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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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Man held after Sydney police station rammed by burning car

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 14:03
related places: Sydney

A man is arrested in Sydney, Australia, after reportedly setting himself and his car alight and ramming the gate of a police station car park.
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Plane in emergency landing in Sydney golf course lake

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 11:47
related places: Sydney

A pilot has carried out an emergency landing on a golf course in Australia.
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#Asamother: Australia 'ban Muslims' comment mocked on social media

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 8:27

A TV presenter has been ridiculed on social media after justifying her view on banning Muslim migration to Australia by saying it made sense "as a mother".
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UK offered Brexit free trade deal with Australia

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 11:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister Theresa May describes Australian calls for a free trade deal with Britain as "very encouraging", insisting it shows Brexit can work for the UK.
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Hounded out

Friday, July 15th 2016, 15:27

Australia's most populous state will ban greyhound racing after a report identified widespread abuse of animals, but breeders say politicians are opportunistically destroying their industry.
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Australian man admits to amateur testicle surgery

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 9:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An amateur surgeon in Australia pleads guilty to removing the left testicle of a man who could not afford professional medical treatment.
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Indigenous mums in Australia face high murder rate

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 6:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Indigenous women with children are 17.5 times more likely to die from homicide than other Australian mothers, new research says.
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Up, up and away: Russian attempts global balloon flight record

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 9:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Northam

Russian Fedor Konyukhov has lifted off Northam, western Australia, in his attempt to break the world record for a solo hot-air balloon flight around the globe.
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Eagle tries to carry off Australian boy

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 8:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An enormous wedge-tailed eagle attempts to carry a terrified young boy into the sky at wildlife show in remote outback Australia.
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Australia PM Turnbull's conservatives win tight election

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 5:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull declares victory for his conservative coalition in last week's general election, as the opposition concedes.
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Australia's ruling alliance close to victory

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 8:03

As counting in the closest seats continues, Australia's ruling Liberal-National coalition appears to be inching towards victory in the election.
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election responsibility

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 6:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's prime minister accepts full responsibility for election results that threaten to leave Australia with a hung parliament.
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull urged to quit after election

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 0:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's opposition leader calls on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign after a cliff-hanger election failed to deliver a clear winner.
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Australia election: Tight vote could end in hung parliament

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 7:32

With 12 seats still in doubt, Australia faces several days of uncertainty before a final result after a closely-contested election.
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Australia election: The long wait for a winner

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 4:29

Australia will not know the result of its federal election for days as counting in tight seats continues.
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