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Shark kills teenager in front of her family

Shark kills teenager

SYDNEY : A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia’s southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.She was surfing with her father near Wylie Bay late Monday afternoon, reports said. The girl had lost a leg and was bleeding heavily when she was pulled from the water and rushed to hospital ...

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After scrapping 457 visa, Australia unveils tougher citizenship laws Melbourne : Announcing sweeping changes to Australia’s citizenship laws, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday unveiled tighter requirements for new applicants, a move that follows the scrapping of the 457 visa program for foreign workers.Under the new reforms, the applicants must be permanent residents for at least four years–three years longer ...

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Australian govt searching for Punjab descendants of WW1 Sikh soldier, records carry clues

Australian govt searching

Melbourne : On June 16 this year, the governor of South Australia will be hosting a historic reception to mark the death centenary of a decorated Australian soldier, Private Sarn Singh. A member of the Australian Imperial Force, Pte Sarn Singh was killed in action in Belgium on June 10, 1917, while serving in the 43rd Infantry Battalion. He is ...

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Australian PM likely to visit India next week

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Melbourne : Australian premier Malcolm Turnbull is likely to make his first official visit to India next week to further build on relations with India during talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in areas like trade, defence, education and skills sector. Turnbull will be accompanied by his Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham who is leading the ‘Australia India Skills ...

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Australian blogger guilty over cancer claims

Australian blogger guilty over cancer claims

SYDNEY : A health blogger who lied about having brain cancer and curing herself through natural therapies was Wednesday found guilty by an Australian court of misleading the public. Belle Gibson, 25, launched a popular cookbook and smartphone app in 2013 on the back of claims she had overcome the disease through alternative remedies such as Ayurvedic medicine and a ...

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