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News: Australia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Australia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Australia: news

Australian PM sets election date

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 3:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a snap general election for 21 August, predicting a close race between her Labor Party and the opposition.
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Afridi calls time on Test career

Friday, July 16th 2010, 15:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is to quit Test cricket after the second game of their series against Australia.
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North inspires Australia to win

Friday, July 16th 2010, 13:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Part-time spinner Marcus North takes six wickets as Australia complete a resounding 150-run victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's.
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Rio resumes Australia investment

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 8:18

Mining giant Rio Tinto invests $200m in expanding iron ore operations in Western Australia after a tax row is settled.
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Australia pegged back by Pakistan

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 18:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan fight back to restrict Australia to 229-9 on a truncated opening day of the first Test at Lord's.
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Crocodile gets snappy as drunk Australian tries to take a ride

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 13:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A drunk man in Australia survives being bitten by a huge salt water crocodile after he climbed into its enclosure and tried to ride it.
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Crocodile gets snappy as drunk Australian tries to take a ride

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 10:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A drunk man in Australia survives being bitten by a huge salt water crocodile after he climbed into its enclosure and tried to ride it.
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Gillard condemns Fiji expulsion

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 7:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls Fiji's expulsion of Australia's top diplomat "uncalled for and of grave concern".
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Fiji kicks out Australian envoy

Monday, July 12th 2010, 14:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

Fiji is due to kick out Australia's acting high commissioner Sarah Roberts, amid a years-long simmering row.
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East Timor rejects refugee centre

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:39
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor's parliament rejects a proposal by Australia's new PM that the tiny country hosts a refugee processing centre.
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Attack of the tomato killer? Australia probes poisoning mystery

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 16:00

Millions of vegetable seedlings have been poisoned at a nursery in northern Australia, police say.
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Miners restart Australia projects

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 9:28

Mining groups Xstrata and Rio Tinto say they will resume projects in Australia after a deal was agreed over tax rates.
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Umar Akmal stars in Pakistan win

Monday, July 5th 2010, 19:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Umar Akmal sets up a 23-run win for Pakistan over Australia in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in the UK.
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Indigenous Australians win battle

Monday, July 5th 2010, 7:09

Indigenous islanders in the Torres Strait celebrate Australia's largest ever marine rights victory, after a nine-year legal battle.
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Australia finish series with win

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia win the final one-day international at Lord's by 42 runs but England take the series 3-2.
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Australian 'Nazi' wins appeal bid

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 11:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Hungary Hungary

Alleged Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai wins a five-year battle against his extradition from Australia to his native Hungary.
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Australia priest jailed for abuse

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 8:24

A Catholic priest in Australia is sentenced to nearly 20 years in jail after admitting sex attacks on boys over nearly two decades.
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Indian-born 'Dr Death' is jailed

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

US doctor Jayant Patel is jailed for seven years in Australia, after being convicted of the manslaughter of three patients.
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Aussies prevent England whitewash

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia win the fourth one-day international by 78 runs to end England's eight-match winning streak.
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'Dr Death' convicted in Australia

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

US doctor Jayant Patel is found guilty of the manslaughter of three patients during his time as a surgeon in Australia.
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Australia's PM picks 'stable' cabinet

Monday, June 28th 2010, 6:03

Australia's new PM, Julia Gillard, appoints a cabinet with few changes, saying her focus is on stability.
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Bryant's Australia

Monday, June 28th 2010, 1:05

Game on - Julia Gillard gets down to business
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Australia PM backs Afghan mission

Friday, June 25th 2010, 11:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Australia's new PM, Julia Gillard, assures US President Barack Obama that she supports the military campaign in Afghanistan.
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Greer to Gillard

Friday, June 25th 2010, 7:18

The rise of women to Australia's ruling heights
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East Timor opens Canberra mission

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 9:28
related countries: East Timor East Timor
related places: Canberra

East Timor's President Jose Ramos Horta opens an embassy in Canberra - amid tensions over oil and gas in the Timor Sea.
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Cricket: England win ODI against Australia

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 21:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eoin Morgan hits an unbeaten 103 as England beat Australia by four wickets in the opening one-day international at the Rose Bowl.
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Australia's race law reinstated

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 9:33

Australia reinstates the race discrimination act, by extending controversial intervention powers to cover non-Aboriginal people.
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Australia mourns mining magnate

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 7:30

Australia mourns the mining magnate Ken Talbot who died in an African plane crash along with the entire board of his company.
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Ghana reprimand Muntari for rant

Monday, June 21st 2010, 17:37
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's Sulley Muntari is reprimanded for insulting his team-mates and coach after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Australia.
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Africa search for lost tycoon plane

Monday, June 21st 2010, 10:11

Australia says it will leave "no stone unturned" in the search for mining executives whose plane went missing in West Africa.
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Rugby U: Australia 20-21 England

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 11:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England earn their first victory in Australia since 2003, and only their third ever, to level the series in Sydney.
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Live - international rugby

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 7:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dunedin, Sydney

Martin Johnson's under pressure England side face Australia in Sydney after the All Blacks hammer Wales 42-9.
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Aussie Cahill given one-match ban

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 10:44
related countries: Germany Germany

Australia's Tim Cahill can still play in the World Cup after receiving a one-match ban for being sent off against Germany.
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Rugby: Australia hold on to beat England

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perth

England's pack threatens to earn them a remarkable victory in the first Test but Australia hold on to win in Perth despite being butchered in the scrum.
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International rugby as it happened

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 7:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perth

Australia beat England 27-17 in Perth after the All Blacks beat 14-man Ireland 66-28 in New Plymouth.
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Australia drops out of 2018 race

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's chances of hosting the 2018 World Cup are handed a boost as Australia drop out of the race in order to focus on the 2022 tournament.
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Australia summit tackles gambling

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 8:06
related places: Sydney

A summit takes place in Sydney to discuss ways of tackling Australia's high rates of addiction to gambling.
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Hape set for England Test debut

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 6:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bath, Perth

Former New Zealand rugby league international Shontayne Hape will make his England Test debut in Saturday's game against Australia in Perth.
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"Barrack" mugs withdrawn from Australia's parliament gift shop

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 9:01
related countries: United States United States

A gift shop at Australia's Parliament House withdraws 200 mugs marking US President Barack Obama's visit because of a spelling glitch.
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Australia move for asylum seekers

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 7:14
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia begins transferring dozens of asylum seekers from an overcrowded facility on Christmas Island.
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Japan asteroid probe aimed for Earth

Monday, June 7th 2010, 12:07

Japan's space probe Hayabusa, designed to return samples from an asteroid, is placed on course for a landing in Australia.
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Australia in sex-tourism campaign

Monday, June 7th 2010, 5:36

Australia launches a nation-wide advertising campaign to accompany tough new laws on sex tourism.
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Schiavone wins French Open title

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 15:19
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Francesca Schiavone beats Australia's Sam Stosur in the French Open final to become the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
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Stosur & Schiavone set for final

Friday, June 4th 2010, 16:51
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Australia's Sam Stosur and Italian Francesca Schiavone meet in the French Open final on Saturday with a first Grand Slam title on the line for both players.
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Stosur reaches French Open final

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 14:57
related countries: France France

Australia's Sam Stosur storms into her first Grand Slam final with a crushing win over fourth seed Jelena Jankovic at the French Open.
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Nadal coasts past Hewitt in Paris

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 18:32
related countries: France France
related places: Hewitt, Paris

Second seed Rafael Nadal makes comfortable progress into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-4 6-3 win over Australia's Lleyton Hewitt.
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Australia to act on Japan whaling

Friday, May 28th 2010, 7:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Australia says it will mount a legal bid at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, against Japan's whaling programme.
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Australia expels Israeli diplomat

Monday, May 24th 2010, 16:27
related countries: Israel Israel

Australia expels an Israel diplomat after a probe blames Israel for the use of forged passports in the murder of a Hamas operative.
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Federer overcomes Luczak in Paris

Monday, May 24th 2010, 12:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Roger Federer begins the defence of his French Open title with a 6-4 6-1 6-2 victory over Australia's Peter Luczak.
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Black-clad Ninjas chase off muggers in Australia

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 16:15
related places: Sydney

Members of a martial arts school in full ninja gear - chase away three men robbing a student in Sydney.
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Australian MP admits he may not always speak the 'gospel truth'

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 16:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An admission by Australia's opposition leader that he does not always speak the full truth deals a surprise gift to PM's Kevin Rudd's government.
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Mining cost

Monday, May 17th 2010, 23:30

Local residents fear Australia's mines leave them sick
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England 'deserve' world triumph

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 20:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Paul Collingwood says England's World Twenty20 triumph rivals the 2005 and 2009 Ashes Test series successes over Australia.
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England seal World Twenty20 title

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 18:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Australia to win the World Twenty20 in Barbados and secure their first victory in 35 years of ICC limited-over competitions.
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