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We have started to collect the most important news related to Aruba in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Aruba: news

Australia's head coach suspended

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 22:24

Head coach of Australian Athletics Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended for publicly criticising the team's star hurdler Sally Pearson.
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VIDEO: Mine 'could threaten Barrier Reef'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 5:16

The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
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Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

Monday, July 28th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
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Koala survives speedy ride under car

Monday, July 28th 2014, 12:17

A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.
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Aruba frees top Venezuela official

Monday, July 28th 2014, 0:19
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
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Shelley and Daniel win marathon golds

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Australia Australia, Kenya Kenya

Australia's Michael Shelley wins gold in the men's marathon, while Kenya's Flomena Cheyech Daniel wins the women's race.
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Australia brings asylum group ashore

Friday, July 25th 2014, 7:56

A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.
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Aruba detains top Venezuela official

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 19:55
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
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Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 12:31

Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
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Australian Rogers takes stage 16 win

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:25
related countries: France France

Australian Michael Rogers seals victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France - the longest of this year's race.
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Indigenous actor joins Neighbours

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 9:26

Australian soap Neighbours casts an indigenous actor in a leading role for the first time.
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David Jones $2bn takeover approved

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 11:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Sydney

The multi-billion dollar sale of Australian department store David Jones to South Africa's Woolworths Holdings is approved by a court in Sydney
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Australia shark 'chokes on sea lion'

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 8:00

A great white shark that washed up on a Western Australian beach may have choked on a sea lion, fisheries officials say.
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Record payout over Australia fires

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 4:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Survivors of one of the worst bushfires in Australian history win a payout of about A$500m ($470m), the country's largest class action settlement.
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Commentator apologises for gay slur

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 12:27

Australian rules football pundit Brian Taylor is taken off air for using a homophobic insult for a player who gave a "royal wave" to the crowd.
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I'm gay, says Olympic great Thorpe

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 9:20

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in an interview shown on Australian television.
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VIDEO: Australia rejects mistreatment claim

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 1:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Claims by Sri Lankan asylum seekers that they were mistreated by the Australian navy are "offensive", the country's immigration ministers says.
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Australia visit amid Sri Lanka row

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 7:11
related countries: Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia's immigration minister visits Sri Lanka, as asylum seekers handed over to the Sri Lankan navy say they were abused by Australian officials.
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Crocodile attack at Australian zoo

Monday, July 7th 2014, 13:11

An animal handler is attacked by a crocodile while performing a feeding show at a zoo in the Australian state of New South Wales.
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Australia court blocks migrant move

Monday, July 7th 2014, 12:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia's highest court blocks the government's attempt to return 153 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka.
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Abbott's Australia remark draws ire

Friday, July 4th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that Australia was "unsettled" before the British arrived.
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Aussie teenager Kyrgios stuns Nadal

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 18:17

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios beats world number one Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
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Weekendish: Australian camels and a 'boring' beekeeper

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:50

Some of the best stories and reads from this week
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Federer & Nadal into second round

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 16:40

Seven-time champion Roger Federer and number two seed Rafael Nadal both win their first-round matches.
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Tasmania forest to remain protected

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 6:10

An Australian request to revoke the World Heritage Site status of part of the ancient Tasmanian forest to allow logging is rejected by a Unesco committee.
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Australian slang: Your favourite examples

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:49

Your favourite examples of Australian slang
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Malaysia plane search to move south

Friday, June 20th 2014, 6:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Australian authorities announce that the next phase of the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane will move hundreds of miles south.
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Shipwreck families sue Australia

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Australia Australia, Christmas Island Christmas Island

The families of dozens of asylum seekers who were killed in a shipwreck off Christmas Island in 2010 are suing the Australian government.
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How Australia's Perth is battling a water crisis

Monday, June 16th 2014, 21:25

How Perth aims to stay wet in Australian aridity
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Unesco to rule on Australian sites

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 11:14
related countries: Qatar Qatar

An Australian request to revoke the World Heritage Site status of part of the ancient Tasmanian forest to allow logging is to be discussed by Unesco in Qatar.
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Great Barrier Reef 'improving'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:07

Pollution at the Great Barrier Reef is falling, Australian ministers say, as they seek to convince the UN's cultural agency not to downgrade the site.
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VIDEO: Can Australian slang survive?

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 14:21

A new generation of Australians is coining fewer slang expressions and borrowing more from abroad, but author Kathy Lette says the vernacular will survive.
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The rise and fall of Australian slang

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 20:55

The rise and fall of Australian slang
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Human remains found inside crocodile

Monday, June 9th 2014, 4:11

Australian police are examining human remains recovered from a crocodile to see if they match the DNA of a missing man.
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Friday, June 6th 2014, 16:09

Two financial institutions lose an Australian court appeal against a decision that they "deceived" investors prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
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China to deport Australian artist

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:03
related countries: Australia Australia, China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian, detained before the Tiananmen anniversary, will be deported from Beijing, Canberra says.
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Indonesia eavesdropped on Abbott

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:09

Indonesia admits that a group of reporters were allowed to eavesdrop on a conversation between the president and Australian PM Tony Abbott.
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VIDEO: Flights resuming after ash cloud

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 7:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Flights to and from the northern Australian city of Darwin are expected to resume, after volcanic ash from an Indonesian volcano forced airlines to cancel flights.
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Australia jets resume as ash clears

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 3:50

Australian airlines resume flights as a volcanic ash cloud that forced cancellations in and out of the northern city of Darwin disperses.
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Ash clouds ground Australia flights

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 3:22
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Darwin

Huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano have forced airlines to cancel flights to and from the northern Australian city of Darwin.
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Murray crushes Matosevic in Paris

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 17:22
related countries: France France

Andy Murray sets up a third-round meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber at the French Open after beating Marinko Matosevic.
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VIDEO: Jet skateboard record bid revealed

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:46

An Australian man has announced he will attempt to break the world record for the fastest-powered street luge.
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VIDEO: Senator takes 'bomb' into parliament

Monday, May 26th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Australian senator Bill Heffernan smuggles a fake pipe-bomb into Parliament House in Canberra to highlight his concerns over security.
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Report details fatal PNG camp attack

Monday, May 26th 2014, 10:54
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

A report into February's violence at an Australian asylum camp in Papua New Guinea says detainee Reza Barati died from a brutal beating.
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Tony Abbott says wink was 'mistake'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 8:58

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it was "regrettable" that he winked and smiled during a chat with a distressed voter.
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