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Australia tycoon apologizes for calling Chinese gov’t ‘mongrels’

clive palmer

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer on Tuesday apologized for calling the Chinese government “mongrels” who “shoot their own people” after a fierce backlash from Beijing and politicians in Canberra.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Australian spider grows bigger in city—study

Giant Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider. YouTube screengrab

Australian spiders may live happily in the bush, but a new study has found that at least one species also thrives on city life and grows bigger in urban areas.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Australian hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

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An Australian hospital apologized “unreservedly” Thursday after sending out notices to the doctors of more than 200 patients telling them they had died instead of being discharged.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand bans surrogate babies from leaving–media

Pattaramon Chanbua, 21, poses with her children Game, 7, left, and baby boy Gammy at a hospital in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Gammy, a baby with Downs Syndrome was abandoned with Chanbua, his surrogate mother, in Thailand by his Australian parents, according to local media.  AP PHOTO/APICHART WEERAWONG

Four couples from the Unites States and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies as part of a government crackdown on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry, an Australian broadcaster reported Friday.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australia won’t rule out sending troops to Iraq

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right, walks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014. Abbott is visiting London following a stop in Netherlands on Monday, to discuss evidence gathering in the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, which included Australian victims. (AP Photo / Justin Tallis, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

Australia’s prime minister has held open the possibility of sending a combat force to Iraq in addition to military transport aircraft to airlift humanitarian aid to refugees trapped by insurgents in northern mountains, though the defense minister played down the prospect.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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