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News: Australia

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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Australia: news

GB women lose team pursuit title

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 19:47

Great Britain's women are beaten as Australia set a new world record in the Track World Championships team pursuit final.
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England display embarrassing - Gooch

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 23:28

Ex-England captain Graham Gooch says Eoin Morgan's side were "embarrassing" in their World Cup defeat by Australia.
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Australia's 'beautiful prison' in Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 21:31
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The asylum seekers shunted from Australia to Papua New Guinea
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Clarke ready for Australia return

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 17:00
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia captain Michael Clarke will return from injury in Saturday's World Cup match against Bangladesh.
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Afghanistan lose on World Cup debut

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Canberra

Afghanistan's debut World Cup match ends in defeat as Bangladesh are victorious by 105 runs in Canberra.
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Tsunami aid cited in execution row

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 9:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

PM Tony Abbott says Indonesia owes it to Australia not to execute two of its citizens, citing the aid sent after the 2004 tsunami.
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Japan Post to buy Australia's Toll

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 0:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Government owned Japan Post will buy Australia's largest freight and logistics firm Toll Holdings for $5.1bn (£3.3bn), the companies said.
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Outrage at greyhound 'live baiting'

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 3:27

Australia's greyhound industry faces anger and investigations after a report showed illegal live baiting during training sessions.
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Freedom Ride: Turning point in Australia's race relations

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 20:38

Retracing the journey that changed Australia's race relations
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England senior players urged to lead

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eoin Morgan calls on England's senior players to help the side recover from their thrashing by Australia at the World Cup.
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Umpiring error denies Taylor century

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taylor

The ICC admits that an umpiring error cost James Taylor a century opportunity in England's World Cup defeat by Australia.
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England thrashed in World Cup opener

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer a 111-run defeat by Australia in their opening World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Finn takes hat-trick at World Cup

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 8:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Steven Finn becomes the first England bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick as Australia post 342-9 in their opening game.
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Teams set for start of World Cup

Friday, February 13th 2015, 12:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The 11th Cricket World Cup is set to start, with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand both playing on the first day.
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Sydney suspect 'tried to join army'

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:01
related places: Sydney

One of two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney tried to join the army two years ago out of love for Australia, his family says.
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Bali executions would be 'unjust'

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 7:56
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop tells the Australian parliament it would be a "grave injustice" if Indonesia executed two Australians citizens.
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England not intimidated - Morgan

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 7:49
related places: Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan says his team will not be intimidated by tournament favourites Australia in the World Cup opener.
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Australian Clarke to miss Cup opener

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 5:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

Australia captain Michael Clarke will not play against England in the Cricket World Cup opener in Melbourne on Saturday.
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Child detention 'cruel and illegal'

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 4:46

Australia's policy of detaining children of asylum seekers causes them harm and violates international human rights law, a report says.
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Pakistani wins Australia visa tussle

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Pakistan Pakistan

Australian judges order ministers to grant a visa to a Pakistani refugee after a long-running legal battle.
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Ferrari not expecting 'miracles'

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:03

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he does not "expect miracles" from the F1 team at the first race in Australia.
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Clarke steps up comeback from injury

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 9:58

Australia captain Michael Clarke steps up his comeback from injury, hitting 64 as they beat the UAE in a World Cup warm-up.
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VIDEO: Australia wins Eurovision 'wildcard'

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 7:09

Australia is to compete in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, organisers confirm.
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Australia in 'extinction calamity'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 12:58

The introduction of the fox and cat from Europe is having a devastating impact on native mammals in Australia, say scientists.
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Man dies in Australia shark attack

Monday, February 9th 2015, 6:23

A man is killed in a shark attack on the New South Wales north coast, police say, a day after another man was injured by a shark in the same area.
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Day wins at Torrey Pines in play-off

Monday, February 9th 2015, 0:27

Australia's Jason Day comes through a four-way play-off to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
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Clarke return in hands of medics

Friday, February 6th 2015, 17:00

Michael Clarke says team medical staff will decide when he will be passed to play for Australia in the World Cup.
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Freed Greste back home in Australia

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 6:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste returns to the Australian city of Brisbane to be reunited with his family, after his release from an Egyptian prison.
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Bushfire threatens Australia town

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:02

Hundreds of firefighters in Western Australia are battling to stop an out-of-control bushfire reaching a town.
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Prop Cole back as England change six

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tight-head prop Dan Cole will make his first England appearance in almost a year in Friday's Six Nations opener against Wales.
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Australia dig unearths mutiny victim

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 5:51

The skeleton of a victim from one of Australia's most famous shipwrecks - and the subsequent massacre - is unearthed by archaeologists.
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Australia fences 'keep toads at bay'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 23:52

Special fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, according to new research.
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Lehmann backs Clarke as captain

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 19:32

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says he is "sick" of speculation about Michael Clarke and backs the batsman as captain.
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Australia cuts interest rates to low

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 6:21

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cuts its key interest rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 2.25%.
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Clarke denies Australia rift reports

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 10:51

Captain Michael Clarke denies he is in dispute with Cricket Australia after making 51 on his return from surgery.
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Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.
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England confidence growing - Morgan

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Morgan

Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.
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Australia 'faces A$4bn abuse bill'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 3:15

Australia may need to pay A$4.4bn ($3.4bn;£2.3bn) as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.
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Asylum group 'legally held at sea'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 5:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.
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Abbott wins Australian cricket award

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 12:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sean Abbott is named Australia's young cricketer of the year two months after his delivery led to the death of Phillip Hughes.
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Australia 'hot days may double'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The annual number of very hot days in inland Australia could more than double in 75 years, according to a climate change forecast by Australian science agency CSIRO.
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Qantas ups fares after surcharge cut

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 4:31

Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.
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Venus joins Serena in quarter-finals

Monday, January 26th 2015, 11:53

Venus Williams reaches her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010 as she joins sister Serena in the last eight in Australia.
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England set for India showdown

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:46
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England and India will meet for a place in the tri-series final after Australia's game against India was washed out.
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Australia to knight Prince Philip

Monday, January 26th 2015, 6:35

Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses Australia Day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip, sparking criticism from lawmakers.
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England beaten by Smith's century

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 11:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Steve Smith makes a composed century to lead Australia to a thrilling three-wicket tri-series win over England.
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Indigenous Australians win land claim

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 6:10

Australia's indigenous Barngarla people win a campaign, lasting nearly 20 years, for the law to recognise their right to traditional lands.
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British trio beaten in Australia

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 5:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's players suffer a disappointing day two at the Australian Open as Heather Watson, James Ward and Kyle Edmund all lose.
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Australia reef 'needs A$785m fund'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 3:20

Australia's Great Barrier Reef needs an investment of least A$785m over five years to protect it from pollution, a report says.
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Protests intensify at PNG asylum camp

Monday, January 19th 2015, 4:37

Protests continue at Australia's Manus Island asylum detention camp in PNG, with hundreds of detainees reportedly on hunger strike and some barricaded in.
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Australia beat India by four wickets

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 12:06
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Australia beat India by four wickets in Melbourne to win their second consecutive match in the triangular series.
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England loss not a setback - Morgan

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Morgan

Eoin Morgan says losing to Australia in the tri-series is not a setback in England's World Cup preparations.
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England succumb to Warner hundred

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Warner leads Australia to victory over an England side who were saved from embarrassment by Eoin Morgan.
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Uncertain future for wind power in Australia

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 20:52

South Australia leads the way on wind power
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Protest grips Australia asylum camp

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 1:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Hundreds of asylum seekers at an Australian-run centre in Papua New Guinea are on hunger strike in protest over their conditions, rights groups say.
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Bell hits 187 in England warm-up win

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 11:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

Ian Bell smashes 187 from 145 balls as England beat the Prime Minister's XI by 60 runs in Canberra.
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Australia 'must pay' siege victims

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 1:48
related places: Sydney

Australia is urged to compensate the victims of domestic terror attacks as it does those harmed abroad, after the Sydney cafe siege last month.
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