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Interview with Tim Earle of Dogwood Crossing Special

The lead singer with the electrifying Aussie pub rockers speaks to Digital Journal about the band's new music and the sheer exuberance of playing live.

Australian police shoot dead 'known terror suspect'

Melbourne - Police in Melbourne have shot dead a "known terror suspect" who stabbed two officers, a day after the Islamic State group called for Muslims to indiscriminately kill Australians, officials said Wednesday.

PM promises jail for returning Australian jihadists

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home as the government tightens counter-terrorism laws.

Australian ex-PM Howard 'embarrassed' by 2003 Iraq war dossier

Sydney - Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to send troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.

Australia to toughen up anti-terror laws after IS threat

Sydney - The government will next week introduce legislation in parliament to tackle a growing terror threat, the attorney general said Saturday, in the aftermath of Australia's biggest crackdown in history.

G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy'

Cairns - Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions and mounting fears of financial instability.

Australia terror crackdown sees armed police in parliament

Sydney - Australia deployed armed police inside parliament on Friday in the face of extremist threats, ramping up an anti-terror crackdown after foiling a plot by Islamic State jihadists to carry out gruesome "demonstration executions" in the country.

Interview with Amber Lawrence Special

Digital Journal speaks to the talented Australian country star about her new and very personal album, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.

Op-Ed: Australia busts up ISIS beheading plot

Sydney - Australian police say they broke up a plot by ISIS terrorists to randomly execute a victim. More than 800 police raided houses and vehicles in Sydney and Brisbane.

Hackers infect thousands of Australian computers with ransomware

Thousands of Australians have been locked out of their computers and told they must pay a ransom in order to regain access to their computer files. Australian government, corporate and individual computers have all been targeted.

Interview with Todd Hunter of Dragon Special

One of the founding members of the iconic Australian pop/rockers talks to Digital Journal about the band's new album and their very modern way of working.

Interview with Rachel Collis Special

The quirky Australian singer-songwriter has just released her second album, and pretty darn good it is too. She tells Digital Journal all about it.

Australian PM governs from tent as he keeps vow to Aborigines

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community Monday, keeping a promise made when he came to power despite having just committed troops to the fight against Islamic State.

Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS campaign

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday Australia would deploy 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the US-led international coalition gearing up for war against Islamic State jihadists.

Malaysian girl dies after being flung from Australian funfair ride

Sydney - Australian authorities are investigating the death of a Malaysian girl who was flung "like a doll" from a spinning ride at the Royal Adelaide Show where showgoers laid flowers for her Saturday.

Australia raises terror alert level to 'high' on Mideast fears

Sydney - Australia on Friday raised its terror threat level to "high" for the first time in a decade on growing concern about Australian jihadists returning from fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Australian man isolated in Ebola scare

Sydney - An Australian was isolated in hospital Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus.

'Syria recruiters' in court as Australia stems terror financing

Sydney - Two men charged in Australia with allegedly recruiting, funding and sending jihadist fighters to Syria faced court Thursday as Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced new measures to stem terrorism financing.

Australian town in shock after family shootings

Sydney - A rural Australian town was in shock Wednesday after a mother and her three children were found shot dead at a farmhouse in a "horrific scene", as police searched a nearby dam for the father.

Australian town in shock after family shootings

Sydney - A rural Australian town was in shock Wednesday after a mother and her three children were found shot dead at a farmhouse in a "horrific scene", as police searched a nearby dam for the father.

Man killed by shark at popular Australian beach

Sydney - A man was killed by a shark in front of his wife Tuesday at a popular Australian beach after being bitten on the leg while swimming, officials said.

Sorrow and frustration of MH370 families six months on

Beijing - Grieving family members of passengers aboard MH370 held an emotional gathering in Beijing on Monday, six months after the plane disappeared, demanding answers and accusing Chinese authorities of turning against them.

Australia PM in Malaysia ahead of intensified MH370 search

Kuala Lumpur - Australian premier Tony Abbott will visit Malaysia on Saturday ahead of an intensified search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing six months ago and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

India, Australia to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Mumbai - Australia's prime minister on Thursday hailed a uranium deal he is due to sign with India as a "sign of trust", following a long-standing ban on selling the fuel to the nuclear-armed nation amid proliferation fears.

India, Australia set to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Mumbai - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is set to arrive in India on Thursday to sign a long-awaited deal to sell uranium to his energy-starved hosts and strengthen bilateral ties.

Interview with Ray Sorenson Special

The seasoned singer-songwriter from Down Under has released a great new single, with a debut album soon to follow. Digital Journal was keen to find out more.

Australia to play enhanced NATO role

Sydney - Australia will accept an invitation to boost its role within NATO at the group's summit in Wales, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, saying it was in the country's national interest.

Australia bans uranium sales to Russia

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday banned uranium sales to Russia over its actions in Ukraine while announcing it will set up an embassy in Kiev and may offer military assistance.

Australia father charged with abusing surrogate twins, report says

Sydney - An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy.

Australia father charged with abusing surrogate twins, report says

Sydney - An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy.
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