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Melbourne 'go slow' taxi protest stops traffic


Melbourne taxi drivers have staged a "go slow" protest on one of the city's busiest roads.

Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd berates Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu


Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd has accused Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu of "torpedoing" peace negotiations in the Middle East.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praises Australia for ‘puncturing UN hypocrisy’


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday praised Australia for being “courageously willing to puncture UN hypocrisy” on anti-Israel resolutions.

Melbourne plane crash: Airport reopens as investigation begins


An airport in the Australian city of Melbourne has reopened two days after a plane crash that killed five people.

Huge fire erupts at waste recycling factory in Sydney, no injuries so far


More than 100 firefighters from 24 different fire crews across Sydney responded to an industrial blaze on Thursday morning, that has left a huge plume of smoke, visible for 25 km across the city.

Pilot of crashed charter plane already under investigation


The pilot of a plane that crashed into a Melbourne shopping center on Tuesday was already under investigation over a "near collision", it has been revealed.

Five feared dead in Australian plane crash, "ball of flames" witnessed


Grave fears are held for five people on board a charter plane that crashed into an Australian shopping center shortly after takeoff on Tuesday.

Hostile reception awaits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of landmark visit to Australia


Business and religious leaders, lawyers, academics, entertainers and former politicians have joined forces to oppose Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia, saying his policies “provoke, intimidate and oppress” the Palestinian people and are pushing the Middle East further from peace.

Australia's Trade Minister to embark on tourism mission to China


Australia's Trade Minister will this week lead a delegation of Australian tourism executives on a visit to Beijing and Shanghai to launch the China-Australia Year of Tourism.

"Time has come" for Australia to recognize Palestine: former PM


The "time has come" for Australia to officially recognize Palestine, Australian former Prime Minister and respected diplomat Kevin Rudd said Monday.