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Australia wins Derby for O'Brien

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Derby, Epsom

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday as favourite Australia wins from Kingston Hill.
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China to deport Australian artist

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian, detained before the Tiananmen anniversary, will be deported from Beijing, Canberra says.
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Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:36

Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket
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Australia beats growth forecast

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 3:20

Australia's economy grows more than forecast in the first three months of the year, boosted by a rise in exports and domestic consumption.
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Australia deny World Cup wrongdoing

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 12:42

Australia's unsuccessful bid team dismiss allegations their pursuit of the 2022 World Cup involved illegal payments.
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Ash clouds ground Australia flights

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 3:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Darwin

Huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano have forced airlines to cancel flights to and from the northern Australian city of Darwin.
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VIDEO: Volcano eruption cancels flights

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A volcano erupting in Indonesia has forced authorities there and in Australia to cancel commercial flights.
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VIDEO: Aerials of record Sydney Harbour climb

Friday, May 30th 2014, 9:19

Climbers have broken two records at once on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.
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Payout for marathon burns victim

Friday, May 30th 2014, 4:27

An ultramarathon runner who suffered severe burns after being trapped in a bushfire in Australia receives a multi-million dollar settlement.
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Cane toad relative hits Madagascar

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 0:04
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

A relative of the cane toad, which has devastated wildlife in Australia, has invaded Madagascar and could cause ecological disaster, scientists warn.
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VIDEO: Senator takes 'bomb' into parliament

Monday, May 26th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Australian senator Bill Heffernan smuggles a fake pipe-bomb into Parliament House in Canberra to highlight his concerns over security.
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The Apology

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:34

Portraits to mark Australia's National Sorry Day
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Commonwealth Bank rises to record

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 5:36

Shares of Australia's biggest lender, Commonwealth Bank, hit a record after the firm reports a 16% increase in profit.
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Australia to halve budget deficit

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 12:37

Australia's government aims to nearly halve its budget deficit over the next year through tough spending cuts and tax increases.
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Australia's 'budget emergency'

Monday, May 12th 2014, 13:15

Can Abbott's spending cuts balance Australia's books?
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Australia creates new border agency

Friday, May 9th 2014, 6:11

Australia's immigration minister announces a new agency to handle customs and immigration, amid a tough government stance on asylum seekers.
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Monday, May 5th 2014, 6:46
related countries: China China, Malaysia Malaysia

Officials from Australia, Malaysia and China meet to map out a way forward in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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Australia reclaim top Test ranking

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 7:10

Australia occupy the number one spot in both the Test and one-day international rankings for the first time since 2008.
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Unesco warns Australia over reef

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 4:27

Unesco threatens to list the Great Barrier Reef as an endangered heritage site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment.
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Service held for stab death teacher

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 10:56

The fatal stabbing of a teacher in her classroom prompts condolence messages from as far afield as Australia as pupils attend a special Mass service.
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Missing plane search in 'new phase'

Monday, April 28th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The search for the missing Malaysian plane is entering a "new phase", Australia announces, after initial undersea searches yield nothing.
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VIDEO: What has royal tour done for monarchy?

Friday, April 25th 2014, 21:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A royal tour of New Zealand and Australia has drawn to a close with both countries 'broadly content' with keeping the monarchy, according to Nicholas Witchell.
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Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert

Friday, April 25th 2014, 9:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

A passenger is detained at Bali airport after apparently attempting to enter an aircraft's cockpit while drunk, sparking a hijack alert.
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VIDEO: Royals attend Anzac Day services

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:00
related places: Cambridge, Canberra

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Anzac Day remembrance services in Canberra.
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Thursday, April 24th 2014, 0:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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VIDEO: DJ Duke: Will and Kate hit the decks

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 14:52
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.
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Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 11:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia vows it will not abandon the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, if the current mini-sub search is unsuccessful.
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Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 6:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).
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VIDEO: Duke and Duchess visit Ayers Rock

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 12:55
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited one of Australia's most well-known sites as their tour of the country continues.
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Royals welcomed at Aboriginal site

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 10:41
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are presented with a traditional Aboriginal spear as they visit the sacred site of Uluru during their tour of Australia.
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William and Kate at Easter service

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 10:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cambridge, Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney and take Prince George to the zoo as part of their overseas tour.
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VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 6:47
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.
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Royals visit Sydney Easter show

Friday, April 18th 2014, 6:53
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Sydney Royal Easter Show on their third day in Australia.
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VIDEO: Royals watch sheep shearing at show

Friday, April 18th 2014, 5:37
related places: Cambridge, Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
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VIDEO: Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 14:50
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains in Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.
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VIDEO: Royal joke on baby prince's first word

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 13:13
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge has described Australia as a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family began the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
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William praises Australia on visit

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 8:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cambridge, Sydney

The Duke of Cambridge brands Australia a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family begin the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
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Australia: Napoleon artefacts stolen

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 7:34

Rare artefacts connected to Napoleon Bonaparte, including a lock of his hair, are stolen from a museum in Australia, local police say.
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Root not a Test opener - Rogers

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 11:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joe Root should not open the batting for England's Test side, according to Australia opener Chris Rogers.
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Abbott: 'Plane signal' rapidly fading

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 9:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Signals thought to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are "rapidly fading" and finding the jet will be a "massive, task", Australia's PM says.
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Queensland surveys Cyclone Ita harm

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 4:00

Residents in northern Queensland survey the damage after Cyclone Ita brought winds of up to 230km/h to parts of north-eastern Australia.
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Prince George appears on royal tour

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 9:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take their son Prince George on the first official public engagement of their 19-day tour of New Zealand and Australia.
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David Jones agrees to $2bn takeover

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 7:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia's high-end retailer David Jones recommends that shareholders accept a $2bn takeover offer from South Africa's Woolworths.
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Scott confident for Masters defence

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 19:21

Australia's Adam Scott is relishing the chance to become the fourth player in Masters history to win back-to-back Green Jackets.
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Japan and Australia agree trade deal

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and Australia agree a trade deal, after seven years of negotiations, which will see them lower tariffs on products including beef, cheese and cars.
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VIDEO: Royals arrive in New Zealand

Monday, April 7th 2014, 12:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have carried Prince George off the plane at the start of their three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.
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Royal trio touch down in New Zealand

Monday, April 7th 2014, 7:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carry Prince George off the plane at the start of their three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.
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Australia beat England in T20 final

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 12:07
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia thrash England by six wickets to win a record third successive Women's World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh.
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Australia PM 'hopeful' in plane hunt

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 3:19
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Australia's prime minister says he is "hopeful but by no means certain" that a signal detected in the Indian Ocean is linked to flight MH370.
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Prince George on first overseas tour

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 1:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Will William and Kate shine in Australia and New Zealand?
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VIDEO: Shark kills woman in Australia

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 12:16

A woman has been killed by a shark while swimming off a popular beach in Australia's New South Wales.
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Shark kills woman in New South Wales

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 6:57

A woman is killed by a shark while swimming off a popular beach in Australia's New South Wales, officials say.
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Boeing to cut 300 Australia jobs

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 2:32

Aerospace giant Boeing says it will cut 300 jobs in Australia, primarily fixed-term contractors, as its aircraft programmes mature.
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Malaysia mystery ‘may not be solved’

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 6:36
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia warns the reasons behind the missing plane's disappearance may never be known, as its PM heads to Australia for talks on the search.
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Philip Morris to stop Australia work

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 5:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Tobacco giant Philip Morris says it will cease production at its Australian cigarette factory, due to Australia's cigarette production rules.
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BP to close Australia refinery

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:40
related places: Brisbane

Oil giant BP says it will cease production at its Bulwer Island refinery in Brisbane, Australia, by 2015 due to competition from refineries in Asia.
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Plane search 'most challenging ever'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 17:59
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could take weeks and is the "most challenging ever seen", Australian officials say.
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Lift-tackle ban call after horror injury

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:37

A leading medical expert in Australia is calling for an end to lift tackles after an NRL youngster suffers a broken neck.
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Australia welcomes Japan whaling ban

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 4:42
related countries: Japan Japan, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand welcome a UN court ruling ordering Japan to halt its Antarctic whaling, while Japan expresses disappointment.
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Woeful Australia crumble to India

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 17:16
related countries: India India

India book their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals as Group Two winners as Australia suffer a third consecutive loss.
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Shehzad ton gives Pakistan victory

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:51
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Pakistan Pakistan

Ahmed Shehzad's unbeaten century helps Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 50 runs and eliminate Australia from the World Twenty20.
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West Indies stun Australia in thriller

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:46

Darren Sammy hits consecutive sixes to lead West Indies to a Group Two victory over Australia at the World Twenty20.
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India wants Hindu statues returned

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:30
related countries: India India

India requests the return of two ancient Hindu statues from galleries in Australia following allegations that they were stolen.
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Australia reintroduces knighthoods

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 9:44

Australia is to reintroduce the appointment of knights and dames after discontinuing the honour in 1986, the PM announces.
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