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Global court takes up E. Timor, Australia sea border row

Den Haag - In a blow to Australia, an international arbitration court agreed Monday to take up a decade-long maritime border dispute between East Timor and Canberra which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.

Australian Serb 'insulted' as Croatia war crimes trial opens

Zagreb - A former Serb paramilitary commander, extradited from Australia last year after a decade-long legal battle, said Tuesday he was "insulted" by war crimes charges against him as his trial opened in Croatia.

Australian burkini wearer was 'indecent': French mayor

Nice - The rightwing mayor of a French Riviera beach town where bathers asked a burkini-wearing Australian to leave has defended their complaints -- calling her behaviour "indecent".

Men pulled from crevasse on Australia's Uluru

Sydney - Three young men stuck in a crevasse on Australian tourist attraction Uluru, the world's largest monolith, have been rescued after a challenging hours-long operation that stretched late into the night, authorities said Tuesday.

Men pulled from crevasse on Australia's Uluru

Sydney - Three young men stuck in a crevasse on Australian tourist attraction Uluru, the world's largest monolith, have been rescued after a challenging hours-long operation that stretched late into the night, authorities said Tuesday.

Men pulled from crevasse on Australia's Uluru

Sydney - Three young men stuck in a crevasse on Australian tourist attraction Uluru, the world's largest monolith, have been rescued after a challenging hours-long operation that stretched late into the night, authorities said Tuesday.

Australian in 'burkini' made to leave French beach: media

Sydney - An Australian Muslim woman who wore a burkini to a French beach said she was asked to leave despite a ban on the controversial full-bodied swimsuit recently being overturned.

Orphaned baby koala finds fluffy toy friend

Sydney - An orphaned baby koala in Australia has found solace cuddling a fluffy toy marsupial in the absence of his mother as he recovers from the trauma of her death.

Orphaned baby koala finds fluffy toy friend

Sydney - An orphaned baby koala in Australia has found solace cuddling a fluffy toy marsupial in the absence of his mother as he recovers from the trauma of her death.

Orphaned baby koala finds fluffy toy friend

Sydney - An orphaned baby koala in Australia has found solace cuddling a fluffy toy marsupial in the absence of his mother as he recovers from the trauma of her death.

Alt-pop duo The Brinks on the success of their debut EP Special

Los Angeles - Busy promoting their debut EP (released in December last year), the LA-based duo consisting of New York City producer, songwriter and keyboardist Matt Friedman and Australian singer, guitarist and songwriter Scott Mellis made time for Digital Journal.

Malaysia confirms Tanzania debris came from MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A piece of aircraft wreckage found in June off Tanzania has been confirmed as coming from the doomed airliner MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday.

US 'surprised' at Chinese influence-buying in Australia

Sydney - The US envoy to Canberra has raised concerns about China buying political influence in Australia, after a raft of revelations over Beijing's financial support for influential figures.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Mao concerts split Australian Chinese community

Sydney - Concerts planned to honour Mao Zedong in Australia on the 40th anniversary of his death have been cancelled amid warnings they could spark disturbances, illustrating a generational divide in the Chinese community over the Communist icon's legacy.

Qantas, Virgin Australia ground Samsung Note 7 after recall

Sydney - Australian carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia told customers on Thursday not to use or charge Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 during flights after faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode.

Drones give rare glimpse into Australian whales

Sydney - Scientists studying whales in Australia have gained rare images of a white calf swimming with its mother as part of a project they hope will help conservation efforts.

Drones give rare glimpse into Australian whales

Sydney - Scientists studying whales in Australia have gained rare images of a white calf swimming with its mother as part of a project they hope will help conservation efforts.

Drones give rare glimpse into Australian whales

Sydney - Scientists studying whales in Australia have gained rare images of a white calf swimming with its mother as part of a project they hope will help conservation efforts.

Teen jailed in Australia over foiled beheading plot

Melbourne - A teenager who plotted to run down and behead a police officer in an Anzac Day terrorist attack in Australia after being "corrupted by lunatic clerics" was on Monday sentenced to 10 years in jail.

France condemns Indian submarine secrets leak

Paris - The leak of secret technical data on French submarines designed for the Indian navy was a "malicious act", Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday.

Fossil find points to life on Earth 3.7 bn years ago

Sydney - Life on Earth is even older than we thought, Australian scientists said Thursday as they unveiled fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years.

Fossil find points to life on Earth 3.7 bn years ago

Sydney - Life on Earth is even older than we thought, Australian scientists said Thursday as they unveiled fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years.

Fossil find points to life on Earth 3.7 bn years ago

Sydney - Life on Earth is even older than we thought, Australian scientists said Thursday as they unveiled fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years.

Australia to widen scope of targets in IS air war

Sydney - Australia is to start targeting jihadist support and logistics resources in Iraq and Syria, as it broadens the scope of its air war on the Islamic State group, officials said Thursday.
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