August 10, 2020 13:28 (IST)
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US-Australia reaffirm commitment to Quad consultation with India, Japan; target China over Uyghur-Hong Kong issues

Washington:  The United States and Australia have reaffirmed their commitment to trilateral dialogues with Japan and Quad consultations with Japan and India.

Hong Kong Conflict: China suspends extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, Britain

Hong Kong/Beijing: Amid growing conflict, China on Tuesday  announced a decision to suspend extradition and judiciary assistance treaties between Hong Kong and Canada, Australia and Britain.

Australia now joins US in declaring China's claims in South China Sea as 'illegal'

Sydney/Beijing: In a move, which might further deteriorate relations with China, Australia has backed the US in declaring Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea to be illegal.

Australian coronavirus death toll rises to 126

Canberra/Xinhua: Australia on Tuesday reported 388 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth welcomed the positive results from COVID-19 vaccine trials around the world.

Australia might ban Chinese app Tik Tok

Sydney: Amid growing concern that the platform might pose a national security threat and even when it is feared that the user's data might be shared with China, the Australia government is planning to ban Tik Tok following the action taken by India after a border faceoff with China, media reports said.

Australian PM cites 'rising strategic competition' in Indo-Pacific region behind 40 pc increase in defence spend; mentions India-China standoff

New Delhi/IBNS: Australia has increased its defence budget by a whopping 40 per cent to 270 billion dollars for a ten-year period, the country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said while he launched the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the 2024 Structure Plan on Wednesday.

Australia under sophisticated cyber attack, says PM Scott Morrison

Canberra/UNI: Australia's PM Scott Morrison on Friday informed that the country was currently facing a sophisticated state based cyber attack.

Mysterious green fireball above Australia's outback leaves experts baffled

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: A mysterious, green colored fireball flew across the sky of Australia's remote outback on Monday, stunning onlookers and leaving local experts baffled about its origins.

Thousands in Australia march on race-related issues

Canberra/Sputnik/UNI: Australia on Saturday saw protesters take to the streets in most major cities on the back of the worldwide wave of anti-racism demonstrations, local media reported.

US, three other allies target China over Hong Kong national security law

Washington: China's decision to impose the new national security law on Hong Kong has earned criticisms from the United States and its three major allies.

Australia sentences Japanese traveller for possessing child pornography

Tokyo/UNI: Australia on Monday sentenced a Japanese tourist to 16 months in jail for attempting to import child pornography into Australia.

Australia records 100th COVID-19 death

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI:  Australia has recorded its 100th COVID-19 death on Tuesday when authorities confirmed that a 93-year-old female resident of the Newmarch House aged care facility in Western Sydney became the 100th COVID-19 death in Australia, 19th from Newmarch House.

Australian leaders irked by China's threat to Island Nation's economy

Melbourne/IBNS:  Australia and China exchanged barbs in recent times after the Island nation demanded an investigation into the origins of coronavirus as well as a review of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Chinese hacking group is targeting governments across Asia, says security firm Check Point

Beijing/IBNS: When the world is busy combating COVID-19, a Chinese hacking group has been conducting “ongoing” espionage operations on foreign governments across Asia, a security firm said.

Australia "exposed" to global medical supply shortage: Minister

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI:  Australia's Finance Minister has warned that the nation's medical stockpile has been "somewhat exposed" to international shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.