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Lehmann warns Australia batsmen

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 10:55
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia coach Darren Lehmann criticises his side's batsmen and says their careers are on the line after losing the Ashes.
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Australian rivals clash in TV debate

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 11:00

Australian PM Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott clash over the economy and immigration in the first televised debate of the election campaign.
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Islam gaffe candidate quits election

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 4:52

An Australian election candidate who said in a TV interview that Islam was a country and Jews worshipped Jesus Christ withdraws from the race.
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Candidate's Islam gaffe goes viral

Friday, August 9th 2013, 13:10

An Australian election candidate admits mistaking Islam for a country and the word "haram" (forbidden) for "halal", the BBC's Jon Donnison in Sydney reports.
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VIDEO: The motor race powered by the sun

Friday, August 9th 2013, 5:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A team of ambitious scientists from the Netherlands is preparing to race thousands of kilometres across the Australian outback, powered only by the sun.
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Sapphires DVD image prompts apology

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

The US distributor of Australian film The Sapphires apologises for a DVD cover appearing to focus on Bridesmaids actor Chris O'Dowd at the expense of his Aboriginal female co-stars.
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Jockeys 'distraught' over rider's death

Monday, August 5th 2013, 22:56

Simone Montgomerie's fellow riders are "distraught" over her death after a fall, says the Australian Jockeys' Association.
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Rolf Harris faces new allegations

Monday, August 5th 2013, 17:09

Australian entertainer and artist Rolf Harris is re-arrested by Operation Yewtree police over further allegations of sexual offences.
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VIDEO: Australian election campaign begins

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's political parties have swung into campaign mode, a day after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called an election for 7 September.
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Australian jockey dies in fall

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Jockey Simone Montgomerie dies following a fall at the Darwin Cup meeting in Australia.
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Australian PM Rudd calls election

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 10:54

Australian PM Kevin Rudd calls an election for 7 September, pitting him against the favourite to win, conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott.
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Australian PM criticises umpires

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 13:05

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd criticises the decision to give Usman Khawaja out in the third Ashes Test.
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Australia to hike tax on tobacco

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 7:44

The Australian government is to increase taxes on tobacco, raising A$5.3bn ($4.7bn; £3.1bn) as it seeks to offset a revenue shortfall.
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Man jailed over deadly Sydney blaze

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 3:07

A man who started a fire that killed 11 elderly people at a nursing home in the Australian city of Sydney is jailed for life without parole.
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Charges sought in Australia probe

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Two Australian state lawmakers should be charged with corruption, a probe finds, in a move that could hit Labor ahead of an imminent election.
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VIDEO: Rubik's cube solved in 7.3 seconds

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:42

Australian Feliks Zemdegs has claimed the world title for solving the Rubik's Cube at a competition in Las Vegas
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VIDEO: Misery for Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The impact of tough new Australian immigration rules is being felt in Sri Lanka, as more and more Sri Lankans who flee to seek asylum are finding themselves back on home soil and destitute.
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Aussies Smith and Hughes back in runs

Friday, July 26th 2013, 18:01

Australian batsmen Steven Smith and Phil Hughes rediscover their form during the side's tour match against Sussex at Hove.
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VIDEO: Rudd: 'Stop sending people by boat'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:00
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called on people smugglers to "stop people by boat to Australia" after a vessel carrying asylum seekers sank off the Indonesian island of Java.
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Solomons marks peacekeeping mission

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 5:43
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands marks a decade of the Australian-led peacekeeping mission which tackled ethnic unrest and lawlessness, as troops leave.
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Pattinson ruled out of Ashes series

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes against England with a stress fracture of the lower back.
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Riot hits Australian-run asylum camp

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 4:42
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Order has been restored at an Australian-run immigration detention camp in the Pacific island state of Nauru after rioting broke out on Friday.
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How Australian is Foster’s lager?

Friday, July 19th 2013, 23:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Just how Australian is Foster's lager... and how British is Carling?
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'Shark repellent' wetsuits launched

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 13:49

An Australian company working with university researchers develops two wetsuits they say will help protect divers and surfers from shark attacks.
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Glencore halts Australian iron ore

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:27
related countries: Australia Australia, China China, Peru Peru

Glencore Xstrata suspends iron ore production in Australia due to weak demand, and prepares to sell off a Peruvian copper mine on orders from China.
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Australia carbon tax to cost $3.5bn

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 2:52

Australian PM Kevin Rudd says plans to scrap an unpopular carbon tax will cost A$3.8bn ($3.5bn; £2.3bn), but says families will be better off.
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VIDEO: Reptile rustlers raid Australian zoo

Monday, July 15th 2013, 11:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Thieves have taken more than 20 reptiles - including lizards, geckos and snakes - from a wildlife park in Australia.
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Kevin Rudd in PNG for asylum talks

Monday, July 15th 2013, 6:37
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is in Papua New Guinea for talks, as a new poll put his Labor party neck and neck with the opposition.
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Fu secures Australian Open title

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 13:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Marco Fu beats world number one Neil Robertson 9-6 to win the Australian Open.
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Royal prank call DJ sues employer

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 7:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian DJ behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse sues her employer, saying it failed to provide a safe workplace, local media say.
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Goalkeeper Schwarzer joins Chelsea

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 19:37

Veteran Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer signs for Chelsea on a one-year-deal after leaving neighbours Fulham.
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Indonesia calls for asylum talks

Friday, July 5th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's president offers to hold a regional meeting on people-smuggling, at talks with new Australian leader Kevin Rudd.
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Rare Australian night parrot filmed

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 13:49

An Australian naturalist produces evidence that a rare night parrot - one of the world's most mysterious birds - is still alive and living in the outback.
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Rudd set for Indonesia asylum talks

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 9:04
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd heads to Indonesia, with talks on asylum policy and people-smuggling set to top the agenda.
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Gerrans takes over yellow jersey

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:54
related countries: France France
related places: Nice

Simon Gerrans takes the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after his Orica GreenEdge squad won the team time trial.
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Gerrans wins stage three in Corsica

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:18
related countries: France France

Australian Simon Gerrans wins a sprint finish to clinch stage three of the Tour de France in Corsica.
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Australia PM Rudd unveils cabinet

Monday, July 1st 2013, 5:29

New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveils his cabinet, five days after ousting Julia Gillard, as polling shows support for Labor is up.
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VIDEO: Kevin Rudd tells media 'just chill'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 9:14

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has told the media to "just chill" saying there will be "no avalanche" of policy decisions.
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Rudd has 'learnt lessons from past'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:53

Newly returned Australian PM Kevin Rudd says he has learnt from his last experience as premier and will strive to consult with colleagues.
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Rudd sworn in as new Australian PM

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 7:50

Kevin Rudd is sworn in as Australian prime minister, taking over from Julia Gillard a day after he ousted her as Labor Party leader,
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VIDEO: Rudd sworn in as new Australian PM

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 4:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as prime minister of Australia, a day after he ousted Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party.
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Qantas embroiled in China prison row

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 14:34
related countries: China China

The Australian airline Qantas investigates newspaper allegations that its in-flight headphones were made by abused inmates in Chinese prisons.
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Gillard and Rudd in leadership vote

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 9:04

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the man she ousted, Kevin Rudd, are facing off in a party leadership ballot.
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Seven-year-old 'drove drunk man'

Friday, June 21st 2013, 6:16

An Australian man is charged over allegations he let a seven-year-old boy drive him home while he was drunk.
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Australian jailed for Meagher murder

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 3:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Australian Adrian Bayley is jailed for the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher, with a minimum jail term of 35 years.
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DJ sacked over Gillard interview

Friday, June 14th 2013, 8:12

An Australian radio presenter is sacked after asking PM Julia Gillard in a live interview if her long-term partner, Tim Mathieson, is gay.
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Warner apologises for Root punch

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 17:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia batsman David Warner apologises for hitting England batsman Joe Root in the face in a bar on Sunday.
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Australian army in new email scandal

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's army launches an investigation after a series of "explicit and derogatory" emails circulated over the last three years were uncovered.
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Jellyfish sting ends Cuba-US swim

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 2:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Florida, Havana

A jellyfish sting forces Australian athlete Chloe McCardel to abandon her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.
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VIDEO: Australia PM condemns 'breast' menu

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:46

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said a menu for an opposition party fundraiser that made crude comments about her body was "grossly sexist".
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Gillard dismisses leadership rumours

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 4:28

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard describes renewed speculation about her leadership prospects as "wasted breath".
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Home brew kills two in Australia

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Two men have died and two more are in a critical condition after drinking home-brewed alcohol in the Australian state of Queensland, reports say.
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Australia ends asylum boat rescue

Monday, June 10th 2013, 8:25
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australian authorities call off rescue efforts for a boat carrying about 55 asylum seekers that sank north of Christmas Island late last week.
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High roller loses casino lawsuit bid

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 5:58

A Australian businessman who turned over almost $1.5bn gambling loses a high court bid to sue a casino over his losses.
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