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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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Haddin named Australia vice-captain

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 5:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brad Haddin will be Australia's vice-captain for the Ashes tour of England, as bowler Mitchell Johnson is left out of their squad.
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Man escapes 'head-seizing' crocodile

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:36

A man escapes a saltwater crocodile that latched on to his head and tried to roll him as he swam in Australia's Northern Territory.
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Watson steps down as vice-captain

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 7:54

Shane Watson steps down as Australia vice-captain in all formats less than three months before the first Ashes Test.
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Australian Olympic swimmers fined

Friday, April 19th 2013, 4:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Members of Australia's Olympic swimming team are fined and issued deferred suspensions for taking banned medication and misbehaviour.
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Australian film industry hit by strong currency

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Why foreign film makers are giving Australia a miss
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Australia to face Japan on whaling

Friday, April 12th 2013, 5:00
related countries: Japan Japan

The UN's International Court of Justice sets dates for public hearings on Australia's challenge against Japan's whaling programme in Antartica.
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Australian $40bn LNG project shelved

Friday, April 12th 2013, 4:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's second biggest oil company, Woodside Petroleum, puts a $40bn proposed liquefied natural gas project on hold.
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Australia probes refugees' arrival

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 12:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia orders an inquiry into how a boat carrying 65 Sri Lankan asylum seekers was able to sail undetected into one of its busiest ports.
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China and Australia in currency pact

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China, Japan Japan, United States United States

The Australian dollar becomes the third currency, along with the US dollar and the Japanese yen, that can be converted directly into and out of the Chinese yuan.
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Thatcher 'racist', says Australia FM

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 21:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr describes "unabashedly racist" comments made by the late Margaret Thatcher in her retirement.
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Man pleads guilty to Meagher murder

Friday, April 5th 2013, 7:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A man charged with the murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Australia changes his plea to guilty.
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Australia announce central contracts

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 16:24

Australia announce their centrally contracted players for 2013-14 - with several recent Test players omitted.
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Australia opens sex abuse inquiry

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 8:39

A national inquiry into child sex abuse opens in Australia, with more than 5,000 people expected to give evidence of suffering and trauma.
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Clarke predicts Aussie Ashes fight

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 12:58
related countries: India India

Captain Michael Clarke insists Australia will not struggle in the Ashes despite their 4-0 Test series defeat in India.
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England must improve, says Flower

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coach Andy Flower says England must improve to beat Australia in the two Ashes series this year.
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Qantas and Emirates deal approved

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 2:18

Qantas Airways wins a final approval from Australia's competition watchdog for its partnership with Emirates.
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Australia to shut Afghanistan base

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 2:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia says it will shut its Tarin Kot base in Afghanistan by the end of 2013, in line with plans to withdraw the majority of its troops.
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VIDEO: Asylum seekers die in boat tragedy

Monday, March 25th 2013, 10:19
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

A boy and a woman have died after the boat they were in capsized off the coast of Australia's Christmas Island.
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Two dead in Australia asylum capsize

Monday, March 25th 2013, 5:34

Two people are killed and two more critically injured after a boat carrying at least 95 asylum seekers capsizes off Australia.
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India complete Australia whitewash

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 11:23
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India secure a 4-0 whitewash over Australia after winning the fourth Test in Delhi by six wickets.
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Murray sweeps past Tomic in Miami

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 21:02

Andy Murray opens his Miami Masters campaign with a routine 6-3 6-1 victory over Australia's Bernard Tomic.
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Abu Sayyaf release Australia hostage

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 2:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Philippines Philippines

Warren Rodwell, an Australian man kidnapped 15 months ago by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines, is released.
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VIDEO: Tornado hits Australia caravan parks

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Aerial footage has shown the devastation caused after a tornado hit two Australian states.
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Watson returns to captain Australia

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 8:04
related countries: India India

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson returns to the side as captain for the fourth Test against India.
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Arthur defends dropping players

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 19:31

Australia coach Mickey Arthur says he has no regrets over dropping four players for breaches of discipline.
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Gillard survives as Rudd shuns vote

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 8:40

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard declares the Labor party leadership conclusively settled, after Kevin Rudd shuns a party vote.
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VIDEO: 'How dare they take our babies'

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 2:24

As an official apology is issued to people affected by Australia's forced adoption policy between the 1950s and 1970s, some of the women who had their babies taken describe their pain.
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Australia sorry for forced adoptions

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 1:14

Prime Minister Julia Gillard issues an apology to people affected by Australia's forced adoption policy between the 1950s and 1970s.
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Storm over Australia's press reform proposals

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 1:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Why Australian minister is being called a despot
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Lock Jones 'could captain Lions'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two-time Lions skipper Martin Johnson has endorsed Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones as a potential captain for this summer's tour of Australia.
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Starc to undergo ankle operation

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 7:20

Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc is hopeful of featuring in this summer's Ashes despite requiring ankle surgery.
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Resurgent Wales set to enjoy Lions’ share

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 6:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales’ triumphant Six Nations finale is set to give the champions the largest contingent on the Lions tour of Australia
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India beat Australia to win series

Monday, March 18th 2013, 12:03
related countries: India India

Mahendra Dhoni helps India chase down their victory target to defeat Australia and complete a series victory over the tourists.
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Australia boosts Burma co-operation

Monday, March 18th 2013, 7:00
related countries: Burma Burma

President Thein Sein makes the first visit to Australia by a Burmese head of state since 1974, as Australia pledges to increase military co-operation.
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Kumar gives India hope of victory

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 12:31
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Australia trail by 16 runs after they dismissed India for 499 on the fourth day of the third Test in Mohali.
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India's Dhawan sets record on debut

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 12:11
related countries: India India

Opener Shikhar Dhawan scores the fastest debut hundred in Test history as India respond to Australia's first-innings 408.
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Australia adds most jobs in 13 years

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 4:34

Australia adds 71,500 jobs in February, a huge jump and the biggest rise in total employment in more than a decade.
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Arthur defends tough discipline

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 9:11

Australia coach Mickey Arthur says a tough disciplinary regime will help his side regain their number one Test ranking.
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Why Canberra isn't 'boring'

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 0:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Readers argue the Australian capital is far from 'boring'
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Aussie issues do not concern Prior

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 10:36
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Matt Prior says England are aware of Australia's disciplinary problems but are only focused on their next Test against New Zealand.
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Mardi Gras brutality claims shock Sydney

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 0:44
related places: Sydney

Police brutality claims leave Australia asking questions
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Watson considering his Test future

Monday, March 11th 2013, 14:19

Vice-captain Shane Watson is considering his Test future after being dropped by Australia for a breach of team discipline.
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Australia drop four over discipline

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:48
related countries: India India

Shane Watson is one of four players dropped by Australia for breach of discipline on their tour of India.
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Hackers target Australian bank

Monday, March 11th 2013, 7:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Reserve Bank of Australia confirms a press report that it has been targeted by hackers, but says no data has been lost.
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WWII secret agent's ashes scattered

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 18:42
related countries: France France

The ashes of Australia's most decorated World War II servicewoman, saboteur and spy Nancy Wake, are scattered at a ceremony in central France.
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Pocock set to miss Lions series

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 9:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia flanker David Pocock will miss the Test series with the British & Irish Lions after suffering a serious knee injury.
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Canberra: Deathly dull at 100?

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 2:10

Is Canberra the world's most boring capital?
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