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Last updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:34:03 PM

Qantas announces annual profit, orders new Dreamliners
Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) Australia's national airline Qantas on Thursday unveiled a pre-tax profit of more than $718 million for 2014-15, a dramatic $1.18 billion turnaround from the previous year's disastrous result.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:18:03 PM

Seven jihadis stopped from leaving Australia
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) Seven young Australian jihadis on their way to enlist with terrorists in the Middle East were intercepted at the Sydney airport, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced on Thursday.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:16:10 PM

Bond joins Vettori as Brisbane Heat coaching staff
Brisbane, Aug 20 (IANS) A New Zealand coaching influx ahead of the fifth season of the T20 Big Bash League (BBL) has continued with former Black Caps fast bowler Shane Bond joining Brisbane Heat as an assistant coach here on Thursday.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:12:18 AM

Indian-origin women aborting female foetuses in Australia
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) More Indian-origin women in Australia are aborting female foetuses because of family and cultural pressures to give birth to boys, media reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:08:03 PM

Indian art dealer's collection removed from Australian gallery
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra has removed from display the artworks collection bought from a disgraced art dealer of Indian origin, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:56:19 PM

Indian-origin man pleads guilty to stabbing student
Auckland, Aug 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin man who stabbed a student to death in Wellington in May this year has pleaded guilty to committing murder, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:26:18 PM

MH370 flaperon investigation finished, no details released
Canberra, Aug 19 (IANS) The French-led investigation team examining a flaperon found on La Reunion island has concluded the first phase of inspection work, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:54:03 PM

Eat hot chillies daily to stay in shape
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) If you love to include chillies in your diet, you have another healthy reason to do so. According to a study, consumption of hot chillies can prevent overeating via an action on nerves in the stomach, thus curbing obesity in chilli lovers.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:52:17 AM

Cate Blanchett lists Australian estate for $14.75 mn
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett has placed her palatial Australian estate on the market for 20 million Australian dollars (approximately US $14.75 million).

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:06:15 PM

Melbourne most liveable city: Survey
Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) Australian city Melbourne has once again held on to its crown as the most liveable city in the world, according to a global survey.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:54:02 AM

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