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Australia says 'yes'

Australia says ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage

Australia says ‘yes’: Australians voted with a resounding yes to legalise same-sex marriages. Rainbow-colored smoke, confetti and cheers erupted in the center of Melbourne following the announcement, where hundreds of people had gathered to hear the result. The historic nationwide poll saw 61.6 per cent voting yes while 38.4 per cent voted no.Prime Minister Malcolm

ASEAN Summit

ASEAN Summit 2017: PM Modi, Malcolm Turnbull hold bilateral meeting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit 2017 in Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday.On Monday, Prime Minister Modi and United States President Donald Trump held bilateral talks here. The Indian Prime Minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for

Australia stops producing cars after Holden closes

Canberra, Oct 20 : Australia stops producing cars after Holden closes. The factory of General Motors’ subsidiary Holden shut down on Friday in Adelaide, leaving Australia without any domestic automotive production. “I feel very sad as we all do. It’s the end of an era. You can’t get away from the emotional response to the

Protests across Australia against Adani coal mine project

Protests across Australia against Adani coal mine project

A large number of Australians have come out to protest the India-based group, Adani Enterprises’ proposed coal mine”Carmichael coalmine in Queensland state, which is slated to become the country’s largest coal mine, but had been delayed for years over environmental and financing issues. The members of the Stop Adani Alliance even formed a human sign that spelled out ‘STOP ADANI’ at beaches and other

Australian court hears challenges to same-sex marriage vote

Australian court hears challenges to same-sex marriage vote

Australia’s highest court on Tuesday began hearing legal challenges against a national vote on same-sex marriage. The government plans to hold a non-binding postal survey from next week to gauge support for changing the Australian law to allow same-sex marriage. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the vote could lead to the tabling of a bill in

Australian police arrest four in alleged plot to bomb aircraft

Australian police arrest four in alleged plot to bomb aircraft. Security has been tightened at Australian airports after police foiled “Islamic-inspired” plans for a bomb attack on an aircraft during counter-terrorism raids in which four men were arrested, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Sunday.The increased security presence caused minor delays for some air