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Dozens rescued after asylum capsize

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 6:32
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

More than 100 people are rescued after a boat carrying asylum-seekers capsizes off Australia's Christmas Island.
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Broad defends decision not to walk

Monday, August 19th 2013, 23:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Stuart Broad defends his decision not to walk after edging the ball to slip in the first Ashes Test against Australia.
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Carberry gets England T20 call

Monday, August 19th 2013, 17:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hampshire

Hampshire opener Michael Carberry is named in the England squad for two Twenty20 matches against Australia.
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Australia's business-savvy refugees

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 23:01

Refugees' contribution to Australia's economy
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NZ put six tries past Australia

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 12:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ben Smith's hat-trick helps New Zealand beat old rivals Australia in the opening match of the Rugby Championship.
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Ponting: Give Aussie youngsters time

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 10:26

Former captain Ricky Ponting urges Australia's selectors to show patience with their struggling young batsmen.
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Australia stakes claim on Stubbs duo

Friday, August 16th 2013, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The National Gallery of Australia insists it has a greater claim to two 18th Century paintings by George Stubbs of a dingo and a kangaroo than a UK museum seeking funds to buy them.
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VIDEO: Trapped horse pulled from mud

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 15:21

A horse that became trapped in a muddy ditch for several days is recovering in Australia after a complex rescue operation.
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England's women draw Ashes Test

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 17:40

England's women bat through the final afternoon of the only Ashes Test to earn a draw with Australia at Wormsley.
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VIDEO: Baby whale rescued in Australia

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 16:23
related places: Gold Coast

A nine metres long baby humpback whale is rescued off Australia's Gold Coast after becoming entangled in shark nets.
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Lehmann warns Australia batsmen

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 10:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia coach Darren Lehmann criticises his side's batsmen and says their careers are on the line after losing the Ashes.
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From little Gaza to chunky Australia

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 23:00

Leaving Gaza for Australia, who wouldn't be obsessed with size?
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Rogers ton gives Australia control

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 17:12

Chris Rogers' gutsy 101 not out gives Australia the advantage in an absorbing fourth Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street.
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Viewpoint: Does PNG back Australia's asylum deal?

Friday, August 9th 2013, 0:00

How Papua New Guinea views Australia asylum deal
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Murdoch row amid Australia campaign

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 6:35

A row deepens in Australia as a tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch continues to rubbish PM Kevin Rudd, depicting him as a bumbling Nazi.
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Pietersen infuriated by cheat claims

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 11:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen denies reports claiming he may have used tape on his bat to prevent edges being detected by Hot Spot.
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England want to win series - Flower

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 7:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cook

England team director Andy Flower says his side are focused on a series win rather than celebrating retaining the Ashes.
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Australia cuts rates to record low

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 6:18

Australia's central bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a new record low, in an attempt to spur a fresh wave of economic growth.
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Australia can draw series - Clarke

Monday, August 5th 2013, 18:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Michael Clarke says Australia can recover from failing to regain the Ashes by drawing the series with England.
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Rain helps England retain Ashes

Monday, August 5th 2013, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England retain the Ashes by drawing the third Test as rain ends Australia's final-day victory push at Old Trafford.
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VIDEO: Australian election campaign begins

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's political parties have swung into campaign mode, a day after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called an election for 7 September.
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Australian jockey dies in fall

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Jockey Simone Montgomerie dies following a fall at the Darwin Cup meeting in Australia.
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Australia election campaign begins

Monday, August 5th 2013, 4:09

Australia's political parties swing into campaign mode after an election date is announced, with the economy the key focus for both sides.
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Warner embraces 'villain' status

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 18:22

Australia batsman David Warner says he has learned to embrace his role as pantomime villain during the third Ashes Test.
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Pietersen century checks Australia

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 17:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen hits a crucial 113 as England edge towards avoiding the follow-on on a gripping day of Ashes cricket.
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Chiefs beat Brumbies to retain title

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 11:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's Chiefs win their second successive Super Rugby title with a 27-22 victory over Australia's Brumbies at Waikato Stadium.
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Clarke praises battling Australia

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:39

Michael Clarke praises the character of his Australia side after his 187 puts them in charge of the third Ashes Test.
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Australia tighten grip on third Test

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia continue to dictate the course of the third Ashes Test, reducing England to 52-2 in reply to 527-7 declared.
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Miners desecrated Aboriginal site

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 9:50

A mining company is convicted and fined for desecrating an Aboriginal site in Australia, in the first court ruling of its kind.
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Australia unveils bank deposit levy

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 5:56

Australia unveils a levy on some bank deposits for a stability fund aimed at safeguarding against a banking collapse.
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Rogers salutes Clarke's century

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 19:39

Australia's Chris Rogers describes Michael Clarke's century on day one of the third Ashes Test as a "massive" moment in the series.
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Clarke century puts Australia on top

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 17:39

Michael Clarke hits a vital century as Australia breathe life into their Ashes campaign on day one of the third Test.
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England wary of past mistakes - Cook

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 21:00
related places: Cook

England must not think about winning the Ashes when they face Australia at Old Trafford, says captain Alastair Cook.
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Clarke says Ashes win still possible

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia captain Michael Clarke insists the tourists can still win the Ashes despite heading into the third Test 2-0 down to England.
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Pietersen Test chances 'pretty good'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen's chances of being fit to face Australia in the third Ashes Test are "pretty good", says England captain Alastair Cook.
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Charges sought in Australia probe

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two Australian state lawmakers should be charged with corruption, a probe finds, in a move that could hit Labor ahead of an imminent election.
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No thoughts of whitewash - Anderson

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 15:08
related places: Anderson

Seamer James Anderson says England are not contemplating a 5-0 Ashes series whitewash over Australia.
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England face Australia at World Cup

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ashes rivals England and Australia will meet on the opening day of the 2015 World Cup after being drawn in the same group.
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Warner available for third Test

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:08

Batsman David Warner will rejoin the Australia squad on Monday and be available for the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford.
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Rio Tinto offloads Northparkes stake

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:00
related countries: China China

Rio Tinto agrees a deal to sell its 80% stake in Northparkes copper and gold mine in Australia to China Molybednum for $820m (£530m).
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Dream over for boat people back in Sri Lanka

Monday, July 29th 2013, 0:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The despair of the boat people Australia sent home
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Taylor celebrates call-up with ton

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Taylor celebrates his England Test call-up with a century as Sussex's tour match with Australia ends in a draw.
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Australia asylum shift 'troubling'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 4:38

Australia's new policy lacks adequate protection standards for asylum seekers and faces legal challenges, the UN says.
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Australia's Abbott in asylum pledge

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 7:57

Australia's opposition calls for a military solution to fight people smugglers, as the toll from the sinking of an asylum boat rises to 11.
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Warner scores 193 for Australia A

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 18:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Warner scores 193 for Australia A to push his claims to be recalled for the third Ashes Test against England.
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Bird flocks black out Australia town

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:04

Thousands of galahs and cockatoos flock to a town in Queensland, Australia, causing power cuts and disrupting residents, its mayor says.
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VIDEO: Rudd: 'Stop sending people by boat'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called on people smugglers to "stop people by boat to Australia" after a vessel carrying asylum seekers sank off the Indonesian island of Java.
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Migrant boat sinks off Indonesia

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 7:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least four people are dead after a boat carrying Australia-bound asylum-seekers sank, amid ongoing debate over the new policy.
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Australia PM defends asylum shift

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 6:36
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defends Australia's new policy of sending asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea, saying it targets "merchants in death".
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England crush Australia at Lord's

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England stroll to a 347-run win over Australia at Lord's to take a 2-0 series lead and tighten their grip on the Ashes.
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VIDEO: US jets dump bombs on Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

US fighter jets dumped inert bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's coast during a training exercise that went wrong, it has emerged.
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Arthur senses 'deliberate campaign'

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 12:17

Mickey Arthur, sacked as Australia coach in June, is worried about a "deliberate campaign" against him as he pursues legal action.
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Pietersen doubtful for third Test

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 11:32

England batsman Kevin Pietersen could miss the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford because of a calf injury.
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Lost ring found on Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 10:39

A newlywed husband is celebrating after the wedding ring he lost on his honeymoon diving in Australia was found just days later.
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US jets 'bombed' Great Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 4:52
related countries: United States United States

Two US fighter jets dropped unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's coast during a training exercise that went wrong, it has emerged.
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Root savours Ashes century at Lord's

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 19:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joe Root savours the "special" feeling of scoring an Ashes hundred which he hopes will inspire an England win over Australia.
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Huge Root ton grinds Australia down

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joe Root's masterful unbeaten 178 puts England in total control of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's.
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England dominate Australia at Lord's

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England take a major stride towards retaining the Ashes as Australia's batsmen self-destruct in the second Test at Lord's.
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VIDEO: One Direction's waxworks go on tour

Friday, July 19th 2013, 13:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, New York

One Direction's waxworks, which were first unveiled in London in the Spring, are now 'on tour', starting a three month residency in New York before heading to Australia.
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Australia to block boat people - PM

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

People arriving by boat to seek asylum will no longer be resettled in Australia but will go to Papua New Guinea, PM Kevin Rudd announces.
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