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Australia asylum debate reignited

Monday, June 25th 2012, 4:02
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

The sinking of a boat carrying 200 asylum seekers last week near Christmas Island reignites debate over Australia's policy deadlock.
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Wales fail to earn '100% respect'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Leigh Halfpenny admits rugby's superpowers still do not fully respect Wales as they slump to a 3-0 series whitewash in Australia.
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Boats search for capsize missing

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

Rescuers search for dozens of people missing after a boat reportedly carrying migrants sank near Christmas Island off northern Australia.
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Assange 'abandoned by Australia'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 8:23
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he is seeking refuge in Ecuador's London embassy because his native Australia has abandoned him.
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Boat sinks near Australian island

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

Rescue efforts are under way after a boat believed to be carrying about 200 asylum-seekers capsized north of Christmas Island, Australian officials say.
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VIDEO: Perth surf skier survives shark attack

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 9:07
related places: Perth

Martin Kane a surf skier from Perth in western Australia was left shaken after being attacked by a shark not far from the shore.
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Wales keep faith with same side

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales keep faith with the side that lost the second Test in the final minute as they seek to avoid a series whitewash in Australia.
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Wales suffer Shingler injury blow

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flanker Aaron Shingler will return from Wales' tour to Australia as the Scarlets forward is suffering with a dead leg.
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Murdoch in $2bn CMH takeover bid

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 3:56

Rupert Murdoch's News Limited makes a $2bn bid for James Packer's Consolidated Media Holdings, a move which would strengthen his pay-TV holdings in Australia.
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Australia target ODI consistency

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia arrive on British soil with captain Michael Clarke saying they will have to be "at their best" to beat England.
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Australia media group cuts jobs

Monday, June 18th 2012, 2:54

Australia's Fairfax Media is to shed 1,900 jobs over three years and give two high-profile broadsheets a new "compact" format.
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Australia 25-23 Wales

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 11:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mike Harris's dramatic last-gasp penalty in the second Test denies Wales a first win over Australia in Australia for 43 years.
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Abuse report shocks Australia PM

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard expresses shock at a report detailing decades of sexual and other abuses in the country's armed forces.
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VIDEO: Australia to create largest marine park

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 8:30

Australia says it will create the world's largest network of marine parks ahead of the Rio+20 summit.
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Queen's list honours Rolf Harris

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 14:59

Artist and presenter Rolf Harris is awarded one of Australia's highest honours, the Order of Australia, as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
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VIDEO: Dingo caused Australia baby death

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian coroner has ruled that Azaria Chamberlain, a baby girl who disappeared from a beauty spot 32 years ago, was taken by a dingo or wild dog.
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Australia urges lawyer release

Monday, June 11th 2012, 7:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Australia calls for the release of ICC lawyer Melinda Taylor, who is being held in Libya after trying to meet Saif al-Islam, son of Muammar Gaddafi.
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Samsung sues patent commissioner

Friday, June 8th 2012, 14:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The South Korean tablet computer maker sues Australia's patent boss in the latest twist in its battle against Apple.
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Australia to lift Burma sanctions

Friday, June 8th 2012, 2:44
related countries: Burma Burma

Australia says it is lifting remaining travel and financial sanctions against Burma and pledges to double aid to the South East Asian nation by 2015.
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Australia's growth beats forecast

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 3:21

Australia's economy grew by more than expected in the first quarter of the year, allaying fears of a global slowdown hitting its growth.
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Eddie Mabo, the man who changed Australia

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 0:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

How one man changed Australian history
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Australia 6-9 Scotland

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greig Laidlaw knocks over a penalty in added on time as Scotland secure their first win in Australia since 1982.
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Australia lowers key rate to 3.5%

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 5:21

The Reserve Bank of Australia cuts interest rates for the second time in as many months amid concerns of a slowdown in the economy.
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Strokosch aims to upset Wallabies

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flanker Alasdair Strokosch believes Scotland can knock Australia out of their stride in New South Wales on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Hunting with real-life Crocodile Dundee

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 5:22

Saltwater crocodiles in Australia are a real threat to the humans, so conservationists seek to protect both humans and crocodiles, but it is a dangerous business as a BBC film crew discovers.
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Australia cricketers may strike

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 8:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's cricketers could boycott the one-day tour of England this summer in a dispute over pay.
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Trent Bridge to launch 2013 Ashes

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:28

England will begin their Ashes defence against Australia at Trent Bridge in July 2013 as the summer dates are released.
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Facebook cash image lures robbers

Monday, May 28th 2012, 9:56

Robbers visit a house in south-eastern Australia hours after a teenager posts an image on Facebook of a large sum of cash - taken at a different address.
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VIDEO: Sydney light show brings house down

Friday, May 25th 2012, 16:56

Spectacular light show illuminates the Sydney Opera House as part of Australia's Vivid Festival.
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Restraint urged amid PNG tensions

Friday, May 25th 2012, 4:33
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia and the Commonwealth call for restraint in Papua New Guinea amid escalating tensions over the leadership battle, as police block parliament.
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Rinehart 'world's richest woman'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 14:49

Australia's mining magnate Gina Rinehart has become the world's richest woman with assets of $28bn, a respected business magazine says.
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Australia denies Corby jail deal

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 3:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia says no deal was done to cut convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby's jail term in exchange for releasing Indonesian minors.
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China 'raises Australia-US ties'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 4:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China has raised concerns over growing military ties between Australia and the US, says the Australian foreign minister as he meets officials in Beijing.
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VIDEO: 'Climatic time machine' tests CO2 effect

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 6:49

The world's biggest open-air experiment to see what effects rising levels of carbon dioxide will have on our planet has begun in Australia.
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Australia lowers growth forecast

Friday, May 4th 2012, 4:30

The Reserve Bank of Australia lowers its growth forecast saying that consumer and business sentiment continue to be low.
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Toilet breaks world speed record

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 11:39

A new and unusual land speed record has been set in Australia - for the fastest motorised toilet.
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Australia in shock 0.5% rate cut

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 7:31

The Reserve Bank of Australia cuts interest rates by more than expected after economic conditions become weaker than forecast.
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Australia moves to protect koalas

Monday, April 30th 2012, 11:03

Australia lists the koala as a threatened species in parts of the country due to its dwindling population, officials say.
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Billionaire to build Titanic II

Monday, April 30th 2012, 4:33
related countries: China China

Clive Palmer, one of Australia's richest men, is commissioning a Chinese state-owned company to build a 21st Century version of the Titanic.
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Australia faces the end of Big Dry

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 15:12

Farmers brace for the official end of drought in Australia
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VIDEO: Australian koalas under threat

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 14:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Koalas could become listed as threatened species in certain areas of Australia due to development, mining and logging.
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Aussies seal W Indies series win

Friday, April 27th 2012, 17:07
related countries: Dominica Dominica

Australia wrap up a 75-run victory over West Indies on day five of the third and final Test in Dominica to win the series 2-0.
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India's hugging saint spreads love in in Australia

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 1:11

India's hugging saint spreads her love in Australia
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Men charged over penguin 'prank'

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 16:54

Two Welshmen are charged after a fairy penguin was taken from a theme park in Queensland, Australia.
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Australia's Speaker stands aside

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 9:13

Australia's parliamentary Speaker steps down amid claims of sexual harassment and fraud, putting Julia Gillard's fragile government under pressure.
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Studios lose landmark piracy suit

Friday, April 20th 2012, 7:36

An Australian High Court ruling deals a blow to major film and television studios in a landmark case over illegal video downloads.
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Howley to lead Wales in Australia

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 10:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales coach Warren Gatland will not travel to Australia this summer for three-Test tour, with Rob Howley taking temporary charge of team.
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California ends kangaroo reports

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:42

Reports on Australia's kangaroo harvest should be among those no longer required by law, California Governor Jerry Brown says.
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Gillard sets out Afghan exit plan

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 8:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Australia will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan earlier than planned, by the end of 2013.
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Australia eases Burma sanctions

Monday, April 16th 2012, 2:59
related countries: Burma Burma

Australia says it is lifting travel and financial restrictions against more than 200 Burmese nationals, including President Thein Sein.
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Cane toad cull held in Australia

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 3:56

Thousands of volunteers in Australia are taking part in a massive cull of cane toads, which are regarded as poisonous pests.
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Wounded Pendleton wins world gold

Friday, April 6th 2012, 13:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Melbourne

Track cyclist Victoria Pendleton overcomes a bruising collision with Australia's Anna Meares to win world sprint gold in Melbourne.
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Australia warns on PNG poll delay

Friday, April 6th 2012, 2:55
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia expresses concern at a decision in Papua New Guinea to delay elections by six months, amid an ongoing political crisis in PNG.
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First US Marines arrive in Darwin

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 3:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Darwin

Some 200 US Marines, the first contingent of up to 2,500 to be deployed in northern Australia, arrive in Darwin as the two sides deepen defence ties.
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Australia woos skilled US workers

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 7:26
related countries: United States United States

Australia plans to make it easier for US construction workers to move to Australia by changing assessment rules.
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iPad refunds offered in Australia

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Apple

US technology firm Apple offers to refund Australian customers who felt misled about the 4G capabilities of the new iPad.
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Fans embrace Susan Boyle musical

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Newcastle

A musical based on the life of singer Susan Boyle receives its premiere in Newcastle, with fans travelling from as far as Australia and the US to attend.
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Australia coy on US spy base plan

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:30
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United States United States

Australia plays down a report it plans to allow a US air base on islands in the Indian Ocean, calling such a move "down the track".
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Six held in Australia trafficking

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 2:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police in Thailand and Australia arrest six people believed to be part of a human trafficking network, following a year-long operation.
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Dolphin society is run by 'gangs'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 0:33

Bottlenose dolphins in Australia organise their complex society into gang-like groups of males, according to scientists.
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The quest to beat floodwaters in Australia

Monday, March 26th 2012, 23:33

How engineers in Australia are trying to beat the floods
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Gatland offered Lions coach role

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 18:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales coach Warren Gatland is offered the job to coach the British and Irish Lions on their 2013 tour to Australia, BBC Sport understands.
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US warning on North Korea rocket

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Philippines Philippines, United States United States

A senior US official says a North Korean rocket launch may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an Australian newspaper reports.
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