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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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Thor: Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston shoot in Australia

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 9:38
related places: Brisbane

Hundreds of Australians have lined the streets of Brisbane to watch actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston film scenes for Thor: Ragnarok.
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Shock at All Blacks hotel room 'bug'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 9:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sydney

New Zealand Rugby says a Sydney hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings was bugged before their first Bledisloe Cup match against Australia.
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Australia v New Zealand: All Blacks hotel room in Sydney 'bugged'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 9:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sydney

New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before Saturday's match against Australia.
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Australia blocks Ausgrid energy grid sale to Chinese companies

Friday, August 19th 2016, 10:32
related countries: China China

Australia blocks the sale of Ausgrid, the country's biggest energy grid, to two Chinese companies over security concerns.
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull pays price for A$5 handout

Friday, August 19th 2016, 7:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A photograph of Australia's prime minister giving some money to a beggar has "gone viral" for all the wrong reasons.
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Vietnam allows Australia's Long Tan war ceremony

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 7:16
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam gives Australians restricted access to a battle site in order to mark the 50th anniversary of a bloody incident in the Vietnam War.
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Australia lose top spot in ICC rankings as Sri Lanka seal 3-0 Test series sweep

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 10:32
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia lose top spot in the ICC's Test rankings to India after Sri Lanka clinch a 3-0 series win against the Aussies.
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Australia to close Manus Island asylum centre

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 7:52
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia agrees to close controversial offshore detention centre for asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea.
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Former staff demand closure of Australia detention centres

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 2:07
related countries: Nauru Nauru

More than 100 former employees from the Nauru and Manus Island detention centres sign a letter calling for asylum seekers to be brought to Australia.
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Anti-Islam group storms Anglican church in Australia

Monday, August 15th 2016, 2:06

Right-wing protestors dress in mock Muslim outfits and storm a church service on Australia's east coast.
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Australia's immigration minister accuses asylum seekers of lying

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 5:15
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Australia's immigration minister says asylum seekers lie about abuse to get to the country, a day after leaked reports exposed conditions in the Nauru migrant camp.
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Aussie fugitive rearrested - still wearing handcuffs

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 3:01

A prisoner who escaped from hospital in northern Australia was rearrested after a two-day search about 1,000km away still wearing handcuffs.
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Nauru detention centre: Abuse and trauma reports leaked

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 2:27
related countries: Nauru Nauru

More than 2,000 leaked reports detail widespread abuse of children and women at Australia's offshore detention centre for asylum seekers on Nauru.
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Indigenous dads respond to 'racist' cartoon in Australia

Monday, August 8th 2016, 8:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Aboriginal families share intimate memories and cultural pride online in response to an "insulting and embarrassing" cartoon.
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Hooded and half-naked

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 23:32

The scandal surrounding Australia's youth justice system has stirred controversy about racism in the country.
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Orphaned Australian kangaroo to return to the wild

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 11:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An orphaned kangaroo called Cuejo, who has been cared for by a police officer in western Australia, is poised to return to life in the wild.
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'Racist' cartoon draws praise and criticism in Australia

Friday, August 5th 2016, 5:47

A newspaper has continued to defend a "racist and embarrassing" cartoon despite national and international outcry.
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Australia government denies asylum seeker abuse claims

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 4:16
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Australia's government "strongly refutes" claims from rights organisations that it deliberately ignores abuse of asylum seekers on Nauru.
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Australia's oldest new mother at 63

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 1:26
related places: Melbourne

A 63-year-old woman in Melbourne becomes Australia's oldest first-time mother, giving birth to a baby girl conceived with a donated embryo.
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Chasing the light

Monday, August 1st 2016, 7:00

One of Australia’s most renowned landscape photographers has released a stunning new set of images, showcasing the country's northwest in a series of panoramic shots.
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Hundreds rally in Australia over juvenile 'torture' footage

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 13:14

Hundreds of people hold protests in major cities across Australia after footage emerged showing boys being abused in juvenile detention.
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Australia protests over juvenile abuse allegations

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 12:56

Hundreds of people have held rallies in Australia following allegations of abuse against boys in juvenile detention.
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Friday, July 29th 2016, 15:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The government of Australia's Northern Territory has dropped legal action against two boys who were subdued with tear gas at a detention centre.
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Australia plans new co-ordinates to fix sat-nav gap

Friday, July 29th 2016, 9:17

Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
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Australian cardinal denies child abuse claims

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 5:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, calls claims he sexually abused children "a scandalous smear campaign".
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Marsupial crossing

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 16:21

Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.
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Australia PM calls for investigation into juvenile 'torture'

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 6:09

Australia's prime minister calls for a royal commission after a report shows prison guards assaulting teenage boys in juvenile detention.
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White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia's Byron Bay

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 5:39
related places: Byron Bay

A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.
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MH370: Search for missing plane to be suspended not shut down

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 8:50
related countries: China China, Malaysia Malaysia

The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be suspended rather than shut down after the current search area has been scoured, China, Malaysia and Australia say.
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Russian set to beat round-the-world solo balloon record

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 6:06
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian adventurer is expected to land in south-western Australia on Saturday, setting a new record for flying solo in a balloon around the world.
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