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Melbourne police see Islamic State 'inspiration' behind stabbings

10 Nov 2018

MELBOURNE An Australian man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylinders in the centre of Melbourne and stabbed one person to death was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, police said on Saturday. | Video

Melbourne knife attacker inspired by Islamic State, police say

10 Nov 2018

MELBOURNE A Somali-born man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylinders in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police said on Saturday. | Video

UPDATE 4-Melbourne knife attacker inspired by Islamic State, police say

10 Nov 2018

* Gas cylinder-laden truck driven downtown, one person fatally stabbed

Gas-laden truck set afire, three stabbed, one dead in Australia terror attack

09 Nov 2018

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE A Somali-born man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the center of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in a rampage they called an act of terrorism. | Video

Coke's coffers crammed with kina as dollar crunch hits Papua New Guinea

09 Nov 2018

Coca-Cola has mastered the business of getting its sweet, fizzy drinks into even the most isolated of Papua New Guinea's far-flung tropical islands and mountain villages.

Australia's banking regulator flags higher capital requirements

08 Nov 2018

SYDNEY Australia's bank regulator said on Thursday it wants to raise the amount of spare capital banks must carry, its third such request in three years, heaping pressure on companies already bracing for tightened regulation.

Australia's James Hardie offers cloudy U.S. housing outlook, shares plunge

08 Nov 2018

SYDNEY The world's biggest fiber cement maker, James Hardie Industries PLC , cut its earnings guidance on Thursday and said the future of a U.S. home building boom propelling its profit was uncertain, sending its shares tumbling to a more than two-year low.

KKR nudges up bid for Australia's MYOB, granted due diligence

02 Nov 2018

SYDNEY Australia's MYOB Group said it will grant due diligence to KKR & Co after the U.S. buyout giant sweetened its offer to take full control of the accounting software provider firm to A$1.8 billion ($1.3 billion).

Geoffrey Rush would 'look at me and lick his lips' - actor

30 Oct 2018

SYDNEY Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush touched his co-star on the breast and humiliated her with sexual innuendo during a production of "King Lear", the co-star told an Australian court on Tuesday, as News Corp defended publishing some details of her claims. | Video

Inflight hiccup as Harry and Meghan's plane aborts Sydney landing

26 Oct 2018

SYDNEY Prince Harry and his wife Meghan returned to Australia on Friday from a tour of Pacific islands after their plane was forced to abort a first landing because another aircraft was in the way. | Video

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