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Australian surf event cancelled after shark attacks

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 3:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Margaret River Pro will not continue after two men were bitten nearby, officials say.
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Going for a helicopter pub crawl in Australia

Monday, April 16th 2018, 23:03

Tourism operators are offering a novel way to find a beer in Australia's vast outback.
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Thursday, April 12th 2018, 3:39

After winning Australia's largest payout of its kind, the actress sought to recover her sizeable legal costs.
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Australia coach quits over cheating scandal

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 14:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Darren Lehmann is to quit as Australia head coach at the end of the current Test series against South Africa amid the ball-tampering scandal.
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'Fake' Indian journalists held in Australia over human trafficking

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 9:51

The nine travellers with false documents said they had arrived to cover the Commonwealth Games.
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Cricketers fined over ball-tamper row

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 15:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia captain Steve Smith is banned for one Test and fined his entire match fee after a ball-tampering incident against South Africa in Cape Town.
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Cricketer 'must go' over ball-tamper row

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 7:58

Pressure increases on Australia captain Steve Smith after a government agency calls for his removal in the wake of the ball-tampering row.
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Australian ball tampering shocks cricket

Saturday, March 24th 2018, 21:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia's Cameron Bancroft admits he tampered with the ball against South Africa - and captain Steve Smith says he knew in advance.
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Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 23:23

Rescuers manage to return just six surviving pilot whales to deeper waters in Western Australia.
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Manus Island refugees 'dig for water' in Australia camp

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 4:23
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

About 600 men are refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea following its closure.
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Manus Island: New refugee sites not ready, says UN

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 12:47

Temporary sites meant to house refugees held by Australia are still being built, a UN official says.
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Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 7:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's Senate president says he will resign, after confirming he is a UK dual citizen.
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Manus Island: Refugees refuse to leave Australian camp amid safety fears

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 16:13
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Men held by Australia in a centre due to be closed in Papua New Guinea say they fear for their lives.
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Lightning storm blazes across Queensland skies

Monday, October 30th 2017, 6:11

Severe storms bring a spectacle - and more than 176,000 lightning strikes - to east Australia.
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PNG: Australia must support Manus refugees

Monday, October 30th 2017, 4:48
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia must handle refugees held at Manus Island who do not wish to stay, Papua New Guinea says.
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Trouble down under

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 15:09

William Summers' investigative skills resulted in Australia's deputy prime minister losing his seat.
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Barnaby Joyce: Australia deputy PM disqualified from office

Friday, October 27th 2017, 8:21

Barnaby Joyce and four others were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a court says.
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Qantas boss Alan Joyce feted for backing gay marriage

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 3:51

Alan Joyce tops a list of LGBT executives for campaigning for same-sex marriage in Australia.
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Australia urged to consider police help for Manus refugees

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 0:59
related places: Canberra

Canberra should consider sending police to help asylum seekers it has detained, a rights group says.
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Canberra 'city to visit' listing revives Australian debate

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 4:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The capital makes a list of the world's destination cities, prompting jokes, then defence, online.
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UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 4:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

John Craig says he was initially "followed" before making his way to safety in Australia.
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Assisted dying: Australia state lawmakers in 26-hour debate

Friday, October 20th 2017, 3:27

A state legislature passes a landmark assisted dying bill after 26 hours, but one hurdle remains.
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North Korea urges Australia to distance itself from US

Friday, October 20th 2017, 0:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Trump

The Australian government should distance itself from the Trump administration, a letter says.
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Whale in beach grave to be dug up in Australia

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 6:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Buried whale to be dug up by Australian authorities over shark fears.
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Woolly situation

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge.
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Drones used to spot sharks in Australia

Monday, October 16th 2017, 23:11

Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.
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AirAsia flight returns to Perth after mid-air scare

Monday, October 16th 2017, 0:16
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Perth

Video shows passengers on the flight from Australia to Indonesia being told to "get down".
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Unsent text accepted as dead man's will by Australian court

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 9:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A court in Australia rules a draft text message can be accepted as an official will.
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Australia offers Nauru detention to Manus refugees

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 0:35
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Those held in Papua New Guinea could relocate to Australia's other overseas detention camp in Nauru.
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Cardinal Pell to face March hearing on sex assault charges

Friday, October 6th 2017, 6:15

Up to 50 people may give evidence in March as the Vatican official fights charges of sexual assault.
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Macklemore's Same Love takes centre stage at Sydney grand final

Sunday, October 1st 2017, 15:52
related places: Sydney

There were calls to ban the song Same Love from the NRL final amid Australia's gay marriage vote.
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Man clings to train's windscreen wiper in Australia

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 13:57
related places: Perth

A man is arrested after apparently riding a 110kmph train in Perth by clinging on at the back.
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Koala survives 16km ride on car axle in Adelaide, Australia

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 11:41
related places: Adelaide

The female is released into the wild after recovering from the traumatising journey.
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Australian police clear soldier over 'severed hands'

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 8:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba

The corporal in Australia's SAS will not face charges over an incident in Afghanistan in 2013.
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India raises 'offensive' lamb advert with Australia

Monday, September 11th 2017, 6:31

The commercial has drawn anger for depicting the Hindu god Ganesha enjoying meat.
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Australia Aboriginal activist Pryor calls PM disrespectful

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 10:38

Clinton Pryor had walked 5,000km across Australia to meet the PM - but said he was "disrespectful".
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Australian court hears challenges to same-sex marriage vote

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 2:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The validity of a survey on changing Australia's marriage law is being contested in court.
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Deer causes 'unbelievable' damage to Australia funeral home

Friday, September 1st 2017, 4:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The animal ran into an Australian funeral home and hit furniture and walls, staff say.
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Man arrested in Melbourne after 'abhorrent' kangaroo killing

Friday, September 1st 2017, 0:23
related places: Melbourne

A viral video showed a man in Australia repeatedly cutting the throat of an injured kangaroo.
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One man's march for indigenous rights

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 23:12

Clinton Pryor is walking across Australia to fight for justice for the Aboriginal community.
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Kangaroo killing prompts investigation by animal charity

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 8:52

The viral clip shows a man in Australia repeatedly cutting the throat of an injured kangaroo.
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Bangladesh v Australia: Shakib Al Hasan inspires hosts to historic Test win

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 8:20
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Bangladesh secure an historic first Test win over Australia as Shakib Al Hasan produces a 10-wicket haul during an engrossing match in Dhaka.
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Chinese men sent home in Australia people-smuggling probe

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 6:09
related countries: China China

The men had tried to enter Australia on a boat operated by people smugglers, authorities say.
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Is Australia running out of oranges?

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 5:50

Australia grew 500,000 oranges last year, but juicing companies say it was not enough.
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Jack Bobridge: Olympic cyclist accused of selling drugs

Friday, August 25th 2017, 1:59

The three-time world champion cyclist is charged by police in his native Australia.
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Game of Thrones street name in Australia causes upset

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 14:23

The name is changed after someone pointed out it was used by an incestuous couple in the series.
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Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 11:35

Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.
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Australia's shameful past

Monday, August 21st 2017, 15:58

A school play about a shameful chapter in Australia's history caused anger, but was it justified?
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Qantas chief to campaign for Australia same-sex marriage

Monday, August 21st 2017, 4:43

Alan Joyce, who was once struck with a pie over his support, will "be active" in Australia's debate.
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All Blacks bug: Security consultant cleared of public mischief charge

Friday, August 18th 2017, 9:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A security consultant is cleared of public mischief in relation to a bug placed in a New Zealand meeting room before a match against Australia.
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Venomous snake in child's play area in Australia's Gold Coast

Friday, August 18th 2017, 6:08
related places: Gold Coast

Snake catchers used their bare hands to pick it up, while live streaming on Facebook.
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Amber Heard mocks dogs saga nemesis

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 5:04
related countries: United States United States

The US actress takes aim at Australia's deputy PM, who is embroiled in a dual citizenship drama.
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Barnaby Joyce: NZ confirms Australian deputy PM is dual citizen

Monday, August 14th 2017, 5:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand

Holding public office as a dual citizen is not allowed under Australia's constitution.
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Sydney tent city: Homeless people leave Martin Place after new laws

Friday, August 11th 2017, 9:14

The camp had triggered debate about sleeping rough in Australia's most expensive city.
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'Package for outrage'

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 14:46

How a seven-word Facebook post set off months of controversy and intense discussion in Australia.
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Tony Abbott and sister's gay marriage row goes public

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 11:46

It's fair to say Australia's ex-PM Tony Abbott and his sister hold differing views on gay marriage.
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'Idiot' vandals behead dinosaurs in Australia museum

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 10:31
related places: Canberra

Vandals have hacked off and stolen the heads of three dinosaur statues from a Canberra museum.
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Manus Island: Asylum seeker found dead in Australia-run centre

Monday, August 7th 2017, 5:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinean authorities are investigating the man's death at the Australian-run detention centre.
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US halts search for marines off Australia

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 3:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queensland

Three marines went missing after their aircraft crashed into the sea off Queensland's coast.
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US Marines Osprey crashes off Australia's Queensland coast

Saturday, August 5th 2017, 14:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queensland

A search and rescue operation is being conducted after the incident off the Queensland coast.
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Long engagement:

Friday, August 4th 2017, 14:47

Meet some of the couples in Australia who are waiting for a resolution to the same-sex marriage debate.
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Australian terror suspect 'planted plane bomb on brother'

Friday, August 4th 2017, 8:23

A terror suspect in Australia tried to plant a plane bomb on his unsuspecting brother, say police.
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Australia terror probe

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 23:39

The uncovering of a suspected terror plot in Australia reignites debate over protecting passengers.
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Australia terror probe: Man released without charge

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 0:30

Three other men remain in custody as counter-terror police continue an investigation in Australia.
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