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Australia PM defends asylum shift

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 6:36
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defends Australia's new policy of sending asylum-seekers to Papua New Guinea, saying it targets "merchants in death".
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England crush Australia at Lord's

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England stroll to a 347-run win over Australia at Lord's to take a 2-0 series lead and tighten their grip on the Ashes.
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VIDEO: US jets dump bombs on Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

US fighter jets dumped inert bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's coast during a training exercise that went wrong, it has emerged.
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Arthur senses 'deliberate campaign'

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 12:17

Mickey Arthur, sacked as Australia coach in June, is worried about a "deliberate campaign" against him as he pursues legal action.
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Pietersen doubtful for third Test

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 11:32

England batsman Kevin Pietersen could miss the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford because of a calf injury.
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Lost ring found on Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 10:39

A newlywed husband is celebrating after the wedding ring he lost on his honeymoon diving in Australia was found just days later.
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US jets 'bombed' Great Barrier Reef

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 4:52
related countries: United States United States

Two US fighter jets dropped unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's coast during a training exercise that went wrong, it has emerged.
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Root savours Ashes century at Lord's

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 19:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joe Root savours the "special" feeling of scoring an Ashes hundred which he hopes will inspire an England win over Australia.
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Huge Root ton grinds Australia down

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joe Root's masterful unbeaten 178 puts England in total control of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's.
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England dominate Australia at Lord's

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England take a major stride towards retaining the Ashes as Australia's batsmen self-destruct in the second Test at Lord's.
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VIDEO: One Direction's waxworks go on tour

Friday, July 19th 2013, 13:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, New York

One Direction's waxworks, which were first unveiled in London in the Spring, are now 'on tour', starting a three month residency in New York before heading to Australia.
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Australia to block boat people - PM

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

People arriving by boat to seek asylum will no longer be resettled in Australia but will go to Papua New Guinea, PM Kevin Rudd announces.
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Australia hit back after Bell ton

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 17:57

Steve Smith takes three late wickets to give Australia the edge after Ian Bell's 109 on the opening day of the second Test.
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Blasting robots clean Sydney bridge

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 4:55
related places: Sydney

Australia is using two grit-blasting robots to clean the Sydney Harbour Bridge, helping workers with the difficult and dirty task.
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England reliant on Anderson - Gilchrist

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Anderson

Former Australia keeper Adam Gilchrist says England rely heavily on Jimmy Anderson and Australia should target the other bowlers.
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Migrant boat capsizes off Australia

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 3:45
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

A boat carrying some 150 asylum seekers capsizes off the coast of Australia's Christmas Island, with four people confirmed dead, border officials say.
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No feud in Australia camp - Haddin

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:52

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin denies reports there is a rift in the tourists' camp before the second Ashes Test.
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Glencore halts Australian iron ore

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China, Peru Peru

Glencore Xstrata suspends iron ore production in Australia due to weak demand, and prepares to sell off a Peruvian copper mine on orders from China.
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VIDEO: Reptile rustlers raid Australian zoo

Monday, July 15th 2013, 11:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Thieves have taken more than 20 reptiles - including lizards, geckos and snakes - from a wildlife park in Australia.
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England keep faith with same squad

Monday, July 15th 2013, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England make no changes to their 13-man squad for the second Test against Australia at Lord's, which starts on Thursday.
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Clarke 'confident' of winning Ashes

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 15:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Clarke insists Australia can regain the Ashes, despite their dramatic first-Test defeat by England.
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England beat Australia in thriller

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England lead the Ashes series 1-0 after beating Australia by 14 runs in a dramatic end to the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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Clarke bullish over Australia hopes

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 20:24

Australia captain Michael Clarke insists his side can still win the first Ashes Test, despite three late wickets on Saturday.
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England close in on first-Test win

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England grab three late wickets to move into a commanding position ahead of the final day of the opening Ashes Test.
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Minister denies cigarette 'U-turn'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 11:16

The government rejects Labour claims it was pressured into delaying a decision on banning cigarette branding by the tobacco industry.
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Record-breaking Agar stuns England

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 17:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England end day two of the first Test with a lead of 15 at 80-2 after debutant Ashton Agar hits 98 for Australia.
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Charges over Canberra embassy crash

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 3:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Canberra

A man who crashed his car into the gates of the US embassy in Canberra is charged and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
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Warner exits tour for match practice

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 15:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

David Warner temporarily leaves the Ashes tour to play for Australia's A side in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Giant python found in charity shop

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 12:37

Police in Australia investigating a reported burglary find a snake, measuring 5.7m, which may have got into the premises through a damaged roof.
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Clarke happy about Compton exclusion

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 13:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Compton

Australia captain Michael Clarke says he is "happy" Nick Compton was left out of the England squad for the first Ashes Test.
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Magnifying lenses for Australia poll

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 8:18
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Election officials in Australia order thousands of magnifying glasses to help voters read what could be the longest ballot paper in the history of Victoria state.
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Australia replace Deans with McKenzie

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 5:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Robbie Deans steps down from his role as Australia coach and is replaced by Ewen McKenzie from Queensland Reds.
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Australia can win Ashes - McGrath

Monday, July 8th 2013, 21:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former pace bowler Glenn McGrath says Australia can overcome their underdog status to beat England and regain the Ashes.
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Phillips ponders international future

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:52

Mike Phillips admits he might "have to call time" on his international career after the Lions' series victory in Australia.
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VIDEO: Surfer knocked unconscious by whale

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:01

A surfer in Australia has been knocked out by a whale, thought to weigh more than 50 tonnes.
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Halfpenny fulfils Lions 'dream'

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 8:53

British and Irish Lions player of the series Leigh Halfpenny says the win against Australia has fulfilled a childhood ambition.
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England name squad for Ashes Test

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 13:56

England announce their squad for the first Test against Australia, which starts at Trent Bridge on 10 July.
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Errors cost Australia - Horwill

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 13:29

Australia captain James Horwill believes too many early errors against the Lions cost them a series win.
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Australia 16-41 British and Irish Lions

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 12:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

The British and Irish Lions secure a first series win in 16 years with a dominant victory over Australia in Sydney.
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Lions set for Australia decider

Friday, July 5th 2013, 16:21

The Lions meet Australia on Saturday in the final Test knowing a win will end a long wait for series victory.
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Friday, July 5th 2013, 12:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States

Rescuers call off a search for a crew of seven on a US yacht, which went missing in waters between New Zealand and Australia last month.
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Lions ready for their 'biggest game'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 7:51

The Lions are set for the "biggest game" of their lives in the final Test with Australia, says assistant Graham Rowntree.
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Clarke stars as Australia dominate

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 18:23

Captain Michael Clarke smashes 124 from 98 balls as Australia dominate day three of their final Ashes warm-up game at Worcester.
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Veteran Smith recalled by Australia

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 7:21

Veteran flanker George Smith is recalled to the Australia side to face the Lions in Saturday's series decider.
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Alun Wyn Jones named Lions captain

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 6:14

Alun Wyn Jones captains the Lions in the final Test against Australia on Saturday as Brian O'Driscoll is dropped from the squad.
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Fast-tracked Fawad boosts Australia

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 13:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan-born leg spinner Fawad Ahmed will be available from the start of the Ashes after receiving Australian citizenship.
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VIDEO: Inside Australia's unnatural wonder

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:14
related countries: China China

Australia's economy has proved resilient during the global economic downturn, but there are fears the slowdown in Chinese manufacturing could depress demand for iron ore and other commodities.
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Lions trio could return for decider

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 9:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British and Irish Lions could be boosted by the return of three players from injury for the Australia series decider.
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O'Driscoll wants Lions to dig deep

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brian O'Driscoll says the British and Irish Lions need the "80 minutes of their lives" in the final Test against Australia.
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Warner could make Australia comeback

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial Australia batsman David Warner is in the mix for the Ashes opener against England, says Darren Lehmann.
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Rogers to open batting in Ashes

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:21

Chris Rogers will open the batting for Australia alongside Shane Watson in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
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Warburton to miss final Lions Test

Monday, July 1st 2013, 7:47

Sam Warburton is out of the British and Irish Lions' decider against Australia after suffering a hamstring injury in the second Test.
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Lions best yet to come - Farrell

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence coach Andy Farrell says the Lions will rise to the occasion for the final Test decider against Australia.
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Gatland urges Lions to be 'smarter'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 15:01

Coach Warren Gatland says the Lions must be 'smarter' to beat Australia in the third Test and win the series.
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Lions aim for historic series win

Friday, June 28th 2013, 22:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British & Irish Lions will secure a historic series win if they can defeat Australia in Saturday's second Test.
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Australia close to Somerset victory

Friday, June 28th 2013, 18:25
related places: Somerset

Australia's bowlers enjoy a strong final session against Somerset on the third day of their Ashes warm-up game.
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North sorry for Lions try gesture

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions wing George North apologies for "horrendous" gesture while scoring a try against Australia.
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Watson shines as Australia find form

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 16:53
related places: Somerset

Shane Watson hits 90 and skipper Michael Clarke makes 45 on return from injury as Australia reach 266-4 against Somerset.
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IRB appeals against Horwill decision

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 11:11

The International Rugby Board is to contest the decision to clear Australia captain James Horwill of foul play.
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Warburton wants Lions to 'finish it'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions intend to complete a series win in Saturday's second Test against Australia.
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VIDEO: Rudd sworn in as new Australian PM

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 4:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as prime minister of Australia, a day after he ousted Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party.
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