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Family set Christmas lights record

Monday, November 25th 2013, 6:19

An Australian family put up 502,165 Christmas lights around their home, setting a new world record.
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Australian republic debate reignited

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 9:41
related countries: Australia Australia

The Queen's representative in Australia reportedly becomes the first serving governor-general to publicly back the country becoming a republic.
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US doctor avoids Australia jail term

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:06
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

An Australian court hands a two-year suspended sentence to a US surgeon for fraud after prosecutors dropped criminal negligence charges.
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Broad unmoved by Aussie fans' boos

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England paceman Stuart Broad is able to laugh off the boos from Australian fans as he takes 5-65 on the first day of the Ashes.
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Australia sites hacked amid spy row

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 5:25
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

Hackers attack Australian government websites amid an ongoing row over reports that Australia spied on the phone calls of the Indonesian prime minister.
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Australia issue stringent alcohol ban

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 14:32

Australian athletes risk being sent home from next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi if caught "having rambling conversations".
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Russia bails three of the Arctic 30

Monday, November 18th 2013, 20:28
related countries: Russia Russia

A doctor, a photographer and an activist, among 30 arrested over an Arctic protest by Greenpeace, are granted bail by a court in St Petersburg.
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Freelancer.com shares soar by 400%

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:50

Shares in the Australian online jobs site Freelancer.com soar as much as 400% in the company's market debut on Friday.
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Australia ends US doctor prosecution

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:31
related countries: United States United States

Australian prosecutors drop criminal negligence charges against US doctor Jayant Patel, who was jailed in 2010 over patient deaths.
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Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd retires

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:04

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces his retirement from politics, in an emotional speech.
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Australia moves to scrap carbon tax

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 9:12

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott begins steps to scrap the carbon tax, introducing a repeal bill at the first meeting of the new parliament.
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Mystery girl 25-year-old Australian

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

A woman found in a distressed state in Dublin who was thought to be 14 or 15 is actually a 25-year-old Australian, a court hears.
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Australia Guantanamo man in appeal

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 4:27

An Australian man who spent five years in Guantanamo Bay before admitting terrorism offences files an appeal against his conviction.
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VIDEO: Melbourne Cup win for Australia

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 5:18
related countries: Australia Australia

The Melbourne Cup has been won by Fiorente, trained by Australian Gai Waterhouse.
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Australia sites 'hacked over spying'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 9:56

A hacking group calling itself Anonymous Indonesia claims to have attacked over 170 Australian sites, following reports of Australian spying.
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Malaysia protests in spying row

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 10:55
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United States United States
related places: Asia

Malaysia summons US and Australian diplomats in a protest over an alleged American-led spying network in Asia.
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Anger over Australia Asia spy claims

Friday, November 1st 2013, 7:13
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States
related places: Asia

Indonesia summons Australia's ambassador amid reports that Australian embassies have been used as part of a US-led spying network in Asia.
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Murray targets Australian Open return

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 15:41

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray only wants to play in January's Australian Open if he is fit enough to win it.
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'Titanic man' Palmer wins seat

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Palmer

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer narrowly wins a seat in the Australia's Lower House after a recount.
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VIDEO: Explosives destroyed in Australia park

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 8:29
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australian police say they cannot rule out a possible terrorist link after finding highly volatile explosives in a Perth park.
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Australian loses sex injury ruling

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 4:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's High Court rejects a bid for compensation by a civil servant injured while she was having sex during a work trip.
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VIDEO: Australian pupils embrace Mandarin

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 2:59
related countries: Australia Australia

As Australia's politicians continue to highlight the importance of building ties with Asia, the BBC's Jon Donnison reports from one of Australia's few bilingual schools, where pupils learn Mandarin and English.
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Meet the Australian children fluent in Mandarin

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 1:05

Meet the Australian children fluent in Mandarin
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Australia pair 'used as drug mules'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Canada Canada

An elderly Australian couple were unwittingly used as drug mules in a ruse involving a free trip to Canada, Australian police reveal.
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Jailed artist wins portrait prize

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 12:01

Australian artist Nigel Milsom, who was jailed earlier this year for robbing a convenience store while high on drugs, has won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
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Australia fire threat 'averted'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 11:10

Australian fire officials say the threat to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney has been "averted" for the day, but warn the crisis is not yet over.
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Australia to raise debt limit by 60%

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 3:55

The Australian government says it plans to raise the country's debt limit by two-thirds to forestall any concerns it could face a fiscal crisis.
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Trees reveal hidden gold deposits

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 1:06

The detection of gold in tree leaves helps to locate deposits buried in the earth, Australian scientists find, and it could also apply to other metals.
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Australia capital backs gay marriage

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 4:18
related countries: Australia Australia

The Australian Capital Territory has become the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex marriage, but a high court challenge is expected.
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Australia declares fire emergency

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 18:39

A state of emergency is declared in New South Wales as Australian firefighters battle bushfires that are expected to worsen in hot and windy weather.
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VIDEO: Australia declares fire emergency

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 17:32

Australian officials have declared a state of emergency in New South Wales as wildfires continue to rage.
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VIDEO: What's causing Australian bushfires?

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Australia Australia

As New South Wales in Australia deals with its most dangerous bushfires for 40 years, Peter Gibbs explains how the weather is making the situation so difficult.
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VIDEO: Australian wildfires to worsen

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Hundreds of houses have been destroyed by the fires in the Blue Mountains near Sydney in Australia, with conditions said to be worsening on the coming days.
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Lorenzo wins dramatic Australian GP

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 5:36

Jorge Lorenzo wins the Australian MotoGP as championship leader Marc Marquez is disqualified at Phillip Island.
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Australian bushfires: Your pictures

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 16:28

Your photographs of the wildfires sweeping New South Wales
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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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