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Hayabusa capsule recovery begins

Monday, June 14th 2010, 10:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese scientists begin the process of retrieving the Hayabusa asteroid sample capsule from the Australian Outback.
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Red Bull extend Webber contract

Monday, June 7th 2010, 9:39

Australian driver Mark Webber signs a one-year contract extension with Red Bull.
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Live - French Open women's final

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 12:46
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title after a brilliant 6-4 7-6 win over Sam Stosur at Roland Garros.
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Xstrata halts spending in tax row

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 8:19

Xstrata halts investment in two Australian projects due to a proposed tax on mining profits, putting 3,250 new jobs at risk.
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Dutchman sought over Lima death

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 0:51
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

Peru police hunt Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, questioned over a disappearance in Aruba, in connection with a murder in Lima.
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Footballer banned for gay remarks

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 10:34

An Australian Rules team suspends a footballer who wrote in a newspaper that gay players should not reveal their sexuality.
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Hamilton charged over 'burnout'

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 13:44
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

F1's Lewis Hamilton is charged with intentionally losing control of a vehicle for a stunt performed before the Australian Grand Prix.
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Australia's consumer mood worsens

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 9:34

Australian consumer confidence falls sharply as the recent run of interest rate rises start to take their toll, a survey indicates.
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Australia miner's tax plan threat

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 8:25

Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals threatens to abandon $15bn of new projects over plans for a mining tax.
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Australian MP admits he may not always speak the 'gospel truth'

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 16:54
related countries: Australia Australia

An admission by Australia's opposition leader that he does not always speak the full truth deals a surprise gift to PM's Kevin Rudd's government.
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Australian miner rejects takeover

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 7:47
related countries: United States United States

Australian miner Macarthur Coal says a bid from US firm Peabody Energy is too low - seemingly ending a bidding war for the firm.
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Shock at woman's 'Facebook murder'

Monday, May 17th 2010, 11:21

Thousands of people pay tribute on Facebook to an Australian teenager allegedly lured to her death by a man she met on the social networking site.
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Row mars Australian sailing bid

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 14:45

An Australian teenager is told she has not gone far enough to be the youngest person to sail solo and unaided around the world.
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Live - World Snooker Championship

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 13:01

Australia's Neil Robertson beats Scotland's Graeme Dott 18-13 to win the World Snooker Championship.
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Australia to ban cigarette logos

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 9:00

Australia announces new rules banning logos and colour from cigarette packaging, and a 25% cigarette tax increase.
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Should Australia delay climate plan?

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 10:46

A key emissions trading scheme is delayed after being repeatedly blocked in the Australian Senate. Do you agree with the decision?
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Drunk sportsmen 'not role models'

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 23:22

Drunken antics by sporting heroes do not affect the drinking habits of young people, Australian research suggests.
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Australia mobster killed in jail

Monday, April 19th 2010, 9:15

Infamous Australian gangland boss Carl Williams dies after a beating at a high security jail in Melbourne.
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Sensitive misprint in pasta book costs publishers dear

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 16:27

An Australian publisher has had to pulp and reprint a cook-book after one recipe listed "salt and freshly ground black people" instead of black pepper.
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Australian bush fire survivor victim of rare wombat attack

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 8:11
related countries: Australia Australia

A survivor of Australia's 2009 bush fires falls victim to a rare wombat attack, before killing the animal with an axe.
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Australian rates raised to 4.25%

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 6:39

Australia's central bank raises interest rates to 4.25% from 4% as it attempts to cool inflation and slow rises in house prices.
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Battle to stabilise stricken Reef vessel

Monday, April 5th 2010, 2:11

Australian authorities battle to stabilise a ship aground near the Great Barrier Reef, but say it may take weeks.
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Live - Malaysian GP practice

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 5:30
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Sepang

Lewis Hamilton tops first free practice ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur.
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Australian Serb faces extradition

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 17:27
related countries: Australia Australia, Croatia Croatia

Australia's High Court rules that a former Serb paramilitary leader wanted in Croatia for war crimes should be extradited.
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Button wins dramatic Australian GP

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 9:54

Jenson Button wins for McLaren at an incident-packed Australian Grand Prix from Renault's Robert Kubica and the two Ferraris.
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Live - Australian Grand Prix

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 4:34

McLaren's Jenson Button wins a dramatic Australian Grand Prix, with Robert Kubica second.
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Superb Vettel denies Webber pole

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 7:45

Sebastian Vettel takes pole in the Australian Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Live - Australian GP qualifying

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 2:30

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets the fastest time in Q1 as Vitaly Petrov of Renault drops out.
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Hamilton dodges rain to set pace

Friday, March 26th 2010, 7:41

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton posts the day's fastest time ahead of Jenson Button in Friday's practice for the Australian Grand Prix.
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Live - Australian GP practice

Friday, March 26th 2010, 1:06

Second practice is under way in Melbourne, after Renault's Robert Kubica sets the fastest time in the first session.
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Australia police in racism probe

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 4:12
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Police officers in the Australian state of Victoria are investigated for sharing a racist e-mail on police computers.
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Terror suspect 'freed by mistake'

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 15:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya allowed an Australian terrorism suspect to go free after mistaking him for an illegal immigrant, the police tell the BBC.
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'Terror suspect' escapes in Kenya

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 9:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

An Australian man of Somali origin suspected of links to terrorism escapes from custody in Kenya, local media report.
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Surgeon denies charges in court

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 5:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Brisbane

An Indian-born surgeon pleads not guilty to manslaughter at the start of his trial before a court in the Australian city of Brisbane.
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Fourth Australian named by Dubai

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 11:00

A fourth Australian passport-holder has been named in connection with the murder of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
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Fourth Australian named by Dubai

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 11:00

A fourth Australian passport-holder has been named in connection with the murder of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
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Joint bid for Australian gas firm

Monday, March 8th 2010, 8:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina launch a joint takeover bid for Australian liquefied natural gas group Arrow Energy.
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Mummy goes to court in attempt to protect her name

Monday, March 8th 2010, 2:46

An Australian court rejects a mother's request to ban the use of the term "mummy D" in reference to her daughter's step-mother.
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Australia probes Indian boy death

Friday, March 5th 2010, 10:00
related countries: India India

Australian police are investigating the possible murder of a three-year-old Indian boy, Gurshan Singh, in Melbourne.
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Australia green minister demoted

Friday, February 26th 2010, 8:13

Australian environment minister Peter Garrett is demoted over a home insulation programme linked to four deaths.
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Australia anger at Dubai killing

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 13:13
related countries: Australia Australia, Israel Israel

Australia asks Israel to explain the use of Australian passports by three suspects in the Dubai killing of a Hamas official.
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Guantanamo man to sue Australia

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Former Australian Guantanamo detainee Mamdouh Habib wins the right to sue his government for alleged complicity in torture.
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Australia 'faces permanent alert'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 4:41

Australian PM Kevin Rudd says the country faces a permanent, high terror threat, and announces new entry rules.
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Cipriani agrees Melbourne switch

Friday, February 19th 2010, 12:00

Fly-half Danny Cipriani will leave Wasps at the end of the season and join Australian side Melbourne Rebels.
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Australian anti-immigration politician 'migrating to UK'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 14:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian former anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson says she plans to sell up and migrate to the UK.
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Australian grandmother fights off shark attack

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 16:15

An Australian grandmother survives a shark attack after punching the animal, despite losing more than three pints of blood.
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Net attack hits Australian sites

Friday, February 12th 2010, 17:46

A hacktivist group plans to keep up with attacks aimed at Australian government websites
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Low prices hit Rio Tinto profits

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 9:43

Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto says its pre-tax profits were down 14% in 2009, due to lower commodity prices.
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Aborigine children still at risk

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 9:14

High Aboriginal infant mortality is "shameful" and progress on improving living conditions is slow, says Australian PM Kevin Rudd.
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Australia in roof safety checks

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 7:07

The Australian government orders safety checks on tens of thousands of homes after foil insulation causes electrocutions.
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Australia-China mine deal mix-up

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 16:49
related countries: China China

The status of a coal deal between Australian mining firm Roadhouse and a Chinese energy firm is thrown into question
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Sydney sword swallower sets eye-watering world record

Monday, February 8th 2010, 10:18

An Australian performance artist sets a world record by swallowing 18 swords at the same time.
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Australia in huge China coal deal

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 10:18
related countries: China China

An Australian firm signs a $60bn deal to supply coal to Chinese power stations from a mine to be built in Queensland.
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Dave saved: Australia's erotic-photo banker keeps his job

Friday, February 5th 2010, 10:30
related countries: Australia Australia

An Australian banker caught viewing erotic images in the background of a live TV interview will keep his job, his bank says.
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Internet backing for banker seen viewing erotic photos at work

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 15:23

Pledges of support for an Australian banker in trouble after being seen viewing erotic images on live TV are growing across the internet.
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Men At Work lose plagiarism case

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 12:10

Australian band Men At Work lose a court battle, as a judge rules their hit Down Under plagiarised a Girl Guides song from the 1930s.
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Indian man 'faked Melbourne attack'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 5:21
related countries: India India

Australian police say an Indian man who claimed he was set on fire fabricated the story, amid tensions over alleged racism.
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