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Australian children drown in car

Monday, January 4th 2016, 6:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A father and his two children have drowned after their car was driven off the end of a wharf in Australia.
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Minister makes 'mad witch' SMS blunder

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 21:18

Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is reportedly forced to apologise for sending an offensive SMS to a journalist.
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Sharks explain Australia's year in news

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 23:25

Sharks explain Australia's year in news
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Custody battle actress can go home

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 3:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A former Neighbours actress, detained in Malaysia after snatching her child from her estranged partner at restaurant, can return to Australia, officials say, with no charges filed.
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Rare 'corpse flower' blooms in Australia

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 1:12

A 2m-tall flower, known for its pungent odour which has been likened to rotting flesh, blooms in South Australia's Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.
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Acid train derails in Australia

Monday, December 28th 2015, 12:03

An exclusion zone is in place in north-west Australia after a 26-wagon train carrying some 200,000 litres of sulphuric acid derails in north-west Queensland.
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Briton sets solo Pacific row record

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 16:01
related places: Cairns

A Briton completes the first non-stop solo rowing trip across the Pacific from North America to Australia, arriving in Cairns after 209 days at sea.
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Australia residents return after fire

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 23:20
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Residents of areas hit by bushfire in Australia's southern Victoria state begin returning home after evacuation orders are lifted, officials say.
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VIDEO: Residents flee Australia bushfires

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 7:31
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Hot and windy conditions have pushed bushfires out of control in the state of Victoria, in southern Australia.
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Christmas blaze guts Australia homes

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 7:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A Christmas Day bushfire destroys more than 100 homes in a famous Australian tourist area in southern Victoria state.
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VIDEO: Wildfires destroy homes in Australia

Friday, December 25th 2015, 10:45
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Wildfires in the state of Victoria have destroyed houses and caused residents to flee.
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Dying man's family get Australia visas

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 3:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Melbourne

Australian's immigration minister confirms that visas for the family of dying Pakistani student Hassan Asif are approved.
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Solar flares light up Australian skies

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Photographers along the east coast of Australia have captured incredible images of the Aurora Australis.
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VIDEO: Bi-plane pilot on solo flight reaches Asia

Monday, December 21st 2015, 2:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taylor

Tracey Curtis-Taylor, a pilot who is attempting to become only the second woman to fly single-handedly from the UK to Australia, reaches Asia.
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Homes destroyed in Australia bushfires

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 20:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

Twelve Australian families lose their homes to bushfires near Melbourne, days ahead of Christmas.
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Japan whaling 'disappoints' Australia

Friday, December 18th 2015, 9:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Japan Japan

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says he is "very disappointed" by Japan decision to restart Antarctic whaling, as he starts a visit to the country.
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'Dog smuggling' trial for Depp's wife

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 10:10

Amber Heard, the actress wife of Johnny Depp, is to stand trial for allegedly smuggling her two dogs into Australia.
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Surfing Santas set world record at Bondi

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 4:45
related places: Bondi

A pack of 320 surfing Santas embrace the Christmas spirit in Australia, breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest surf lesson.
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VIDEO: Rare chance for Ai Weiwei to see own exhibit

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 20:03

Artist Ai Weiwei is in Australia for the launch of a major exhibition of his work.
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Two arrested in Sydney terror raids

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 9:20
related places: Sydney

Two males, aged 15 and 20, are arrested by counter-terror police in Sydney, and accused of conspiring to carry out an attack in Australia.
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Thai policeman seeks Australia asylum

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 8:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Thailand Thailand

The policeman who led an investigation into human trafficking in Thailand has told Australian media he plans to seek political asylum in Australia.
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Anti-IS fighter back in Australia

Monday, December 7th 2015, 7:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Syria Syria

An Australian who was fighting against IS militants in Syria returns home, with his family saying he should be given an amnesty under foreign fighter laws.
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Australia weather bureau 'hacked'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:43
related countries: China China

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology refuses to comment on reports it has been the victim of a hack, which ABC says came from China.
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'Shooting threat' sparks Sydney raids

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:57
related places: Merrylands, Sydney

Police search two houses in Sydney, Australia, for firearms, following suspected threat to attack a Sydney police station.
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Australian Muslims 'face high racism'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A new survey suggests that Muslims in Australia experience racism at three times the national average.
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Far right group ‘used me for propaganda’

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 20:04

One Muslim woman's encounter with Australia's far right
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VIDEO: Australian senator sings '12 days of tax'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 9:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A senator in Australia uses the power of song to deliver his complaint about the government's additional regulations and taxes.
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Australia blocks massive farmland sale

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 2:37

Australia's government blocks the sale of the country's largest private landholding, S Kidman & Co, to foreign investors, citing national interest.
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Four killed in Australia bushfires

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 0:32

Four people have been killed and there are fears for two others caught in out-of-control bushfires in Western Australia.
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Australia's first Muslim Party launched

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 5:16
related places: Sydney

Australia's first party representing Muslims launches in Sydney and will contest senate seats at the next federal election.
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Shark stalks dead whale off Australia

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 4:25

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water off Gippsland, Australia as a large shark is seen stalking a whale carcass that washed up on the shore.
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Wife of IS recruit pleads guilty

Monday, November 16th 2015, 9:31

The wife of one of Australia's most notorious extremists, Mohamed Elomar, pleads guilty to supporting overseas terrorism.
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Dutton rejects call for refugee ban

Monday, November 16th 2015, 2:28

Australia's immigration minister rejects a politician's call to close the country's borders to refugees from the Middle East.
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Apple apologises after racism outcry

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 7:27

Apple apologises to six schoolboys who were asked to leave one of their shops in Australia, in what the students described as a racist incident.
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VIDEO: Boys allege racism in Apple store row

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 0:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Phone footage showing an Australian Apple Store employee asking six students to leave because they "might steal something" has sparked an outcry in Australia.
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Christmas Island riot images emerge

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 9:01
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia flies "extreme risk" detainees from Christmas Island to the mainland, as photos of the riot and damage at the detention centre are released.
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VIDEO: Charles marks Remembrance in Australia

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 7:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra, Cornwall

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, attend a Remembrance Day Service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
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Australia asylum rules criticised at UN

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 4:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Australia's tough asylum seeker polices have been criticised by other countries, including the US and Britain, at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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Back-up sent to Australia migrant centre

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 3:42
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Police reinforcements are trying to restore order at Australia's Christmas Island migrant detention centre, on the third day of unrest after an inmate died.
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Swede dies in Sydney trolley crash

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 1:40
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A, Sydney

A Swedish man dies and another is seriously injured when the shopping trolley they are riding down a hill hits a car in Sydney, Australia.
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Snuggly blanket bats highlight flying mammals' plight

Monday, November 9th 2015, 21:47

A popular Facebook page from Australia is dedicated to educating the public about orphaned baby bats and flying foxes.
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VIDEO: Christmas Island detainees 'were angry'

Monday, November 9th 2015, 4:04
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

A detainee at Australia's Christmas Island immigration centre, where a major disturbance is taking place, says inmates started rioting after a detainee escaped and died.
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Rain holds up Aussie victory charge

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 9:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Brisbane

Rain in Brisbane holds Australia up on day four after they set New Zealand a record target of 504 to win the first Test.
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Australia continue to dominate NZ Test

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 9:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Joe Burns and David Warner hit centuries to extend Australia's lead to 503 on day three of first Test against New Zealand.
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VIDEO: Timelapse: Huge storm rolls into Sydney

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:31
related places: Sydney

Timelapse footage has emerged showing a huge shelf rolling onto mainland Australia from the sea.
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VIDEO: Chuckles as Charles congratulates All Blacks

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Prince Charles raised a smile at a parade in Wellington to celebrate New Zealand's Rugby World Cup victory when he made a cheeky reference to their fierce rivals from Australia.
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Australia tighten grip on NZ Test

Friday, November 6th 2015, 8:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc take two wickets each as New Zealand falter to 157-5, still 399 runs adrift of Australia.
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Warner helps Australia dominate NZ

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 9:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Brisbane

David Warner hits 163 as Australia amass 389-2 on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.
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Prince of Penzance wins Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 11:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Australian Michelle Payne, riding Prince of Penzance, becomes the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
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Australia drops knight and dame titles

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 12:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames under its honours system, PM Malcolm Turnbull announces, saying the titles are "not appropriate".
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VIDEO: Knights and dames 'out of date'

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 7:48

Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames under the honours system, PM Malcolm Turnbull has said.
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Qantas crew make good on rugby wager

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 4:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Staff of Australia's national carrier Qantas don All Blacks jerseys to settle a wager with Air New Zealand after Australia's Rugby World Cup defeat.
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New Zealand 34-17 Australia

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 19:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand become the first team to defend the World Cup as they beat Australia in an exhilarating final at Twickenham.
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Australia's World Cup tactics leaked

Friday, October 30th 2015, 18:57

Australia's World Cup final tactics are leaked after their coaching staff are photographed with their game plans in hand.
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Airlines agree rugby cup final wager

Friday, October 30th 2015, 11:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand's national airlines agreed a Twitter wager ahead of the Rugby World Cup final.
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'Jigsaw' pitch leaves Kiwis puzzled

Friday, October 30th 2015, 10:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's preparation for the first Test against Australia is left in bits by a "jigsaw" of a pitch with pieces missing.
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Email blunder reveals rugby transfer

Friday, October 30th 2015, 5:41
related countries: Canada Canada, New Zealand New Zealand

A Canadian theatre critic says he was accidentally sent an email revealing that an New Zealand rugby league player is switching clubs in Australia.
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Fifa 'must repay' Australia bid costs

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 17:20

Fifa should return the money spent on Australia's failed 2022 World Cup bid, says a member of the campaign team.
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Australia recall prop Sio for final

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 15:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia recall fit-again prop Scott Sio in their only change for Saturday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
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New Zealand unchanged for final

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 12:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Dan Carter will play in his first World Cup final as defending champions New Zealand name an unchanged side to play Australia.
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Woolworths profits to fall by a third

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 5:59

Australia's biggest supermarket chain, Woolworths, said that profits would fall by up to 35% for the six months to December.
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