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We have started to collect the most important news related to Australia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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VIDEO: Bushfires rage in southern Australia

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 13:12

Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to tackle some of the worst bushfires to hit South Australia for more than 30 years.
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Warner faces 'emotional' SCG return

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 10:14

Australia's David Warner does not know how he will react as he returns to the ground at which Phillip Hughes was fatally struck.
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Sangakkara closes on Bradman record

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara scores his 11th Test double century to move one behind Australia legend Don Bradman's all-time record.
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High alert over Australia bushfires

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 15:19
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Adelaide, Victoria

Crews battle out-of-control bushfires threatening homes in South Australia and Victoria, with blazes near Adelaide deemed the worst since 1983.
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VIDEO: Australia bushfires 'sound like jet'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 11:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Residents in parts of southern Australia are being told their lives are at risk as bushfires rage out of control. They are the worst in the area for more than 30 years.
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VIDEO: Sisi urged to free al-Jazeera's Greste

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 6:23

The brothers of the jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say they hope to see him deported back to Australia rather than face retrial.
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Artistic touch humanises Australia's androids

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 23:19

Using art to make Australia's androids more sociable
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World celebrations usher in 2015

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 9:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Revellers across the globe gather to welcome in the new year, with a host of cities from New Zealand to the US staging fireworks spectaculars.
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Australia's wine 'cheaper than water'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 20:39

The impact in Australia of wine that's cheaper than water
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VIDEO: Cash machine thief's explosive mistake

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 15:52

Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.
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Australia clinch series victory

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 10:02
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Mahendra Singh Dhoni helps India draw the third Test in Melbourne but Australia win the series with one match to play.
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The search for Australia's lost hospital ship

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 4:51

The search for Australia's lost hospital ship
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Marsh edges Australia towards win

Monday, December 29th 2014, 11:17
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Batsman Shaun Marsh hits a vital half-century as Australia move closer to victory over India in Melbourne.
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Kohli criticises Australia sledging

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 15:14
related countries: India India

India's Virat Kohli says Australia's players called him a "spoilt brat" and he had "no reason to respect" Mitchell Johnson.
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Rahane & Kohli lead India fightback

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 9:13
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli both make centuries as India fight back against Australia in the third Test in Melbourne.
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Smith ton puts India under pressure

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 9:08
related countries: India India

Australia captain Steve Smith scores 192 to help his side to 530 in the third Test against India, who reach 108-1 in reply.
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Captain Smith steadies Australia

Friday, December 26th 2014, 10:09
related countries: India India

Australia captain Steven Smith guides the hosts to 259-5 on the opening day of the third Test against India.
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Aussies have mental edge - Hazlewood

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 15:32
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says Australia have a mental edge over India ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
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Watson 'shaken' after bouncer blow

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 18:48

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is left "shaken" following a blow to the head from a bouncer during nets.
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Rise in Australia 'terror chatter'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 8:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

Australian PM Tony Abbott warns that there has been a "heightened level of terror chatter" since the siege at a Sydney cafe last week.
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Afridi to quit ODIs after World Cup

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 16:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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Cairns children's mother arrested

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 12:26
related places: Cairns

Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
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Ballance in England World Cup squad

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 11:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.
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Johnson secures Australia Test win

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 8:01
related countries: India India
related places: Brisbane

Australia win the second Test against India by four wickets in Brisbane to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
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Smith ton leaves Test finely poised

Friday, December 19th 2014, 7:48
related countries: India India

Captain Steve Smith's second century in two Tests helps Australia open up a slender lead over India in Brisbane.
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Smith and Hazlewood revive Australia

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 9:05
related countries: India India

Debutant Josh Hazlewood claims 5-68 and Steve Smith hits 65 not out as Australia trail India by 187 runs in the second Test.
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VIDEO: New footage shows Sydney cafe raid

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 10:00
related places: Sydney

As new footage emerges of the Sydney cafe siege Australia's prime minister announces a review into how and why the attack happened.
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Vijay century helps India dominate

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 8:36
related countries: India India
related places: Brisbane

Murali Vijay's century puts India in a commanding position on day one of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane.
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Sydney gunman was 'wanted in Iran'

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 19:08
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Sydney

Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Haron Monis, the gunman behind the Sydney siege, but Australia refused to hand him over.
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Clarke to have surgery on hamstring

Monday, December 15th 2014, 11:12
related countries: India India

Australia captain Michael Clarke will undergo surgery on Tuesday in his bid to overcome a hamstring injury.
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Australia's budget deficit to widen

Monday, December 15th 2014, 7:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's government said it expects the nation's deficit to grow to $40.4bn Australian dollars ($33.2bn) in the 12 months to June.
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Lyon shines as Australia beat India

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 15:36
related countries: India India
related places: Adelaide

Spinner Nathan Lyon finishes with match figures of 12-286 as Australia beat India by 48 runs in the first Test at Adelaide.
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Warner ton puts Australia in control

Friday, December 12th 2014, 9:51
related countries: India India
related places: Adelaide

David Warner hits his second century of the first Test as Australia extend their lead over India to 363 in Adelaide.
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Biggest native title claim filed

Friday, December 12th 2014, 5:45
related places: Brisbane

Australia's biggest native title claim - covering 14.6m ha (36m acres) of land and waters - is filed in a court in Brisbane, Queensland.
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China buys Australian building firm

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

A Chinese construction giant is set to buy one of Australia's largest construction companies for $1.15bn Australian dollars ($951m; £603m).
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Australia captain Clarke hits ton

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 10:46
related countries: India India

Captain Michael Clarke scores a century against India in Australia's first Test since the death of Phillip Hughes.
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Australia donates to UN climate fund

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 5:21

Australia pledges A$200m (£106m; $166m) to help poor nations mitigate the impact of global warming, in an apparent government U-turn.
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Abbott bowls bouncer on SCG return

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 8:06

Australia bowler Sean Abbott plays his first game of cricket since bowling the ball that led to the death of Phillip Hughes.
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VIDEO: NZ jet pack maker floats in Australia

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 8:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.
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Australia 'worst climate performer'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 2:14

Australia was the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change in 2014, a new report says.
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UK base jumper dies in Australia fall

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

A British base jumper dies after falling from a cliff in Sydney, Australia, while on an outing with friends.
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State memorial for Hughes cancelled

Monday, December 8th 2014, 7:14

A state memorial service for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes is cancelled because of the outpouring of grief at his funeral.
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Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia limbo

Monday, December 8th 2014, 4:54
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia-bound asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia
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Australia migrant law approved

Friday, December 5th 2014, 5:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's parliament approves changes to migration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees.
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VIDEO: Toddler's buggy rolls onto rail track

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 17:26
related places: Melbourne

A toddler's pushchair has rolled off a train platform and onto the tracks at a station in Melbourne, Australia, causing the 18-month old minor injuries.
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Australia add Marsh for India Test

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 12:29
related countries: India India
related places: Adelaide

Batsman Shaun Marsh is added to the Australia squad for the first Test against India, which begins in Adelaide on Tuesday.
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Michael Clarke's eulogy in full

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 10:42

Read the full transcript of the eulogy delivered by Australia captain Michael Clarke at the funeral of Phillip Hughes.
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'Pest' Australian tourists warned

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 10:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia warns travellers against making frivolous requests of embassies, after cases including that of a man who asked staff to pay for a prostitute.
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Australia's growth disappoints

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 1:35

Australia reports weaker-than-expected economic growth for the July-to-September quarter, largely due to a drop off in mining investment.
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Clarke to help carry Hughes coffin

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 8:12

Australia captain Michael Clarke will help to carry the coffin at the funeral of team-mate Phillip Hughes on Wednesday.
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Australian Open changes heat policy

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 6:24

Organisers of the Australian Open change their extreme heat policy ahead of the 2015 tennis tournament, two days after Australia had its hottest month on record.
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Shark 'photobombs' Australia surfers

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 5:17

A photographer captures the moment a shark jumps out of the sea behind contestants in a surfing competition in New South Wales.
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Pregnant refugees end Darwin standoff

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 3:00
related places: Darwin

Two heavily pregnant refugees are taken into a detention centre in Darwin, ending a three-day standoff, Australia's immigration department says.
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Hottest month on record in Australia

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:44

Australia experienced its hottest month in November ending the hottest spring on record - and it could be set for its warmest year ever.
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Australia sweats over record heat

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 21:51

Record temperatures are changing daily lives in Australia
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England could do better - Lancaster

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lancaster, Twickenham

Head coach Stuart Lancaster insists England still have "lots to work on" despite beating Australia 26-17 at Twickenham.
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England 26-17 Australia

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Ben Morgan scores two tries as England end their autumn series with a much-needed 26-17 win over Australia at Twickenham.
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