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Returning Yuvraj fires India to win

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 19:17
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh, playing his first international since January, hits 77 as India beat Australia in a Twenty20 match.
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VIDEO: Forgotten map of Australia reappears

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 18:24

A centuries-old chart created in 1663 and thought to be the prototype for all future maps of Australia is about to go on display at the National Library of Australia.
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Australia tycoon in Senate deal

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 7:47

Billionaire Clive Palmer strikes a deal to form a bloc key to passing legislation in Australia's Senate, where PM Tony Abbott lacks a majority.
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Stuck platypus survives 15km ride

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 4:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A platypus that got stuck in a car engine in Australia has been safely released back into the wild, Australian conservation officials say.
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Australia criminal Chopper Read dies

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 8:33

One of Australia's most notorious criminals, Mark "Chopper" Read, who later became a novelist, dies of liver cancer, his manager says.
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Batsman Warner handed suspended ban

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 11:43

Australia batsman David Warner receives a one-game suspended ban after missing a grade match to watch horse racing.
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Australia bikers held over shootings

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 9:27
related places: Melbourne

Eight members of rival motorcycle gangs are charged in Australia over a spate of shootings in Melbourne, with police raiding properties connected to biker groups.
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VIDEO: Gales lash southern Australia

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 16:58

Heavy overnight wind and rain hits southern Australia, causing damage to homes and cars and leaving thousands of people without power.
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Australia tycoon moves to end feud

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:02

Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart says she wants to give up control of a billion-dollar family trust to end a long-running feud with her children.
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VIDEO: Zero emissions sports car

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 8:48

Students at the University of New South Wales, in Australia, build a solar powered sports car.
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Clarke ruled out of India ODI series

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 7:43
related countries: India India

Australia captain Michael Clarke is ruled out of the tour to India and requires "extensive rehabilitation" before the Ashes.
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Australia PM holds Indonesia talks

Monday, September 30th 2013, 17:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott has held talks with Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta, and played down tensions over asylum policies.
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VIDEO: Indonesia asylum boat sinks

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 11:49
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least 21 people drowned when a boat carrying dozens of migrants seeking asylum in Australia sank off the coast of Java, Indonesian officials have said.
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VIDEO: Australia courts Gulf tourists

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 1:51

Australia is competing for the lucrative Middle Eastern tourism market, with facilities such as prayer rooms and Arabic-speaking staff, as Simon Atkinson reports.
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Indonesia boat people die in sinking

Friday, September 27th 2013, 16:56
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A boat carrying dozens of migrants seeking asylum in Australia sinks off the coast of Java, resulting in at least 21 deaths.
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Hick lands Australia coaching role

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 7:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cricket Australia appoints ex-England batsman Graeme Hick as high performance coach at its centre of excellence.
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Ballance and Rankin get Ashes call

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 15:08
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England name uncapped trio Gary Ballance, Boyd Rankin and Ben Stokes in their Ashes squad to tour Australia.
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Tiny snake grounds Qantas flight

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 10:36
related countries: Japan Japan

Hundreds of passengers bound for Japan were stranded overnight in Australia after a tiny Mandarin rat snake was found on a Qantas plane.
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Onions hopeful of England tour place

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 13:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graham Onions is hopeful of a place in the England Ashes squad to tour Australia and wants to play "that one more game".
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Fixing accused 'fear attack by boss'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 10:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of British footballers facing fixing charges in Australia say they fear attack by associates of the alleged ringleader.
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Injured Clarke named in ODI squad

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 7:31
related countries: India India

Captain Michael Clarke is included in Australia's squad for the one-day series in India despite a back problem.
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Abbott sworn in as Australia leader

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 2:32
related places: Canberra

Tony Abbott is sworn in as Australia's prime minister, promising a day of action as his government begins work.
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Australia may sue over 2022 World Cup

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 10:44

Australia's soccer chief Frank Lowy says his country could ask for compensation if the 2022 World Cup is moved to winter.
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Watson stars as Australia win series

Monday, September 16th 2013, 21:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shane Watson hits a splendid 143 off 107 balls as Australia beat England by 49 runs to win the one-day series 2-1.
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Clarke a doubt for ODI decider

Monday, September 16th 2013, 7:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia captain Michael Clarke is a doubt for the deciding one-day international in his side's series against England.
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Australia's Abbott unveils cabinet

Monday, September 16th 2013, 6:32

Australia's Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott unveils his cabinet ahead of his swearing-in on Wednesday, calling it a highly experienced line-up.
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Australia child abuse hearings begin

Monday, September 16th 2013, 4:55

Australia's royal commission into child sexual abuse begins public hearings, as panel say more than 4,000 victims have come forward.
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Boom and bust in Australia's coal country

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 23:45

The Harley-Davidson days are finally over for Australia's miners
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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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