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Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets

Sydney - Rio Tinto said on Monday that Swiss commodities giant Glencore has upped its offer for the firm's Australian coal assets, raising the stakes in a bidding war with China-backed Yancoal.

Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice

Sydney - Antarctic researchers welcomed the winter solstice with an exhilarating plunge into icy waters Wednesday as they look forward to brighter days after weeks of darkness.

Australia's military suspends air operations over Syria

Sydney - Australia's military on Tuesday said it was temporarily halting air missions over Syria, following the shooting down of a Syrian jet by US forces.

Four foreign inmates tunnel out of Indonesian jail

Bali - Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of jail on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, including an Australian man who was going to be freed within months, police said Monday.

Four foreign inmates tunnel out of Indonesian jail

Bali - Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of jail on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, including an Australian man who was going to be freed within months, police said Monday.

Four foreign inmates tunnel out of Indonesian jail

Bali - Four foreign prisoners have tunnelled out of jail on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, including an Australian man who was going to be freed within months, police said Monday.

Australian PM pokes fun at Trump in leaked audio

Sydney - Australia's prime minister has taken a comical swipe at Donald Trump, mimicking his mannerisms and making reference to the Russia scandal, in comments he said were intended as "affectionately light-hearted".

Australian journalist shot in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi - An Australian television journalist was shot in the neck on Thursday as he reported from a southern Philippine city where Islamist militants are battling government troops, but he did not suffer major injuries.

Australian journalist shot in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi - An Australian television journalist was shot in the neck on Thursday as he reported from a southern Philippine city where Islamist militants are battling government troops, but he did not suffer major injuries.

Australian journalist shot in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi - An Australian television journalist was shot in the neck on Thursday as he reported from a southern Philippine city where Islamist militants are battling government troops, but he did not suffer major injuries.

Australia builds huge cat-proof fence to save native animals

Sydney - Australia has begun constructing a huge cat-free zone in the desert so it can reintroduce native animals that have been pushed to the brink of extinction by the feral predator.

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Sydney - Detainees at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won millions of dollars in compensation for "degrading and cruel" treatment Wednesday, in a decision hailed as an important human rights victory.

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Sydney - Detainees at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won millions of dollars in compensation for "degrading and cruel" treatment Wednesday, in a decision hailed as an important human rights victory.

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Sydney - Detainees at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won millions of dollars in compensation for "degrading and cruel" treatment Wednesday, in a decision hailed as an important human rights victory.

Trio missing off PNG coast after boat capsizes

Sydney - Three men from Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are missing after their boat capsized off PNG, officials said Monday, as a fourth man was reportedly rescued on a isolated beach after scrawling "help" in the sand.

China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia

Sydney - A China Eastern passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Sydney after a huge hole appeared in one of its engine casings and forced it to turn back just after taking off.

China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia

Sydney - A China Eastern passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Sydney after a huge hole appeared in one of its engine casings and forced it to turn back just after taking off.

China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia

Sydney - A China Eastern passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Sydney after a huge hole appeared in one of its engine casings and forced it to turn back just after taking off.

Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

Sydney - A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia.

Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

Sydney - A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia.

Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

Sydney - A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia.

Australian Muslims demand safe spaces to be 'inflammatory'

Sydney - An Australian Islamic council has called for taxpayer-funded "safe spaces" so young Muslims can express "inflammatory" views without fear in a move slammed Thursday as troubling and wrong.

Australian Muslims demand safe spaces to be 'inflammatory'

Sydney - An Australian Islamic council has called for taxpayer-funded "safe spaces" so young Muslims can express "inflammatory" views without fear in a move slammed Thursday as troubling and wrong.

Australian Muslims demand safe spaces to be 'inflammatory'

Sydney - An Australian Islamic council has called for taxpayer-funded "safe spaces" so young Muslims can express "inflammatory" views without fear in a move slammed Thursday as troubling and wrong.

Watergate pales in comparison to Trump scandals: Clapper

Sydney - Watergate pales in comparison to the scandals engulfing Donald Trump and the Russia connection, former top US intelligence official James Clapper said Wednesday ahead of a key Senate hearing in Washington.

Watergate pales in comparison to Trump scandals: Clapper

Sydney - Watergate pales in comparison to the scandals engulfing Donald Trump and the Russia connection, former top US intelligence official James Clapper said Wednesday ahead of a key Senate hearing in Washington.

Watergate pales in comparison to Trump scandals: Clapper

Sydney - Watergate pales in comparison to the scandals engulfing Donald Trump and the Russia connection, former top US intelligence official James Clapper said Wednesday ahead of a key Senate hearing in Washington.

Prince Harry pays tribute to terror victims

Sydney - Prince Harry Wednesday paid tribute to victims of the London terror attack as he marked 100 days until the next Invictus Games, after it emerged two Australians were among the dead in the latest British atrocity.

Clapper warns Australia on foreign interference

Sydney - Australia must be alert to foreign government interference in its democratic systems, former top US intelligence official James Clapper warned Wednesday, after China was accused of meddling in the country's politics.

Clapper warns Australia on foreign interference

Sydney - Australia must be alert to foreign government interference in its democratic systems, former top US intelligence official James Clapper warned Wednesday, after China was accused of meddling in the country's politics.
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