Australia has closed its main military base in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, and the country’s final batch of combat troops are on their way home. The departure marks the end of several years of combat that have left dozens of troops dead and more than two hundreds seriously wounded.
At a press conference announcing the withdrawal of …
Family living in rural New South Wales practiced incest for generations, authorities find
Men were sending Australian nationals to join al-Qaeda-affiliated group
Probably not the wisest thing to say in light of rapidly deteriorating relations between Indonesia and Australia
Because love is a battlefield
Most troops will be home before Christmas, says Abbott
But the blame doesn’t lie on foreign multinationals. The problems are systemic and rooted in the fledgling nation’s woeful infrastructure.
No word yet on whether kangaroos or koalas will join the fray
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Grave concerns over pilot’s safety, as winds and smoke prevent rescue mission
Weather disasters no longer occur in a vacuum, and it didn’t take long before the debate over the role of climate change in the fires surfaced
Interstate crews help firefighters tackle a massive fire front in the Blue Mountains with extreme conditions due in days ahead
The warmest winter on record has created conditions for a perfect firestorm