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Kevin Andrews pays tributes at India Gate in New Delhi

Australia alarmed by strategic rivalry in South China Sea

AUSTRALIA expressed alarm on Wednesday at escalating strategic rivalry in the South China Sea, saying it puts Asia at the risk of a military blunder with potentially serious consequences.   China's recent assertiveness in the South China Sea has increased military and diplomatic

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02/09/2015
Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka's Sirisena promises new era of clean government

SRI LANKAN President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday (September 1) promised a new era of clean government, capitalising on a strong ...

30/08/2015
Indian paramilitary troopers patrol in Ahmedabad

Court orders inquiry into Gujarat protester's death

A court in Gujarat has ordered an inquiry into the death of a protestor in police custody, in a case that could further exacerbate t ...

28/08/2015
The crew of the Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth cheer as they arrive at the Northern Australian city of Darwin

India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China

INDIA and Australia will hold their first ever joint naval drills next month, as the two countries seek to deepen defence ties and c ...

24/08/2015
Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone

Maritime tribunal rejects Italy's call for India to free marines

AN INTERNATIONAL maritime tribunal on Monday (August 24) rejected Italy's request that India provisionally release two marines a ...

24/08/2015
The accused marines were on board ship Enrica Lexie

Suspend all trials against Italian marines, UN court tells India

A UN TRIBUNAL on Monday (August 24) asked both India and Italy to "suspend" all court proceedings involving two Italian ma ...

19/08/2015
Tony Abbott, Australia's Prime Minister

Australia moves to reduce legal challenges to mining projects

AUSTRALIA plans to change the law to stop environmental groups from launching "endless legal sabotage" against development ...

18/08/2015
Mahinda Rajapakse, former Sri Lankan president

Rajapakse concedes election defeat

SRI LANKA'S former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse told reporters on Tuesday (August 18) he has conceded defeat in parliamentary ele ...

18/08/2015
Matteo Salvini, Italy's anti-immigration activist

Indian, Pakistani arrested over Italy pizza slaying

  AN Indian and a Pakistani have confessed to killing the elderly owners of a Brescia pizzeria in a mafia-style slaying tha ...

17/08/2015
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (right) is meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi.

Indian Prime Minister discusses cooperation with UAE

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi held talks on Sunday (August 16) with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on bolstering cooperation with the U ...

12/08/2015
Jawad Zarif, Iranian foreign minister

Iranian foreign minister to visit India from August 13

IN A first ministerial trip to New Delhi after Iran struck a nuclear deal, its Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif will visit India from Au ...