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Coroner: Dingo Killed Australian Baby in 1980 Case

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A coroner has determined that a wild dingo dog was responsible for the death of an infant in Australia’s outback 32 years ago, confirming the parents’ version of events and ending an emotional case that attracted global attention. Nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain disappeared from her family’s tent in the Australian desert in 1980. Her parents have […]

Australia Pledges $300 Million to Help Afghan Transition

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Australia has pledged to contribute $300 million to help sustain Afghan security forces after the withdrawal of foreign troops. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Wednesday that Australia would provide $100 million annually to Afghanistan for three years beginning in 2015. Foreign combat troops are scheduled to pull out of Afghanistan and transfer security to Afghan […]

Australia Says China Has Nothing to Fear Over Its Military Ties with US

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, on his first visit to China, has defended his country’s deepening military ties with the United States and said Beijing has nothing to fear over the increasing presence of U.S. Marines in Australia’s Northern Territory. Carr made the comment during a meeting Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, and […]

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Australia FM Defends U.S. Military Ties While on China Trip

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr is defending his country’s deepening military alliance with the United States as he makes his first official visit to China. Carr said Tuesday that his talks with Chinese officials have been dominated by concerns about Australia’s decision to host up to 2,500 U.S. troops as part of the Obama administration’s […]

Australia FM Defends U.S. Military Ties While on China Trip

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr is defending his country’s deepening military alliance with the United States as he makes his first official visit to China. Carr said Tuesday that his talks with Chinese officials have been dominated by concerns about Australia’s decision to host up to 2,500 U.S. troops as part of the Obama administration’s […]

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Cher ‘Upset” Her Key to City of Adelaide Sold on eBay

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. recording artist Cher says she is trying to find out how a key to the city of Adelaide, Australia presented to her over 20 years ago ended up selling on eBay for nearly $100,000. The brass key, along with a memorial plaque engraved with Cher’s name, was sold Wednesday on the Internet auction site […]

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Australian PM Sets Early Date for Afghan Pullout

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her country’s troops will withdraw from Afghanistan in mid-2013, one year earlier than previously planned. Ms. Gillard announced the accelerated withdrawal Tuesday during a speech in Canberra. The prime minister says she will seek “broad and substantial international support” for the decision at next month’s NATO summit in Chicago, […]

Australian PM Sets Early Date for Afghan Pullout

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her country’s troops will withdraw from Afghanistan in mid-2013, one year earlier than previously planned. Ms. Gillard announced the accelerated withdrawal Tuesday. She said the pullout will begin after Afghan President Hamid Karzai declares that Afghan forces will assume security responsibilities in Uruzgan province, where 1,550 Australian troops are […]

Australia, Norway, Ease Burma Sanctions

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Australia announced Monday that it will lift some sanctions against Burma in response to government reforms of the past year. Speaking from London, Foreign Minister Bobb Carr told Australian radio that travel restrictions on President Thein Sein and more than 200 other officials will be lifted. However restrictions on travel and financial dealings will remain […]

First Group of U.S. Marines Deploys in Australia

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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The first wave of U.S. Marines has arrived in northern Australia, marking the start of a larger U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith greeted the 200 Marines as they stepped off a charter flight in Darwin Wednesday. The Marines are the first contingent of an eventual 2,500-member Air Ground […]

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