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Australians mourn tree that 'failed' university students

Monday, October 31st 2016, 5:45

The death of a jacaranda tree triggers grief in Australia and mourning for a decades-old superstition.
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Australia asylum: Arrivals by boat face lifetime visa ban

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 4:24

Australia unveils tough new plans to bar any asylum seekers who try to reach the country by boat from ever being able to enter.
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Queensland theme parks get 'safety blitz' after Dreamworld tragedy

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 11:51

Queensland in Australia is to begin safety checks at theme parks after four died at Dreamworld.
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Brisbane bus driver dies after being set on fire by passenger

Friday, October 28th 2016, 16:52
related places: Brisbane

A bus driver dies in Brisbane, Australia, after a passenger set him on fire.
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Dreamworld: Australia theme park under fire from victims' families

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 9:39

The owners of Australia's Dreamworld theme park face anger from the families of four people killed on a ride.
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Australia Dreamworld: Siblings and couple among dead at theme park

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 6:36

Two siblings and a couple were among four people killed at an Australian theme park on Tuesday.
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Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 11:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Gold Coast

Four people are killed on a river rapids ride at the Dreamworld theme park on Australia's east coast.
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On your behalf

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:09
related countries: China China

The concept of shopping via a daigou is booming in China, with people employing them in Australia to get their hands on goods such as baby milk formula.
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Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand beat Australia for 18th straight Test win

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 9:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand become the first top-tier nation to win 18 consecutive Tests with a 37-10 victory over Australia in the Bledisloe Cup.
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Brexit: The pros and cons for Australian trade

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

What could a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain mean for Australia?
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Gable Tostee not guilty in Australia 'Tinder death'

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 9:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand

An Australian man is acquitted of the murder of a New Zealand woman who fell from his balcony during their first Tinder date.
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Toast and tension

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 14:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian newspaper column complaining about young people eating $22 servings of avocado toast when they could be saving for a house has divided Australia.
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Humpback whale caught in shark nets

Monday, October 17th 2016, 17:45
related places: Gold Coast

A Humpback whale calf got stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned by more airlines over fire risk

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 21:00

Airlines in Australia, Europe and Asia ban Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, after reports some phones have caught fire.
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Crown Resorts employees including Australians 'held' in China

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian officials say they are investigating reports that 18 employees of a gambling company based in Australia have been detained in China.
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Dinosaur-era 'swordfish' discovered in outback Australia

Friday, October 14th 2016, 7:18

"Extremely rare" fossils from a swordfish-like predator which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered on Australia's "Dinosaur Trail".
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Apple fires staff amid claims intimate photos shared in Australia store

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 10:17

Apple fires a number of employees in Australia amid allegations they shared photos of female customers and colleagues and ranked them out of 10.
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MPs in Australia pass a motion calling Donald Trump a 'revolting slug'

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 5:32

A motion filed by Greens party MP Jeremy Buckingham to the Upper House of the NSW parliament calling Trump a "revolting slug" is passed without objection.
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Arrested teens 'planned IS-inspired attack' say Sydney police

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 1:59
related places: Sydney

Police in Australia allege two teenage boys arrested in Sydney on Wednesday were about to commit an attack inspired by the so-called Islamic State.
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Australia surfer bitten by shark feels 'very lucky'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 17:02
related places: Ballina, Sydney

Surfer Seneca Rus describes how he was surprised by a shark while out surfing with friends off Ballina, north of Sydney, Australia.
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Australia balcony fall victim 'pleaded with Tinder date' before death

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 16:46

A jury in Australia hears an audio recording of a woman pleading with her Tinder date to be allowed to leave his apartment, before she fell 14 floors from the balcony and died.
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Australia same-sex marriage vote blocked by opposition

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 11:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian opposition MPs says they will block plans to for a national vote on same-sex marriage, saying the decision should be up to parliament.
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Clown sightings: Australia police 'won't tolerate' antics

Friday, October 7th 2016, 15:24
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States
related places: Victoria

Police in Victoria warn Australians not to "intimidate" the public by dressing up as clowns, as the creepy US craze continues to spread.
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Kylie's fiance on why they won't marry just yet

Friday, October 7th 2016, 11:37
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joshua Sasse, Kylie Minogue's British fiance has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the couple won't get married until same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia.
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'Budgie Nine' Malaysian F1 strippers return to Australia

Friday, October 7th 2016, 6:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Eight of the men branded the "Budgie Nine" after being arrested for stripping off at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix return to Australia.
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Kylie Minogue wedding waits for Australian marriage equality

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 4:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British fiance of singer Kylie Minogue says their plans for a wedding are on hold until same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia.
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Australian firm offers customers the Mx option

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 1:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An insurance company becomes the first in Australia to allow customers to list their gender as "other" on documents.
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Woman scares off crocodile with flip-flop in Australia

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 12:04

A woman scares away a salt water crocodile, which was swimming towards her and her dog, by slapping her flip-flop at it.
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Shark tagging boosted after attack

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 8:51

The state of New South Wales in Australia announces new measures to prevent shark attacks on its beaches, after a teenage surfer was attacked last week.
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Mooning and streaking outlawed in Victoria, Australia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 0:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Exposing your bare buttocks in public - considered by some a form of legitimate political protest - has been officially made a crime in one Australian state.
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Outback fakes

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 16:36

"Australia's oldest newspaper" has earned a huge online following, despite its news being fake and its base an outback town with a population of zero.
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Australian man patents the Hamdog - a hotdog and burger combo

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Perth

Mark Murray of Perth, Australia, has started selling the Hamdog, a combination of a hotdog and a burger in one bun.
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British Colonial Co: Outrage in Australia over theme restaurant

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 7:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian restaurant celebrating the "stylish days" of the British Empire is criticised on social media for romanticising colonialism.
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Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

Monday, September 19th 2016, 4:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Syria Syria, United States United States

Australia's PM expresses "regret" over the US-led airstrike on Syria, involving Australian planes, which killed dozens of government soldiers.
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Culture gap

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 7:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

With hair product and choreography, South Korean pop stars are attempting something in Australia few Asian music acts have achieved: success in the West.
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Pauline Hanson defiant as speech criticised in Australia

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 8:14

Pauline Hanson is widely criticised for using her maiden speech in the Senate to say Australia is being "swamped by Muslims" but refuses to apologise.
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Koala is face of Australia's wild weather

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 4:48

A soaking wet koala perched on a fence post to escape floods becomes the face of the wild weather battering southeast Australia.
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Australians petition to put Steve Irwin on currency

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 4:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Nearly 20,000 people sign a petition calling for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's face to be put on Australia's banknotes.
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Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 9:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A newly elected senator uses his maiden speech to say Australia should take inspiration from the UK and "OzExit" from the United Nations.
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Seaweed farmers in Indonesia sue in major oil spill case

Monday, September 12th 2016, 8:25
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian seaweed farmers launch a class action lawsuit demanding compensation for the effects of Australia's worst oil spill.
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Oceans apart

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 23:22
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian seaweed farmers have launched a class action lawsuit demanding compensation for the effects of Australia's worst oil spill.
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'IS-inspired' Australian man charged with terrorism

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 3:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

Police in Australia charge a 22-year-old man, who stabbed a man in a park, with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder in southwest Sydney.
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Lost on the road

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 7:04

A strange tale of a family who went missing one by one on a tech-free road trip has gripped Australia, with police investigating whether they suffered a collective delusion.
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Australia's PM gives terror warning at Asean summit

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 1:31

Australia is to offer more help to South East Asian leaders to prevent terrorism amid fears of "lone wolf" attacks.
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British mapmaker highlights rudest places in Australia

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 15:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Peculiar Nob, Titwobble Lane, Windy Saddle, Pensioners Bush and Intercourse Island are among the actual place names featured on a new map of Australia.
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Drone films white southern right whale calf off Australia

Monday, September 5th 2016, 9:21

Researchers have captured images of an extremely rare white southern right whale calf off swimming with its mother off the coast of Western Australia.
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Australia Anzac Day terror plot teenager jailed

Monday, September 5th 2016, 2:16
related places: Melbourne

A teenager is jailed for 10 years in Melbourne, Australia, for plotting to run over and behead a police officer at an Anzac Day memorial event.
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Australian PM 'read riot act' to missing ministers

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 3:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's prime minister says he "read the riot act" to three senior ministers who left parliament early allowing the opposition to win votes.
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Judge: I want to swap places with Nauru refugee

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 14:03
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A retired judge in Australia has offered to swap places with a refugee held in offshore detention.
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Australian police capture cattle-eating crocodile

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 7:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A massive crocodile is wrangled ashore by police after devouring livestock at a remote outback property in Australia's north.
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Australia sues Volkswagen unit over alleged emissions fraud

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 2:19

Australia is suing the local unit of Volkswagen for allegedly misleading customers by selling modified vehicles that covered up emissions fraud.
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'Get stuffed'

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 1:43

Nearly a decade after Shane Warne retired from Test cricket, the celebrated spin bowler continues to captivate Australia with his unapologetic exploits.
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First female Aboriginal MP promises 'fighting spirit'

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 16:20

Australia's first female Aboriginal MP has promised to bring the "fighting spirit" of her clan to federal politics.
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Australian Aboriginal MP Linda Burney vows to fight for change

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 13:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament promises to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life.
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Pacific grim

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 15:25
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Asia

Australia's diplomatic relations have become increasingly complicated as China throws its weight around in the Asia-Pacific region, to the concern of the US.
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Drone captures stunning view of Uluru

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 11:39

One of Australia's best-known landmarks, Uluru, has been filmed from a new perspective.
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Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 2:21

An Aboriginal mother has posted photos of her daughter dressed in 'whiteface' to highlight the "double standards" inflaming racial debates in Australia.
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Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 29th 2016, 4:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba

Aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson who was abducted earlier April in Afghanistan has now been freed, says Australia's foreign minister.
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Tiny tribute

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 16:40

A tiny marsupial lion, extinct for at least 18 million years, is named after Sir David Attenborough after fossilised remains are found in remote Australia.
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Islamic State group recruiter Hamdi Alqudsi 'loves Australia'

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 1:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Sydney

A Sydney man who helped seven young men travel from Australia to Syria to fight with Islamic State breaks down in tears and tells a court he is "not a terrorist".
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Backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung stabbed to death at Australian hostel

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 13:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 21-year-old British woman dies and a man is severely injured in an Australian hostel knife attack.
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Danish MPs to visit Australia's detention centre on Nauru

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 5:48
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Nauru Nauru

A parliamentary delegation from Demark will visit Australia's offshore detention centre on Nauru to find out if the controversial immigration policy could be rolled out in Europe.
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Power play

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 16:13
related places: Tyalgum

It's hard to locate on a map, but a new plan to disconnect from Australia's power grid is bringing a surge of attention to the village of Tyalgum.
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