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VIDEO: Animals hosed down in Australia heat

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 14:26

As temperatures soared across many of the southern states of Australia, animals at Melbourne Zoo were given a hose down.
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Aussies out to deny Tendulkar ton

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 6:54
related countries: India India
related places: Sydney

Mike Hussey says Australia are determined not to let Sachin Tendulkar score a historic 100th international century for India in the second Test in Sydney.
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VIDEO: Anti-whaling ship stranded off Australia

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 14:27

An anti-whaling ship is being towed to safety after being stranded off the western coast of Australia.
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VIDEO: Yacht race result still uncertain

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 15:50
related places: Hobart, Sydney

Australia's Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race has ended in controversy with organisers still unsure over who actually won the race.
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Hussey's 79 gives Australia hope

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 8:33
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Fifteen wickets fall for 274 runs on day three of the first Test between Australia and India in Melbourne, leaving the game evenly poised.
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VIDEO: Train derailed in Australia flood

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 8:46

A freight train has been derailed and two people were swept from their car in flooding that struck Australia's Northern Territories.
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Tendulkar short of landmark ton

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 8:08
related countries: India India

India's Sachin Tendulkar is still seeking a historic 100th international century after being dismissed for 73 on the second day of the first Test against Australia.
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Train derailed in Australia flood

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 3:32

A train is derailed and two people are swept from their car in Australia's flood-affected Northern Territory, hit by Tropical Cyclone Grant.
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Australia hit back against India

Monday, December 26th 2011, 10:35
related countries: India India

Brad Haddin and Peter Siddle help Australia recover on an even opening day of the Boxing Day Test against India in Melbourne.
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VIDEO: Art on an Australian Outback train

Monday, December 26th 2011, 10:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Perth, Sydney

Greg Fisher is a train manager on a line which crosses Australia from Sydney to Perth
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India's last cricket frontier

Monday, December 26th 2011, 0:24
related countries: India India

Can Indian cricket remove its Australia tour curse?
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VIDEO: S Africa's bid to host huge telescope

Sunday, December 25th 2011, 14:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa and Australia are the last two remaining countries in the shortlist to host the Square Kilometre Array telescope.
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Gloucester Coal in China takeover

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 4:24
related countries: China China

The largest shareholder in Australia's Gloucester Coal agrees a takeover by China's Yanzhou Coal Mining, clearing the way for the deal.
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Ponting keeps spot as duo dropped

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 8:35
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Australia drop batsmen Phillip Hughes and Usman Khawaja for the Boxing Day Test against India at Melbourne, but Ricky Ponting keeps his place with uncapped opener Ed Cowan set for his debut.
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Monday, December 19th 2011, 4:45
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia sends rescue vessels to help search for scores of people believed missing after a boat carrying asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia.
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Canada under fire over Kyoto exit

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 18:40
related countries: Canada Canada, France France, Japan Japan
related places: Kyoto, Ottawa

France, China and Japan criticise Canada for formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, but Australia defends Ottawa's decision.
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Kiwis edge Australia in thriller

Monday, December 12th 2011, 6:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hobart

New Zealand beat Australia by seven runs in Hobart, to record their first victory over them on Australian soil since 1985 and draw the Test series 1-1.
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VIDEO: Shark attack surfer's 'lucky escape'

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 16:42

A man has escaped with only minor injuries after he was attacked by a shark while surfing off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.
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Skywatchers enjoy lunar eclipse

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 17:22

Skywatchers enjoy the last total lunar eclipse before 2014, with Australia, Asia and North America enjoying the best views.
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VIDEO: 'Nazi' extradition case in court

Friday, December 9th 2011, 2:19
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Perth

Australia's high court is set to decide whether Charles Zentai, a 90-year-old man from Perth, can be extradited to Hungary on war crime allegations.
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Australia lifts Samsung sales ban

Friday, December 9th 2011, 1:42

Australia's high court clears the way for Samsung to begin selling its Galaxy tablet, rejecting a bid by Apple to extend a temporary ban.
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Big search for Australia fugitive

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police step up their search for a fugitive, Malcolm Naden, who has been on the run for seven years after allegedly killing a woman.
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AUDIO: Former stalker: 'It was like an impulse'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former stalker from Australia speaks about her experience of stalking and why she thinks the new National Stalking Clinic for England and Wales is a good idea.
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Police boss jailed for drug plot

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 9:43

A former senior policeman is jailed for 22 years after being convicted of trying to smuggle banned substances into Australia.
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Gang boss murderer gets 32 years

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 2:57

A serving prisoner who beat to death one of Australia's most notorious criminals, Carl Williams, is sentenced to 32 years without parole.
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Australian faces 500 Saudi lashes

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 7:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Canberra

Saudi Arabian judges sentence an Australian man to 500 lashes and a year in prison after convicting him of blasphemy, Canberra officials say.
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Australia cuts cost of borrowing

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 5:27

Australia's central bank cuts interest rates in an effort to encourage economic growth, as the global economy slows.
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Pakistan seeks Australia uranium

Monday, December 5th 2011, 8:25
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it should be allowed access to uranium from Australia, after a long-standing ban on exporting the substance to India was overturned.
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India welcomes uranium ban lift

Monday, December 5th 2011, 4:28
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Delhi welcomes Australia's governing Labor party's decision to overturn its long-standing ban on exporting uranium to India.
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VIDEO: Great Barrier Reef particles frozen

Monday, December 5th 2011, 4:02

Scientists in Australia have succeeded, for the first time, in freezing particles from the Great Barrier Reef.
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Pattinson sets up Australia win

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 8:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Debutant seamer James Pattinson's five-wicket haul inspires Australia to a nine-wicket win against New Zealand in the first Test at the Gabba.
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Australia uranium ban overturned

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 4:54
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Australia's governing Labor party overturns its ban on uranium exports to India, despite Delhi's refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Wales 18-24 Australia

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 19:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Shane Williams ends his memorable Test career with an injury-time try as Wales lose to Australia in Cardiff.
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VIDEO: Australia's Labor for gay marriage

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 16:01

Australia's governing Labor party has voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
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Live - Wales v Australia

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Wing Shane Williams scores in his final international apperance but Wales lose 18-24 to Australia in Cardiff.
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Australia Labor for gay marriage

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 4:47

Australia's governing Labor party votes to support same-sex marriage, although its MPs will be allowed a free vote on the issue in parliament.
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Tobacco firm in Australia dispute

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 13:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Tobacco

Tobacco firm British American Tobacco begins a legal challenge to stop the Australian government from making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes.
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Minogue enters Aria hall of fame

Monday, November 28th 2011, 11:32
related places: Sydney

Kylie Minogue and children's entertainers The Wiggles are inducted into the Aria Awards hall of fame in Sydney, Australia.
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VIDEO: Australian town cut off by floods

Monday, November 28th 2011, 10:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Wee Waa

Nearly two thousand people in the small town of Wee Waa, in south-eastern Australia have been cut off by flooding.
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Scuba helps man escape bushfire

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:08

A man who stayed behind to fire-proof his house from a bushfire in Australia survives by using scuba gear and his neighbour's pool.
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Australia releases asylum seekers

Friday, November 25th 2011, 9:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia begins releasing asylum seekers from detention into communities, following the collapse of its "Malaysia swap" plan.
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Wrong twin aborted in Australia

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 10:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An investigation is under way at an Australian hospital after staff treating a woman carrying twin boys accidentally terminated the wrong foetus.
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Fire crews battle Australia blaze

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 0:58

Fire crews are battling to douse a bushfire which burnt through a town in Western Australia, destroying more than 20 homes.
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Why are so many Britons leaving Australia?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 17:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why are British people quitting Australia in droves?
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Arthur named Australia head coach

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 8:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia name South African Mickey Arthur as their new head coach, the first foreigner to hold the role.
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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 22 November

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:59

Sportsday Live featuring the latest on Tuesday's Champions League games, tennis news from the ATP World Tour Finals and more on Australia's new cricket coach Mickey Arthur.
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Australia tie series in thriller

Monday, November 21st 2011, 17:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia beat South Africa by two wickets on the final day to level their two-match series 1-1.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday, November 21st 2011, 8:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to the weekend's football and all the action and reaction from the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Australia sued over cigarette law

Monday, November 21st 2011, 7:56

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is suing the Australian government over a new law making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes from December 2012.
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Australia bid to level SA series

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 17:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia will begin the final day of the second Test on 142-3, chasing 310 to tie the series with South Africa.
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Live - England v Australia

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 17:17

England take on Australia in the Four Nations final at Elland Road.
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Steyn checks Australia progress

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's bowlers prevent Australia building a healthy lead after the tourists make an impressive start to day two of the second Test.
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SA collapse puts Aussies on top

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Jacques Kallis passes 12,000 runs before South Africa collapse to 266 all out on day one of the second Test against Australia
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Obama vows Asia-Pacific priority

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific, Asia

US President Barack Obama tells Australia's parliament he has made the Asia-Pacific region a "top priority", in comments seen as aimed at China.
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US to send marines to Australia

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 10:52
related countries: United States United States

The US is to begin deploying 2,500 military personnel to Australia to boost security in the Pacific region, President Obama says on a visit.
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Australia jail hostage drama ends

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 5:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Hobart

Two staff members at a prison in the Australian city of Hobart are freed unharmed, hours after inmates took them hostage.
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VIDEO: Migrating whale numbers hit 50-year high

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:54
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The migrating whales travel on a 5,000km round trip to give birth off the coast of Australia before heading back to Antarctica to their main feeding grounds.
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Woods' woes return in Australia

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 8:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Tiger Woods suffers a disappointing third round at the Australian Open, shooting a three-over round of 75 to trail Australian leader John Senden by six shots.
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SA rout Aussies by eight wickets

Friday, November 11th 2011, 20:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla both hit centuries to help guide South Africa to an eight-wicket win over Australia inside three days in the first Test.
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VIDEO: Australia bans cigarette branding

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 16:15

Australia has become the first country in the world to ban all branding on cigarette packets. From next year cigarettes will be sold in plain packaging, with graphic photographs of smoking related illnesses.
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