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Lorenzo takes pole with lap record

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 10:06

Jorge Lorenzo hits a seagull but sets a lap record to beat Marc Marquez to and claim pole position in Australia.
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VIDEO: Australian bush fires battle continues

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 8:28

An investigation is under way to establish whether a training exercise using explosives may have started one of the bushfires which have destroyed hundreds of homes in the Australian state of New South Wales.
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Saturday, October 19th 2013, 7:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's military is investigating whether a training exercise using explosives may have started one of the huge bush fires burning in New South Wales.
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Australian wildfires raze homes

Friday, October 18th 2013, 11:26

Australian fire fighters are battling a series of major wildfires in New South Wales, with fears that hundreds of homes have been destroyed.
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Australia man dies in Everest ordeal

Friday, October 18th 2013, 10:37

An Australian man who survived six hours buried beneath an avalanche on Mount Everest died after walking eight hours to reach safety, family friends say.
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Tony Abbott's month in office

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 23:34

How has new Australian leader's first month gone?
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Murray not certain of Australian Open

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 22:56

Andy Murray says he will compete in the Australian Open only if he is "100%" fit after recent back surgery.
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Kangaroo hops into Melbourne airport

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 5:43

Australian police lock down part of Melbourne Airport after an injured kangaroo hopped its way into the terminal.
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Abbott moves to repeal carbon tax

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 10:24

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott publishes draft legislation that is the first step towards repealing the carbon tax by 2014.
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Australian opposition elects leader

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 9:52

The Australian Labor Party elects a new leader, a former education minister, Bill Shorten, weeks after it was soundly beaten in general elections.
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Lloyds agrees Australian asset sale

Friday, October 11th 2013, 8:22

Lloyds Banking Group agrees to sell its Australian operations to Westpac Banking Corp, the country's second largest bank.
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Australia in $190m drug seizure

Friday, October 11th 2013, 6:17

Australian officials say they have seized more than 200kg (441lbs) of the drug methamphetamine, hidden in the tyres of a truck.
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Stuck platypus survives 15km ride

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 4:21
related countries: Australia Australia

A platypus that got stuck in a car engine in Australia has been safely released back into the wild, Australian conservation officials say.
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Australia police raid biker gangs

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 3:26
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Australian police say they have seized guns, ammunition and drugs in a series of raids against the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in Victoria state.
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Letter reveals Ned Kelly last stand

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 4:18

A letter emerges containing an eyewitness account of the capture of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly in the 1880 Glenrowan shoot-out.
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Australia PM Abbott in expenses row

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 6:44

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is embroiled in a row over expenses claims, less than a month after taking office.
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VIDEO: Australian fans kept at bay as 1D surf

Monday, October 7th 2013, 12:18

Members of the boy band One Direction, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, were spotted surfing in Sydney.
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Prince Harry visits Australian SAS

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 17:20

Prince Harry pays his respects to special forces soldiers killed in the line of duty during an unannounced visit to the headquarters of the Australian SAS in Perth.
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VIDEO: Prince Harry views Sydney Flotilla

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 11:13

Prince Harry attends the International Fleet Review in Sydney Harbour, to commemorate the arrival of the original Royal Australian Navy fleet a century ago.
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Australian 'sets bungee jump record'

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:11

An Australian is thought to have broken the world record for the most bungee jumps in 24 hours, local media report.
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VIDEO: Warships join Sydney Harbour flotilla

Friday, October 4th 2013, 8:23

Warships from 17 nations sailed into Sydney Harbour on Friday to take part in the city's centenary celebrations of the Australian navy fleet's first visit.
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Australian town says 'no' to McDonald's

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 23:01

Australian town says 'no' to McDonald's
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Afghan arrested over soldier deaths

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 4:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A former Afghan National Army soldier accused of killing three Australian soldiers has been captured and will be put on trial, Australian forces say.
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Author Christopher Koch dies aged 81

Friday, September 27th 2013, 16:07

The Australian author CJ Koch, best known for writing The Year of Living Dangerously, dies of cancer in Tasmania.
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Australia forms indigenous council

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 9:19

New Australian PM Tony Abbott forms an Indigenous Advisory Council with a remit to reverse chronic disadvantages suffered by Aboriginal people.
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Meagher killer loses sentence appeal

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Killer Adrian Ernest Bayley has lost his Australian court bid to reduce his 35-year minimum sentence for the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher.
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Australia in 'record ephedrine haul'

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 4:17
related countries: India India

Australian officials make what they say is one of the largest seizures of the drug ephedrine, hidden in a shipment of rice bags sent from India to Melbourne.
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Axed Australia climate body reopens

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 6:47

An Australian climate change body scrapped by the country's new government relaunches itself as a non-profit organisation reliant on public donations.
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Radio Royal hoax 'broke law'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 11:29

Australian radio station that made a prank call to the Duchess of Cambridge's hospital "broke the law", according to the country's media watchdog.
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Australia PM Abbott orders changes

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:12

New Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott brings his policy on asylum seekers into force, promising swift action on the rest of his programme.
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British players arrested in Australia

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian police arrest 10 people, including British players, after an investigation into match-fixing allegations.
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Australia's Labor faces leader race

Friday, September 13th 2013, 5:31

The Australian Labor Party is set for a leadership contest after former deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese throws his hat into the ring.
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Shorten to contest Labor leadership

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 5:07

Powerbroker Bill Shorten has confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Australian Labor Party, following Kevin Rudd's decision to step down after Saturday's election loss.
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NZ, Australian hikers in PNG attack

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 3:29
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Robbers attack a trekking party in Papua New Guinea, killing two local guides and injuring tourists from Australia and New Zealand.
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Bushfires blaze in Australia state

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 7:18
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

About 40 bushfires are burning in parts of the Australian state of New South Wales, west of the main city of Sydney, officials say.
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Miliband given 'Australia' warning

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 17:18
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Labour Party faces an election meltdown like that of its Australian counterpart unless it stops its "squabbles" with the unions, the Unison boss warns.
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'Tony Time' euphoria for Abbott backers

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:11

Euphoria for Abbott supporters after Australian election triumph
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Australia votes: A guide to the election

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 3:05

Everything you need to know about the Australian election
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Australians vote in key election

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 8:12

Australians cast their ballots as Tony Abbott's Liberal-National coalition aims to end six years of government by Kevin Rudd's Labor party.
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Tennis star father guilty of assault

Friday, September 6th 2013, 14:47

The father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic is sentenced to eight months in prison for assaulting his son's training partner in May.
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VIDEO: Australian election in 90 seconds

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:16
related countries: Australia Australia

A speedy guide to Australia's crunch vote
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Australia candidates in final push

Friday, September 6th 2013, 5:30

Australian political rivals Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott hit the campaign trail in a final appeal for votes ahead of Saturday's election.
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Australian election: Ten things

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 21:57

All about the election - from gaffes and pirates to Murdoch
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VIDEO: Fighting sexism in Australian politics

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:59

The BBC's Yalda Hakim meets Australian women who work in politics and asks whether they thrive in a difficult political culture.
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Viewpoint: After Gillard, is gender an election issue?

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 23:29

Is gender an Australian election issue?
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VIDEO: Immigration divides Australian voters

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 13:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Thousands of immigrants seek a better life in Australia, but the issue of what to do with them is becoming a key issue in the country's forthcoming election
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VIDEO: Rudd defends gay marriage on live TV

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 15:20

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has delivered a strong defence of gay marriage on live television, days before the 7 September election.
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VIDEO: Australian pie cafe attracts investors

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 1:27

An Australian cafe specialising in meat pies is being approached by investors wanting to take the concept overseas, as Ali Moore reports from Sydney.
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VIDEO: Australian election: What voters think

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 1:48

Australians are preparing to go the polls on 7 September. BBC News spoke to three Australian voters to find out what election issues mattered to them.
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VIDEO: How urban dolphins survive city life

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 23:03

Challenges facing an Australian city’s urban river dolphins
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Jackman to receive festival honours

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:19

Australian actor Hugh Jackman, star of Les Miserables and the X-Men films, is to be honoured at two European film festivals next month on consecutive days.
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Why living costs worry Australian voters

Friday, August 30th 2013, 2:11

Despite Australia's economic growth over the years, the cost of living is a challenge for ordinary citizens, reports the BBC's Ali Moore.
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Australia 'people-smugglers' held

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 2:36

Australian police arrest five men accused of organising up to 132 illegal asylum boats, after a year-long investigation.
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Online sex case: Ex-cadets convicted

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 12:28

Two former military cadets from the Australian Defence Force Academy are convicted over an online sex broadcasting scandal.
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Billabong cuts brand value to zero

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 9:45

The struggling Australian surfing brand Billabong wipes out the value of its brand as it reports much worse than expected results.
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