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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

Gayle ton keeps Australia at bay

Monday, December 7th 2009, 8:28

Chris Gayle's 11th Test century gives West Indies a 296-run lead over Australia with one day remaining in the second Test.
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Emergency water for Queensland

Monday, December 7th 2009, 3:56

Emergency water supplies are delivered to Australia's Queensland state, with reservoirs feared to be running dry.
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'One-ders' chosen as 2010s name

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 17:48

The decade starting in 2010 should be called the "One-ders", according to the winner of a naming contest in Australia.
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Australian Senate rejects Rudd climate plan

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 10:37

Australia's Senate has voted down Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's flagship policy on climate change for a second time.
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Australia vote deals climate law blow

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 11:31

Australia's opposition elects climate change sceptic Tony Abbott as leader, dealing a blow to plans for a carbon trading law.
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Third rate increase for Australia

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 7:13

Australia raises interest rates for a third successive month, as the country's economy continues to recover.
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The latest in panda comfort - refrigerated rocks

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 8:39
related countries: China China

Two giant pandas from China are welcomed in Australia with a police escort as they start a 10-year stay.
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Australia emissions plan in chaos

Friday, November 27th 2009, 8:33

Plans for a new law on carbon emissions trading in Australia are thrown into chaos by an opposition revolt.
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Australian state bans jump racing

Friday, November 27th 2009, 4:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Steeplechase and hurdle racing in Australia's state of Victoria will be banned in 2010, prompted by 20 deaths of horses in two years.
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Katich knock puts Aussies on top

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 8:41

Simon Katich's 92 sees Australia reach 322-5 after day one of the first Test against the West Indies.
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Australia v West Indies latest score

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 17:46
related places: Brisbane

Australia take on the West Indies in the first Test match in Brisbane
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Australia v West Indies latest score

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 17:46
related places: Perth

Latest score as Australia take on the West Indies in the third Test match in Perth.
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Australia v West Indies latest score

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 17:46
related places: Adelaide

Latest score as Australia take on the West Indies in the second Test match in Adelaide.
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RIP Lucky - world's oldest sheep is killed by heatwave

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 12:11

Lucky, the world's oldest sheep, has died at the age of 23 - twice the normal life expectancy - after a record heatwave in Australia.
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Australia PM urges carbon deal

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 4:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government strikes a deal with opposition leaders on a revised carbon emissions trading scheme.
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Clashes at Australia refugee camp

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 2:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Christmas Island Christmas Island, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Clashes erupt between Sri Lankan and Afghan refugees at Australia's Christmas Island immigration centre.
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Scotland 9-8 Australia

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland end a 27-year losing run against Australia as an awesome defensive performance sets up a 9-8 victory at Murrayfield.
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Scotland stun Australia with win

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 19:10

Scotland end a 16-match losing run against Australia as an awesome defensive performance sets up a 9-8 victory over the Wallabies at Murrayfield.
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Live - autumn international rugby

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 13:51
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Fiji Fiji, Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff, Twickenham

Scotland play Australia and Ireland take on Fiji after England are beaten 6-19 by the All Blacks at Twickenham and Wales see off Argentina 33-16 in Cardiff.
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Second separated twin out of coma

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 12:00

The second conjoined twin separated by doctors in Australia this week wakes from an induced coma.
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Australia mulls Scientology probe

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 7:44

Australia's PM is to consider an inquiry into Scientology after a senator alleges it is a criminal organisation.
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Australia issues top fire alert

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 13:34

Officials in southern Australia issue a "catastrophic" fire warning for the first time, during a heat wave in the south of the country.
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Conjoined twins op 'successful'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 4:28
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Twin Bangladeshi girls who were joined at the head are both "very well" after a 25-hour operation to separate them, say doctors.
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Australia 'sorry' for child abuse

Monday, November 16th 2009, 10:46

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologises to the hundreds of thousands of children abused or neglected in state care.
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Afghan migrants held in Indonesia

Monday, November 16th 2009, 6:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Indonesia Indonesia

Police on the Indonesian island of Java detain about 40 Afghan migrants about to board a boat heading for Australia.
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Irish battle to draw with Aussies

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 16:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll marks his 100th Test cap with a last-minute try to help Ireland salvage a 20-20 draw against Australia at Croke Park.
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Live - Ireland v Australia

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 14:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll wins his 100th Test cap as Six Nations champions Ireland take on Australia at Croke Park.
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Australia crush England in final

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia secure the Four Nations title with a thrilling 46-16 victory over England at Elland Road.
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Live - England 16-14 Australia

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 18:49

England take on Australia in the final of the Four Nations at Elland Road in Leeds.
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Australia 'Nazi case' extradition

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 16:27
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Australia's government approves the extradition to Hungary of 88-year-old alleged Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai.
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Surprise rise in Australian jobs

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 7:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A surprisingly strong increase in Australia's October jobs figures leads to talk of a December interest rate rise.
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Koalas 'could face extinction'

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 11:34

Australia's koalas could be wiped out within 30 years unless the government takes urgent action, conservationists warn.
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Australia tackles refugee source

Monday, November 9th 2009, 15:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Australia agree to set up a joint mechanism to tackle the problem of people smuggling.
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Apple iPhone infected by new variant of 'Rickrolling'

Monday, November 9th 2009, 10:08

A self-propagating program that infects the Apple iPhone is discovered spreading amongst handsets in Australia.
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Australia tackles refugee source

Monday, November 9th 2009, 4:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia's foreign minister visits Sri Lanka to try to tackle the source of a growing refugee problem.
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W Australia sea level rising fast

Monday, November 9th 2009, 4:22

Rising sea levels in Australia are worst in the west, where they are double the world average, new figures reveal.
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Aussies seal series win in India

Sunday, November 8th 2009, 10:52
related countries: India India

Doug Bollinger takes 5-35 as Australia beat India by six wickets to take a winning 4-2 lead in their one-day series.
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Live - Wales 9-19 New Zealand

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff, Twickenham

Wales take on the All Blacks in Cardiff after England lose 18-9 to Australia at Twickenham.
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Australia raises growth forecasts

Friday, November 6th 2009, 10:04

The Reserve Bank of Australia says the country is growing faster than it had expected.
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India lose despite Tendulkar ton

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 17:10
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar's dazzling 175 fails to stop Australia taking a 3-2 lead over India in their one-day international series.
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England pick Wilkinson & Thompson

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonny Wilkinson will win his first cap for 18 months while Steve Thompson also returns to the England side to face Australia.
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Australia oil well leak 'plugged'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 12:18

A leaking oil well in the Timor Sea off the north-west coast of Australia is plugged, the company running the well says.
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Fiji bars NZ and Australia envoys

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 9:14
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand

Fiji has ordered the envoys of New Zealand and Australia, its two biggest neighbours, to leave within 24 hours.
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New Australia interest rate rise

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 6:39

Australia, which managed to avoid recession, raises its main interest rate once again - this time from 3.25% to 3.5%.
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Australia oil well catches fire

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 1:31

An oil well at the centre of a massive spill in the Timor Sea off the north-west coast of Australia catches fire.
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Australia to expand asylum centre

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 11:52
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia plans to significantly expand a detention centre on Christmas Island to cope with an influx of asylum seekers.
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Death risk alluring, says prince

Friday, October 30th 2009, 11:52

Prince Edward suggests on a trip to Australia that the risk of death attracts young people to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
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Australia and China seek to mend ties

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 11:10
related countries: China China

China sends a top official to Australia in what is seen as a bid to improve relations after an acrimonious year.
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Dhoni helps India to easy victory

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 17:01
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Captain Mahendra Dhoni hits a magnificent 124 as India beat Australia by 99 runs in Nagpur.
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Australia refuses Tamil refugees

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australian authorities say 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Indonesia will not be allowed into Australia.
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India v Australia latest score

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 9:16
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Champions Trophy winners Australia take on India in the second one-day international in Nagpur.
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Eco-friendly cars battle it out in race across Australia

Monday, October 26th 2009, 6:33
related places: Adelaide, Darwin

Eco-friendly cars battle it out in Australia's unforgiving terrain in a cross-continent race from Darwin to Adelaide.
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Kiwis and Kangaroos draw at Stoop

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 20:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Cameron Smith's last-minute try helps Australia rescue a 20-20 draw in their Four Nations opener against New Zealand.
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India v Australia latest score

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 11:21
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Australia take on India in Mohali in the fourth of seven one-day internationals.
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