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Commenting on news companies in Australia, he added, “We are currently working to restore news on Facebook in Australia in the coming days.”
More than 30 people died in the Australian bushfires with another estimated 445 deaths due to smoke inhalation, and 18 million hectares of land were burned
The meeting, held via video conference on Tuesday, also discussed the mining sector developments in Egypt and the latest activities by the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), according to a ministerial statement.
Australia has a long history of bushfires, which are a common occurrence there since the “Black Thursday Bushfires” in 1851.
Of the 113 female victims, 96% were wearing headscarves, study showed
Australia’s government plans to relax restrictions for backpackers and other visitors on working holidays visas, which will allow them to stay a year longer and also work in more regions around the country. The plan is aimed at largely helping the rural Aussie farmers who are struggling to fill critical job shortages. It will also boost …
“I dreamed that one had died in a strange place, near no accustomed hand”: William Butler Yeats
Australia is considering measures to stop some new migrants settling in bigger cities, instead directing them to less populated areas. Canberra is looking for ways to ease congestion in places like Sydney and Melbourne.The Australian government on Tuesday said it was looking to correct an "imbalance" in population growth by forcing some new migrants away …
Company organises annual e-commerce summit to discuss future of industry, highlight challenges
Australia’s government has banned major Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for the country’s future 5G mobile network. Canberra cited risks of foreign interference and hacking.Australia’s move to sideline China’s Huawei while building the country’s 5G mobile network followed advice from security agencies and signaled a hardening of Canberra’s stance toward its biggest …
Denmark hopes to progress to next stage at Australia’s expense
The 73-year-old performance artist Mike Parr emerged alive after being buried for three days under a busy road. Billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence, the stunt was part of an arts festival in Hobart.Australian performance artist Mike Parr surfaced from his underground container without saying a word late on Sunday. He had …
Safety situation is good, but Alexandria explosion raised fears, says expert
Vandals have taken a hammer to a 115 million year-old dinosaur footprint at a world renowned site in Australia, with officials Wednesday slamming the “sad and callous” act.The footprint of the medium-sized theropod was found by palaeontologists in 2006 at Flat Rocks in Victoria state – one of only a handful of polar, or ice-age, …
This is the first visit of the pope to Australia since his inauguration in November 2012
New export rules developed to protect the reputation of the Egyptian product
Australia’s economy recorded just enough growth last quarter to match the Netherlands’ record of 103 quarters without recession. But analysts warn of a slowdown as households struggle with low wages and high debt.Government data out on Wednesday showed gross domestic product (GDP) rose a modest 0.3 percent in the first quarter, a pullback from the …
After decades of relying primarily on coal-fired power, Australia has begun investing in a number of large-scale solar farms as it begins its transition to renewable energy. Economic factors are a primary driver.Australia is well-known for its abundance of sunshine. But while the county has largely relied on its coal reserves to generate electricity for …
A severe bleaching event last year prompted reports of the Great Barrier Reef’s death. But tour operators say much of the reef still thrives, and their boats can help protect it.It’s a tranquil afternoon on the Whitsunday Islands at the southern end of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A tour boat sits moored on a thin …
Australia won the Motor City twice, while Egypt won it five times
Australia’s consumer watchdog is suing Volkswagen for lying to customers. VW has previously admitted to installing defeat devices in diesel vehicles to manipulate emissions during lab tests.
Rugby has been absent from the Olympics for 92 years and rugby sevens has never featured at the Games, making Australia’s gold medal win over New Zealand a historic Olympic moment.
Katinka Hosszu made history on Saturday by setting a new world record in the women’s individual medley, while Australia’s Mack Horton won the men’s freestyle and Japan won gold and bronze in the men’s individual medley.
The head of the Australian Olympic team has described blocked toilets and exposed wiring at athletes’ residences. The lack of preparedness has dealt yet another blow ahead of next month’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery have said “catching” Pokémon during visits “would not be deemed appropriate.” The newly released Nintendo app “Pokémon Go” has proved to be a huge success.
Nintendo’s Pokémon Go app has turned the slumping Japanese video game developer into an overnight celebrity on the app market. Can it sustain its success, or is it just experiencing its 15 minutes of fame?
Instead of securing the comfortable majority it wanted, Turnbull’s Liberal party is in a neck-and-neck election. Even if the Liberals pull off a narrow win it’s unclear if Turnbull will form a government.
Exit polls have indicated a swing to the opposition Labor Party in Australia’s general election. PM Turnbull had called snap elections hoping to secure more seats but may now face a hung parliament.
Australians have begun voting to select their next prime minister. The election has been divisive, with an emphasis on hot-button domestic issues.
Old school values and an inward focus: On Saturday, Australia goes to the polls to elect its sixth prime minister in six years in a campaign with no foreign focus. Helen Clark reports from Melbourne.