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Adani’s Australian coal prospects in doubt


Sydney : An Australian court’s decision last week to overturn approval for a giant coal mine in Queensland is the latest stumbling block for Indian company Adani’s multibillion-dollar venture.Long before the Federal Court of Australia overturned government approval for the Carmichael coal project, international banks had steered clear of investing in the project. Policy confusion around climate change, a falling ...

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Six-year-old girl found unconscious, hanging by scarf at Sydney before school care facility


Sydney : A six-year-old girl was been taken to hospital after she was found hanging unconscious from play equipment in Sydney’s west.Emergency services were called to the Kidz Klub Playland and Cafe in Jamisontown near Penrith shortly after 8:00am.Police said the girl was playing on bars when a scarf wrapped around her neck became caught on the play equipment.She was ...

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$38b share market slide led by major bank slump


Sydney : More than $38 billion was wiped off the value of Australian stocks on Friday, led by ANZ’s worst one-day share plunge since the global financial crisis. ANZ shares slumped 7.5 per cent to $30.14 after the bank on Thursday tapped shareholders for up to $3 billion in extra funds.It set a minimum price of $30.95 a share, and ...

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Australian nurse accused of assisting IS arrested at Sydney airport


Sydney, July 25 : An Australian nurse accused of giving medical assistance to the Islamic State militant group fighting in Syria has been arrested and will appear in a Sydney court on Saturday, police said. The man has been identified by government officials as Adam Brookman. A police statement said a 39-year-old Australian man had been arrested on arrival at ...

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World’s largest blossom Titan Arum blooms after five years in Tokyo

Visitors look at a blooming Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the world's largest and rare tropical flowering plants, at Basel's Botanical Garden September 29, 2014. The flower, which emits strong odour likened to rotting meat, which gives it it's common name 'corpse flower', wilts and dies after two days. Both the 'fragance' and the flower's meat-colouration attract pollinators - carrion flies and beetles. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

Melbourne, July 25 : World’s largest flower Titan Arum has bloomed for the first time in five years in Tokyo.The unique herbaceous plant that stands at two-metres has pulled viewers to the city’s Jindai Botanical Garden, which has been forced to extend its opening hours, News.com.au reported.The flower, also known as corpse flower due to its overpowering rotting meat smell, ...

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