have died while carrying out an ISIS suicide bombing says he feels ‘totally responsible’ for failing to see that his son needed help.

Australia marks end of 'longest war'

2015-03-21 14:23

Australia's armed forces have gone on parade across the country to mark the end of their involvement in the Afghan war.

Guards 'traded dope for sex' at Australian asylum camp

2015-03-20 13:21

Guards at an Australian immigration processing centre on the Pacific island of Nauru may have traded marijuana for sex with asylum-seekers, an inquiry has found.

Scores queue for reopening of Sydney siege cafe

2015-03-20 05:43

The Sydney cafe where a gunman inspired by the Islamic State group staged a bloody 16-hour siege has reopened, with scores queuing to enter the site where two hostages died.

 

Australia: 2 people must stay in cockpit after Germanwings disaster

2015-03-30 11:21

Australia has responded to the Germanwings air disaster by mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners.

Australia passes data retention bill

2015-03-26 15:01

Australia's upper house has passed a controversial law requiring telecommunication firms to retain customers' digital data for two years.

Australia kicks off $39bn submarine tender

2015-03-25 14:00

Australia has invited Germany, France and Japan to pitch for a contract to build its new submarine fleet, kicking off a contentious A$50bn project.

Australia ready to join China-led bank

2015-03-25 09:45

Australia is 'well and truly' disposed to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Massive meteorite impact area discovered

2015-03-23 22:37

A massive impact area from a huge meteorite that struck the Earth millions of years ago has been found in central Australia.

Ailing Antarctic base worker rescued by icebreaker

2015-03-23 08:24

A seriously ill worker has been evacuated by helicopter from Australia's Antarctic station to an icebreaker ship in a dramatic round-the-clock rescue.

Protecting Great Barrier Reef a priority - Abbott

2015-03-21 14:23

Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site is a priority.

Australian PM takes back Nazi comparison

2015-03-20 15:01

Australia's prime minister has publicly apologised for comparing the opposition party leader to German World War II-era propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

'Strong sense of comradeship' as Sydney cafe reopens

2015-03-20 09:44

New South Wales state premier Mike Baird says there is a strong sense of "comradeship" in the country, as a Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened.

Abbott takes back his 2nd Nazi comparison

2015-03-19 18:41

Australia's gaffe-prone prime minister has taken back his second Nazi-related comment in a month after he compared the opposition party leader to German World War II-era propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

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