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Australia Detects Bird Flu in Victorian Egg Farm, Plunging Area to Lockdown Amid Fears Strain Could be Similar to What Causes Mass Poultry Deaths Worldwide

Bird flu has been detected at an Australian egg farm, putting it on lockdown amid worries that it is a strain causing catastrophic poultry deaths and the potential source of the next global pandemic.


Australian Telco Giant Telstra to Cut 2,800 Jobs by End of 2024 to Keep on Competitive Landscape

Telstra announced that it will cut 2,800 jobs by the end of 2024, especially products and services in its enterprise business...

AU, NZ Evacuate Nationals as Unrest in New Caledonia Continues

The foreign ministries of Australia and New Zealand have announced that it would be evacuating its nationals in New Caledonia as riots spark across the island regarding independence and nickel mining...

US, Australia Introduce Uncrewed Underwater Manta Ray Drone

A new underwater drone has successfully completed its first trial, showcasing its ability to navigate through the depths of the sea without being detected...


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Dollar at 12-year peak on euro, emerging markets spooked
The U.S. dollar climbed to multi-year peaks against the euro and yen in Asia on Tuesday amid starkly diverging outlooks for interest rates globally, while currencies from emerging markets came under m
Australia backs farmers on foreign ownership gripes
The Australian government has sided with farmers who say official data vastly underestimates foreign ownership of the nation's farmland, as it moves to clamp down on overseas purchases of agricultural
Layoffs and empty streets as Australia's boom towns go bust
When Probo Junio got a visa to work in Australia, he thought he had won a ticket to the good life. In 2013, the 45-year-old boilermaker left his hometown of Cebu in the Philippines, where he was getti
Dollar revved up for jobs data, Nikkei hits a high
The dollar held pole position in Asia on Friday as bulls wagered a looming U.S. jobs report would add to the chance of rate hikes there, even as the European Central Bank embarks on a trillion euro ca
Asia shares inch ahead, hostage to Fed outlook
Asian share markets crept higher on Tuesday as Tokyo scored another 15-year peak, though gains were hostage to what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might say later in the day about the likely lift-
Asia tentative, awaits word on Fed rate outlook
Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday as investors fretted over what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might say later in the day on the likely lift-off date for U.S. policy tightening.
Japan shares hit 15-year peak; yields drop on Fed view
The U.S. dollar was nursing losses in Asia on Thursday while bonds held hefty gains as investors scaled back expectations on how fast, and how far, the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates in co
ANZ names Mark Whelan as new Australia CEO
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ.AX) on Monday said Mark Whelan will replace Phillip Chronican as the head of its Australian business.
Sterling firmer in sleepy start to holiday week
Sterling scaled a six-week peak early on Monday following recent hawkish-sounding comments from the Bank of England, while the other major currencies were subdued in a holiday-riddled week.
Stocks, currencies wary of Greek confusion
Asian stock markets turned cautious on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar crept higher as looming euro zone meetings to discuss the Greek debt crisis threatened to produce more confusion than clarity.
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