By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention center, the immigration minister said on Friday, in an apparent setback for the government's policies. Australia has provided little information about the asylum seekers, detained by customs after setting sail from India. Their case was due to ...
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.
Australia's economy is expected to grow at a solid pace over the next couple of years as strength in housing and exports offsets the prolonged drag from an ageing mining boom. The latest Reuters poll of analysts expect Australia's A$1.6 trillion (888 billion pound) of gross domestic product (GDP) to expand by 3.1 percent in 2014, topping last year's pace of 2.9 percent which was already among ...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a potential U.N. team that's under consideration, the Australian prime minister said Thursday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent.
Australia set a new women's 4x100m freestyle relay world record of 3min 30:98sec as they retained their Commonwealth Games title in Glasgow on Thursday. Having already broken the Commonwealth Games record in the heats, the addition of 100m freestyle world champion Cate Campbell to the final team proved the difference as they shaved more than seven tenths of a second off the previous record held ...
SYDNEY (AP) — A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers that has been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to Australia's mainland and may be sent to India, Australia's government said Friday, following a court challenge and outrage from human rights groups.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The monthslong hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast will not be interrupted by the top search official's new job in recovering bodies from the downed airliner in Ukraine, the Australian government said Wednesday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The remains of some victims of the Malaysian airliner crash may never be recovered unless there is a secure and thorough search of the area in rebel-controlled east Ukraine where it was shot down, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.
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