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Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s son Prakash no more

Nov 19, 2017

Former Prime Minister and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s son Prakash Dahal has passed away in Kathmandu on Sunday morning, according to hospital sources. He was 36. Prakash Dahal — private secretary to his father CPN MC chair Dahal and also central member of MC — was rushed to the Thapathali-based Norvic Internat...

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Nepal, Australia to carry out study for direct flight

Oct 27, 2017

Australia, October 27 Nepal and Australia will carry out a study in a bid to launch the direct flight service between two countries. In a meeting held between Nepali Ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop in Canberra on Thursday, offices of two countries agreed to carry out the study. During...

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Nepalese student jailed in Sydney, for filming co-workers in toilet

Oct 9, 2017

On Wednesday, a 23-year-old international student Bibek Guragain, who worked at a Woolworths outlet in Surry Hills was sentenced to 10 months in prison with a non-parole period of six months for filming his female co-workers in the toilet. He was at a loss to explain why he upskirted customers and filmed his co-workers in the toilet, telling court...

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China trade disappoints with imports and exports both slowing in July

Aug 9, 2017

While imports grew for the ninth consecutive month, they cooled markedly in July, posing questions about strength of the local economy. Exports also slowed to most trading partners, with South Korean trade halved and a noticeable slowing of shipments to the US and Europe. However, the performance was good enough to see China's trade surpl...

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Amazon's Melbourne move could create 'thousands' of jobs but bankrupt retailers

Aug 5, 2017

Amazon's decision to move into Melbourne has been celebrated as a win for jobs, but billionaire entrepreneur Gerry Harvey warns the online shopping giant will use a "send everyone broke" policy to put other retailers out of business. Amazon has announced plans to open its first Australian warehouse at Dandenong South, where it has purchas...

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IS behind failed Aussie bomb plot

Aug 5, 2017

An Australian man sent his unsuspecting brother to Sydney airport to catch an Etihad Airways flight carrying a home-made bomb disguised as a meat mincer built at the direction of a senior Islamic State (IS) commander, police said on Friday.Detailing one of Australia's "most sophisticated" militant plots, police said two men, who have been charged w...

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Canberra bakery infested by cockroaches had uncovered food in storeroom, no soap for handwashing

Jul 25, 2017

The owner of a Canberra bakery has been fined $19,000 after live cockroaches were found in the food preparation area, which had reportedly not been cleaned for more than a month. The ACT Magistrates Court heard when a health official inspected Oriental Hot Bake at Hawker shops in May last year, he found both live and dead cockroaches in the food p...

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Qatar Airways announces Canberra to Doha flight to start next year

Jul 23, 2017

Canberra travellers will soon be able to fly to Doha, with Qatar Airways announcing the details of a daily flight from the capital's airport to begin next year. It will not be a direct link to the Middle East, with the flights to go via Sydney in both directions. The first flight is scheduled for February 12, 2018. The airline has begun ...

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Melbourne water supply could be under threat within a decade, water authority says

Jul 23, 2017

Melbourne's water providers have begun planning for a possible water crisis, as a new report suggests the city could start running out of water within a decade. Melbourne Water analysed the effect of greater consumption caused by population growth, and the possibility of worsening droughts due to climate change. It found, at worst, demand cou...

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Australia's meat sales plunged 15pc after Indonesian cattle cruelty revelations, court told

Jul 21, 2017

Australian meat sales plunged 15 per cent due to public "revulsion" over animal cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs, a court has been told. Former agriculture minister Joe Ludwig's lawyers have argued their client's decision to suspend live cattle exports to Indonesia was necessary to protect the wider industry's reputation. Mr Ludwig o...

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