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Australia grants refugee status to Sri Lankans in Nauru
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) As many as 72 Sri Lankans detained on the Pacific island of Nauru have been granted refugee status by Australia and efforts are underway to resettle them in other countries.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:18:30 PM

India will have to wait for APEC membership (Lead)
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) If India was hoping to join the influential group of 21 countries that make the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, it will not be happening any time soon.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 8:27:26 PM

India will have to wait for APEC membership
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) India's hopes of joining the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) suffered a setback with Australian Prime Minister John Howard Sunday announcing that all new aspirants will have to wait for at least three years to be admitted to the forum.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 6:57:35 PM

Australian jets intercept civilian plane in APEC no-fly zone
Sydney, Sep 9 (RIA Novosti) Australian Air Force fighter jets intercepted a small civilian airplane that breached a no-fly zone over the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit Sunday.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 4:22:25 PM

APEC participants adopt statement on greenhouse gases
Sydney, Sep 9 (RIA Novosti) The leaders of 21 nations participating in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum have adopted a draft declaration on greenhouse gases emissions, accepting for the first time to concrete global goals to reduce CO2 emissions.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 4:15:18 PM

APEC leaders end meet with call for trade promotion
Sydney, Sep 9 (Xinhua) Leaders of the 21-member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) wrapped up their annual meeting here Sunday, agreeing to further promote trade and improve energy efficiency for the region's sustainable development.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 11:36:53 AM

Sydney pines for Melbourne's dolce vita
Sydney, Sep 9 (DPA) It's not often that a service industry boss boasts that his customers are an uncouth lot who prefer swilling beer, eating sausages and dancing to drinking wine, chatting and reading books.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:59:48 AM

Australia defends APEC's climate fudge
Sydney, Sep 9 (DPA) Australian officials Sunday trumpeted as 'an enormous diplomatic breakthrough' the acceptance by 21 Asia-Pacific countries meeting in Sydney of 'aspirational goals' for reducing the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:37:23 AM

Thousands march for climate change and end to war at APEC
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 19 people were arrested and two police officers injured Saturday in what was largely a peaceful protest demanding an end to the Iraq war and poverty as well as stringent and immediate action on climate change as the 21 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit got underway at Sydney's iconic Opera House.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 6:04:39 PM

APEC leaders adopt Sydney declaration on climate change
Sydney, Sep 8 (Xinhua) APEC leaders Saturday adopted a Sydney declaration on climate change in support of United Nation's global efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, said Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 1:22:45 PM

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