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VIDEO: How Australia moved its masterpieces

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

How Australia took masterpieces to London's Royal Academy
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British players arrested in Australia

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian police arrest 10 people, including British players, after an investigation into match-fixing allegations.
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Gillard 'grieves' leadership loss

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 12:00

Australia's ex-PM Julia Gillard speaks for the first time about the pain she felt after being ousted as Labor Party leader, in a newspaper column.
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Rain ends third England-Australia ODI

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Rain ends the third one-day international between England and Australia as only 15.1 overs are possible at Edgbaston.
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NZ, Australian hikers in PNG attack

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 3:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Robbers attack a trekking party in Papua New Guinea, killing two local guides and injuring tourists from Australia and New Zealand.
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Bushfires blaze in Australia state

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 7:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

About 40 bushfires are burning in parts of the Australian state of New South Wales, west of the main city of Sydney, officials say.
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Johnson tipped for key Ashes role

Monday, September 9th 2013, 18:02

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson can play a major part in Australia's quest to regain the Ashes, says former bowler Jason Gillespie.
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Australia's Abbott starts transition

Monday, September 9th 2013, 13:05
related places: Canberra

Australia's PM-elect Tony Abbott arrives in Canberra to begin the transition to his coalition government, after Saturday's decisive election win.
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Australia's Starc set to miss Ashes

Monday, September 9th 2013, 7:23

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc is set to miss the Ashes in Australia this winter because of a back injury.
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Morgan defends England selection

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eoin Morgan defends England's team selection after his side are well beaten by Australia in the second one-day international.
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Miliband given 'Australia' warning

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 17:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Labour Party faces an election meltdown like that of its Australian counterpart unless it stops its "squabbles" with the unions, the Unison boss warns.
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Clarke leads Australia to ODI win

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 17:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Michael Clarke scores a century to help Australia beat England by 88 runs in the second one-day international.
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Abbott vows quick action on asylum

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:35

Australia's PM-elect Tony Abbott says his top priorities in office are to scrap the carbon tax and to stop asylum-seekers arriving by boat.
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Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 22:02

Tony Abbott will be Australia's next prime minister after his Liberal-National coalition defeats Kevin Rudd's Labor for the first time in six years.
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VIDEO: Tony Abbott wins Australia election

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 21:41

Australia's opposition has crushed the governing Labor party in a general election that has returned the Liberal-National coalition to power for the first time in six years.
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VIDEO: 'Australia under new management'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 12:51

Tony Abbott has declared that Australia is "under new management" after his Liberal-National coalition swept to power in the country's general election.
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England-Australia ODI washed out

Friday, September 6th 2013, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first one-day international between England and Australia at Headingley is abandoned because of rain.
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VIDEO: Australian election in 90 seconds

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A speedy guide to Australia's crunch vote
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Australia opposition plans aid cut

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 8:17

Australia's opposition says it will slash foreign aid, as it sets out more planned cuts and costings two days before the general election.
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VIDEO: Immigration divides Australian voters

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 13:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Thousands of immigrants seek a better life in Australia, but the issue of what to do with them is becoming a key issue in the country's forthcoming election
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VIDEO: Asylum seekers living in limbo

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 4:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Every year, thousands of asylum seekers leave Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Iran to make the dangerous and illegal journey across the sea to Australia.
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Australia growth beats forecast

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 3:31

Australia reports better-than-forecast growth numbers for the April to June quarter, boosted by gains in consumer spending.
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Australia: Why boat people risk it all

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 23:41

Three migrants on their bid to reach Australia's shores
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Australia outclass Scotland in ODI

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 17:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh hit centuries as Australia beat Scotland by 200 runs in their one-day international.
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Kevin Rudd in gay-marriage defence

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 4:16

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers a staunch defence of gay marriage on television, days before Australia's election.
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Rudd calls on voters as poll looms

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 4:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Days before Australia's election, PM Kevin Rudd appeals to voters to trust their instincts, as Tony Abbott defends "baddies" comments on Syria.
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Asylum debate cooks up a storm

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 23:45

Both main parties in the Australian election have declared tough policies on asylum. It is creating uncertainty, even for those who have already made it to Australia's shores.
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Hales fires England to T20 victory

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 17:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alex Hales scores a blistering 94 as England beat Australia by 27 runs to draw their Twenty20 international series 1-1.
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England end Women's Ashes with win

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 12:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Australia by seven wickets in the final Twenty20 international to win the Women's Ashes 12-4 on points.
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Australia military in Afghan probe

Friday, August 30th 2013, 8:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia's military is investigating an incident in which troops allegedly mutilated an insurgent in Afghanistan, a media report says.
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Briton Evans into US Open third round

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British number three Dan Evans extends his superb run at the US Open with a second-round win over Bernard Tomic.
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Australia eyes day-night Test matches

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:40

Day-night Test matches could be played in Australia within the next three years as trials are announced by Cricket Australia.
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Finch stars as Aussies beat England

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Southampton

Aaron Finch hits a record 156 off 63 balls as Australia beat England by 39 runs in the first Twenty20 international.
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England Women win to regain Ashes

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 17:03

England regain the Women's Ashes by beating Australia by five wickets in their second Twenty20 match in Southampton.
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Harris gives Australia injury scare

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 11:39

Australia's Ashes man of the series Ryan Harris is ruled out for up to two months with a hamstring injury.
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Viewpoint: Where do Australia rivals stand on foreign policy?

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 23:48

Where do Australia rivals stand on foreign policy?
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Australia's Essendon in doping blow

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 4:23
related places: Essendon

Australia's famed Essendon football club is slapped with record sanctions after its players were given a "deeply disturbing" supplements programme.
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VIDEO: Is Australia politics 'a shocker?'

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 3:04
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

As Australia prepares to go to the polls, Ali Moore reports from the most marginal seat in Australia, Corangamite in Victoria, to gauge the mood of voters.
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Cook among big England names rested

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 12:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann rested for ODI series against Australia.
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Australia election: Why is voting compulsory?

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 1:37

Why is casting your ballot compulsory in Australia?
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Cook savours 'dream' winning feeling

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 21:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Alastair Cook describes his team's 3-0 Ashes triumph over Australia as "what dreams are made of".
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Snicko 'could be used in winter Ashes'

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 10:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Snicko could be used in this winter's Ashes series between England and hosts Australia, according to the ICC's chief executive.
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Rain washes out fourth day at Oval

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 15:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Persistent rain prevents any play on the fourth day of the final Ashes Test between England and Australia at in London.
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Patient England crawl towards safety

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 18:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England close a dour third day of the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval 245 runs behind at 247-4.
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Lehmann fined for Broad comments

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is fined 20% of his match fee following his criticism of England bowler Stuart Broad.
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Smith century keeps Australia on top

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Steve Smith hits a maiden Test century for Australia as England close day two of the final Ashes Test 460 runs behind on 32-0.
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England seek to level Women's Ashes

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 14:48

England attempt to level the Women's Ashes series against Australia with victory in the second one-day international at Hove.
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UN: Australia must release refugees

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 12:47

Australia must release 46 arbitrarily detained refugees, a United Nations watchdog group reports.
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Watson dominates new England attack

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shane Watson dismantles England's debutant bowlers and scores his first Ashes century as Australia reach 307-4.
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Australia rivals in second debate

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:31

Australia's election rivals face off in an occasionally heated second election debate, less than three weeks before the polls.
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Faulkner to make Australia Test bow

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia all-rounder James Faulkner will make his Test debut in the final Ashes match against England on Wednesday.
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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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