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Last updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:00:05 PM

Australia welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Australia Tuesday welcomed the Afghanistan unity government agreement between Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:52:16 AM

Muslim organisation in Australia to start hotline
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) Following the attack on a mosque in Sydney last week, the Islamic Council of Western Australia (ICWA) is planning to set up a hotline for its members in Western Australia, media reports said.

Monday, September 22, 2014 5:48:05 PM

Ex-Australian PM embarrassed by 2003 Iraq invasion
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) Former Australian prime minister John Howard, who deployed troops in the US-led invasion to oust Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, has said he was "embarrassed" for using the existence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as an excuse for the invasion.

Monday, September 22, 2014 5:04:04 PM

Citizens' freedom might be restricted for security: Australian PM
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) The Australian government is set to introduce counter-terrorism laws to crack down on Australians fighting for militant or terrorist groups, media reported.

Monday, September 22, 2014 4:04:03 PM

Why Australian couples can't have 'sober' sex anymore
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Most Australian couples avoid sex unless they are on alcohol or drugs to get the kick, reveal experts.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:56:20 PM

IS leader urges members to attack Australians
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group has urged its cadres to attack civilians of the West, including Australia, media reported Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:08:04 PM

Bainimarama sworn in as Fiji PM
Suva, Sep 22 (IANS) FijiFirst leader Voreqe Frank Bainimarama was Monday sworn-in the prime minister of the South Pacific Ocean island country.

Monday, September 22, 2014 2:12:14 PM

'Fiji general election results disappointing'
Suva, Sep 22 (IANS) Fiji's Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Monday termed the results of the 2014 General Elections as "disappointing."

Monday, September 22, 2014 2:02:13 PM

Fiji election commission announces seat allocation
Suva, Sep 22 (IANS) The Voreqe Bainimarama-led FijiFirst party has won 32 seats in the 50-member Fijian parliament, the Fijian Electoral Commission announced. The former naval officer will be sworn-in prime minister Monday afternoon, an official said.

Monday, September 22, 2014 1:52:12 PM

Indian guilty of rape in Australia pleads to change life
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) An Indian man, who was found guilty of abducting and raping a woman in Australia, has pleaded for a chance to change his life, media reported Monday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 12:48:08 PM

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