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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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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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