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  • 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.
  • After Signing, TPP's Future Is Hard To Gauge
    Twelve trade ministers signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday in New Zealand.
    By John Brinkley.  Forbes.  Thu, 4 Feb 2016 21:03:00 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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  • In Australia, a New Tactic in Battle Against Zika Virus: Mosquito Breeding
    Residents in parts of Queensland are taking part in trials to breed mosquitoes from eggs injected with a bacteria that blocks the pests from carrying diseases like Zika and dengue.
    Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:00:15 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.
  • Historic Pacific trade deal signed amid protests
    The U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest trade deals in history, was signed in New Zealand on Feb. 4 as protestors demonstrated over fears for jobs and sovereignty
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:34:00 +0200.
  • Australia Resists Pressure to Allow Asylum-seekers to Stay
    Australia is resisting mounting international pressure not to deport child asylum-seekers, with a minister warning Thursday that allowing them to stay could attract more refugees to come by boat. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:43:40 -0500.
  • 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.
  • Canadian Nestor, partner Stepanek lose in Aussie Open doubles final
    Canadian Daniel Nestor and new partner Radek Stepanek started strong but could not hold off Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares as the Scottish-Brazilian pairing earned a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 win in the men's doubles final of the Australian Open on Saturday.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:26:54 EST.

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