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Kit plane crashes on Melbourne house

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 7:18
related places: Melbourne

A light aircraft which officials say was "amateur built" crashes into a suburban home in Melbourne, Australia, killing the pilot.
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Australia in court over asylum cases

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 2:55
related places: Brisbane

Australia's government faces court challenges to its asylum policies in cases involving a baby born in Brisbane and Sri Lankans detained at sea.
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Australian chain pulls 'racist' top

Monday, October 13th 2014, 15:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A singlet bearing a slogan seen by many as racist is removed from Woolworths shelves in Australia after it was "inadvertently" stocked.
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Derby winner Australia retired

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 10:56

The 2014 Derby winner Australia is retired after his owners Coolmore Stud reveal problems in a right hind hoof.
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Former China mining head extradited

Friday, October 10th 2014, 6:44
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
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Australia in first IS bombing raid

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 4:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia carries out its first raid in Iraq on what officials said was an Islamic State facility, with a fighter jet dropping two bombs.
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Australia seeks 'hate preacher' ban

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:16

Australia's PM Tony Abbott says he wants visa rules tightened so preachers of "divisive and extremist" ideologies will be refused entry.
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Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.
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Argentina 21-17 Australia

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 7:02

Argentina come from 14-0 down to defeat Australia and earn their first win since joining the Rugby Championship.
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Australian winemaker TWE shares drop

Monday, September 29th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Shares in the world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), plunge after it rejects two separate multi-billion takeover offers.
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South Africa edge past Australia

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 17:48

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers scores two late tries to help his side claim a 28-10 bonus-point win over Australia.
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Should Australia's refugees be sent to Cambodia?

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Anger as Australia sends Cambodian refugees home
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Australia in Cambodia asylum deal

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Australia confirms it will sign a deal with Cambodia to resettle refugees there, drawing immediate criticism from rights groups.
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Australian migrants struggle to find work

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Struggling to find a job in Australia
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BHP Billiton to cut 700 coal jobs

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:39

BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi plan to cut 700 jobs at a joint coal mining venture in Australia because of tough market conditions.
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Australia want Lions 2017 tour game

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Australian Rugby Union wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia.
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Australia survive Argentina scare

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Australia survive a late rally from Argentina to win their Rugby Championship match on the Gold Coast 32-25.
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Australia raises terror threat level

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:37

Australia has raised its terrorism threat level from medium to high, PM Tony Abbott announces, amid concern over militant groups in the Middle East.
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Australia's Myer reports losses

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 2:44

Australia's largest department store group, Myer, reports a fall in its annual profits for the fourth consecutive year.
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Australia shootings: Body found

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police find a body and a gun near a rural New South Wales farmhouse where a woman and her three children were found dead.
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Australia police raid Islamic centre

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 7:51

Police in Australia arrest two in Islamic centre raid, a day after its spy chief said he was considering upgrading the terror threat level.
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Briton dies in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:32

A British man has died after being badly bitten on the leg by a shark off a beach in Australia's popular Byron Bay, officials say.
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VIDEO: Man dies in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Byron Bay

A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say
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VIDEO: Man dies in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 7:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Byron Bay

A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say.
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Renshaw leads Tour after stage win

Monday, September 8th 2014, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Llandudno

Australia's Mark Renshaw leads the Tour of Britain after winning stage two's sprint finish in Llandudno.
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New plan for Australia reef dumping

Monday, September 8th 2014, 9:46

Queensland leaders present a proposal that would prevent sediment from a port expansion being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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Finch named Australia T20 captain

Monday, September 8th 2014, 6:30

Aaron Finch is named Australia's Twenty20 team captain after George Bailey steps down from the role.
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South Africa beat Australia in final

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 16:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Faf du Plessis scores 96 as South Africa defeat Australia by six wickets in the final of the Triangular series in Zimbabwe.
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Australia strike late for victory

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 12:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Perth

A late converted try gives Australia a 24-23 win over South Africa in their Rugby Championship game in Perth.
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Australia to return Hindu statues

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:01
related countries: India India

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to return to India two ancient Hindu statues allegedly stolen from temples and displayed in galleries in Australia.
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Australia asylum seeker 'brain-dead'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:01
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian man seeking asylum in Australia has been declared brain dead after an infected cut led to septicaemia, a refugee activist says.
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Mining tax repealed by Australia

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 6:45

Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
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Zimbabwe stun Australia in Harare

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 17:04

Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.
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Ex-children's head 'must quit'

Friday, August 29th 2014, 6:05

A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
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Qantas reports record annual loss

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 7:24

Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.
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Missing plane search area refined

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 6:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area, after more data analysis.
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Arrests over PNG asylum-seeker death

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea police have charged two men with the murder of a man seeking asylum in Australia, Australian media reports say.
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Australia-Indonesia spy rift 'ends'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 6:51
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Canberra

Australia says it has reached an agreement with Indonesia to end a row over claims Canberra spied on the Indonesian president.
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Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 2:44

A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
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Two base jumpers killed in Alps

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:01
related countries: France France

Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".
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Riding a business wave in the surf

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 19:10

Riding a business wave in Australia's surf centres
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Australia premier's daughter charged

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 6:02

The daughter of one of Australia's most well-known politicians, Neville Wran, has been charged with murdering a suspected drug dealer, police say.
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VIDEO: Barrier Reef 'an economic dilemma'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 14:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor, a new report says. The BBC's Matt McGrath said the Great Barrier Reef posed a "difficult economic dilemma" for the Australian government.
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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 5:52

The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.
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'Action needed' on foreign fighters

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Australia highlight the threat posed by foreign jihadi fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, amid horror in Australia over a graphic image of a young boy.
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Australian winemaker in bidding war

Monday, August 11th 2014, 4:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wines Estates, receives a second multi-billion-dollar takeover bid.
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Australia boy 'holds severed head'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 4:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Syria Syria

Australia's PM condemns an image showing a boy, reportedly the son of an Australian ex-terror convict, holding the severed head of a Syrian.
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Markets rattled by air strike fears

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan, United States United States

Stock markets showed volatility on Friday over worries about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.
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Australia contacts Gammy's parents

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.
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Australia commemorates MH17 dead

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 3:58
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.
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Murray defeats Kyrgios in Toronto

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 18:28
related places: Toronto

Andy Murray takes just 54 minutes to defeat Australia's Nick Kyrgios in his first match at the Rogers Cup.
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Australia investigates Gammy's father

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:09

Child protection services in Australia investigate a man accused of abandoning a baby with Down's syndrome over allegations of child sex offences.
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Australia Women 25-3 Wales Women

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:06
related countries: France France

Wales are knocked out of the Women's Rugby World Cup following a comprehensive defeat by Australia in France.
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NZ's Carter out of Australia games

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 11:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fly-half Dan Carter is ruled out of New Zealand's first two Rugby Championship matches against Australia through injury.
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Asylum group removed from Australia

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia sends a group of 157 Tamil asylum seekers to Nauru to be processed for resettlement there or deportation to Sri Lanka.
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Australia beat England in shootout

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 21:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia score a late equaliser and beat England in a dramatic penalty shootout to claim gold at the Commonwealth Games.
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Australia men beat England in semis

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

World champions Australia beat England 4-1 to reach the men's hockey final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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Guilty plea in Australia racist rant

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 7:28

A woman whose racist rant caused shock in Australia is given a 12-month good behaviour bond after admitting offensive behaviour.
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Airline apology over drug warning

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 6:16
related places: Sydney

Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.
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Briton held in biker gang drug probe

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man and four members of the Australia Rebels Motorcycle Club are held over an alleged £11m (A$20m) drugs plot.
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Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 7:30

Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Police told off for Lily Allen image

Monday, July 28th 2014, 7:02

Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.
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Shelley and Daniel win marathon golds

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Kenya Kenya

Australia's Michael Shelley wins gold in the men's marathon, while Kenya's Flomena Cheyech Daniel wins the women's race.
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Australia deny England in netball

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 10:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia beat England 49-48 in a tense finale to top Pool B in the netball competition.
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Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine

The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
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