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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

Zambia makes bungee jumping offer

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:28
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's tourism minister offers to bungee-jump with the Australian woman who plunged into the Zambezi River after her cord snapped in two.
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Van der Sloot admits Peru murder

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 18:19
related countries: Peru Peru, United States United States

A suspect in the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba pleads guilty to killing a young woman in Peru.
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Australia marks Queensland floods

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 6:08

Hundreds of people attend memorial services in the Australian state of Queensland to mark the anniversary of devastating floods.
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Japan to hand back whaling trio

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 2:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Three anti-whaling activists who boarded a Japanese ship will be handed over to Australian officials and are not being charged, officials say.
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Venus withdraws from Aussie Open

Monday, January 9th 2012, 21:15

Venus Williams is forced to pull out of the Australian Open, which starts on Monday, through illness.
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VIDEO: Activists board whaling ship

Monday, January 9th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Australia Australia, Japan Japan

Australia has urged Japanese authorities to hand over three Australian anti-whaling activists detained on a Japanese ship
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Murray triumphs in Brisbane final

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 6:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Andy Murray beats Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1 6-3 in the Brisbane International final to prepare for the Australian Open in perfect style.
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'Stolen car' proves to be runaway

Friday, January 6th 2012, 12:54

A car reported as stolen from an Australian car park has been reunited with its owner, after apparently parking itself in the closed garage of a nearby home.
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Ransom sought for Australian man

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 3:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Kidnappers holding an Australian man in the southern Philippines demand $2m (£1.3m) in ransom for his release, in a video message sent to his wife.
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VIDEO: Australian man survives shark attack

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 11:53

An Australian surfer has survived an attack by a shark in the city of Gosford, north of Sydney.
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Serena suffers Aussie Open scare

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 9:46

Serena Williams suffers an injury scare ahead of the Australian Open as an ankle injury forces her to withdraw from the Brisbane International.
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Australia warning over rare virus

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 6:08

Australian officials warn of a possible outbreak of Murray Valley encephalitis, a potentially deadly disease, after it is found in chickens in New South Wales.
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Nadal plans to take February off

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 15:39

World number two Rafael Nadal plans to take several weeks off after the Australian Open to recover from a nagging shoulder injury.
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Australian croc in mower battle

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 5:06

Elvis the Australian crocodile steals, drowns and guards a noisy lawnmower - forcing park keepers to make a daring rescue.
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VIDEO: Art on an Australian Outback train

Monday, December 26th 2011, 10:30
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth, Sydney

Greg Fisher is a train manager on a line which crosses Australia from Sydney to Perth
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Injured Sharapova out of Brisbane

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 7:57

Maria Sharapova is confident of being fit for January's Australian Open despite pulling out of the Brisbane International with an ankle injury.
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Jail over Indian student killing

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 1:58
related countries: India India

An Australian teenager who stabbed an Indian student to death in an attack that sparked a diplomatic row with India is jailed for 13 years.
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Australia jails suicide plotters

Friday, December 16th 2011, 5:08

Three Australian Muslims are jailed for 18 years each for plotting an "evil but amateurish" suicide attack on a Sydney army base.
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Spanking naval commander jailed

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 6:14

A court martial jails an Australian naval commander for 18 months for sexually abusing a female subordinate by spanking her.
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Health boss 'took $11m in a week'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 8:35

A senior Australian health official is arrested after allegedly embezzling $11m in just one week, prompting the government to abolish his department.
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Kiwis edge Australia in thriller

Monday, December 12th 2011, 6:40
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hobart

New Zealand beat Australia by seven runs in Hobart, to record their first victory over them on Australian soil since 1985 and draw the Test series 1-1.
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VIDEO: Australian police offer 'biggest bounty'

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 6:05

Australian police are offering a substantial reward to help catch one of the country's most wanted men.
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VIDEO: Bounty offered for fugitive capture

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 19:26

Australian police have stepped up their hunt for a fugitive, Malcolm Naden, who has been on the run since 2005 after allegedly killing a woman.
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Big search for Australia fugitive

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian police step up their search for a fugitive, Malcolm Naden, who has been on the run for seven years after allegedly killing a woman.
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Australian faces 500 Saudi lashes

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 7:01
related countries: Australia Australia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Canberra

Saudi Arabian judges sentence an Australian man to 500 lashes and a year in prison after convicting him of blasphemy, Canberra officials say.
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China jails Australian executive

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:58
related countries: China China
related places: Guangzhou

An Australian Chinese businessman is jailed for 13 years for bribery and embezzlement in China's southern city of Guangzhou.
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SABMiller clear to buy Foster's

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 7:15

An Australian state court approves the sale of Foster's to SABMiller, meaning the deal worth $9.9bn Australian dollars can now go ahead.
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Tobacco firm in Australia dispute

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 13:37
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Tobacco

Tobacco firm British American Tobacco begins a legal challenge to stop the Australian government from making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes.
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VIDEO: Glowing surfers brave waves at night

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 12:56

Sydney's Bondi Beach saw a glowing start of the Australian summer with glowing surfers braving the waves at night.
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Foster's approves SABMiller sale

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 7:37

Shareholders in brewer Foster's give the go ahead to a takeover by SABMiller worth $9.9bn Australian dollars.
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Australia ends Samsung Galaxy ban

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 3:57

Samsung wins a major battle in its tussle with Apple after an Australian court overturns a ban on the sale of its Galaxy tab.
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Probe into iPhone 'fire' on plane

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 5:20

Australian air-safety officials are investigating an iPhone which apparently caught fire during a flight, emitting dense smoke.
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VIDEO: Australian town cut off by floods

Monday, November 28th 2011, 10:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Wee Waa

Nearly two thousand people in the small town of Wee Waa, in south-eastern Australia have been cut off by flooding.
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Aruba 'death' accused to be freed

Friday, November 25th 2011, 19:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

A judge on the Caribbean island of Aruba orders the release of a man held since August over the vanishing and presumed death of a US woman.
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Australia plans Coral Sea reserve

Friday, November 25th 2011, 11:59

The Australian government announces plans to establish the world's largest marine reserve in the Coral Sea, home to sharks, reefs and shipwrecks.
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Bali jails Australian drugs boy

Friday, November 25th 2011, 4:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Indonesia jails an Australian teenager for two months for cannabis possession in Bali, after a trial that caused huge controversy in his home nation.
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Australia approves Foster's sale

Friday, November 25th 2011, 3:33

The Australian government backs brewer SABMiller's 9.9bn Australian dollars ($10.2bn; £6.5bn) takeover of Foster's.
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Wrong twin aborted in Australia

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 10:59
related countries: Australia Australia

An investigation is under way at an Australian hospital after staff treating a woman carrying twin boys accidentally terminated the wrong foetus.
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Qantas Twitter contest backfires

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 12:41

A Twitter competition draws thousands of angry responses after Australian airline Qantas launches it in the middle of a major labour dispute.
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VIDEO: Oz X Factor winner on Scunthorpe gig

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 11:36

A teenager from Scunthorpe, who won the Australian version of The X Factor, says he wants to return to the town to perform.
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Australia's mining tax wins vote

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 2:38

The Australian government's plan to impose a 30% tax on big mining companies has cleared a major hurdle, passing through parliament's lower house.
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Shampoo mistaken for ecstasy drug

Monday, November 21st 2011, 15:23

An Australian man is paid thousands of dollars in compensation after being wrongly accused of smuggling ecstasy in shampoo bottles.
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No deal between Qantas and unions

Monday, November 21st 2011, 6:36

Australian airline Qantas fails to reach a deal with pilots and ground staff, meaning their dispute will now go to forced arbitration.
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Nurse charged over Sydney blaze

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 7:57

A male nurse is charged with murder following a fire at a Sydney nursing home that killed five elderly residents, Australian officials say.
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VIDEO: Nurse charged after fatal Sydney fire

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 6:25

A nurse has been charged with murder following Friday's fire at a Sydney nursing home that killed five elderly residents, Australian police have confirmed.
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VIDEO: 'Horrific situation' at Sydney fire

Friday, November 18th 2011, 10:26

Three elderly people have died in a nursing home fire in Sydney, Australian officials have confirmed.
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Australia rejects China concerns

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:15
related countries: China China, United States United States

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd dismisses concerns that deepening military ties with the US could anger China.
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Fatal nursing home fire in Sydney

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 23:43

Three people died and 50 were injured when a fire ripped through a nursing home in Sydney, Australian officials say.
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