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  • Fury after Qatar 'forcibly examined' women at airport Oct 26, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Fury after Qatar 'forcibly examined' women at airport

    A number of women -- including from Australia -- were removed from their flight and examined for signs of childbirth after the baby was found in a bathroom at Hamad International in the Qatari capital.

  • It is in keeping with times: S Jaishankar on Quad Oct 23, 2020 10:21 PM IST

    It is in keeping with times: S Jaishankar on Quad

    In November 2017, India, Japan, the US and Australia gave shape to the long-pending proposal of setting up the "Quad" to develop a new strategy to keep the critical sea routes in the Indo-Pacific free of any influence.

  • What is the Malabar exercise, and why is it significant? Oct 20, 2020 08:06 PM IST

    What is the Malabar exercise, and why is it significant?

    India, which is locked in a military stand-off on the disputed land border with China, hopes the expansion of the exercise will contain what it sees as Beijing's intrusion into its territory, analysts say.

  • Coronavirus World update | Traces of COVID virus detected in Brisbane's sewage samples Oct 17, 2020 10:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus World update | Traces of COVID virus detected in Brisbane's sewage samples

    The presence of particles of the COVID-19 in wastewater could be because someone who has recovered from the viral infection may be still shedding the virus, said a health official.

  • The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals Oct 15, 2020 05:26 PM IST

    The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals

    Researchers studied coral colonies along the length of the reef between 1995 and 2017 and found that almost every coral species had declined.

  • India, US, Japan & Australia agree to step up coordination in Indo-Pacific amid China's growing assertiveness Oct 06, 2020 07:57 PM IST

    India, US, Japan & Australia agree to step up coordination in Indo-Pacific amid China's growing assertiveness

    Addressing the 2nd Quad ministerial meeting, Prime Minister Suga said a free and open Indo-Pacific is "widely recognised by the international community as a vision of peace and prosperity of this region," and that his government's basic policy is to "further continue advancing our members to this end."

  • How coal-loving Australia became the leader in rooftop solar Sep 30, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    How coal-loving Australia became the leader in rooftop solar

    Most Australians who have embraced solar do not appear to have done so for altruistic reasons like wanting to fight climate change. Many are responding to incentives offered by state governments

  • Rio Tinto CEO, senior executives resign over destruction of ancient Aborginal site Sep 11, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Rio Tinto CEO, senior executives resign over destruction of ancient Aborginal site

    Rio Tinto faced a growing investor revolt over the destruction of the sacred site in the Juukan Gorge in Western Australia's remote Pilbara region -- one of the earliest known locations inhabited by Australia's indigenous people.

  • Coronavirus impact | Australia's economy takes sharpest dive since the 1930s Sep 02, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Australia's economy takes sharpest dive since the 1930s

    Its nearest rival was a 2 percent fall in June 1974. Economists estimate a sharper fall of 9.5 percent in 1930, when Australian became one of the world’s hardest-hit countries by the Great Depression.

  • Australia's Q2 GDP shrinks at record pace as coronavirus pushes country into recession Sep 02, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    Australia's Q2 GDP shrinks at record pace as coronavirus pushes country into recession

    More than a million people have lost their jobs since March when Australia shut down entire sectors of the economy, hitting private sector demand and investments.

  • Facebook threatens to block news distribution in Australia Sep 01, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    Facebook threatens to block news distribution in Australia

    In July, the Australian government had said it would require tech giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google to pay for news provided by media companies.

  • Huawei quits oldest sports sponsorship deal after 9 years Aug 31, 2020 11:51 AM IST

    Huawei quits oldest sports sponsorship deal after 9 years

    Australia has barred the world's largest maker of switching gear and a major smartphone brand from involvement in crucial national communication infrastructure in recent years, while China has ratcheted up pressure for an Australian policy reversal.

  • Antarctic winds trigger rare snowfall across southeast Australia Aug 22, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Antarctic winds trigger rare snowfall across southeast Australia

    Pictures of snowy towns and landscapes across New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, the Australia Capital Territory and the island state of Tasmania flooded social media as locals rushed to capture the surprise early spring snowfall.

  • Australia to manufacture 'promising' coronavirus vaccine and give free to citizens: PM Scott Morrison Aug 18, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    Australia to manufacture 'promising' coronavirus vaccine and give free to citizens: PM Scott Morrison

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia had reached a deal with Swedish-British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to receive the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with Oxford University.

  • Oracle in talks to buy TikTok's US operations: Report Aug 18, 2020 10:08 AM IST

    Oracle in talks to buy TikTok's US operations: Report

    US President Donald Trump recently ordered ByteDance to divest the US operations of the video app within 90 days

  • Google warns Australians could lose free search services Aug 17, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    Google warns Australians could lose free search services

    The US-based company's warning, contained in what it called an “Open letter to Australians,” comes a week before public consultations close on Australian draft laws that would make both Google and Facebook pay for news siphoned from commercial media companies.

  • Australian surfer punches shark to save wife Aug 16, 2020 01:14 PM IST

    Australian surfer punches shark to save wife

    Police said the couple were surfing at a beach near Port Macquarie, four hours north of Sydney, on Saturday morning when she was bitten twice and injured on her right leg.

  • Tough times: Business class pyjamas to smoked almonds, Qantas Airways’ puts it all up for sale Aug 14, 2020 04:13 PM IST

    Tough times: Business class pyjamas to smoked almonds, Qantas Airways’ puts it all up for sale

    Qantas Airways has started the sale of its business class kits that include everything from biscuits to ginger teabags to premium creams in a 'care pack'

  • US, Australia and Japan envoys express grief over Air India Express plane crash Aug 08, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    US, Australia and Japan envoys express grief over Air India Express plane crash

    An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 passengers on board overshot the tabletop runway at Kozhikode airport on Friday night while landing in heavy rains and fell into a valley 35 feet below and broke into two, killing at least 18 people.

  • Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content Jul 31, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

    The government has released a draft mandatory code of conduct that aims to succeed where other countries have failed in making the global digital giants pay for news siphoned from commercial media companies.

  • Australia's Vaxine expects to start Phase II trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine in weeks Jul 29, 2020 07:25 PM IST

    Australia's Vaxine expects to start Phase II trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine in weeks

    Final stage trials could start within the next three months, chairman Nikolai Petrovsky told the Reuters Global Markets Forum chat room in an exclusive interview.

  • Australian regulator says Google misled users over data privacy issues Jul 27, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    Australian regulator says Google misled users over data privacy issues

    The move comes as scrutiny grows worldwide over data privacy, with US and European lawmakers recently focusing on how tech companies treat user data.

  • Australia's migration intake to fall by over 2 lakh due to COVID-19; Indians affected Jul 26, 2020 04:28 PM IST

    Australia's migration intake to fall by over 2 lakh due to COVID-19; Indians affected

    India is one of the top sources of skilled immigrants to Australia and approximately 90,000 Indian students are studying in Australian universities.

  • How Gautam Adani is turning his back on coal mining in his push for green energy Jul 23, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    How Gautam Adani is turning his back on coal mining in his push for green energy

    India’s Coal King has an audacious plan: make his $27-billion group the “world's largest” green energy enterprise. That means moving from the group’s mainstay coal trade.

  • Ola now offers corporate ride services in UK, Australia, New Zealand Jul 21, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Ola now offers corporate ride services in UK, Australia, New Zealand

    With the introduction of the service in international markets, Ola is widening the scale of its global offerings to provide business travellers with a cost-effective and flexible solution, it added.

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