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Bob Carr named Australia's FM

Bob Carr named Australia's FM

CANBERRA, Australia, March 2 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard named Bob Carr foreign minister Friday to replace Kevin Rudd, who had resigned to challenge her Labor Party leadership.
Widow wants Ohio to return exotic animals

Widow wants Ohio to return exotic animals

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The widow of an Ohio man who killed himself after releasing his menagerie of exotic animals wants the surviving ones back, her lawyer says.

No war crimes case against Sri Lanka pres.

MELBOURNE, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Australian Attorney General Robert McClelland has ruled out a war crimes case against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, saying he has diplomatic immunity.

Australia wants to reopen Boer War case

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Australian government wants Britain to reopen the case of three Australians convicted of war crimes during the Boer War, officials said Thursday.
WikiLeaks founder rips Aussie government

WikiLeaks founder rips Aussie government

SYDNEY, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lashed out against the Australian government, calling the attorney general's actions in WikiLeaks-related matters "obscene."
Australia finds no crime by WikiLeaks

Australia finds no crime by WikiLeaks

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Australian authorities said Friday they have not found WikiLeaks to have broken any Australian law by revealing U.S. diplomatic cables.
Assange may return to Australia, but ...

Assange may return to Australia, but ...

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may return home to Australia but the attorney general warned the government is obligated to investigate any criminal claims.

Google in Australian privacy flap

CANBERRA, Australia, June 6 (UPI) -- Australia says it is investigating Internet search giant Google for possible privacy violations while taking pictures for its Street View service.

Australian anti-terror laws revised

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Australian Attorney General Robert McClelland has made some changes to anti-terrorism laws, including capping the time suspects can be held without charge.

Man cleared in terror plot seeks apology

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An Indian doctor wants an apology and compensation from the Australian government after he was cleared of involvement in a terrorist plot, his lawyer said.

Australia plans new torture legislation

SYDNEY, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Australian attorney general has invited U.N. inspectors to vet proposed torture legislation.

Australian adoptees may be kidnap victims

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- At least 13 Australian families may have to return Indian children they adopted almost a decade ago, officials said.

Analysis: DHS stages cyberwar exercise

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Officials from 18 federal agencies, nine states, four foreign governments and more than three dozen private companies will take part in a cyberwar exercise staged by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this week.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Australian police to watch Hicks

SYDNEY, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Australian Attorney General Robert McClelland authorized the Australian Federal Police to seek a control order against former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks.

Aussie PM-elect picks his new Cabinet

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd has named a 20-person Cabinet lineup from his victorious Labor Party, which assumes office next week.
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