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Australian batsman hits record century

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 8:03

Australia opener David Warner becomes only the fifth batsman to hit a century in the first session of a Test match.
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Safe haven?

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 3:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Australia has so far resettled about half of the 12,000 Syrian refugees it agreed to take last year.
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Man filmed 'fishing' in floods amuses Australia

Friday, December 30th 2016, 4:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

An Australian man finds instant fame after being filmed pretending to fish in floods in Melbourne.
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Police seize 1,100kg in Australia's 'largest cocaine bust'

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 4:02

Police lay charges in what they call the biggest cocaine seizure in Australia's history.
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Thursday, December 29th 2016, 1:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A boy whose cancer diagnosis sparked a battle over treatment in Australia dies in his mother's arms.
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Australia flood: Six found safe after record rainfall

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 5:11

Six missing people are found safe after a twice-a-century weather event in Australia's outback.
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Seal photographed on car returns to wild in Australia

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 2:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A seal that made global headlines after turning up in an Australian street is returned to the wild.
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Australia flood: Six missing following record rainfall

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 9:58

Six people including a baby are missing after record rainfall caused floods in Australia's outback.
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Australia's Coogee beach bans alcohol after Christmas party

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 9:23
related places: Coogee

Australia's Coogee beach bans alcohol after Christmas revellers left 15 tonnes of rubbish behind.
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Floods close Uluru national park

Monday, December 26th 2016, 11:58

Record rainfall in central Australia leads to flash floods and the closure of Uluru national park.
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Australian police claim 'breakthrough' in 20-year mystery

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 3:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A man is charged with murdering two women after Australia's longest police investigation.
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Australian Christian Lobby 'car bomb' not politically motivated, police say

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 0:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Police rule out political motives after a van explodes at a Christian group's headquarters in Canberra.
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Abuse uncovered

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 1:42

Australia's Royal Commission continues to hear harrowing evidence of abuse endured by children in the past.
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Codeine becomes prescription-only medicine in Australia

Monday, December 19th 2016, 23:18

Painkillers containing codeine will need a prescription in Australia from 2018 amid concerns over misuse.
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Australian woman finds snake curled up in Christmas tree

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 23:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A woman finds a 1m-long venomous snake wrapped around her Christmas tree in Australia.
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Australian court increases fine over 'misleading' Nurofen

Friday, December 16th 2016, 1:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK manufacturer of Nurofen is hit with an increased fine for misleading customers in Australia.
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Japanese tourist dies at Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 4:34
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese woman dies at the Great Barrier Reef, the fourth tourist death in a month.
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British backpacker in Australia rescued after texting location to father

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 8:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A backpacker is rescued in Australia after texting her location to her father in Britain.
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Meet the vanpackers

Monday, December 12th 2016, 4:43

They've found a cheap way to see Australia, but so-called "vanpacker" tourists are frustrating councils.
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Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate

Friday, December 9th 2016, 2:51

Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.
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Fire ants could become Australia's worst pest, experts warn

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 4:48

Red fire ants could wreak more damage than rabbits, cane toads and foxes combined, experts warn.
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Religious leaders push for Muslim alternative to Peppa Pig

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:21

Islamic leaders in Australia back a campaign to produce a "halal cartoon" alternative to Peppa Pig.
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Cricket fans treated to spectacular Canberra sunset

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 1:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Canberra

A spectacular sunset dominates talk among fans at a cricket clash between Australia and New Zealand.
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Race law row

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 4:32

A provocative cartoon featuring a beer-swilling Aboriginal man fans a row about free speech in Australia.
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'Fagin's Law' to target crime ringleaders in Australia

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 23:27

Adults who groom children into committing crimes could be targeted under new laws in Australia.
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Australia's 'bloody' asylum campaign explained

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 20:18

Australia's harsh asylum laws are supported by both main parties and are credited with reducing the number of refugees, but they are deeply controversial.
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Australia parliament: Second dramatic protest over asylum

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 2:17

Abseiling activists criticise Australia's asylum policies in a second day of protests at parliament.
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Australian parliament disrupted by pro-asylum seeker protesters

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 9:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Around 30 people halted Australia's parliament temporarily while protesting the government's tough detention laws.
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Fur seal becomes stranded in Australian paddock

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 9:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A "tired" fur seal is returned to the ocean after being found in a cow paddock in rural Australia.
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Australia's Dreamworld to reopen after deaths

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 2:29

Australia's Dreamworld theme park, where four people died last month, will reopen before Christmas.
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Susan Kiefel: From school dropout to Australia's chief justice

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 13:29

The story of Susan Kiefel, Australia's first female chief justice, is described as an "inspiration".
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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst bleaching on record, report says

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 7:58

Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of coral ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a study finds.
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Scurvy makes surprise return in Australia

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:26

Doctors in Australia report a resurgence in the disease historically associated with sea explorers.
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Australia domestic violence: Aboriginal dancers highlight problem

Monday, November 28th 2016, 10:27
related places: Canberra

Aboriginal traditional dancers perform in Canberra to highlight domestic violence problem.
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Melbourne driver refuels during chase with police

Friday, November 25th 2016, 16:43
related places: Melbourne

A driver led police on a high-speed car chase near Melbourne, Australia - even stopping to refuel on the way.
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From Buddhist to jihadist

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:51

How Neil Prakash went from a "Buddhist" who believed in God to become Australia's top IS recruiter.
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Kylie makes plea for Australia gay marriage

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 23:26

Kylie Minogue uses Australia's top music awards to call for the nation to legalise same-sex marriage.
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Australia in 'thunderstorm asthma' outbreak

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 13:22

A spectacular storm triggers a rare phenomenon in Australia, leaving two dead and many in hospital.
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Tourist's photo praised for resembling 'map of Australia'

Monday, November 14th 2016, 2:12

A tourist is praised for capturing a photo bearing a striking resemblance to Australia.
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Controversial 'Tinder death' interview airs in Australia

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 23:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man acquitted of killing his Tinder date is quizzed if he is "heartless".
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US to take Australia asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 4:21
related countries: Nauru Nauru, United States United States

The US agrees to resettle migrants held at Australia's controversial offshore asylum centres.
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Australia PM Turnbull 'not welcome' at Mardi Gras parade

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 14:41

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not welcome at Australia's gay pride event, activists say.
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Australian police find loaded gun in biker's bottom

Friday, November 11th 2016, 1:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Police in Australia find a loaded handgun wedged in the behind of a gang-linked motorcyclist.
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Dreamworld Australia: Thunder River Rapids ride to be demolished

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 5:34

Australia's Dreamworld theme park says it will scrap a ride where four people died last month.
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Australian shot with bow and arrow arrested

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 0:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A burglar in Australia is arrested after being shot by a homeowner armed with a bow and arrow.
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Scuba diver 'lucky to be alive' after 18 hours at sea

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 20:22

Les Brierley was rescued after spending 18 hours at sea off Australia's Queensland coast.
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Provocative 'tourism ad' stirs mixed feelings in Australia

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 8:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian tourism ad slogan barely concealing a profanity sweeps the internet, stirring mixed feelings.
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Australia senate stops gay marriage vote

Monday, November 7th 2016, 22:23

Australia's upper house defeats a government proposal to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
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Australian burglar shot with bow and arrow

Monday, November 7th 2016, 11:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A burglar in Australia is shot with a wooden bow and arrow after being confronted by a homeowner.
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Baby koala found in woman's backpack during traffic stop in Brisbane, Australia

Monday, November 7th 2016, 5:32
related places: Brisbane

A six month old joey is found in a woman's backpack after police in Australia arrest her during a routine traffic stop.
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Indonesia protest: President Joko Widodo cancels Australia visit

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 8:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesia's President Widodo cancels his Australian visit in the aftermath of protests in Jakarta.
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Massive fire engulfs Australian car yard

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 5:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

A car wrecking yard is destroyed by a fire in Sydney, Australia.
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'No-one blamed for cricketer Hughes death'

Friday, November 4th 2016, 9:53

No player was to blame for the death of Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, a coroners inquest rules.
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Australian frog species found that 'flashes' enemies

Friday, November 4th 2016, 7:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A species of frog which startles predators by flashing its orange groin has been found in Australia.
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Heart-stopping adventure

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 9:57

Australia’s vast Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre has been captured in a series of spectacular aerial images for a new exhibition.
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Sydney police arrest two in anti-terror raid

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 1:39
related places: Sydney

Police in Sydney arrest two men on suspicion of breaking Australia's foreign fighter laws.
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Rock shelter used by speedy early Australians

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 18:06
related places: Adelaide

The swiftness with which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia is underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter north of Adelaide.
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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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