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Bus driver Manmeet Sharma’s family calls for justice, safety for community


brisbane : As Manmeet Sharma’s state of Punjab, India celebrates Diwali, the festival of light, his brother and close family friend are calling for justice. Long time family friend Winnerjit Goldy and Manmeet’s older brother Amit Sharma, also known as Amit Alisher, flew into Brisbane early Sunday morning and as they sat in a home in Brisbane’s south east later ...

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Australian PM Turnbull wishes happy Diwali to Indian community


Melbourne : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday wished happy ‘Deepavali’ to the Indian community living here saying the festival is a powerful reminder that our society is greatly enriched by its diversity. Stating that Diwali is one of the most important events of the Hindu calendar, observed since ancient time, Turnbull said the occassion was “deeply embedded in ...

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Bad winter delays MH370 search by up to two months


Sydney : An undersea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be delayed by up to two months because of bad weather in the Indian Ocean during the southern winter, authorities said on Wednesday.The Boeing 777 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board, sparking a two-and-a-half-year search ...

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Australian forces to join Mosul offensive


Canberra : Australian soldiers will join Iraqi security forces and the international coalition in an operation to recapton ure Mosul city from the the Islamic State (IS) terror group, Defence Minister Marise Payne said Tuesday. “We are continuing our work providing support to the Iraqi security forces throughout the Mosul offensive,” Payne said. “I’m not going to give those sorts ...

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Australian gamers shift from megabytes to ‘live action’

Australian gamers shift

SYDNEY A high-pitched scream pierces the air as a “zombie witch” in a dirty, white dress sprints down a street at a Sydney university, hair whipping around wild eyes as she chases a group desperately scrambling to get out of her way. Welcome to “Zedtown” – an adventure event where competitors play out a zombie apocalypse: people race to reach ...

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