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Kirdyapkin claims 50km walk gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin sets a new Olympic record in winning the men's 50km walk from Australian Jared Tallent.
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Rescue under way in Antarctica

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 6:06
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United States United States

An international mission to rescue a sick US citizen working at a research centre in the Antarctic is under way.
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AUDIO: Aussie gloom over gold medal drought

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:11

Correspondent Phil Mercer reports on the Australian reaction to winning only four gold medals so far at the Olympics.
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VIDEO: Australian minister set to lose Olympic bet

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Australian sports minister, Kate Lundy, will row a length of Eton Dorney wearing a Team GB shirt if she loses a bet with the UK Olympic minister, Hugh Robertson.
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Robert Hughes: 'He took no prisoners'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 13:43

The impact of the late Australian art critic Robert Hughes
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Critic Robert Hughes dies aged 74

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 0:36

Influential Australian art critic and writer Robert Hughes dies in New York after a long illness, aged 74.
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Man in '15-hour' Qantas call hold

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 15:48

A passenger on Australian airline Qantas says he was kept on hold for 15 hours while trying to confirm his travel plans.
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BHP in $3.3bn writedown on assets

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 4:31

Miner BHP Billiton announces writedowns in shale gas and nickel assets of $3.3bn (£2.1bn) and says its chief executive will forgo his 2012 bonus.
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Ned Kelly's bones to be returned

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 7:38

The remains of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly are to be handed to his descendants for burial, more than 130 years after he was hanged for murder.
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VIDEO: Whale washes up in Sydney pool

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 9:31

A dead humpback whale has been washed up in a Australian ocean swimming pool, surprising morning swimmers and causing a major problem for authorities.
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VIDEO: Record drugs haul seized in Australia

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:36
related countries: Australia Australia, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Australian police have seized drugs worth over half a billion dollars and broken up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring.
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VIDEO: Couple sold fake Olympic tickets

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 10:05

Australian couple Graham and Ann Smith have received Olympic tickets from an anonymous donor after the ones they bought turned out to be fakes.
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Australia in record drugs seizure

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 5:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States

Australian police seize drugs worth A$500m (US$526m; £335m) and break up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring, with seven arrests made.
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Jail for Gillard bullet mail man

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:15

An 81-year-old man is jailed for sending bullets, detonators and threats to the Australian prime minister and other top politicians.
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Everton's Cahill to move to MLS

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 9:49

Everton agree terms with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Australian midfielder Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls.
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Australia drops Hicks book case

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 4:00

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks can profit from his memoir after Australian prosecutors drop a case to freeze income.
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TPG makes fresh bid for Billabong

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 3:18

TPG Capital makes a fresh takeover bid for Billabong just months after the Australian surfwear maker rejected its earlier offer.
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Australian Gosper new IRB chief

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 14:41

Former Australia Under-21 international Brett Gosper is appointed chief executive of the International Rugby Board.
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Australian Scott sets Open pace

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 19:32

Adam Scott equals the Royal Lytham & St Annes course record for the Open as he shoots 64 to lead after Thursday's first round.
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Madonna scraps Australian tour

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 12:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Pop star Madonna has disappointed fans in Australia by cancelling her first dates in the country for 20 years.
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Whale warning over gas project

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 9:08

Australian conservationists warn an LNG project conditionally approved by the government could pose a threat to humpback whales.
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Webber extends Red Bull contract

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 11:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian Mark Webber signs a new deal with Red Bull for the 2013 season, two days after winning the British Grand Prix.
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Lee & Watson return to Australia

Monday, July 9th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian duo Shane Watson and Brett Lee will miss the final one-day international against England through injury.
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Australia vessels aid asylum boat

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 6:46
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australian vessels go to the aid of a boat in distress off Indonesia, a day after the two countries pledged better co-operation on people-smuggling.
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Leaders in Australia asylum call

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 6:49
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia and Australia pledge increased co-operation on people smuggling, following the sinking of two asylum-seeker boats last month.
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VIDEO: Aussie politician breaks into song

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 20:58

Australian minister Craig Emerson breaks into song during a live TV interview to get a point across about a proposed carbon tax
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Australia votes down asylum bill

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:40
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia's parliament votes down an asylum bill after fierce debate reignited by the sinking of two boats in the past week.
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Rescue after Australia sinking

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:17
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

At least 125 people are saved and a body recovered after a boat sank north of Christmas Island, days after an asylum-seeker boat sank in the area.
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Rinehart in Fairfax sale warning

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 3:01

Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart threatens to sell her Fairfax Media stake if she is not offered board seats "without unsuitable conditions".
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Boats search for capsize missing

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Australia Australia, Christmas Island Christmas Island

Rescuers search for dozens of people missing after a boat reportedly carrying migrants sank near Christmas Island off northern Australia.
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James 'I'm getting near the end'

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:13

The Australian writer and broadcaster tells BBC Radio 4 he has become "a recluse" after several years of serious illness.
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Boat sinks near Australian island

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:52
related countries: Australia Australia, Christmas Island Christmas Island

Rescue efforts are under way after a boat believed to be carrying about 200 asylum-seekers capsized north of Christmas Island, Australian officials say.
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'Giant wombat' mass grave found

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:30

Australian scientists find 50 skeletons from a pre-historic "giant wombat" - described as a "palaeontologists' goldmine".
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News Ltd announces change plan

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 6:17

Rupert Murdoch's Australian arm, News Ltd, announces major restructuring, in a turbulent week for the country's media industry.
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Australia warns magnate on media

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 7:21

Australian officials express concern that billionaire Gina Rinehart's increased stake in Fairfax media may compromise its independence.
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Tonga search for missing sailors

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 4:05
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Rescuers manage to land on a remote Tongan atoll to search for two Australian men missing since their yacht broke up last week.
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VIDEO: 'Decades of abuse' in Australian forces

Friday, June 15th 2012, 11:22

The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has expressed her shock at a report detailing decades of sexual and other abuse in the country's armed forces.
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Abuse report shocks Australia PM

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard expresses shock at a report detailing decades of sexual and other abuses in the country's armed forces.
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Internet Explorer 7 'tax' a first

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 11:45

The Australian online retailer Kogan.com has introduced the world's first "tax" on use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser.
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Australia creates marine reserve

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 2:21

The Australian government says it will create the world's largest network of marine parks, including the Coral Sea, ahead of the Rio+20 summit.
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VIDEO: Dingo caused Australia baby death

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Australia Australia

An Australian coroner has ruled that Azaria Chamberlain, a baby girl who disappeared from a beauty spot 32 years ago, was taken by a dingo or wild dog.
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Qantas rises on bid defence move

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 5:38

Qantas shares surge after reports the Australian airline has appointed the Macquarie Group to help defend against any takeover bids.
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Dingo caused Australia baby death

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 1:42

More than 30 years after baby Azaria Chamberlain disappeared from an Australian campsite, a coroner rules that she was taken by a dingo.
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Concern over lawyer held in Libya

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 7:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Australia says it is seeking consular access to an Australian lawyer being held in Libya after trying to meet the jailed son of Col Gaddafi.
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Qantas shares hit by S&P review

Friday, June 8th 2012, 7:39

Qantas shares fall below one Australian dollar to a record low after Standard & Poor's puts the airline on review for a possible downgrade.
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Australian killer's kin sentenced

Friday, June 8th 2012, 6:35

A relative of a notorious Australian serial killer is sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for murdering a friend with a double-edged axe.
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Australia swimmers in photo row

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:19

Australian Olympic swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk are told to remove a photo of themselves posing with guns from Facebook.
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Minister on China espionage alert

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 10:32
related countries: China China

The Australian defence minister takes extra precautions against possible cyber espionage in China, Australian media say.
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Eddie Mabo, the man who changed Australia

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 0:05
related countries: Australia Australia

How one man changed Australian history
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AUDIO: Being on death row in a Bali jail

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:06

The lawyer for the Australian 'Bali Nine' told BBC Radio 5 live about their time in jail facing the death penalty.
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Sheep plunge on to Melbourne road

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:07

Sheep "rain down" on motorists in the Australian city of Melbourne after a livestock lorry overturns on a flyover.
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Court drops cricket 'attack' case

Friday, May 25th 2012, 8:44
related countries: United States United States

The Delhi High Court allows a woman who accused Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach of molesting her to drop the case after settling out of court.
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VIDEO: Australian woman 'worth A$29bn'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 12:46

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has been declared the richest woman in the world, with a wealth of nearly A$30bn.
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