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Australian PM under fire over asylum policies
Tony Abbott accused by opposition of "back-pedalling" on his hardline asylum-seeker policies during visit to Indonesia.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2013 05:05 GMT
Abbott sworn in as Australia's PM
Leader immediately orders scrapping of carbon tax and vows to turn back asylum-seeker boats after ceremony.
Last updated: 18 Sep 2013 02:37 GMT
Australian election rivals face off in debate
Immigration and economy figure prominently as prime minister Rudd has first debate of campaign with challenger.
Last updated: 11 Aug 2013 19:28 GMT
Australia plans to scrap carbon tax
Key greenhouse gas emitter to replace fixed price on emissions with floating rate a year earlier than planned.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2013 08:10 GMT
Australia prepares island immigration camp
Plans afoot to send asylum-seekers to tiny nation of Nauru later this week to deter them from making the sea voyage.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2012 11:20 GMT
Australian MPs back asylum-centres plan
Lower house of parliament backs law enabling processing of asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Last updated: 15 Aug 2012 08:59 GMT
Australian navy rescues 211 asylum seekers
Sri Lankans, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis were among those rescued after boat alerted trouble off Indonesian coast.
Last updated: 10 Aug 2012 03:39 GMT
More feared dead in Indonesia ship sinking
Eight dead and up to 20 missing after boat carrying migrants from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan sank off Java's coast.
Last updated: 02 Nov 2011 11:51 GMT
Australian court blocks Malaysia refugee swap
High Court blocks government's plan to send asylum-seekers to Malaysia in exchange for resettling 4,000 of its refugees.
Last updated: 31 Aug 2011 05:31 GMT
Fire in Australian immigration centre
Incident comes ahead of a final ruling by high court on the legality of a pending immigrant swap deal with Malaysia.
Last updated: 31 Aug 2011 02:17 GMT
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Afghanistan's dangerous game of thrones
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How it started in Gaza
Israel's dissenting voices get lost in the war echo chamber
In Pictures: The last Aryans
Brogpas living in remote Himalayas claim to be last of the Aryans, luring tourists and researchers.
In Pictures: Israeli strikes devastate Gaza
The UN has expressed concern over the rising civilian death toll in Gaza, and extensive damage to local infrastructure.
In Pictures: Faces of the World Cup
World Cup fans from around the world came to Brazil to show their colours and team passion.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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