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'Psychic' crocodile predicts Australia's election

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 2:20

A notorious tabloid newspaper claims a "psychic" crocodile has predicted the outcome of Australia's election.
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Gay marriage in spotlight in Australia election

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 2:22

Same-sex marriage has become a front-page issue in the final days of Australia's election campaign.
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Fringe antics

Monday, June 27th 2016, 5:54

The leaders of Australia's major parties may be "boring", but there is still action to be found on the fringes of the country's election campaign.
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Australia mourns much-loved wombat

Monday, June 20th 2016, 4:40

Hundreds of Australians are paying tribute on social media to a popular "cuddle-loving" wombat after it died of kidney damage.
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Giant crab horde gathers in Australia

Friday, June 17th 2016, 6:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.
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Man arrested after climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge

Friday, June 17th 2016, 4:31

A man is arrested after climbing to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.
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Anti-gay preacher linked to Orlando leaves Australia

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 1:49

An Islamic preacher who says homosexuals should be put to death and who lectured near Orlando in April has left Australia after his visa was reviewed.
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Gene genie

Monday, June 13th 2016, 0:17

As fears mount over the the Great Barrier Reef's worst coral bleaching event, biotechnologists in Australia look to grow "super coral" that is more tolerant of global warming.
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Kangaroo and pig share intimate relationship

Friday, June 10th 2016, 8:49

A pig and kangaroo kept in captivity in northern Australia appear to have formed a rather close physical bond.
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Australia's festival of death and darkness

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:30

Australia's festival of death and darkness
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Tasmanian gothic

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:30

When winter comes and the longest night of the year draws near, Australia's most intense public art festival makes the most of the darkness.
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Apple's Siri calls ambulance for baby

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 12:50
related places: Cairns

A woman from Cairns, Australia, used Siri to call an ambulance for her one year old daughter when she stopped breathing.
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Storm smashes exclusive Sydney beach

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 5:07
related places: Sydney

Exclusive seafront homes in Sydney, Australia are in danger of collapsing after two nights of deadly high tides wash away up to 50m of beach.
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VIDEO: Storm surges smash homes in Australia

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 3:47

Rescuers are still battling to cope with deadly storms, abnormally high tides and record flooding on Australia's east coast.
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Australia storm rescues halted for night

Monday, June 6th 2016, 14:31

Search operations are suspended overnight along Australia's east coast for people missing after deadly storms flooded rivers and tore into beaches.
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VIDEO: Man submerged by Australia storm foam

Monday, June 6th 2016, 6:57
related places: Gold Coast

The massive storm cell that caused havoc on Australia's east coast has generated massive amounts of sea froth at Queensland's Gold Coast.
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VIDEO: Woman dies in second Australia shark attack

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 17:37

A woman has been killed by a shark off the west coast of Australia, the second such death there in less than a week.
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New shark killing feared off Australia

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 14:08

A 60-year-old woman diver dies after apparently being taken by an 18ft shark, the second such attack off western Australia in six days.
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VIDEO: The buzz around Australia's bee exports

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 23:37

Disease has killed large numbers of the world's bees but Australia's disease free bees have presented an export opportunity.
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'Hipster coffee' gets Australia hot and frothing

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 7:46

Deconstructed coffee leaves Australians steaming
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Crocodile victim on celebration trip

Monday, May 30th 2016, 23:45

A woman killed by a crocodile in Australia's far-north was on a trip to celebrate the end of her friend's cancer treatment.
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Crocodile snatches woman night swimmer

Monday, May 30th 2016, 14:15

A woman is feared dead after a crocodile attack in Australia's Daintree National Park.
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Australia to sell £8m of seized Bitcoin

Monday, May 30th 2016, 12:52

A collection of bitcoins worth about £8m, confiscated by police in Australia, will be auctioned off in June.
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VIDEO: Coral bleaching 'killing' Great Barrier Reef

Monday, May 30th 2016, 10:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Around 35% of corals in parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been destroyed by bleaching, Australian scientists say.
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Bleaching 'killing Great Barrier Reef'

Monday, May 30th 2016, 1:53

At least 35% of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been destroyed by mass bleaching, scientists warn.
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Australia removed from UN climate report

Friday, May 27th 2016, 8:00

All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.
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Thursday, May 26th 2016, 6:55
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius, Mozambique Mozambique

Three new pieces of debris found in Mauritius and Mozambique are "of interest" in the search for MH370, says Australia's transport minister.
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Tearful Indigenous MP quits Senate

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 6:39

Nova Peris, the first Indigenous woman elected to Australia's parliament defends her decision to quit before the upcoming federal election.
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Does Norfolk 'mutiny' disguise bounty of privilege?

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 20:17

Is self-interest behind island's 'mutiny' against Australia?
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Anti-Islam MP seeks Australia comeback

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 7:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson says she is "quietly confident" of being returned to parliament at the July election.
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Australia to deport mother of five to UK

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 2:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A mother who has lived in Australia for most of her life could be deported to the United Kingdom after being released from prison.
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VIDEO: Drone footage shows shark feeding frenzy

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 7:00

Drone footage shows tourists catching an unusual sight in Shark Bay, Australia - dozens of tiger sharks feeding on a dead whale.
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Australia minister in 'illiterate' row

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 11:16

Australia's immigration minister comes under fire over comments saying migrants to the country would not be literate or numerate.
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Man fends off crocodiles as friend dies

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 1:17

A man, 72, was forced to fight off crocodiles with a spanner and spark plugs after watching his friend drown in northern Australia, his rescuers say.
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Largest plane draws crowds in Australia

Monday, May 16th 2016, 4:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Perth

Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth.
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'IS sailing plot' foiled in Australia

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 2:05

Five men arrested in Australia allegedly intended to cross the ocean in a small fishing boat and join the so-called Islamic State group.
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'Oldest axe' made by early Australians

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 1:22

Archaeologists say a tiny stone flake from north-western Australia, nearly 50,000 years old, is a remnant of the earliest known axe with a handle.
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The audacious plan to airlift 80 rhinos to Australia

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 14:45

One man's audacious plan to fly 80 rhinos to Australia
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Crocodile eyes are built for lurking

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 22:01

Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.
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Asylum boat reaches Australia territory

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 1:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
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Australia budget brings in 'Google tax'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 12:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government's budget, which doubles as its election campaign kick-off, targets multinational companies that move profits offshore.
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Has Cook's Australia ship been found?

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 5:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Endeavour, Captain Cook

Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.
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Nauru asylum seeker sets herself alight

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 14:35
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Somalia Somalia

A Somali woman seeking asylum in Australia has set herself on fire in protest at her detention at a centre on the island of Nauru.
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Anger over Australian horse cull plan

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 5:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A plan to cull almost all of Australia's famous Snowy Mountains wild horses, known as brumbies, is called "horrific" by conservationists.
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Asylum seeker dies of burns in Australia

Friday, April 29th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Iran Iran, Nauru Nauru

A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia's detention centre on the island of Nauru has died.
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Australia to hold PNG talks on refugees

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 6:12
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia and Papua New Guinea will hold urgent talks over asylum seekers held at a centre ruled unconstitutional by the PNG Supreme Court.
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Australia migrant camp in PNG 'illegal'

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 9:02
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court rules that the detention of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia's Manus Island camps is unconstitutional.
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Australia teen charged with terror plot

Monday, April 25th 2016, 2:31

Police in Australia charge a 16-year-old with preparing an act of terrorism, saying they believe he was plotting to target Anzac Day services.
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Giant 'killer sperm whale' tooth found

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 6:12

The discovery of a giant tooth on a beach in Australia is the first evidence that enormous "killer" whales were present outside the Americas, researchers say.
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VIDEO: Depp dogs video 'like a Godfather audition'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 14:14

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce says a video apology made by actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard for breaking Australia's quarantine laws will not win an Academy Award.
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VIDEO: Baby wombat saved from dead mum's pouch

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 10:17

A baby wombat that was found in its dead mother's pouch by the roadside in Australia is receiving 24-hour care.
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Depp and Heard's bizarre apology video

Monday, April 18th 2016, 10:19

Depp's and Heard's effort to end 'war on terrier'
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Australia PM gets early election trigger

Monday, April 18th 2016, 9:52

Australia will likely head to the polls on 2 July after the federal upper house voted down legislation aimed at policing construction industry unions.
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Heard avoids dog-smuggling conviction

Monday, April 18th 2016, 8:06

Actress Amber Heard, who is married to Johnny Depp, avoids a conviction for illegally taking their dogs into Australia last year after pleading guilty.
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VIDEO: Johnny Depp dogs apology video

Monday, April 18th 2016, 6:48

Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard recorded a message apologising for breaking Australia's quarantine laws, and advising travellers to respect them.
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VIDEO: Charges dropped in Amber Heard dog case

Monday, April 18th 2016, 6:27

Dog smuggling charges against Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard have been dropped after she admitted lying on her arrival card in Australia last year.
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Hong Kong teen ‘ran Australia drug ring’

Friday, April 15th 2016, 0:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hong Kong woman, 19, faces life in prison for allegedly importing crystal meth to Australia via mail.
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VIDEO: Drivers' lucky escape after lorry crash

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 8:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Two drivers escaped injury after a lorry skidded out of control and crashed on a road in Victoria, Australia.
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Australian women cricketers get pay rise

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 7:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A large pay rise for Australia's women cricketers means elite players will be able to earn annual salaries in excess of A$100,000 ($76,000; £53,000).
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Australia's Eurovision lyrics cleared

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 10:30

Australia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest is cleared of breaching rules on product placement.
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Mine lease sparks Australia reef fears

Monday, April 4th 2016, 0:42
related countries: India India

Indian mining giant Adani is a step closer to building one of the world's biggest coal mines in Australia, but still faces legal challenges from environmental and Indigenous groups.
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New Mauritius 'MH370 debris' examined

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 6:43
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Mauritius Mauritius

Australia says a new piece of debris found on a Mauritian island will be examined to see if it is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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