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Ponting to retire from all cricket

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 15:51

Australia's former captain and highest Test run scorer Ricky Ponting has announced he will retire from all cricket in October.
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Australia must stop Phillips - Genia

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 13:40

Scrum-half Will Genia says nullifying opposite number Mike Phillips is key to Australia's hopes of beating the Lions.
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Corbisiero named in Lions Test side

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 2:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prop Alex Corbisiero is the surprise inclusion in a Lions team featuring eight Welshmen for the first Test against Australia.
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Australia give three players debuts

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 20:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

Australia name Israel Folau among three debutants for Saturday's first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Brisbane.
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North fit for first Lions Test

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions wing George North has overcome injury ahead of the first Test against Australia on Saturday.
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Ahmed named in Australia A squad

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, South Africa South Africa

Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, who was tipped to be in Australia's Ashes squad, is named on the A tour to South Africa.
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Ioane hands Australia fitness boost

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 8:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia wing Digby Ioane says he is fit to face the British and Irish Lions in the first Test on Saturday.
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Roberts set to miss first Lions Test

Monday, June 17th 2013, 5:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts is rated "a grave doubt" for Saturday's first Test against Australia.
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North doubtful for first Lions Test

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 22:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions wing George North is rated as "less than 50-50" to be fit for Saturday's first Test against Australia.
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Shane Williams called up by Lions

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 23:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

Former Wales wing Shane Williams is named in the British and Irish Lions team for Tuesday's game against the Brumbies in Canberra.
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Winger Wade drafted into Lions squad

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 16:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wasps and England wing Christian Wade is called into the British and Irish Lions squad touring Australia as injury cover.
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Attenborough recovers from surgery

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 13:07

Naturalist David Attenborough recovers from the heart surgery that forced him to pull out of shows in Australia.
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Australian army in new email scandal

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's army launches an investigation after a series of "explicit and derogatory" emails circulated over the last three years were uncovered.
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Warner suspended after 'Root attack'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 10:26

Australia batsman David Warner is suspended until the first Ashes Test for an alleged attack on England's Joe Root.
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Vaughan: Warner tarnished Australia

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 18:21

Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels David Warner's reported attack on Joe Root tarnishes the whole Australia set-up.
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Australia-NZ abandoned after rain

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 18:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's pursuit of 244 in the Champions Trophy against Australia is abandoned because of rain at Edgbaston.
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Australia PM condemns 'breast' menu

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 12:57

Australian PM Julia Gillard describes a menu for an opposition party fundraiser that made crude comments about her body as "grossly sexist".
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Warner dropped over Root attack claim

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 12:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's David Warner is investigated by Cricket Australia over claims of an unprovoked attack on England's Joe Root.
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Injured Clarke to miss NZ match

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 7:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia's injured captain Michael Clarke will miss his side's Champions Trophy group match against New Zealand on Wednesday.
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Home brew kills two in Australia

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two men have died and two more are in a critical condition after drinking home-brewed alcohol in the Australian state of Queensland, reports say.
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Cooper omission pleases Farrell

Monday, June 10th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell is pleased Australia left Quade Cooper out of their squad.
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Horwill named as Australia captain

Monday, June 10th 2013, 7:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia name Queensland Reds lock James Horwill as captain for the three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions.
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England seal easy win over Australia

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 17:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Ian Bell hits 91 as England beat Australia by 48 runs in their opening Champions Trophy Group A match at Edgbaston.
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Injured Healy is out of Lions tour

Friday, June 7th 2013, 10:34

Lions prop Cian Healy is ruled out of the Australia tour because of an ankle injury, hours after being cleared of biting.
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Australia's Clarke out of ICC opener

Friday, June 7th 2013, 7:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia captain Michael Clarke is ruled out of his side's opening ICC Champions Trophy match against England.
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Healy cleared of biting opponent

Friday, June 7th 2013, 5:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy is cleared of biting but could still miss the rest of the Australia tour through injury.
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Higginbotham to miss Lions series

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 6:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia flanker Scott Higginbotham will miss the British & Irish Lions Test series as he requires shoulder surgery.
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Australia's growth misses forecasts

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 4:00

Australia's economy growth is lower than forecast in the first three months of the year, as a dip in investment offset gains in exports and consumer spending.
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Australia don't know best team - Warne

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 21:55

Shane Warne says the number of openers in Australia's Ashes squad suggests the selectors do not know their best XI.
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Australia bowled out for 65 by India

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 17:15
related countries: India India

India beat Australia by 243 runs in a Champions Trophy warm-up after bowling the defending champions out for 65.
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Japan qualify for 2014 World Cup

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Japan become the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup alongside hosts Brazil following a 1-1 draw against Australia.
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Attenborough cancels Australian tour

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 11:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Naturalist Sir David Attenborough cancels a tour of Australia that was scheduled to begin next week in order to have heart surgery in London.
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Australian singer Yunupingu dies

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 6:33

One of Australia's leading indigenous figures, the singer Yunupingu, whose music helped bridge the divide between white and black Australians, has died aged 56.
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Lions 'must keep cool under fire'

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 17:12

Warren Gatland warns his Lions they will need to keep their cool in Australia after a "dominant" win over the Barbarians.
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Australia endorses gender choice

Friday, May 31st 2013, 12:26

A court in Australia rules that people do not have to be registered as a man or a woman on the register of births, deaths and marriages.
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VIDEO: Australia PM dodges sandwich

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 12:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has had a sandwich thrown at her while visiting a school in Canberra.
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Jewel thief escapes at Thai airport

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:22
related countries: Germany Germany, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A jewel thief being extradited from Australia to Germany manages to escape his guards at Bangkok airport, Thai police say.
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Hack claims over Australia spy HQ

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

ABC alleges Chinese hackers stole blueprints for Australia's new intelligence HQ, as foreign minister declines comment.
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Australia ranked 'happiest' nation

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 1:59

Australia is ranked as the world's happiest nation among developed economies, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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Australia cardinal in abuse apology

Monday, May 27th 2013, 13:08

Australia's most senior Catholic official says he is fully apologetic about decades of child sex abuse by some members of the clergy.
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Australia to ban live betting odds

Monday, May 27th 2013, 1:36

Australia unveils plans to ban television and radio stations from broadcasting betting odds during live sports matches in a bid to curb problem gambling.
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Hartley poised to miss Lions tour

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 15:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England hooker Dylan Hartley could miss the Lions' tour to Australia after being sent off in the Premiership final.
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Pietersen still doubtful for Ashes

Monday, May 20th 2013, 20:53

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is still not sure he will be ready to face Australia in the Ashes this summer.
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Folau named in squad to face Lions

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 8:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Code-switcher Israel Folau is one of three uncapped players in Australia's initial 25-man squad to face the Lions.
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The world's largest camel herd - in Australia

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 23:38

The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
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VIDEO: How do you round up a camel herd?

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 23:36

Australia is home to the world's largest camel herd, but it is causing environmental problems. Simon Reeve is shown how one cattle ranch owner deals with the animals - by rounding them up and selling them for meat.
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Australia forecasts budget deficit

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:39

The Australian government forecasts a deficit for its current financial year, despite promising a surplus a year ago.
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Australia faces a revenue black hole

Monday, May 13th 2013, 22:30

Australia's budget is unlikely to see many vote-winning giveaways
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Aussie O'Connor suffers injury scare

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 13:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia back James O'Connor suffers a chest injury ahead of next month's Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
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Search for cruise couple called off

Friday, May 10th 2013, 21:18

Australian authorities end an air and sea search for a man and a woman who are believed to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship.
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VIDEO: 'Gorgeous' solar eclipse in Australia

Friday, May 10th 2013, 10:09
related places: Tennant Creek

Scientists and astronomers gathered in Tennant Creek, Australia to watch an annular Solar eclipse on Friday.
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Australia cuts rates to record low

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 6:29

Australia's central bank lowers its benchmark interest rate to 2.75% from 3%, in an attempt to counter slowing growth in the country's mining sector.
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Australia honours Holocaust hero

Monday, May 6th 2013, 8:38
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Australia makes a Swedish diplomat who helped save tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust its first honorary citizen.
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Australia halts Egypt cattle exports

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 14:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Australia's cattle industry suspends exports of animals to Egypt after videos emerge showing "horrific" cruelty in approved abattoirs.
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Australia outlines defence plans

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 5:04
related countries: United States United States

Australia says it will buy 12 new attack planes equipped with electronic warfare systems, in a defence white paper that also reaffirms its alliance with the US.
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Robshaw 'unlucky' to miss Lions

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 8:27

Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree says Chris Robshaw is "unlucky" to have missed out on the tour to Australia.
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Warburton wants unbeaten Lions tour

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 15:23

Lions captain Sam Warburton wants his team to remain unbeaten during the three-Test tour of Australia.
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Wilkinson opted out of Lions tour

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 12:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonny Wilkinson ruled himself out of the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia, says tour manager Andy Irvine.
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Wilkinson misses out on Lions tour

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 10:09

Jonny Wilkinson will not tour with the Lions, while Sam Warburton is confirmed as captain for the trip to Australia.
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The politics of gay marriage in Australia

Friday, April 26th 2013, 1:59

The shifting politics of same-sex marriage in Australia
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Australia to invest in China bonds

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 8:34
related countries: China China

Australia's central bank is planning to invest around 5% of its foreign currency reserves in Chinese government bonds, its deputy governor says.
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