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Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 6:25
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The two animals from Indonesia were put down after being deemed a disease threat to Australia.
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Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi fights extradition to Bahrain

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 10:38
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Thailand Thailand

Bahraini Hakeem Al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, was detained in Thailand last month.
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Patricia Karvelas: Bare arm reporter wins government apology

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 10:12

Female reporter Pat Karvelas was thrown out of Australia's parliament for showing "too much skin".
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The 'right to bare arms' in Australia's parliament

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 13:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Journalist Patricia Karvelas has been kicked out of the Australian parliament for showing too much skin on her arm.
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Angela Merkel's 'PM crib sheet' amuses Australia

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 7:39
related countries: Germany Germany

The German leader appeared to be reading up about Scott Morrison during their first meeting.
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Climate change: Australian students skip school for mass protest

Friday, November 30th 2018, 9:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Thousands skip school to urge action on climate change, despite criticism from PM Scott Morrison.
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Queensland bushfires: The town spared an 'uncharted' catastrophe

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 6:57
related places: Gracemere

A mass evacuation in Gracemere, Australia, has magnified worries about "historic" bushfire conditions.
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Au pairs 'exploited by Australian families'

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 19:41

A majority of holidaymakers working as au pairs in Australia are being exploited, a study suggests.
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No sale for Australia's enormous Knickers (who is male, by the way)

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 12:55

He weighs 1,400kg and stands 1.94m tall - meet Australia's biggest steer, who was too big for the abattoir.
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'Asleep' pilot missed destination in Australia, officials say

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 4:54

The small plane went almost 50km (30 miles) too far before landing safely, officials say.
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Needle found in strawberry punnet in New Zealand supermarket

Monday, November 26th 2018, 4:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The country's second needle contamination incident follows almost 200 in neighbouring Australia.
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Modified Boeing 737 used to fight wildfire for first time

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 6:06

The modified passenger jet has dropped water on a blaze threatening houses in Australia.
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Gillard shocked by 'vile' abuse

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 0:11

Australia's first female PM Julia Gillard tells BBC 100 Women she was taken aback by insults.
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US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

Saturday, November 17th 2018, 12:34
related countries: China China, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, United States United States

The joint base on Manus Island is seen as a move to curb China's growing regional influence.
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Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing

Friday, November 9th 2018, 12:36
related places: Melbourne

The man, who was known to police, set a car on fire before stabbing three people, one fatally.
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Melbourne Cup: Cross Counter first British-trained horse to win Australia's famous race

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cross Counter makes history by becoming the first British-trained racehorse to win the Melbourne Cup.
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Runaway train derailed in Australia after 50 minutes

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 7:22

It travelled at high speed for 50 minutes with no-one aboard before being forcibly derailed.
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Usain Bolt leaves Australia's Central Coast Mariners football club

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 3:03

The sprint champion could not reach a "commercial solution" with the Central Coast Mariners.
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Lamar Patterson: Basketball star's dog seized from hand luggage

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 0:42

Lamar Patterson's pet will be deported from Australia, echoing a famous case involving Johnny Depp.
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Why abuse victims shunned Australia's apology

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 5:35

The apology to tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors left many feeling conflicted.
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Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 4:54
related countries: United States United States

Musician Scott Hildebrand got a helicopter lift in Australia with the superhero film star.
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Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 0:48

Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.
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'Error' blamed for anti-white racism vote

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 8:08

Australia's government says it was a mistake to support a motion which stated "it is OK to be white".
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Monday, October 15th 2018, 7:39
related countries: United States United States

A "training error" caused a bogus meeting invitation to be distributed last week, officials say.
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Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia on first official tour

Monday, October 15th 2018, 5:49
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand

Their first official tour includes the Invictus Games and visits to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
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Australia drought: How much rain would end 'the big dry'?

Friday, October 12th 2018, 15:02

Parts of Australia ravaged by drought have finally enjoyed rain - but relief is temporary.
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Aboriginal ranger 'taken by crocodile' in Australia

Friday, October 12th 2018, 7:50

The woman was reported missing in a remote part of the Northern Territory, authorities say.
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Bid to save koalas with 'back-up' clan

Friday, October 12th 2018, 1:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.
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Nauru refugees: Doctors urge evacuations amid 'complete despair'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 4:39

A "spiral of despair" has overwhelmed people who once hoped to live in Australia, psychiatrists say.
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Vaginal mesh implants: Australia apologises for 'decades of pain'

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 3:11

Women endured decades of "horrific outcomes" due to medical implants, the government acknowledges.
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Whale calf rescued from shark net near Australian coast

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 17:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Gold Coast

It look two hours to free the new-born humpback whale, off Australia's Gold Coast.
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'Tampon tax' scrapped in Australia after 18-year controversy

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 4:21

After 18 years of protest, sanitary products will no longer be deemed "non-essential items".
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Cervical cancer: Australia 'to be first to eliminate disease'

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 1:53

The world-first national achievement could happen within 20 years, modelling shows.
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Rugby captain charged with drink-driving

Monday, October 1st 2018, 10:54

South Sydney Rabbitohs back Greg Inglis is charged with drink-driving - just hours after being appointed as Australia's new captain.
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Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Friday, September 21st 2018, 6:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats.
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Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 3:21

It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.
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Strawberry needle scare: Australia PM vows crackdown on 'cowards'

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 8:48

PM Scott Morrison unveils strict new laws, amid alarm over needles hidden in strawberries.
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Aboriginal man fights possible deportation from Australia

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 4:48

Daniel Love is not a citizen but he cannot be deported as a foreigner, his lawyers argue.
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Strawberry needle scare: Australia probe as 'vicious crime' widens

Monday, September 17th 2018, 9:16

The government investigates the "vicious" sabotage of fruit, amid fears of copycat incidents.
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Strawberry needle scare: Contamination affects six brands in Australia

Friday, September 14th 2018, 12:33

Australians are told to cut fruit open before biting into it after needles are found hidden inside.
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Australia's anthem: Why the words 'young and free' sparked protests

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 10:44

One girl's refusal to sing the national anthem reignited debate over Australia's indigenous history.
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Wedge-tailed eagle 'mass poisoning' prompts Australia arrest

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 3:18
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

It is the worst case of wedge-tailed eagle killings in Victoria's state history, officials say.
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Serena Williams: Herald Sun front page defends cartoon

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 17:28

Australia's Herald Sun has republished the picture on its front page, attacking its critics.
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Huge gold-encrusted rocks unearthed in Australia

Monday, September 10th 2018, 12:09

The rare finds include a gold-encrusted rock weighing 95kg (210lb), a mining company says.
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'Children jailed as adults' seek justice from Australia

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 23:01

Indonesians who say they were wrongly imprisoned demand compensation.
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Cheryl Grimmer: Man denies murder of toddler in 48-year mystery

Friday, September 7th 2018, 3:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer had just moved to Australia from the UK when she disappeared.
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Uber to block low-rating riders in Australia and New Zealand

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 4:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The change will affect customers in Australia and New Zealand who have a rating below four stars.
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The challenge of 'farming the desert' in Australia

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 15:34

The nation is united behind drought-hit farmers, but some query the merits of "special treatment".
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Mystery kangaroo in Austria still on the loose

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 11:00
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria often laments being mistaken for Australia - will a recent kangaroo sighting make it worse?
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Nauru refugees: The island where children have given up on life

Friday, August 31st 2018, 23:55
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A rare condition is threatening lives of refugee children on Nauru who have "lost hope", advocates say.
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Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

Friday, August 31st 2018, 7:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Catholic leaders in Australia say priests should not be forced to break the seal of confession.
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Endometriosis: The pair who helped change Australia's conversation

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 15:05

Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.
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Julie Bishop resigns as Australia's foreign minister

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 8:52

Julie Bishop says she has quit as foreign minister as new PM Scott Morrison announces his cabinet.
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How drought affects children in New South Wales, Australia

Saturday, August 25th 2018, 23:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian kids say the New South Wales drought is hitting their family life and schooling hard.
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Scott Morrison is new Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

Friday, August 24th 2018, 8:20

Scott Morrison takes the top job as Malcolm Turnbull is forced out in a week of political drama.
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How 'ScoMo' took Australia's top political job

Friday, August 24th 2018, 6:13

A religious conservative, Scott Morrison is a pragmatist who appeals to the moderate wing of his party.
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Malcolm Turnbull: How the party turned on Australia's PM

Friday, August 24th 2018, 3:19

Malcolm Turnbull is no longer Australia's PM after his party ousted him - where did it go wrong?
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Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 9:49
related countries: China China

National security concerns are reportedly the reason the companies have been stopped from providing kit.
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Australian drought: Muslims hold Eid event to pray for rain

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 5:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

Tens of thousands gathered in Sydney to pray for an end to a worsening drought across Australia.
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Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy

Monday, August 20th 2018, 5:53

Malcolm Turnbull's decision to drop an emissions target follows a revolt within his government.
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Australia drought: New South Wales town 'mobbed' by thirsty emus

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 14:21

The birds are on desperately seeking water as Australia suffers its worst drought in a generation.
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Usain Bolt: Fans gather for sprinting legend in Australia

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 10:02
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Sydney

Fans gather to greet Usain Bolt at Sydney airport as the Jamaican arrives for his training period with A-League side Central Coast Mariners.
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The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles

Friday, August 17th 2018, 14:51

How nostalgic Europeans forged shrines to old traditions - creating the nation's first theme parks.
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Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

Friday, August 17th 2018, 8:46

Thomas Bock's paintings go on display in Australia for the first time, stirring up complex emotions.
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Living with Australia's drought: 'It's cheaper to shoot the cows'

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 16:15

Farmers explain the devastating effect of a dry spell that has swept swathes of the country.
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