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Cyclone May Strengthen Before Landfall in Western Australia Saturday, January 30th, 2016

SYDNEY,(AP): A tropical cyclone may get stronger before it hits western Australia's coast on Sunday morning. Tropical Cyclone Stan had sustained winds near its center of 110 kilometers per hour (68 mph) on Saturday evening, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said. Landfall was forecast east of Port..

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Australia Day celebrated around the nation Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

SYDNEY, (SBS): In Sydney, a citizenship ceremony by the Opera House began with a school choir helping sing a Welcome to Country. And a multicultural twist to the smoking ceremony that followed. Cedar leaves from Lebanon, elephant grass from Uganda and jasmine leaves from China were burnt..

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Obama touts Australia’s contribution to Islamic State fight Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, WASHINGTON (AP): President Barack Obama on Tuesday thanked Australia for its "steadfast" alliance and key contributions in the fight against Islamic State group, as he welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the White House for his first visit to Washington since taking..

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Nepali student found dead in New Zealand Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

New Zealand: Maunganui beach of New Zealand, local media reported. Local police identified the deceased as Pawan Kumar Khadka, who originally hailed from Kathmandu. According to stuff.co.nz, a beach walker discovered Khadka’s body floating in the surf south-east of Moturiki Island at 6.30am..

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Newly migrant Nepali family killed in New Zealand house fire Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

New Zealand: Newly migrant Three members of a Nepali family  were lost their life in a house fire in Waimate district in the South Island of New Zealand on Wednesday morning. Three sisters "saw fire and smoke" before smashing a window to escape a blaze that killed their parents and young brother..

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NRNA President Sesh Ghale announces Rs 1 billion in charity Friday, January 9th, 2015

KATHMANDU: President of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Sesh Ghale has announced one billion rupees in charity for the health and education sectors. The amount is considered to be the largest ever contributed to charity by Ghale and his wife Jamuna Gurung. Organizing a press meet in..

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Cafe worker follows call of Nepal Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Su-Zahn Angelo is going from one altitude to another. The 21-year-old is taking time off from her job at Altura, a cafe in Rosedale whose name means altitude, to do volunteer work in Nepal early this year. The six-week journey includes living with host families and helping out at an orphanage and..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..