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Australia slaps five Myanmar military generals with sanctions

Australia slaps five Myanmar military generals with sanctions

Australia has imposed sanctions and travel bans on five Myanmar military generals accused of leading last year’s violent crackdown on the country’s Rohingya. Foreign Minister Marise Payne made the announcement in a statement today after indicating last month that Australia was likely to take action. “I have now imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans […]

October 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Australia condemns Syria at UN and pushes back against Russia

Australia condemns Syria at UN and pushes back against Russia

Australia has fiercely condemned the Syrian government for its continuing atrocities against civilians, which have included bombing hospitals, using illegal chemical weapons and deliberately trying to starve a civilian population, in a statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. And Australia has pushed back firmly against Russia, which has tried to soften criticism of […]

March 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Australian warplanes make first air strike in Syria

Australian warplanes make first air strike in Syria

Sep 16, – “This is part of our logical extension in the fight against Daesh to operate not just over northern Iraq but also to operate over eastern Syria in order to degrade and destroy Daesh Forces,” the minister told reporters using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Australian fighter jets have carried out their […]

September 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

Nov 27, – Australia is known for its destructive summer wildfires, storms and dangerous predators such as sharks which are common in its waters, but researchers at the University of New South Wales said there was an unheralded killer in the sea. The Australian surf kills more people than bushfires, cyclones, floods and sharks combined, […]

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hackers expose Asia’s weak cyber defences

Hackers expose Asia’s weak cyber defences

Nov 09, – A rash of website hackings in the Asia-Pacific has exposed weak cyber defences which must be improved to help the region deal with more sophisticated and sinister threats, particularly from criminal organisations, analysts said. Hackers claiming to be from the global activist group Anonymous compromised several government and commercial websites in Australia, […]

November 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Nov 01, – Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed on Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. The proposals for two huge Marine Protected Areas were on the table at the Commission for the Conservation of […]

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cook promises to look after Panesar

Cook promises to look after Panesar

Oct 24, – England captain Cook, speaking at Heathrow Airport before the team flew out to Perth on Wednesday, said he had not been aware fully of the personal problems that saw Panesar sacked by south coast county Sussex in August. “Clearly he’s had a tough year or so and a lot of us didn’t […]

October 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Oct 23, – The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, so the long-term outcomes are still unknown. This type of study, called a meta-analysis, attempts to uncover a common thread in a number of previous studies. For people who have a lot of weight to […]

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Oct 14, – The highlight was the Argyle Phoenix, a 1.56 carat gem and one of three Fancy Red diamonds on offer, which sold for more than $2 million to a Singapore-based jeweller, the highest per-carat price paid for any diamond ever produced from Rio’s Argyle mine in Western Australia. The 2013 Argyle Pink Diamonds […]

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Tendulkar has chosen time and place to retire

Tendulkar has chosen time and place to retire

Oct 11, – The greatness of Sachin Tendulkar is that he has never been dropped from the Indian team in any form of cricket, barring a bizarre decision to rest him from the One-Day Internationals (ODI) on the last tour to Australia. That’s an awesome record. Only he decided to call time, last year from […]

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