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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

Ponting captaincy backed by Warne

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 13:16
related countries: India India

Shane Warne backs Australia captain Ricky Ponting ahead of the Ashes, despite criticising his tactics during last week's loss to India.
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Australian toads evolving into 'super-invaders'

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 7:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Scientists have identified a "runaway evolutionary effect" that could be speeding up the cane toad invasion in Australia.
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Pope names first Australian saint

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 10:13
related places: Melbourne

Pope Benedict XVI officially recognises Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, a Melbourne-born nun who worked with needy children.
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Pope canonises first Australian saint

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 10:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

Pope Benedict XVI has officially recognised Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, a Melbourne-born nun who worked with needy children.
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India & Australia are washed out

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 5:54
related countries: India India

Rain washes out the first one-day international between India and Australia in Kochi.
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Australia's first saint to be canonised

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 7:50

Australia's first saint - a 19th-century nun who was briefly excommunicated is to receive official recognition.
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Australia denies Games vandalism

Friday, October 15th 2010, 7:42

Australia denies accusations that its athletes participating in the Delhi Commonwealth Games vandalised their tower in the athletes' village.
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Aussies thrash India to take gold

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 8:44
related countries: India India

Jason Wilson and Luke Doerner both score twice as Australia thrash hosts India 8-0 in the final of the men's hockey.
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Tendulkar rested for one-dayers

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 7:25
related countries: India India

India omit Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and five other players from their squad for the three-match one-day series against Australia.
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Australia's women beat Kiwis to win hockey gold

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 9:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's women beat New Zealand on penalties to win a thrilling Commonwealth hockey final, while England win bronze.
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India beat Aussies to win series

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 9:27
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Debutant Cheteshwar Pujara strikes a confident 72 as India ease to a seven-wicket win over Australia in Bangalore to complete a 2-0 series victory.
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Tendulkar racks up 49th Test ton

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:42
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Sachin Tendulkar scores his 49th Test century as India pile on the runs to fight back on day three of the second Test against Australia in Bangalore.
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Australia reach hockey final

Monday, October 11th 2010, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia produce an excellent defensive display to deny England's women's hockey team a place in the Commonwealth Games final with a 1-0 win.
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Fresh probe into dingo baby case

Monday, October 11th 2010, 10:16

Thirty years after the disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain, whose parents always claimed she was taken by a dingo, Australia is preparing a new inquest to try to resolve the question.
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Fresh probe into dingo baby case

Monday, October 11th 2010, 9:36

Australia is preparing a new inquest into the 1980 disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain, whose parents have claimed she was taken by a dingo.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Eight

Monday, October 11th 2010, 3:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland win shooting gold, Northern Ireland enjoy boxing success and England pick up three athletics medals but lose to Australia in the women's hockey semis on day eight of the Commonwealth Games.
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India thrash Pakistan in hockey

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 15:05
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India beat arch rivals Pakistan 7-4 in the men's hockey to set up a semi-final against England, while a crucial error sees Australia miss out on shooting bronze.
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Tendulkar reaches Test milestone

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 13:14
related countries: India India

India's Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first batsman to pass 14,000 Test runs although Australia are on top after day two of the second Test.
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BHP-Rio Australia deal 'at risk'

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 6:14

Plans by Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to merge their iron ore operations in Australia are facing collapse, reports suggest.
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Laxman sees India to dramatic win

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 9:13
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

VVS Laxman strikes a superb unbeaten 73 as India fight back from the brink of defeat to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling first Test in Mohali.
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Hilfenhaus sets up tense finale

Monday, October 4th 2010, 13:06
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus takes three quick wickets late on the fourth day to boost Australia's chances of winning the first Test against India in Mohali.
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Australia hit back against India

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 11:49
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina put on 124 for India before Mitchell Johnson's five wickets give Australia a slim lead in the first Test.
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Watson hits century against India

Friday, October 1st 2010, 12:16
related countries: India India

Shane Watson scores his second Test century but Australia are grateful for three dropped catches as they end day one of the first Test against India on 224-5.
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Australian TV model show crowns wrong winner

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 16:56

The wrong winner is crowned on TV show Australia's Next Top Model during a live TV final, but the mistake is rectified minutes later.
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Australia's hung parliament opens

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 4:17
related places: Canberra

Australia's new parliament opens in the capital Canberra, following the country's closest election in 70 years.
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Panesar & Tremlett in Ashes squad

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 13:33

Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett win much-coveted places in the Ashes squad to tour Australia this winter.
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Detainees end Sydney roof protest

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 10:43
related places: Sydney

Nine asylum seekers from Sri Lanka end their rooftop protest at a Sydney detention centre after 29 hours.
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Yuvraj dropped from India squad

Monday, September 20th 2010, 13:37
related countries: India India

Middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh is dropped from India's Test squad for their home series against Australia in October.
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Oprah sends audience to Australia

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 8:52
related countries: United States United States

US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey surprised 300 members of her audience after announcing she was sending them on a trip to Australia.
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Gillard sworn in as Australian PM

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 6:24

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been sworn into office, becoming the first woman elected to the post in the nation's history.
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Australia bans euthanasia advert

Monday, September 13th 2010, 8:57

Australia bans a television advertisement in favour of euthanasia - the first in more than a decade to challenge a legal ban on the practice.
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Australian PM names new cabinet

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 4:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard names her new cabinet, with her predecessor Kevin Rudd landing the foreign ministry.
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Australia, NZ top 'giving' index

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 9:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand top the table in the largest ever study into global charitable behaviour, but some poor countries also scoring high.
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Key Asian interest rates on hold

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 6:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The cost of borrowing in Australia stays at 4.5% and Japan at near zero amid continuing global economic uncertainty.
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Macquarie shares down on warning

Monday, September 6th 2010, 8:26

Shares in Australia's biggest investment bank, Macquarie Group, suffer a sharp fall after it issues a profits warning.
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Australia edge Boks in thriller

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 17:06

Australia edge a classic Tri-Nations encounter in Bloemfontein, a last-ditch penalty from Kurtley Beale settling the outcome in favour of the visitors.
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Hogan given leave to return to US

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 8:26
related countries: United States United States

Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan reaches an agreement with tax authorities in Australia allowing him to return to his home in the US.
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Surgery rules Onions out of Ashes

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 15:47

England and Durham pace bowler Graham Onions to miss the Ashes series against Australia this winter because of a back operation.
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Independent Wilkie backs Gillard

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 8:03

One of four key independent lawmakers endorses Australian PM Julia Gillard, leaving her just two seats short of the majority needed to form the next government.
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Australian economy doubles pace

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 8:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's economy grew for its sixth straight quarter hitting 1.2% thanks to high demand for commodities.
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Asylum seeker unrest in Australia

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 7:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Darwin

Dozens of asylum seekers briefly break out of a detention centre in the Australian city of Darwin to hold a protest against their treatment.
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Australian PM rejects new vote

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 4:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

As vote-counting continues, Australia's PM Julia Gillard rejects idea of a new vote and promises stable government.
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'Spiderman' climbs again in Sydney

Monday, August 30th 2010, 13:14
related countries: France France
related places: Sydney

A French climber, known as 'Spiderman', is facing charges after scaling a 57-storey building in Australia.
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First Aboriginal MP for Australia

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 15:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Aboriginal man wins a seat in Australia's House of Representatives, becoming the first indigenous person to do so in the country's history.
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Talks begin after Australia poll

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 7:40

Three independent MPs who may hold the balance of power following Saturday's inconclusive election in Australia say they will negotiate as a bloc.
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Butt sounds England Ashes warning

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 10:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England must improve their bowling to stand a realistic chance of beating Australia in the Ashes this winter, says Pakistan captain Salman Butt.
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Australia PM seeks coalition rule

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 9:44

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard contacts independent candidates as she begins trying to form a government after an inconclusive vote.
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Australia set for hung parliament

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 14:49

Australia appears to be heading for its first hung parliament in 70 years, with PM Julia Gillard and her main rival failing to win a majority.
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Crocodile Harry to pick Aussie poll win

Friday, August 20th 2010, 2:25

A crocodile in Australia is to give a snap prediction for this weekend's election, mimicking Paul the Octopus' World Cup football feats.
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Australian election on knife edge

Friday, August 20th 2010, 1:51

Campaigning in Australia's national elections enters its last day with the two main parties neck and neck.
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Stopping the boats

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 7:21

Why asylum is Australia's 'toxic' election issue
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No niqab for witness, judge rules

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 5:22

A court in Australia says a Muslim woman must remove her full veil while giving evidence in a fraud case.
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Fatal shark attack in Australia

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 7:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man surfing off the coast of Western Australia dies of injuries sustained from a shark attack.
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Gillard eyes Australian republic

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 7:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia should become a republic when Queen Elizabeth II dies, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says, just days ahead of a general election.
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It's quiz time!

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 23:34

Beer taster, koala catcher - why does Australia want you?
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