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England 20-13 Australia

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 16:48

England overcome Australia to grab a precious southern hemisphere scalp and get their autumn campaign off to a winning start.
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Sharma smashes ODI double hundred

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 16:39
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

India's Rohit Sharma smashes 209 from 158 balls as India beat Australia by 57 runs at Bangalore to win the series 3-2.
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VIDEO: Haze continues to shroud Sydney

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 11:39
related places: Sydney

Officials in Australia's largest city, Sydney, have warned people not too exercise outdoors because of high pollution levels.
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Cooper a different guy - McKenzie

Friday, November 1st 2013, 12:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie says Quade Cooper is in "as good a place as ever" ahead of Australia against England this weekend.
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Anger over Australia Asia spy claims

Friday, November 1st 2013, 7:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States
related places: Asia

Indonesia summons Australia's ambassador amid reports that Australian embassies have been used as part of a US-led spying network in Asia.
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Tomkins & Dickson to start for England

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joel Tomkins will make his England debut while Lee Dickson starts at scrum-half in Saturday's Test against Australia.
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Mowen takes over Australia captaincy

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Ben Mowen replaces James Horwill as captain of Australia for Saturday's autumn international against England at Twickenham.
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'Titanic man' Palmer wins seat

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Palmer

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer narrowly wins a seat in the Australia's Lower House after a recount.
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VIDEO: Explosives destroyed in Australia park

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 8:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Perth

Australian police say they cannot rule out a possible terrorist link after finding highly volatile explosives in a Perth park.
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Australia's small farmers struggling with low prices

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 0:26

Australia's small farmers struggling with low prices
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Australian loses sex injury ruling

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 4:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's High Court rejects a bid for compensation by a civil servant injured while she was having sex during a work trip.
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VIDEO: Australian pupils embrace Mandarin

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 2:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

As Australia's politicians continue to highlight the importance of building ties with Asia, the BBC's Jon Donnison reports from one of Australia's few bilingual schools, where pupils learn Mandarin and English.
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Burgess banned for high tackle

Monday, October 28th 2013, 15:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England front rower Sam Burgess is banned for one game for a high tackle in his side's World Cup defeat by Australia.
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Rio to sell coal mine stake for $1bn

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:51
related countries: Japan Japan, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Clermont

Rio Tinto is to sell its 50% share in Australia's Clermont coal mine to Swiss commodities giant Glencore Xstrata and Japan's Sumitomo.
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Fleetwood Mac cancel tour dates

Monday, October 28th 2013, 9:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fleetwood Mac cancel shows in Australia and New Zealand as bassist John McVie is treated for cancer.
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Bushfires fan global warming debate

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 23:22

Australia's bushfires and global warming - is there any link?
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Australia 28-20 England

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 15:48
related places: Cardiff

England put in an encouraging performance before losing to Australia in their World Cup opener in Cardiff.
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McNamara cuts short news conference

Friday, October 25th 2013, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Steve McNamara walks out of his news conference before the Rugby League World Cup opener against Australia.
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VIDEO: Questions after Australia bushfires

Friday, October 25th 2013, 13:26

The premier of the state of New South Wales says he wants to discuss compensation from the army, which has admitted starting one of the bush fires that are still burning in the state.
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England set to kick off World Cup

Friday, October 25th 2013, 5:39
related places: Cardiff

England and Australia kick off the 14th World Cup on Saturday in a double-header at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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Pilot dies battling Australia fires

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 8:21

A plane fighting bushfires in Australia's New South Wales crashes, killing its pilot, as the military faces criticism for starting one of the major fires.
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AUDIO: 'Fireballs falling all around her'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 8:34

As the bushfires continue to rage in Australia, one woman describes the moment her mother awoke to find her house surrounded by flames.
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Weather fear as Australia fires burn

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 7:12

More than 3,000 firefighters in Australia battle devastating bushfires raging across New South Wales, with a day of extreme weather conditions forecast.
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VIDEO: 'Unprecedented' fires burn on

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 22:58

Authorities in Australia have warned that the bush fires ravaging parts of New South Wales will continue, and that Wednesday could see them reach "unprecedented" levels.
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Australia merges bushfire blazes

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:25

Fire fighters in Australia deliberately join two large fires near the Blue Mountains as part of efforts to control bushfires across New South Wales.
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Australia capital backs gay marriage

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 4:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian Capital Territory has become the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex marriage, but a high court challenge is expected.
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VIDEO: What's causing Australian bushfires?

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

As New South Wales in Australia deals with its most dangerous bushfires for 40 years, Peter Gibbs explains how the weather is making the situation so difficult.
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VIDEO: Australian wildfires to worsen

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 7:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

Hundreds of houses have been destroyed by the fires in the Blue Mountains near Sydney in Australia, with conditions said to be worsening on the coming days.
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Faulkner stars in superb Aussie win

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 16:05
related countries: India India

James Faulkner smashes 64 from 29 balls as Australia win another high-scoring one-day international against India.
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All Blacks seal Bledisloe whitewash

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 11:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand prevail in a seven-try spectacle to seal a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup triumph against Australia and remain unbeaten in 2013.
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Saturday, October 19th 2013, 7:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's military is investigating whether a training exercise using explosives may have started one of the huge bush fires burning in New South Wales.
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VIDEO: Reporter urges man to flee wildfires

Friday, October 18th 2013, 11:42
related places: Springwood

A man desperate to salvage possessions as wildfires closed in on his home in Springwood, Australia, has been forced to abandon his attempt by a news reporter.
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McCaw to miss Bledisloe Cup game

Friday, October 18th 2013, 9:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will miss Saturday's Bledisloe Cup game against Australia with a calf injury.
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VIDEO: Man dies fighting Australia wildfire

Friday, October 18th 2013, 6:55

Wildfires raging across Australia have claimed at least one life and destroyed hundreds of homes.
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VIDEO: Flames turn Blue Mountains orange

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:57
related places: Sydney

Firemen are battling fierce wildfires -- dozens of homes are destroyed on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia.
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Record-breaking India stun Australia

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 16:24
related countries: India India

India pull off the second-highest run chase in one-day internationals to thrash Australia and level their series at 1-1.
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Trott rejects Lehmann criticism

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England batsman Jonathan Trott rejects criticism from Australia coach Darren Lehmann ahead of the return Ashes series.
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A solution for Australia's grog addicts?

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:04

Is this the world's harshest crackdown on problem drinkers?
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British racing driver Edwards killed

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British racing driver Sean Edwards is killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia.
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Australia plans tough bike gang laws

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 5:47

Australia's Queensland parliament is set to introduce tough new laws to tackle motorcycle gang crime, amid a recent escalation in violence.
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Blaze hits Australia Olympic park

Monday, October 14th 2013, 3:30

A fire in Australia's Olympic park destroyed or damaged around 80 cars and forced 1,500 people to evacuate the aquatic centre, authorities say.
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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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