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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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VIDEO: Locksmith with the key to the past

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 0:22

Meet locksmith Aaron Smith - one of the few people in Australia who can open antique locks and safes, unlocking secrets of the past.
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Pocock & Hooper key in final - Lomu

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 15:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Jonah Lomu says Australia duo David Pocock and Michael Hooper will give New Zealand a "headache" in Saturday's World Cup final.
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Pregnant migrant to return to Australia

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 9:19
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Somalia Somalia

A pregnant Somali woman who says she was raped in Australia's refugee detention camp in Nauru is to be flown back to Australia.
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NAB profits fall short of forecasts

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 6:17

One of Australia's biggest lenders, National Australia Bank, posts a 15.5% full year rise in cash profit but still missed expectations.
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Sydney college 'mis-sold diplomas'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 1:41
related places: Sydney

A Sydney private college is accused by Australia's consumer watchdog of mis-selling diploma courses to vulnerable students, making them take costly government loans.
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Fraudsters hunted over Australia murder

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police say they are on the trail of fraud suspects linked to the murder of a young mother and her daughter.
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England women beat Australia in China

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:53
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Izzy Christiansen's goal earns England's women's team a 1-0 win over Australia in the CFA International Tournament.
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Australia appoints new chief scientist

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 1:06

Australia names Dr Alan Finkel as its next chief scientist, an engineer and vocal advocate of nuclear power who set out a vision of a future with "no oil, gas or coal".
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Australia win but Pumas triumph too

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 22:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Australia may be through to the World Cup final but Argentina can celebrate after a dazzling display in defeat, writes Tom Fordyce.
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Argentina 15-29 Australia

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 19:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia will play New Zealand in the World Cup final after they hold off an Argentina fightback to win a semi-final thriller.
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Voges questions use of pink ball

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 8:49

Australia batsman Adam Voges queries plans to use a pink ball in next month's debut day-night Test match.
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Pocock and Folau return for Wallabies

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 14:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Australia pair David Pocock and Israel Folau return to the side for Sunday's World Cup semi-final with Argentina.
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VIDEO: Solar-powered car race won by Dutch

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 13:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A team from Delft University in the Netherlands wins a solar car race in Australia.
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Australia secures Hollywood sequels

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 5:08

The sequels to Hollywood blockbusters Thor and Prometheus will be filmed in Australia, with the backing of A$47m ($34m; £22m) in federal funds.
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Joubert treatment unfair - Cheika

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 10:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

World Rugby was "unfair" to referee Craig Joubert in the wake of Scotland's World Cup exit, says Australia coach Michael Cheika.
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'Joubert wrong to award penalty'

Monday, October 19th 2015, 21:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Craig Joubert was wrong to award a late penalty against Scotland in their World Cup defeat by Australia, says World Rugby.
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Australia row over pregnant migrant

Monday, October 19th 2015, 9:09
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Somalia Somalia

Australia insists it properly handled the case of a pregnant migrant who was deported back to Nauru without having an abortion she had requested.
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TMO would have removed doubt - Cotter

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 18:01

Scotland coach Vern Cotter thinks Australia's decisive quarter-final penalty should have been referred to the TV referee.
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Australia 35-34 Scotland

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 17:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Bernard Foley penalty in the final minute of the game gives Australia victory over Scotland in a superb World Cup quarter-final.
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VIDEO: Solar-powered car race in Australia

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Competitors from around the world set out on a gruelling race in solar-powered across the Australian outback.
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Australia 'flies rape victim back to Nauru'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 16:07
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A pregnant woman who was brought to Australia for an abortion after an alleged rape at the Nauru detention centre is flown back to the island, local media report.
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Cheika expects 'painful' Scots tie

Friday, October 16th 2015, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia head coach Michael Cheika expects a physical encounter with Scotland in Sunday's World Cup quarter-final.
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Nuclear waste ship heads for Australia

Friday, October 16th 2015, 0:03
related countries: France France
related places: Cherbourg

A ship carrying nuclear waste to Australia has left the French port of Cherbourg despite warnings from environmentalists that the vessel may be unsafe.
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Record illegal tobacco seizure made

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 23:02

Australia's border protection agency intercepts 71 tonnes of illegal tobacco - its largest such seizure in a single operation.
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Dutton rules out pregnant migrant move

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 5:03
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says pregnant asylum seekers on Nauru will not be allowed in to Australia, saying the government will not be blackmailed.
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Desperately seeking deadly spiders in Australia

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 15:59

Why Australians are being asked to catch a deadly foe
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Australian firm to buy Diageo wines

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 7:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

One of the world's biggest publicly-listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), has agreed to buy the majority of Diageo's wine businesses.
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Australia defends cat cull to stars

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 4:52

Australia's threatened species commissioner writes to Morrissey and Brigitte Bardot to defend a planned cull of two million feral cats.
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Entangled whale freed off Australia

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 1:31

A humpback whale calf is swimming again with its mother after rescuers freed it from rope it became entangled in off Australia's south-east coast.
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Ford and Gray banned for World Cup

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 20:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray will miss the rest of the World Cup after being banned for foul play.
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Nauru police raid charity's offices

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 8:47
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Nauru police take computers and mobile phones in a raid on the offices of Save the Children at Australia's migrant detention camp.
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'Walk of Wonder' for ex-Australia PM

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 2:28
related places: Canberra

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard lends his name to a "Walk of Wonder" in Canberra, much to the amusement of some of his countrymen.
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Pakistan series 'hardest by a mile'

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Facing Pakistan in the UAE will be harder for England than taking on Australia or South Africa, says Michael Vaughan.
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Nauru 'rape victim' flies to Australia

Monday, October 12th 2015, 7:50
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A woman who said she was pregnant after being raped at the Nauru detention centre arrives in Australia, amid public pressure for her to be allowed an abortion.
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Glencore confirms sale of mines

Monday, October 12th 2015, 6:59
related countries: Chile Chile, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Embattled mining giant Glencore says it has started the sales process for two of its copper mines in Australia and Chile.
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New cabinet in Australia parliament

Monday, October 12th 2015, 6:10

Australia's new front bench taking its seat in parliament for the first time since Malcolm Turnbull ousted Tony Abbott as prime minister.
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