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Hostile media hindered Gillard's success
Hostile media hindered Gillard's success
Three years ago, almost to the day, the Australian Labor Party sharpened its collective knives, ousted Kevin Rudd as leader and installed Julia...
BHP Billiton bid for Rio Tinto fails again
BHP Billiton bid for Rio Tinto fails again
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, sweetened its takeover bid for rival Rio Tinto on Wednesday to $147,4-billion, but its proposal...
Chinese companies mull Rio Tinto options
Chinese companies mull Rio Tinto options
China has sanctioned state-owned companies to examine three possible strategies to block BHP Billiton's proposed takeover of mining giant Rio...
Chinese steelmaker wants Rio Tinto takeover stopped
Chinese steelmaker wants Rio Tinto takeover stopped
China's largest steel company BaoSteel called on Friday on the Australian government to intervene to prevent BHP Billiton from taking over rival...
Anti-whalers halt Japanese hunt over 'hostages'
Anti-whalers halt Japanese hunt over 'hostages'
The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd scored a victory on Wednesday in its high-seas campaign to obstruct a Japanese whale hunt in the Antarctic,...
Food crisis looms as climate change, fuel shortages bite
Food crisis looms as climate change, fuel shortages bite
Empty shelves in Caracas. Food riots in West Bengal and Mexico. Warnings of hunger in Jamaica, Nepal, the Philippines and sub-Saharan Africa....
Aussie kangaroo cull draws human shields
Aussie kangaroo cull draws human shields
Animal rights activists declared themselves human shields on Saturday and vowed to prevent authorities from killing kangaroos that have overrun a...
Cyclone intensifies as it heads towards Fiji
Cyclone intensifies as it heads towards Fiji
A tropical cyclone bearing down on the South Pacific island nation of Fiji has intensified into a category-four storm, the second most powerful...
Australian PM ratifies Kyoto Protocol
Australian PM ratifies Kyoto Protocol
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Monday he had ratified the Kyoto Protocol on climate change in his first official act after being...
Papua New Guineans with Aids 'buried alive'
Papua New Guineans with Aids 'buried alive'
Police and health workers in Papua New Guinea launched an investigation on Tuesday into reports that people living with Aids in the rugged South...
Japan removes humpback whales from kill list
Japan removes humpback whales from kill list
Japan's whaling fleet in the Antarctic will avoid killing humpback whales for now, but will press on with plans to slay 1 000 other whales by...
Cut ties with Australia, say Zim state media
Cut ties with Australia, say Zim state media
Zimbabwe's state media on Wednesday called on the government to sever ties with Australia, accusing Prime Minister John Howard's government of...

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