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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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Wiggins thwarted in gold bid

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 16:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.
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'Grave concerns' over Australia camp

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 8:05
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas Island asylum centre has "significantly deteriorated", with people "plagued by despair".
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Australia teenager behind Iraq blast

Monday, July 21st 2014, 5:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Melbourne

Australia says a man who killed himself and several other people in a suicide attack in Iraq last week was an 18-year-old from Melbourne.
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Cook captaining for pundits - Waugh

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 14:18

Alastair Cook must trust his instincts and stop "captaining for the commentators", says ex-Australia captain Steve Waugh.
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Australia votes to repeal carbon tax

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 4:50

Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.
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VIDEO: Australia's love for barefoot bowls

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 14:59

Lawn bowls is undergoing a youthful transformation in Australia, as the country's 2,000 bowling clubs relax rules on membership and dress code to appeal to a new generation.
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Record payout over Australia fires

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 4:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Survivors of one of the worst bushfires in Australian history win a payout of about A$500m ($470m), the country's largest class action settlement.
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VIDEO: Rescuers free beached whale

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 15:01

Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.
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Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 2:59

Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
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Australia visit amid Sri Lanka row

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 7:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia's immigration minister visits Sri Lanka, as asylum seekers handed over to the Sri Lankan navy say they were abused by Australian officials.
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Australia court given migrant pledge

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 12:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia says it will not return a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without giving 72 hours' notice, at an emergency high court hearing.
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Is racism getting worse in Australia?

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:08

Is racism getting better or worse in Australia?
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VIDEO: Fake snow in a hotter Australia

Monday, July 7th 2014, 19:31

Australia is sometimes the petri dish of climate change - a place where global warming is not just a theoretical concept but a tangible reality.
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Australia admits returning migrants

Monday, July 7th 2014, 9:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia acknowledges it returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea, raising concerns that it violated international law.
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VIDEO: Australia returns refugees at sea

Monday, July 7th 2014, 1:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia acknowledges it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea.
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VIDEO: Australia anger over Harris sentence

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 7:37

There has been anger in Australia over the sentence handed down to Rolf Harris, after he was found guilty of abusing young girls.
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Harris backlash in native Australia

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 5:19

Australia distances itself from disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris
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Australia in row over Tamil refugees

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 4:47

Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted in the country's northern waters.
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Abbott's Australia remark draws ire

Friday, July 4th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that Australia was "unsettled" before the British arrived.
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The racist video that's shocked Australia

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:31

The video that has shocked Australia
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VIDEO: Passenger plane springs internal leak

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 23:19

A double-decker Qantas Airways flight bound for Australia sprung a leak and was forced to return to Los Angeles, airline officials have said.
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Australia bishop charged with abuse

Monday, June 30th 2014, 6:01

One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Australia has stepped aside after being charged with child sex abuse, the Church says.
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Fiji face Wales & England in World Cup

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Cook Islands Cook Islands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fiji beat Cook Islands 108-6 to qualify for the same 2015 Rugby World Cup pool as Wales, hosts England and Australia.
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New MH370 search area announced

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:35
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The hunt for missing Malaysian plane shifts further south in the Indian Ocean following new data analysis, the Australian government says.
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Srinivasan is ICC boss despite inquiry

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 9:56
related countries: India India

The ICC appoints a new chairman and also confirms changes that give greater power to India, England and Australia.
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When Islam came to Australia

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 20:09

How Islam influenced Aboriginal mythology
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Australia 0-3 Spain

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 18:35
related countries: Spain Spain

Holders Spain avoid the ignominy of finishing their World Cup campaign bottom of Group B with victory over Australia.
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Aborigine nuclear waste site dropped

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 10:38

Australia drops a plan to place its first nuclear waste dump on Aborigine land, following years of legal wrangling.
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World Cup: Australia 2-3 Netherlands

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Netherlands secure a place in the last 16 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup with victory over Australia, who are eliminated.
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Muralitharan to work with Australia

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 9:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Muttiah Muralitharan is hired by Australia as a spin bowling consultant for the Test series against Pakistan in October.
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Australia court rejects asylum plea

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 4:49
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia's High Court rules that sending asylum seekers to be processed offshore in Papua New Guinea does not breach the constitution.
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Shipwreck families sue Australia

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

The families of dozens of asylum seekers who were killed in a shipwreck off Christmas Island in 2010 are suing the Australian government.
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Shell cuts its stake in Woodside

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 1:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Woodside

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell cuts its stake in Australia's Woodside in a share sale that will bring it $5bn.
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VIDEO: Tamil cricketers seek asylum in Australia

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:34

A team of cricket-playing Tamil asylum seekers hopes for a new life in Australia.
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Japan whaling move sparks anger

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 5:06
related countries: Japan Japan, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand heavily criticise Japan's stated intention to resume its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic.
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Instagram to introduce ads globally

Monday, June 9th 2014, 18:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Photo-sharing service Instagram announces plans to expand advertising to the UK, Canada and Australia later this year.
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Australia wins Derby for O'Brien

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Derby, Epsom

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien makes history in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday as favourite Australia wins from Kingston Hill.
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China to deport Australian artist

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian, detained before the Tiananmen anniversary, will be deported from Beijing, Canberra says.
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Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:36

Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket
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Australia beats growth forecast

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 3:20

Australia's economy grows more than forecast in the first three months of the year, boosted by a rise in exports and domestic consumption.
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Australia deny World Cup wrongdoing

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 12:42

Australia's unsuccessful bid team dismiss allegations their pursuit of the 2022 World Cup involved illegal payments.
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Ash clouds ground Australia flights

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 3:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Darwin

Huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano have forced airlines to cancel flights to and from the northern Australian city of Darwin.
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VIDEO: Volcano eruption cancels flights

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A volcano erupting in Indonesia has forced authorities there and in Australia to cancel commercial flights.
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VIDEO: Aerials of record Sydney Harbour climb

Friday, May 30th 2014, 9:19

Climbers have broken two records at once on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.
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Payout for marathon burns victim

Friday, May 30th 2014, 4:27

An ultramarathon runner who suffered severe burns after being trapped in a bushfire in Australia receives a multi-million dollar settlement.
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Cane toad relative hits Madagascar

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 0:04
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

A relative of the cane toad, which has devastated wildlife in Australia, has invaded Madagascar and could cause ecological disaster, scientists warn.
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VIDEO: Senator takes 'bomb' into parliament

Monday, May 26th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Australian senator Bill Heffernan smuggles a fake pipe-bomb into Parliament House in Canberra to highlight his concerns over security.
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The Apology

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:34

Portraits to mark Australia's National Sorry Day
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Commonwealth Bank rises to record

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 5:36

Shares of Australia's biggest lender, Commonwealth Bank, hit a record after the firm reports a 16% increase in profit.
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Australia to halve budget deficit

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 12:37

Australia's government aims to nearly halve its budget deficit over the next year through tough spending cuts and tax increases.
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Australia's 'budget emergency'

Monday, May 12th 2014, 13:15

Can Abbott's spending cuts balance Australia's books?
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