Rio Tinto’s first-half profit falls nearly 65 percent on falling commodity prices

Rio Tinto’s profit slumps 65 percent

MELBOURNE, Australia — Mining giant Rio Tinto said sharp falls in metals and mineral prices were behind first-half profit dropping by nearly two thirds.

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Warrant for Indian student who ran over man in Australia

MELBOURNE - An Australian court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Indian student Puneet who ran over a teenager while estimated to be travelling at almost 150 km/hour in a 60 km/hour zone.

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Second Australian man pleads guilty to bashing India-born doctor

MELBOURNE - A second man has pleaded guilty to attacking India-born doctor and former head of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Mukesh Haikerwal in this Australian city, a media report said Monday.

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I haven’t seen kitchen in 6 months: student chef in Australia

MELBOURNE - It’s not just Indians who are facing problems in Australia. An aspiring chef from Nepal, who is enrolled at a cooking school, said even after six months he hadn’t “seen the college kitchen”, a report said Monday.

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Swimming pools can get teen daughters pregnant!

MELBOURNE - A woman has slapped a lawsuit on a hotel, alleging that her teenage daughter conceived after using the swimming pool on its premises.

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Australian Rio Tinto executive detained in China on espionage charge

Australian executive held on spy charge in China

SYDNEY — China has detained an Australian executive of the world’s third-largest mining company on suspicion of espionage amid the company’s tough negotiations with China on iron ore prices, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

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NZ man found guilty of wife’s murder after abandoning toddler in Australia, fleeing to US

NZ dad who dumped toddler guilty of wife’s murder

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealander was found guilty Saturday of his wife’s murder in a case that sparked an international manhunt after he abandoned his toddler at a train station and fled to the United States.

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Oz surgeon faces group suit over ‘botched surgeries’

MELBOURNE - A plastic surgeon in Queensland has been slapped with a lawsuit after angry ex-patients teamed up to accuse the “expert” of messing up surgery on as many as 22 of them.

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