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News: Australia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Australia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Australia: news

VIDEO: Shark kills surfer in Australia

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 13:29

A shark has attacked and killed a man surfing off the coast of western Australia.
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Lee quits international cricket

Friday, July 13th 2012, 9:11

Australia fast bowler Brett Lee retires from all forms of international cricket with 380 one-day wickets to his name.
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Vodafone to buy Telstra NZ unit

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 2:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia's biggest telecommunications company, Telstra, sells its New Zealand subsidiary to Vodafone for 840m New Zealand dollars (£431m).
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Australia declares huge reserve

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:13

Australia declares more than 10 million hectares of Aboriginal land in its central desert its largest protected area.
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England surpass Cook expectations

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:03
related places: Cook

Alastair Cook says his side have surpassed his expectations with their 4-0 series win over world number one side Australia.
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Rampant England crush Australia

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 21:28

England beat Australia by seven wickets to seal their 10th one-day win in a row and complete a 4-0 series victory.
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Refugees risking everything to reach Australia

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 0:08

Why refugees make the perilous voyage to Australia
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Lee & Watson return to Australia

Monday, July 9th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian duo Shane Watson and Brett Lee will miss the final one-day international against England through injury.
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Scientists urge reef protection

Monday, July 9th 2012, 7:05

Scientists at a major coral reef symposium in Australia call for immediate international action to save the world's coral reefs from rapid decline.
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England claim ninth straight win

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 17:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Australia by eight wickets - a record ninth straight win in one-day cricket - to wrap up a crushing series victory.
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VIDEO: Australia's Guides change pledge

Friday, July 6th 2012, 7:09

Director of the Girl Guides of Australia, Belinda Allen, says plans to drop their allegiance to the Queen and God, aim to make the Guides' promise ''meaningful and relevant'' to girls of the 21st century.
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VIDEO: Whale freed from shark net

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 13:06

A humpback whale has been rescued after it became entangled in shark nets off Australia's coast.
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Swann out of rest of ODI series

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 10:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Swann is rested for England's final two one-day internationals against Australia because of a sore elbow.
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Rain delays England v Australia

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 14:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Rain delays the start of the third one-dayer between England and Australia at Edgbaston, with a third inspection at 16:00 BST.
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VIDEO: Indonesia to work with Australia

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 2:00

Indonesia and Australia have pledged increased co-operation on people smuggling, following the sinking of two asylum-seeker boats last month.
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VIDEO: Exploring Melbourne by tram

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 8:52
related places: Melbourne

Carmen Roberts explores Australia's second most popular city - Melbourne - on its free tram network.
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Australia PM defends carbon tax

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 3:13

Prime Minister Julia Gillard works to rally support for Australia's carbon tax, a day after the law came into force.
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England waltz to win over Aussies

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 19:03

England outplay Australia to ease to a six-wicket win in the second one-day international at The Oval.
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Injury rules Cummins out of tour

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cummins

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against England with a side strain.
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Australia enacts carbon-tax law

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 5:06

Australia introduces its highly controversial carbon tax, targeting the country's 300 worst-polluting companies.
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England hold on to win first ODI

Friday, June 29th 2012, 19:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eoin Morgan hits a superb unbeaten 89 off 63 balls as England beat Australia by 15 runs in the opening ODI at Lord's.
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Ashes rivals defend ODI series

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 17:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Alastair Cook and Australia skipper Michael Clarke insist their upcoming one-day series is far from meaningless.
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Aussies our real test - Anderson

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Anderson

James Anderson says the five-match series against Australia will show how far England have progressed as a one-day side.
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News Corp confirms possible split

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 20:14

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has confirmed that it is considering splitting itself into two separate companies.
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England name unchanged ODI squad

Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England name an unchanged squad for the one-day series against Australia after the 2-0 triumph over West Indies.
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Australia paper editors to leave

Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:55

Top editors at Australia's Fairfax Media newspapers are to leave, a week after a strategic overhaul and 1,900 job cuts were announced.
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Australia asylum debate reignited

Monday, June 25th 2012, 4:02
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

The sinking of a boat carrying 200 asylum seekers last week near Christmas Island reignites debate over Australia's policy deadlock.
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Wales fail to earn '100% respect'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Leigh Halfpenny admits rugby's superpowers still do not fully respect Wales as they slump to a 3-0 series whitewash in Australia.
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Boats search for capsize missing

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

Rescuers search for dozens of people missing after a boat reportedly carrying migrants sank near Christmas Island off northern Australia.
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Assange 'abandoned by Australia'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 8:23
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he is seeking refuge in Ecuador's London embassy because his native Australia has abandoned him.
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Boat sinks near Australian island

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

Rescue efforts are under way after a boat believed to be carrying about 200 asylum-seekers capsized north of Christmas Island, Australian officials say.
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VIDEO: Perth surf skier survives shark attack

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 9:07
related places: Perth

Martin Kane a surf skier from Perth in western Australia was left shaken after being attacked by a shark not far from the shore.
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Wales keep faith with same side

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales keep faith with the side that lost the second Test in the final minute as they seek to avoid a series whitewash in Australia.
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Wales suffer Shingler injury blow

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flanker Aaron Shingler will return from Wales' tour to Australia as the Scarlets forward is suffering with a dead leg.
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Murdoch in $2bn CMH takeover bid

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 3:56

Rupert Murdoch's News Limited makes a $2bn bid for James Packer's Consolidated Media Holdings, a move which would strengthen his pay-TV holdings in Australia.
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Australia target ODI consistency

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia arrive on British soil with captain Michael Clarke saying they will have to be "at their best" to beat England.
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Australia media group cuts jobs

Monday, June 18th 2012, 2:54

Australia's Fairfax Media is to shed 1,900 jobs over three years and give two high-profile broadsheets a new "compact" format.
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Australia 25-23 Wales

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 11:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mike Harris's dramatic last-gasp penalty in the second Test denies Wales a first win over Australia in Australia for 43 years.
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Abuse report shocks Australia PM

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard expresses shock at a report detailing decades of sexual and other abuses in the country's armed forces.
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VIDEO: Australia to create largest marine park

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 8:30

Australia says it will create the world's largest network of marine parks ahead of the Rio+20 summit.
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Queen's list honours Rolf Harris

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 14:59

Artist and presenter Rolf Harris is awarded one of Australia's highest honours, the Order of Australia, as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
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VIDEO: Dingo caused Australia baby death

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian coroner has ruled that Azaria Chamberlain, a baby girl who disappeared from a beauty spot 32 years ago, was taken by a dingo or wild dog.
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Australia urges lawyer release

Monday, June 11th 2012, 7:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Australia calls for the release of ICC lawyer Melinda Taylor, who is being held in Libya after trying to meet Saif al-Islam, son of Muammar Gaddafi.
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Samsung sues patent commissioner

Friday, June 8th 2012, 14:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The South Korean tablet computer maker sues Australia's patent boss in the latest twist in its battle against Apple.
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Australia to lift Burma sanctions

Friday, June 8th 2012, 2:44
related countries: Burma Burma

Australia says it is lifting remaining travel and financial sanctions against Burma and pledges to double aid to the South East Asian nation by 2015.
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Australia's growth beats forecast

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 3:21

Australia's economy grew by more than expected in the first quarter of the year, allaying fears of a global slowdown hitting its growth.
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Eddie Mabo, the man who changed Australia

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 0:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

How one man changed Australian history
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Australia 6-9 Scotland

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greig Laidlaw knocks over a penalty in added on time as Scotland secure their first win in Australia since 1982.
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Australia lowers key rate to 3.5%

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 5:21

The Reserve Bank of Australia cuts interest rates for the second time in as many months amid concerns of a slowdown in the economy.
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Strokosch aims to upset Wallabies

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flanker Alasdair Strokosch believes Scotland can knock Australia out of their stride in New South Wales on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Hunting with real-life Crocodile Dundee

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 5:22

Saltwater crocodiles in Australia are a real threat to the humans, so conservationists seek to protect both humans and crocodiles, but it is a dangerous business as a BBC film crew discovers.
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Australia cricketers may strike

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 8:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's cricketers could boycott the one-day tour of England this summer in a dispute over pay.
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Trent Bridge to launch 2013 Ashes

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:28

England will begin their Ashes defence against Australia at Trent Bridge in July 2013 as the summer dates are released.
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Facebook cash image lures robbers

Monday, May 28th 2012, 9:56

Robbers visit a house in south-eastern Australia hours after a teenager posts an image on Facebook of a large sum of cash - taken at a different address.
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VIDEO: Sydney light show brings house down

Friday, May 25th 2012, 16:56

Spectacular light show illuminates the Sydney Opera House as part of Australia's Vivid Festival.
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