Chinese tourists spending up big in Australia: report

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Chinese tourists spending up big in Australia: report 

SYDNEY, June 17 — Chinese tourists are expected to spend more than 4.1 billion Australian dollars (3.02 billion U.S. dollars) in Australian retail outlets during 2016, according to a report received on Friday.

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Australia's overuse of antibiotics prompts rising "superbug" threat — report

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Australia's overuse of antibiotics prompts rising "superbug" threat — report 

CANBERRA, June 16 — australia needs to crack down on inappropriate antibiotic use or face a growing threat from superbugs, a national report has found.

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Dangerous bacteria found in Australia's most famous harbour: scientists

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Dangerous bacteria found in Australia's most famous harbour: scientists 

SYDNEY, April 13 — When swimming in Australia's most famous harbor, take caution as there could be a pathogenic marine bacteria around you which causes more deaths each year than sharks, the nation's scientists warned on Wednesday.

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Djokovic, Wawrinka keen on winning Dubai Open 2016

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Djokovic, Wawrinka keen on winning Dubai Open 2016 

DUBAI, Feb. 22 — World's No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his rival No. 4 Stanislaw "Stan" Wawrinka said here Sunday they both feel prepared and highly motivated to win the 24th edition of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which kicked off earlier today with the qualifier matches.

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Australia rolls out campaign to fight 'ice' scourge

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Australia rolls out campaign to fight 'ice' scourge 

CANBERRA, Feb. 22 — The Australian government is asking ordinary people to help in its fight against the "ice epidemic" by blowing the whistle on local drug dealers.

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Lleyton Hewitt calls time on remarkable 20-year tennis career

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Lleyton Hewitt calls time on remarkable 20-year tennis career 

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 — An emotional Lleyton Hewitt has farewelled Melbourne Park for the final time, after his 20-year long career ended at the hands of eighth seed David Ferrer of Spain on Thursday night.

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Australia lowers travel warning for Iran

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australia lowers travel warning for Iran 

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 — australia has lowered its travel warning for Iran indicating a warming of ties with the country in the aftermath of its historic nuclear deal with Western states.

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Pinoy boxers suffer defeats abroad

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pinoy boxers suffer defeats abroad 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 21 — Stablemates Markquil Salvaña and Jether "The General" Oliva from the Sanman Promotions of General Santos City suffered contrasting defeats in their separate fights on Saturday night abroad.

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Lockheed Martin receives USD 1.1-B deal to keep up schedule on 80 F-35s – DoD

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lockheed Martin receives USD 1.1-B deal to keep up schedule on 80 F-35s – DoD 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 — Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has received an additional USD 1.171 billion contract to maintain the planned production schedule for 80 F-35A combat aircraft, the US Department of Defense announced.

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Australian state to increase smoking age to 21 as part of radical health plan

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian state to increase smoking age to 21 as part of radical health plan 

MELBOURNE, Dec. 21 — An Australian state government has outlined its plan to increase the smoking age well above the national standard of 18.

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