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VIDEO: Australian asylum camp reopens

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia has transferred the first group of asylum seekers to a processing centre in Papua New Guinea, immigration officials say.
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Australia opens PNG asylum camp

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:06
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia transfers the first group of asylum seekers to a processing centre in Papua New Guinea, immigration officials say.
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VIDEO: Huge waterspout forms in Australia

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 14:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Batemans Bay

A huge waterspout has formed off the coast of Batemans Bay in the Australian state of New South Wales.
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VIDEO: Echidna study unlocks mating habits

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 3:13

Scientists in Australia have unlocked the breeding habits of a small animal called the echidna, opening the way for them to save a range of endangered mammals in the wild.
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Robshaw defends penalty decisions

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Chris Robshaw defends his decisions not to kick for goal during England's 20-14 defeat to Australia.
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England 14-20 Australia

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 17:04

England suffer a significant setback as Australia's under-fire side hold on for a narrow but deserved win at Twickenham.
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Beckham move to Australia denied

Friday, November 16th 2012, 9:18

David Beckham has "no plans" to play in Australia despite reported interest, a spokesperson confirms.
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Watson named in Australia squad

Friday, November 16th 2012, 5:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia include all-rounder Shane Watson in their squad for the second Test against South Africa at the Adelaide Oval.
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Australia declares marine reserve

Friday, November 16th 2012, 4:09

Australia formally creates the world's largest network of marine reserves, protecting oceans around its coast.
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Winger Ashton returns for England

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

England recall winger Chris Ashton in the only change for Saturday's Test against Australia at Twickenham.
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Winger Ioane back for Australia

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Fit-again wing Digby Ioane returns to the Australia side as they make four changes for Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham.
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US and Australia agree on radar

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

The US reaches an agreement with Australia to deploy a space radar system and telescope there as part of closer military ties, officials say.
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Nauru asylum camp 'unbearable'

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 6:25
related countries: Nauru Nauru

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights criticises conditions at Australia's offshore processing camp for asylum seekers on Nauru.
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Thousands enjoy Australia eclipse

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 3:40

Tens of thousands of people turn out in northern Australia to watch a rare total solar eclipse that caused darkness for two minutes.
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VIDEO: Thousands enjoy Australia eclipse

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 3:20

Tens of thousands of tourists and astronomers gathered in northern Australia to glimpse a rare total solar eclipse.
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VIDEO: Thousands watch Australia's eclipse

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 21:34

Tens of thousands of people, including Nasa scientists, amateur astronomers and holiday-makers from around the world, have gathered in Queensland for Australia's first full solar eclipse for a decade.
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Ashton returns to England squad

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 18:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Saracens winger Chris Ashton is named in England's squad to face Australia on Saturday as Harlequins' Ugo Monye misses out.
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Flood laughs off 'pretty' comment

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England fly-half Toby Flood and coach Mike Catt laugh off Australia's Digby Ioane's comment that England's wingers are "pretty".
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South Africa draw with Australia

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 9:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Brisbane

Michael Clarke scores a record 259 at the Gabba but South Africa hold on to draw the first Test in Brisbane.
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Clinton in Australia for talks

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:44
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Australia for annual security talks set to focus on increased defence co-operation and base-sharing.
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S Australia bushfire razes homes

Monday, November 12th 2012, 5:48

More than 100 firefighters work to contain a bushfire in Australia that has burned 2,000 hectares of land and destroyed at least seven homes.
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South Africa on top in Brisbane

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 9:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Brisbane

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis hit tons for South Africa as Australia close 339 behind at 111-3 in the first Test.
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Meares will defend gold in Rio

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 10:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Olympic champion Australia's Anna Meares, who beat Victoria Pendleton to sprint gold, says she will compete in Rio.
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Day two washout at Brisbane Test

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 9:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Brisbane

No play is possible because of rain on day two in the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane.
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South Africa dominate Australia

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis put on 136 as South Africa reach 255-2 against Australia on day one of the first Test.
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Australia to join new Kyoto phase

Friday, November 9th 2012, 7:57

The government of Australia, one of the world's top greenhouse gas emitters, says it is "ready to join" a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol.
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Tendulkar honoured by Australia

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 5:31
related countries: India India

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is awarded the Order of Australia, one of the country's highest honours.
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England duo clear to join Lions

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 17:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The RFU is happy for Warren Gatland to approach England's Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree for the Lions' tour of Australia.
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VIDEO: Charles and Camilla continue Australia tour

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 10:46
related places: Cornwall, Melbourne

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Melbourne as part of their Pacific tour to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee
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Camilla's hug with orphaned joey

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cornwall

An orphaned kangaroo joey charms the Duchess of Cornwall as she and the Prince of Wales begin a six-day tour of Australia to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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VIDEO: Charles and Camilla tour Australia

Monday, November 5th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cornwall

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in the Australian Outback as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour.
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Nauru asylum seekers refuse food

Monday, November 5th 2012, 3:21
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A hunger strike by asylum seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru has entered a fifth day, weeks after Australia re-opened its processing camp there.
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VIDEO: Australia's 'Mona Lisa' to go on show

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 20:00

A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, believed to have been painted at the beginning of the last century, is to go on display at Australia's National Library.
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VIDEO: Poignant photos of WWI downtime

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 11:57

A recently-discovered collection of images that show soldiers taking a break from the horrors of the Western Front are the subject of a new exhibition in Australia.
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Victoria Cross for Australia man

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 4:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles

An Australian soldier is awarded the Victoria Cross for actions of "exceptional courage" to save fellow troops in an Afghan ambush.
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Google loses defamation lawsuit

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 12:45

Google loses a defamation lawsuit in Australia after it refused to take down search results that linked a man to criminal activity.
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VIDEO: Burst pipe spews huge water tower

Monday, October 29th 2012, 14:01
related places: Melbourne

A burst water main has sent water 80m (250ft) up into the sky in Melbourne, Australia.
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Lorenzo cruises to MotoGP title

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 5:50

Jorge Lorenzo wins the MotoGP title by finishing second behind Casey Stoner in Australia as Dani Pedrosa crashes out.
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Stoner takes pole in Australia

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Home favourite Casey Stoner overcomes an early crash in qualifying to take pole position for Sunday's Australian GP.
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Huawei offers access to equipment

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:41
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

China's Huawei offers to give Australia unrestricted access to its software source code and equipment, as it looks to ease fears that it is a security threat.
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GrainCorp weighs ADM takeover bid

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 2:22
related countries: United States United States

Australia's largest grain merchant, GrainCorp, says it is reviewing a takeover offer from the US agri-business group Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
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Injured Spies out of Australia GP

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 17:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

Ben Spies will miss this weekend's Australian Grand Prix for surgery on injuries sustained during the Malaysian GP last Sunday.
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VIDEO: Great Barrier Reef under threat

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 15:54

Climate change, natural disasters and the coral-eating crown of thorns starfish are all playing their part to erode Australia's Great Barrier Reef and a major conservation programme is now under way.
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NZ fall short in world record bid

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 12:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The All Blacks narrowly fail to equal the record of 17 straight Test wins for a top-tier nation after an 18-18 draw with Australia in Brisbane.
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VIDEO: Rare albino echidna released in Oz

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:49
related places: Canberra

A rare albino echidna has been released after being rescued on the outskirts of Canberra, Australia.
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VIDEO: Missing yacht survivor returns home

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:08
related places: Sydney

A man who spent a week adrift in his yacht off the coast of Australia has been reunited with his mother in Sydney.
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VIDEO: 'Misogyny' redefined in Australia

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 1:27

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's fiery speech on misogyny has prompted Australia's leading dictionary to update its definition of the word.
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Canada plane finds Sydney sailor

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 21:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sydney

An Air Canada flight bound for Sydney from Vancouver is diverted to help rescue a yacht adrift in remote waters between Australia and New Zealand.
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Australia sex register published

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:12

Australia's first publicly accessible register of child sex offenders is published online in the state of Western Australia.
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VIDEO: Spring on hold as snow hits Australia

Friday, October 12th 2012, 18:09

A cold snap has covered parts of Australia's east coast with a blanket of snow, in the middle of spring.
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VIDEO: Aussie weather hops back into winter

Friday, October 12th 2012, 11:43

Spring was put on hold this week across Australia as a wintry blast brought snow to the southeast. BBC Weather's John Hammond reports.
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VIDEO: Australia remembers Bali bombing

Friday, October 12th 2012, 8:12

Services have been held across Australia to mark 10 years since the Bali bombings.
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Australia passes PNG asylum camp

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 5:24
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia's parliament approves legislation allowing an offshore processing camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to begin receiving asylum seekers within weeks.
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Australia scandal claims Speaker

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14:57

The speaker of Australia's parliament resigns amid a continuing sex scandal, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government.
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Australia teen in poison charge

Monday, October 8th 2012, 4:20

Police in Australia say a 14-year-old girl has been charged with the attempted murder of two boys, allegedly using poisoned brownies.
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Aussies beat England in T20 final

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 12:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England fail in their bid to regain the Women's World Twenty20 title, losing by four runs to Australia in Colombo.
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Windies will win World T20, Gayle

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 9:07

Chris Gayle guarantees West Indies will win the World Twenty20 after their semi-final thrashing of Australia.
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Gayle powers Windies into final

Friday, October 5th 2012, 16:52

Chris Gayle hits 75 not out and Kieron Pollard a brutal 38 as West Indies thrash Australia to reach the World Twenty20 final.
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Aussies to play England in final

Friday, October 5th 2012, 12:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defending champions Australia beat West Indies by 28 runs to book a Women's World Twenty20 final meeting with England.
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VIDEO: Australia unveils 'super' telescope

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:30

Australia has launched one of the world's largest telescopes tasked with surveying outer space and probing the origins of stars and galaxies.
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Australia unveils radio telescope

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:14

Australia launches one of the world's fastest telescopes tasked with surveying outer space and probing the origins of stars and galaxies.
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