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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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Australia election: PM Malcolm Turnbull 'confident' of poll win

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 16:27

Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull says he is confident he can form a government, but election results are still too close to call
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Australia election too close to call

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 13:37

Australia's election is too close to call, with the governing coalition winning more seats than the opposition but still short of a majority.
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Australia takes its democracy with a side of sausage

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 4:48

Barbecues are fired up at polling booths across Australia for traditional election-day "sausage sizzles".
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Two-horse race

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 23:32

After five changes of prime ministers in six years, Australia's voters may decide to play it safe.
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Voting at scale

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 8:18

Australia's massive size and sparse populations in outback areas means it has some of the world's largest electoral constituencies.
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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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