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Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Sydney - An Australian woman working for a charity in Afghanistan has been kidnapped, the country's foreign minister said Friday.

Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Sydney - An Australian woman working for a charity in Afghanistan has been kidnapped, the country's foreign minister said Friday.

Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Sydney - An Australian woman working for a charity in Afghanistan has been kidnapped, the country's foreign minister said Friday.

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

Sydney - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

Sydney - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

Sydney - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Sydney - Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

Australia warned of 'eroding' gun laws, 20 years after massacre

Sydney - Australia marked 20 years since its last mass shooting Thursday as campaigners warned its gun laws, which were severely tightened after the massacre, are being eroded.

Australia warned of 'eroding' gun laws, 20 years after massacre

Sydney - Australia marked 20 years since its last mass shooting Thursday as campaigners warned its gun laws, which were severely tightened after the massacre, are being eroded.

Australia warned of 'eroding' gun laws, 20 years after massacre

Sydney - Australia marked 20 years since its last mass shooting Thursday as campaigners warned its gun laws, which were severely tightened after the massacre, are being eroded.

Singer and cancer sufferer Keely Johnson releases debut single Special

The talented teenager from Australia is battling a rare and incurable form of brain cancer. In 2014, she released a duet with Lee Kernaghan and is now back with her first solo single, "The Man in the Hat." She spoke to Digital Journal.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia immigration turmoil as Papua New Guinea closes camp

Sydney - Australia's hardline immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum-seekers hanging in the balance.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.

Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal.

Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on PNG unlawful: Court

Sydney - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is unconstitutional and illegal, a court ruled Tuesday, prompting some refugee advocates to call for the camp to be shut down.

Unseen Beatles footage released

Sydney - Never-before-seen footage of The Beatles "mucking around" in a make-up studio ahead of a television performance, shot more than half a century ago, was released by Australia's national film and sound archive Tuesday.

Unseen Beatles footage released

Sydney - Never-before-seen footage of The Beatles "mucking around" in a make-up studio ahead of a television performance, shot more than half a century ago, was released by Australia's national film and sound archive Tuesday.

Unseen Beatles footage released

Sydney - Never-before-seen footage of The Beatles "mucking around" in a make-up studio ahead of a television performance, shot more than half a century ago, was released by Australia's national film and sound archive Tuesday.

France wins bid to build Australia's new submarines

Sydney - France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, in a decision Tokyo called "deeply regrettable".

France wins bid to build Australia's new submarines

Sydney - France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, in a decision Tokyo called "deeply regrettable".

France wins bid to build Australia's new submarines

Sydney - France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, in a decision Tokyo called "deeply regrettable".

WWI soldiers live on in cave graffiti near Battle of the Somme

Naours - A century after World War I, an archaeologist exploring ancient tunnels in northeast France made a moving discovery -- thousands of scrawlings by Allied soldiers, notably Australians, as they took a break from the hell of the Battle of the Somme.

Anzac Day honours heroes of WWI's Western Front

Villers-bretonneux - Some 3,000 Australians marked Anzac Day on Monday with a sombre dawn service in northern France to honour their forebears who fought in the Battle of the Somme a century ago."Today we come together...

Australian river near fracking site bursts into flames

Chinchilla - In a protest against coal seam gas leaking into South West Queensland's Condamine River, NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham headed to the river and hopped on a boat. Then he sparked a lighter a few inches above the water and the river burst into flames.

Philippine president candidate ready to cut US ties over rape row

Manila - Trash-talking Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and Australia after their envoys criticised his comments about the jailhouse rape of a missionary.
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