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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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Bushfire ends tree-sitter's protest

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:30

An anti-logging campaigner in Australia who spent 15 months living on a platform high up a eucalyptus tree is forced down by a bushfire.
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N Korea ramps up nuclear rhetoric

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Canberra

North Korea vows to exercise its "right to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike" against the US, as the UN prepares to vote on fresh sanctions.
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India drop Sehwag from Test squad

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 8:12
related countries: India India

India drop veteran opener Virender Sehwag for the two remaining Tests of their series with Australia.
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Native frogs beat invasive toads

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 3:10

The tadpoles of Australia's native frogs can outcompete invasive toads, scientists say.
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Miners fired for doing Harlem Shake

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:50

Up to 15 miners in Australia have been fired after performing a version of the Harlem Shake underground and posting a video of it online.
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Pujara, Vijay put India in control

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:41
related countries: India India

Cheteshwar Pujara's 204 puts India in control of the second Test against Australia, despite a tail-end collapse.
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Australia fast-track Ashes bowler

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 13:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Australia try to fast-track the citizenship application of Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed ahead of this summer's Ashes.
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Australia's new non-drinking puritans

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 1:29

Australia's new non-drinking puritans
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Cyclone Rusty hits west Australia

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 10:05

Tropical cyclone Rusty hits the town of Pardoo in the coast of Western Australia, but spares the major iron base at Port Hedland.
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VIDEO: Australia braced for Cyclone Rusty

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 13:25

People on Australia's north-west coast are bracing themselves for the arrival of tropical Cyclone Rusty, with forecasters predicting winds of more than 170 km (106 miles) an hour
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India complete win over Australia

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 7:27

India wrap up an eight-wicket win over Australia on the final day in Chennai, the first of the four-Test series.
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Henriques delays Australia defeat

Monday, February 25th 2013, 13:23
related countries: India India

Debutant Moises Henriques hits an unbeaten 75 as Australia close 40 runs ahead of India in the first Test in Chennai.
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Dhoni double ton puts India ahead

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 12:50
related countries: India India

An unbeaten double century from Mahendra Dhoni puts India 135 ahead of Australia at 515-8 after day three of the first Test.
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Australia's good life comes at a price

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 2:13

What the humble lime says about Australia's high cost of living
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VIDEO: Two deaths in Australia flooding

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 14:23

Two people have died in heavy flooding in south east Australia.
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Tendulkar inspires India recovery

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 12:58
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar hits an unbeaten 71 as India close day two of the first Test 198 behind Australia at 182-3.
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VIDEO: Swimmers sorry for 'bonding' ritual

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 10:54

Members of Australia's Olympic swimming team have admitted to using sleeping medication Stilnox during a "bonding" session before the Games last year.
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Australia swim team used sedative

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 7:20

Members of Australia's Olympic swimming team say they used sedatives and played pranks during a "bonding" session before the Games.
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VIDEO: Don't jump! Kangaroo on a ledge

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 12:36
related places: Melbourne

A kangaroo has been rescued after spending two hours high up on a ledge in Melbourne, Australia.
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Is Australian sport badly broken?

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 5:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Damning reports put Australia's athletes in the spotlight
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Australia Olympic swim team 'toxic'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 5:08

Australia's 2012 Olympic swimmers existed within a "toxic" team culture that led to bullying and misuse of prescription drugs, a report finds.
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New Zealand acts on tobacco packets

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 4:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand says it will put all tobacco products into plain packaging, following the landmark move by Australia last year.
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Drummer's flying fear disrupts tour

Monday, February 18th 2013, 7:38

Blink-182's Travis Barker says he won't travel to Australia because he is still suffering the effects of a near-fatal plane crash in 2008.
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Fields revels in historic hat-trick

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 20:32

Australia captain Jodie Fields says victory over West Indies in the Women's World Cup final completed a "great piece of history".
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Australia win Women's World Cup

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 16:19

Ellyse Perry inspires Australia to their sixth Women's World Cup with a 114-run victory over West Indies in Mumbai.
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Malaysia deportation irks Australia

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 14:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

Australian PM Julia Gillard says she is "surprised and disappointed" by Malaysia's deportation of visiting Senator Nick Xenophon.
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VIDEO: Kangaroos delay golf tournament

Friday, February 15th 2013, 14:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Kangaroos interrupted play during the first round of the Women's Australian Open tournament in Canberra on Thursday.
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Lydia Ko, 15, cards round of 63

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Lydia Ko, 15, cards a 10-under-par 63 in her opening round at the Australian Women's Open in Canberra.
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Australia passes indigenous bill

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 6:02

Australia's lower house unanimously passes a bill recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples as the country's first inhabitants.
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Gatland wary of England overload

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lions coach Warren Gatland believes selecting too many English players for the Australia tour could bring extra pressure.
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RBA sells note printing unit stake

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 3:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Reserve Bank of Australia agrees to sell its stake in currency printing firm Securency International to UK-based Innovia Film.
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Australia home loan approvals slide

Monday, February 11th 2013, 4:03

Home loan approvals in Australia decline for a third straight month despite moves by the central bank to lower the cost of borrowing.
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England slip to Australia defeat

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer an agonising two-run defeat by Australia that leaves their Women's World Cup hopes in the balance.
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Australia collects $130m mining tax

Friday, February 8th 2013, 6:32

Australia's revenue collection from its controversial mining tax falls well short of initial expectations, Treasurer Wayne Swan announces.
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Visa sued by Australia regulator

Monday, February 4th 2013, 6:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission sues credit card company Visa for alleged misuse of market power.
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Australia protests over whaling ship

Friday, February 1st 2013, 3:15
related countries: Japan Japan, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Australia protests to Japan after a vessel from its whaling fleet entered Australia's exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean.
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Gillard sets Australia poll date

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 5:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a general election for 14 September, announcing the vote eight months in advance.
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Rescuers battle Australia floods

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 17:20
related places: Bundaberg

Rescue workers in Australia are working to help people affected by floods which have inundated two eastern states.
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VIDEO: Rescuers battle Australia floods

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 1:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Oswald

At least four people have died as the Australian state of Queensland suffers flooding in the wake of tropical cyclone Oswald.
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Australia faces flood 'crisis'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 14:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian state of Queensland is facing a "major flood crisis" its premier warns, as rescuers attempt to reach hundreds of trapped people.
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England complete series whitewash

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 22:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

England captain Pamela Cookey predicts a bright future for the sport after their series whitewash over Australia.
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Thomas still ahead in Australia

Friday, January 25th 2013, 7:39

Britain's Geraint Thomas maintains his five-second overall lead after the fourth stage at the Tour Down Under.
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VIDEO: Gary the Goat walks free from court

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 10:49
related places: Sydney

A magistrate in Australia has dismissed charges against a man who was fined after his goat ate flowers outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
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Thomas storms into Australia lead

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 7:26

Geraint Thomas out-sprints his rivals to win stage two of the Tour Down Under and take the outright lead.
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Court clears goat of flower crime

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 4:44
related places: Sydney

A magistrate in Australia dismisses charges against a man fined for letting his goat eat flowers and grass outside a museum in Sydney.
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Lost indigenous language revived in Australia

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 0:35

A lost indigenous tongue is revived in Australia
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VIDEO: Swimmer filmed wrestling with shark

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man from Wales has been caught on film helping to move a six-foot long shark off the coast of Australia.
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Cruise ship rescues French sailor

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 12:25
related countries: France France, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

A French sailor who had spent three days adrift in a life raft in the Southern Ocean off the coast of Tasmania in Australia is rescued by a cruise ship.
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Sydney bakes on its hottest day

Friday, January 18th 2013, 12:07
related places: Sydney

Sydney experiences its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching 45.8C, as bushfires leave one man dead in Victoria.
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Amateur finds massive gold nugget

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:15
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

An amateur prospector in Australia's Victoria state unearths a massive gold nugget with an estimated value of more than A$300,000 ($315,000: £197,000).
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Australia PM praises fire crews

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 6:39

Australia's PM Julia Gillard praises fire crews tackling ferocious wildfires in New South Wales, saying it is "incredible" no lives have been lost.
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Why do we get Australia so wrong?

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 0:28

Does the rest of the world misunderstand Australia?
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Australian Open day two round-up

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 4:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles

Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams are among the early winners on day two of the Australia Open.
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Monday, January 14th 2013, 20:38
related countries: India India

Far from being cut off from the rest of the world, Australia experienced a migration from India about 4,000 years ago, a study suggests.
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Bushfire damages NSW observatory

Monday, January 14th 2013, 6:46

A major bushfire destroys at least 33 homes in New South Wales and damages an observatory home to Australia's largest telescope.
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