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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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Report says 1,100 complaints of child abuse made against Australia’s Anglican church

Report says 1,100 complaints

Sydney : The head of Australia’s Anglican Church expressed sorrow and shame after a government report published on Friday said close to 1,100 people had filed child sexual assault claims against the church over a 35-year period. The interim report, which said most children were aged around 11 when they were abused, came a month after a high-level inquiry into ...

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Australia to teach world’s first cyber crime university course

Australia to teach worlds first

SYDNEY : Australia said on Friday it will offer the world’s first university course to train intelligence analysts to fight cyber crime, prompted by innovative methods of money transfer among organised crime and militant groups. The measure expands on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s attempts to ratchet up policing of money transfers amid concerns that organised crime and militant groups are ...

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Australian state to push for legal medical cannabis

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Sydney : The state opposition government in Australia’s New South Wales on Tuesday said it will push for medical cannabis to be legal for patients suffering from terminal and other long term illnesses.The legislation would allow those who are afflicted with diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV, to have on their person 15 grams of the currently illicit ...

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