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  • Warner, Marsh ensure revenge for Australia against New Zealand
    Australia, propped up by 98 from David Warner, held their nerve to beat New Zealand by four wickets to win the second ODI in Wellington on Saturday and send the series to a decider. ...
    Yahoo.  Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:12:37 -0500.
  • Australia Reacts to U.N. Decision on Julian Assange
    The foreign minister, Julie Bishop, said she was seeking legal advice after a United Nations panel found that Mr. Assange, an Australian, has been detained in violation of international law.
    Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:57:32 GMT.
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  • Australian Commander: IS Changing Tactics
    As part of VOA's ongoing reporting on Iraq, correspondent Sharon Behn interviewed Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes, national theater commander for all Australian forces deployed to the Middle East region, including Afghanistan. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:50:17 -0500.
  • Australian Restaurants Offer Training to Syrian Refugees
    Last year, the government in Canberra said it would accept 12,000 people fleeing the conflict in Syria, and Australia’s hospitality industry is offering to help train them. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:07:03 -0500.
  • Draft Australia visa reforms leaked
    Australia's prime minister says he has not seen a draft document which reportedly shows the government is considering sweeping visa reforms.
    BBC News.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:43:15 GMT.
  • Australia Issues Salad Recall After 28 Salmonella Poisoning Cases
    Two people have been admitted to the hospital in the outbreak, which has been traced to more than 20 products of bagged lettuce and other salad leaves produced by Tripod Farmers.
    Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:01:37 GMT.
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  • ICC to lessen power of 'big three'
    The ICC is to review its decision-making executive committee, with India, England and Australia not guaranteed places.
    BBC News.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:37:13 GMT.
  • Zika alert prompts bug spray maker to become Australia Olympics sponsor
    A small Australian maker of bug sprays became an unlikely beneficiary of the mosquito-borne Zika virus outbreak this week when the country's Olympic team signed it up as its first official insect repellent sponsor
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:11:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Introduction - About This Project
    [Fahamu] Fatal Extraction is an international collaboration combining corporate data and extensive field reporting to reveal deaths, injuries and community conflicts linked to Australian mining companies across Africa. ...
    All Africa.  Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:15:02 GMT.
  • John West Australia, WWF and MSC United for Sustainable Oceans
    MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. ...
    PR Newswire.  Wed, 03 Feb 2016 03:00:00 EST.

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