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Michael Perry

Michael Perry

    Bail bid fails: Jail for Dotcom as pirate hunters nail Megaupload
    Bail bid fails: Jail for Dotcom as pirate hunters nail Megaupload
    The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload was ordered to be held in custody by a New Zealand court on Monday, as he denied charges of internet...
    Flash floods hit Brisbane
    Flash floods hit Brisbane
    Residents in Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, sandbagged their homes against rising waters on Monday as torrential rain worsened floods...
    Asylum seeker deaths pressure Australia govt
    Asylum seeker deaths pressure Australia govt
    The death of 28 asylum seekers, who drowned when their boat was smashed on rocks on Christmas Island, has renewed pressure on Prime Minister Julia...
    Australian prime minister calls election
    Australian prime minister calls election
    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard called an election on Saturday for August 21, with the tightly-fought poll to be decided over policies on...
    Samoa tsunami toll may exceed 100, hundreds injured
    Samoa tsunami toll may exceed 100, hundreds injured
    A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa, killing possibly more than 100 people, destroying...
    Dust storm blankets Sydney as drought bites
    Dust storm blankets Sydney as drought bites
    A huge outback dust storm swept eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, disrupting transport, forcing people indoors and stripping...
    Pope apologises for church sexual abuse in Australia
    Pope apologises for church sexual abuse in Australia
    Pope Benedict apologised on Saturday for sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia, saying those responsible should be brought to justice....
    Aborigines call for compensation for injustices
    Aborigines call for compensation for injustices
    Aboriginal leaders used national "Sorry Day" on Monday, the day Australia acknowledges past injustices to Aborigines, to renew calls for compensation for their past mistreatment....
    High lead levels in children near Xstrata mine
    High lead levels in children near Xstrata mine
    Forty-five children living in the Australian mining town of Mount Isa, where Xstrata produces 4% of the world's lead, have unsafe blood lead levels...
    1 000th rare whale shark identified in Mozambique
    1 000th rare whale shark identified in Mozambique
    The 1 000th whale shark, a rare and threatened species, has been discovered by researchers using a global programme in which eco-tourists and...
    Embattled Australian leader casts his vote
    Embattled Australian leader casts his vote
    Australian Prime Minister John Howard cast his ballot in national elections on Saturday, hoping voters would reject a younger opposition leader...
    Howard in YouTube call for calm at Apec summit
    Howard in YouTube call for calm at Apec summit
    Australian Prime Minister John Howard used YouTube on Monday to sell an...