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Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:29AM UTC Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australian officials say the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely to take many months because of huge area involved.

Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:32PM UTC Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says he is considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola.

Second ship to join search for missing Malaysian plane

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:24PM UTC Second ship to join search for missing Malaysian plane

SYDNEY (AP) — Malaysia’s defence minister has expressed confidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will eventually be found as a second ship prepares to join the search. The Fugro Discovery is scheduled to arrive in the search area about 1,800 kilometers (1,100) miles west of Australia on Wednesday. The GO Phoenix, a Malaysian ship that has been combing the area since early October, has returned to port in Australia to resupply.

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:59AM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Senior officers say Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops.

A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:54AM UTC A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

Despite the nearly universal shift towards neoliberalism in Western countries and specifically the Anglosphere (The US, British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there are still important differences between political parties. Yes, the “center-left” and “center-right” parties in all these countries are fixated on economic growth and place it above

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