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School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world

Friday, May 24th 2019, 16:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
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Geoffrey Rush: Actor wins biggest ever defamation payout in Australia

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 15:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush is awarded A$2.9M over allegations printed in an Australian newspaper.
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Manus Island: Refugee 'suicide attempts' in wake of Australia election

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 5:50
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Migrants sent to Papua New Guinea and Nauru are facing increasing despair, refugee advocates say.
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'Meteor' captured on camera over Australia

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 8:45
related places: Adelaide

The piece of space dust put on a spectacular show in the night sky of South Australia.
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Australian betting company pays out for wrong result

Sunday, May 19th 2019, 12:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Sportsbet handed out A$1m to those betting on a Labor win, two days before the vote.
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2019 Australia election: Morrison celebrates 'miracle' win

Saturday, May 18th 2019, 15:38

Scott Morrison's conservative coalition wins a surprise victory in Australia's close-fought election.
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The Chinese-Australians making political history

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 23:31
related countries: China China

One of these candidates is expected to make history in Australia's upcoming election.
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Bob Hawke: The rambunctious rogue who led Australia

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 22:45

The death of beloved former PM Bob Hawke feels especially poignant ahead of Saturday's election.
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Tennis player forfeits after hurling chair

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 14:46
related countries: Italy Italy, Norway Norway

Australia's Nick Kyrgios forfeits his second-round match at the Italian Open after walking off court against Norway's Casper Ruud.
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2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 2:14

Women MPs say a culture change is badly needed to save parliament from sexism and falling diversity.
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Australia election: The campaign with cash to splash

Sunday, May 12th 2019, 20:22

Australia's 2019 election is seeing cash being splashed lavishly in an effort to lure voters in.
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Australia's A$50 note misspells responsibility

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 5:54

Australia's A$50 note has a blunder in the small print - and it took more than six months to spot.
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Massive dust storm engulfs Australian city

Tuesday, May 7th 2019, 21:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Mildura

The storm swept over Mildura in Australia with wind gusts reaching up to 87km/h (54mph).
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Why climate 'paralysis' looms over Australia's election

Sunday, May 5th 2019, 19:50

The climate will be a big issue for voters on 18 May but they face confusing messages from main parties.
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Les Murray: 'Subhuman redneck' and great Australian poet

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 14:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Les Murray's rich poetry defined Australia's landscape and captured its unique vernacular for all time.
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Tourist wins Australia defamation case

Friday, April 26th 2019, 7:38

Sam Oliver sued a TV network after being cleared of assaulting Australia's ex-Rugby Sevens captain.
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Australia's Daily Telegraph prints rival's pages by mistake

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 8:01

Australia's Daily Telegraph apologises after Sydney Morning Herald pages appear in its Thursday edition.
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Sri Lanka attacks: Bomber 'studied in UK and Australia'

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Further details emerge of the attackers behind the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people.
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SS Iron Crown: WW2 shipwreck found off Australia

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 4:50
related countries: Japan Japan

The SS Iron Crown was sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942, killing 38 sailors.
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Australian father and son lifesavers drown in tourist rescue bid

Monday, April 22nd 2019, 14:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Ross

Ross and Andrew Powell had been trying to save a tourist off Australia's southern coast.
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Karen Ristevski killing: Husband jailed in high-profile Australia case

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 3:20

In a high-profile case, Borce Ristevski spent years denying that he had killed his wife Karen.
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Bill Shorten: Who is the challenger to be Australia's PM?

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 16:41

Bill Shorten could become the nation's sixth leader since 2013 if he wins an election next month.
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Aboriginal remains returned by Germany to Australia

Monday, April 15th 2019, 11:18
related countries: Germany Germany

Australia says the return of the bones and skulls will help "healing and reconciliation".
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Why an Australian MP admitted to taking MDMA

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 17:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Cate Faehrmann made the possibly world-first political disclosure amid a heated debate in Australia.
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Google Wing launches first home delivery drone service

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 10:14

The first commercial home delivery drone service launches in Australia, after years of test flights.
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Dozens of animal rights protesters arrested in Australia

Monday, April 8th 2019, 16:05
related places: Melbourne

Dozens of animal rights protesters were arrested after blocking a busy street in Melbourne
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Great Barrier Reef: Mass decline in 'coral babies', scientists say

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 9:45

Australia's vast reef is struggling to re-grow corals after unprecedented bleaching, scientists say.
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Australian politician censured for NZ remarks

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 3:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Fraser Anning caused outrage by blaming the Christchurch attacks on Muslim migration.
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Daphne Dunne: Australian Prince Harry superfan dies at 99

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 8:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Daphne Dunne was probably Australia's biggest fan of the royals and of Prince Harry in particular.
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Melbourne's naturally pink lake delights tourists

Friday, March 29th 2019, 3:47

The spectacular phenomenon, caused by salt levels and algae, draws a crowd of admirers in summer.
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UK man arrested fleeing Australia on jet ski, police say

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 7:24
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The man, who faces drugs charges, was captured just 4km south of Papua New Guinea.
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Australian gun laws: One Nation party 'sought NRA money' in US

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 10:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

The minor One Nation party discussed softening Australia's strict gun laws with the NRA, videos show.
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Cyclone Veronica: Destructive winds and rain lash Australia

Monday, March 25th 2019, 3:09

Cyclone Veronica has brought destructive winds and torrential rains, prompting safety warnings.
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Cyclone Trevor hits Australia's northern coast, bringing torrential rains

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 13:22

A state of emergency is declared as thousands evacuate their homes in northern and western Australia.
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Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Friday, March 22nd 2019, 8:23

Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
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Christchurch shooting: Australia's moment of hate speech reckoning

Wednesday, March 20th 2019, 16:15

Australians question whether the tone of racial rhetoric spurred the man accused of the Christchurch attacks.
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Facebook: New Zealand attack video viewed 4,000 times

Tuesday, March 19th 2019, 11:32

Facebook says 4,000 people viewed the original attack video and fewer than 200 watched it live.
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Sex abuse Cardinal's ‘staggering arrogance'

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 4:50

A judge in Australia has sentenced senior Catholic Church figure George Pell to six years in jail.
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Countries ban Boeing aircraft after crash

Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 19:23
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Countries across the world close airspace to Boeing 737 Max aircraft but the US says they are safe to fly.
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Pakistan protest to ICC over India's military caps in Australia ODI

Monday, March 11th 2019, 19:08
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board protests to the ICC over India's players wearing military-style caps in the third ODI against Australia.
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Galleonosaurus dorisae: New dinosaur discovered in Australia

Monday, March 11th 2019, 4:33

Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been a herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.
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Accor investigates 'Aboriginal segregation' at Australia hotel

Friday, March 8th 2019, 11:27
related places: Alice Springs

Hotel group Accor is investigating claims that Aboriginals were given inferior rooms at an Alice Springs hotel.
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The fierce backlash to Pell's conviction

Wednesday, March 6th 2019, 21:25

George Pell's child sexual abuse verdict has stunned and divided Australia in the past week.
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Australia bushfires: Homes destroyed in Victoria

Sunday, March 3rd 2019, 14:08
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Hundreds of firefighters in Australia are battling bushfires which have destroyed homes.
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George Pell: Cardinal argues 'irregularity' in sexual abuse conviction

Friday, March 1st 2019, 4:47

The ex-Vatican treasurer is challenging his conviction for child sexual abuse in Australia.
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George Pell: Cardinal found guilty of sexual offences in Australia

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 11:58

The ex-Vatican treasurer is the most senior Catholic figure to receive such a conviction.
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Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block'

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 3:16
related countries: China China
related places: Canberra

Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.
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Adriana Rivas: Aide of Pinochet-era spy chief held in Australia

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 13:23
related countries: Chile Chile

Police in Australia arrest Adriana Rivas, wanted in Chile for an alleged Pinochet-era kidnapping.
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Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 4:08
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux were found on a popular beach, police say.
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Cheryl Grimmer: Murder charge in toddler's 1970 disappearance dropped

Friday, February 15th 2019, 5:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The disappearance of UK-born Cheryl Grimmer is one of Australia's longest-running mysteries.
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Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef

Friday, February 15th 2019, 2:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Floodwaters in northern Australia have spread to the World Heritage site, raising concerns for coral.
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Huang Xiangmo: China billionaire mocks 'giant baby' Australia

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 10:49
related countries: China China

Chinese donor Huang Xiangmo criticises Australia after he is stripped of his permanent residency.
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Hakeem al-Araibi returns home to Australia after Thai detention

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 6:12
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi has returned to Australia after two months in a Bangkok prison.
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Parkland anniversary: Students around the world on US school shootings and their own fears

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 0:13
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Students in Australia, India, Lebanon and the UK reveal their feelings on gun violence and their biggest fears.
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Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand frees refugee footballer

Monday, February 11th 2019, 14:49
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi, who has been granted asylum in Australia, was detained in November.
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Australia PM seeks to block bill on sick asylum seekers

Monday, February 11th 2019, 5:23

A divisive new bill could let sick asylum seekers in offshore centres get treatment in Australia.
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Alen Stajcic: Sacked Australia coach fights to clear name

Monday, February 11th 2019, 3:36

Australia women's football boss Alen Stajcic was dismissed in January over "culture concerns".
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Black Saturday: The bushfire disaster that shook Australia

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 0:07

Ten years ago, the nation had its worst-ever bushfire disaster - and it has left a profound legacy.
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Black Saturday disaster: An escape, a horse, and 'living the unlived life'

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 16:11

Karen Curnow escaped Australia's deadliest bushfire, and from it forged a life-changing bond.
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R Kelly: backlash as singer announces Australia tour

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 9:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The singer, who is accused of sex abuse, tweets plans to tour Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
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Queensland dam gates opened after flood

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 11:59
related places: Townsville

Residents in Townsville, Australia, brace for the arrival of water as dam gates are opened.
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Bernard Tomic: Tennis Australia withdraw player's support after dispute with Lleyton Hewitt

Saturday, February 2nd 2019, 9:39

Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley says Bernard Tomic is "deliberately trying to damage" Australia's Davis Cup team culture.
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Australia weather: Monsoon rains cause floods in Queensland

Saturday, February 2nd 2019, 9:16

The north of the state experiences severe flooding as drought continues in other parts of Australia.
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Australia floods force families to evacuate

Saturday, February 2nd 2019, 8:58

Intense rain in north-eastern Australia triggers severe flooding, turning streets into rivers.
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The Afghan Invictus athletes claiming asylum in Australia

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 19:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The fears of six athletes who claimed asylum in Australia after the 2018 Invictus Games.
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