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Mark Colvin: ‘Giant of Australian journalism’ dies


Sydney : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted: “In a world of superficiality, he was always informed and honest. We’ve lost a good man.” Mr Colvin had struggled with a rare auto immune illness he contracted while covering the Rwandan genocide in 1994. He received a kidney transplant in 2013, and his death has led to renewed calls for people ...

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Bangladeshi girl born with three legs ‘walks, runs’ after surgery in Australia

Bangladeshi girl born

Sydney : A toddler born with three legs — because body parts of a twin had grown inside her — was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said. Three-year-old Choity Khatun was given little prospect of survival until she was brought to Melbourne last year by ...

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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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