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Last updated: Friday, August 26, 2016 1:08:04 PM

Australian koalas smarter than average bears: Study
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) The iconic Australian koala has been found to be smarter than an average bear, a new study says.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:26:07 AM

Steve Irwin's daughter pays tribute to late father
Canberra, July 26 (IANS) Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi has paid tribute to her late father who was killed by a stingray barb 10 years ago.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:56:04 AM

Australian government criticised for Great Barrier Reef damage
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) The Australian government faces massive criticism both home and abroad for slackness on reef protection and the official promotion of fossil fuels usage, as the Great Barrier Reef was found severely damaged.

Monday, July 25, 2016 7:48:05 PM

Australia to sharpen hold counter-terrorism laws
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) Australia will continue detaining those convicted of terror-related offences as part of a raft of new counter-terrorism laws, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday.

Monday, July 25, 2016 1:44:06 PM

Australians spend $282 bln on meat consumption per week
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) Australians spend a whopping $282 billion a week on meat consumption, a new survey revealed on Monday.

Monday, July 25, 2016 9:46:04 AM

Australian MP seeks transparency on MH370 following probe leak
Canberra, July 25 (IANS) A senior opposition minister on Monday urged the Australian government to reveal what it knows about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after a media report which said the flight's captain might have deliberately brought down the plane.

Monday, July 25, 2016 7:14:03 AM

'Women's intrusive photos being shared on Twitter without consent'
Sydney, July 23 (IANS) Thousands of intrusive photographs taken of women in public places like beaches have been shared to two hashtags on Twitter for years -- highlighting more abusive behaviour that needs to be banned on the microblogging site after a ban on conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos for his "targeted abuse online".

Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:42:04 PM

Trump accepts presidential nomination, paints bleak picture of America
Cleveland, July 22 (IANS) Donald Trump after formally accepting the Republican party's presidential nomination, painted a bleak picture of America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who could avert disaster.

Friday, July 22, 2016 2:00:04 PM

Trump accepts Republican nomination, ends convention slamming immigrants
Cleveland, July 22 (IANS) Donald Trump on Thursday formally accepted his party's nomination, the same way he launched his campaign by slamming immigrants and linking them to crime.

Friday, July 22, 2016 9:40:03 AM

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India
Canberra, July 22 (IANS) An 1,800-year-old Buddha statue which was displayed in the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is being prepared for its return to India, after it was found to have been purchased from an illegal antiquity trafficker, authorities said on Friday.

Friday, July 22, 2016 8:52:03 AM

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