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Last updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 12:44:10 PM

Australia launches first air strike on IS
Sydney, Oct 9 (IANS) An F-18 Super Hornet fighter jet has launched Australia's first attack against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, dropping two bombs on a militant facility, defence department said Thursday.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 6:36:16 AM

Indian Air Force strengthening capacity, says its chief
Hindon (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 8 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Wednesday said the Indian Air Force is strengthening its capacity and the situation in the neighbourhood requires "operation readiness".

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 4:56:11 PM

India wants to resolve ceasefire violations issue: IAF chief
Hindon (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 8 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Wednesday said India wants to resolve the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistan as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:32:17 PM

Is the smartphone your better half?
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Is the smartphone your new partner? A survey says so, suggesting that most people check their mobile phones on an average of 1,500 times a week, that too even before the sun rises.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:36:16 PM

Fiji college teacher sacked for spitting on student
Suva, Oct 8 (IANS) A college teacher in Fiji has been fired for spitting on a student, the government announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:20:04 AM

Man dies in plane crash in Australia
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) One person was killed in a light plane crash in Queensland Wednesday, a media report said.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:16:18 AM

Australia cancels airstrike fearing collateral damage
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Australian combat jets were pulled out of a potential strike on a moving Islamic State (IS) target in Iraq because of concerns that civilians could be killed, the defence ministry said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:14:04 AM

Australian PM to ban preachers who incite hatred
Canberra, Oct 8 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Wednesday expressed "frustration and anger" at "preachers of hate" who come to Australia to incidte hostility, saying he will move to ban them.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 8:22:04 AM

Trinidad grab Sarwan for Windies cricket league
Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) Out-of-favour West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan was selected by Trinidad and Tobago to play for them from the draft for the inaugural West Indies Professional Cricket League, the newly revised first class championship which bowls off Nov 14.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:20:04 PM

Australian PM says no new taxes for fight against IS
Canberra, Oct 7 (IANS) Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday ruled out introducing new taxes to pay for the fight against the Islamic State(IS), even though the cost of the operations is likely to be as much as $40 million per month.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:16:15 AM

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