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India flouting global laws by taxing air tickets: IATA

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Sydney : The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Monday castigated India for taxing international tickets, as it asked governments to facilitate the growth of worldwide connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the integrity of global standards and addressing a capacity crisis. “We must take governments to task. It is unacceptable that global standards are being ignored by the very ...

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Australian cat-proof fence protects endangered species

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Melbourne : Feral cats are a huge threat to native animals in Australia but one region wants to stop their destruction by physically shutting them out. The world’s longest cat-proof fence has been built in central Australia to help bring endangered species back to the area. The 44km (27 mile) electric fence borders a wildlife sanctuary, and will keep out ...

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Tiahleigh Palmer: The 12-year-old murdered by her foster father’

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Sydney : Australian schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer was 12 years old when she came home from dance class and was murdered by her foster father. Hours earlier, Rick Thorburn had learned that that his teenage son, Trent, had sexually assaulted her. They feared she might be pregnant. So the Queensland man killed Tiahleigh and dumped her near-naked body on a river bank. ...

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Mother dies after raising £40,000 for sons

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SYDNEY : A woman with motor neurone disease who raised more than £40,000 to enable her sons to live with her sister in Australia has died, BBC reported. Sam Kyme, 34, from Banbury, could no longer talk, but made the plea through her friends on a crowdfunding website. The cash will be used to fund the funeral, plane tickets, and legal ...

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Salvation Army defends use of donated McCartney tickets

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Sydney : A Salvation Army leader in Australia has defended the organisation after his daughter attended a Paul McCartney concert using donated tickets. A Beatles fan in Melbourne had given seven tickets to the charity, saying they should be used by homeless people. Two of the passes were returned hours before the concert, so were given to a former employee, ...

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