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Court upholds Australia asylum policy

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 8:23
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Australia's High Court rejects a challenge to the policy of holding asylum seekers offshore, meaning scores of people will likely be deported to Nauru.
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No Australia visa bid by men's activist

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 6:10
related countries: United States United States

The US leader of a controversial men's group whose plans to visit Australia have sparked outrage has not applied for a visa, authorities say.
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Rare view of Australia volcano eruption

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 4:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A volcanic eruption on a remote island in Australian territory outside the Antarctic circle is filmed by scientists on a research expedition.
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Australian migration to NZ hits new high

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 3:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

More people are moving from Australia to New Zealand than heading the other way for the first time in 24 years, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Tie it all down': Australia prepares for cyclone

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 10:43

Residents and mining companies in the north-west coastal region of Western Australia prepare for the approach of a powerful storm.
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Australia's drive for coal seam gas raises protests

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 21:16

Australia's controversial drive for coal seam gas
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Rinehart no longer richest Australian

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 5:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is no longer Australia's richest person, says Forbes Australia, losing her spot to US-born Blair Parry-Okeden.
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Australia PM cautions on republic debate

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 4:59

PM Malcolm Turnbull says there are more urgent issues facing Australia than the push to become a republic, as the debate resurfaces.
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Massive funnel-web spider to be milked

Monday, January 25th 2016, 10:08

Big Boy, a funnel-web spider with a leg span of 10cm, is the largest specimen ever handed in to Australia's only venom-milking programme.
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Australian leaders begin republic push

Monday, January 25th 2016, 8:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Almost all of Australia's state and territory leaders sign a document in support of replacing the Queen as head of state.
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Is this the future of cricket?

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 23:56

Australia's Big Bash has captured the world's attention
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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 22:55
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesian investigators seek information from Australia about a woman who died after drinking coffee laced with cyanide.
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Tiger attack at Irwin's Australia Zoo

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 8:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Irwin

A tiger at an Australian zoo founded by the late conservationist Steve Irwin has attacked one of its keepers.
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VIDEO: CCTV: Car ploughs into service station

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 9:36
related places: Sydney

A woman had a lucky escape when a car ploughed into a service station in Sydney, Australia.
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Opening up Australia's northern frontier

Friday, January 15th 2016, 20:13

A record drought boosts calls to develop Australia's vast north
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VIDEO: Man jumps through window to stop thief

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 14:21

Australia police release CCTV of a quick-moving car owner who stopped his vehicle being stolen at a petrol station, by leaping through the car window as it was pulling away.
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Vegans upset over Australia Day ad

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 6:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An action movie-style advert to promote Australian lamb angers both vegans who call it "discriminatory" and Indigenous Australians.
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Two killed by Australia bushfire

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 16:59

At least two people are killed and another is missing as bush fires continue to burn out of control in western Australia, officials say.
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UK pilot completes epic bi-plane flight

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 8:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British adventurer arrives in Australia, having completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane.
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Australia bushfire threatens more towns

Friday, January 8th 2016, 8:30

A massive bushfire that devastated a small town is still burning out of control in Western Australia, threatening several more towns.
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Australian desert lake begins to fill

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 16:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Heavy rains bring Australia’s desert to life and could eventually fill the vast Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, an event that only occurs a few times a century.
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VIDEO: Hoverboard fire caused 'total devastation'

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 11:18

A family in Australia is left homeless after a hoverboard given as a Christmas present sparked a fire causing "total devastation" to the property.
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Australian children drown in car

Monday, January 4th 2016, 6:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A father and his two children have drowned after their car was driven off the end of a wharf in Australia.
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Minister makes 'mad witch' SMS blunder

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 21:18

Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is reportedly forced to apologise for sending an offensive SMS to a journalist.
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Sharks explain Australia's year in news

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 23:25

Sharks explain Australia's year in news
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Custody battle actress can go home

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 3:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A former Neighbours actress, detained in Malaysia after snatching her child from her estranged partner at restaurant, can return to Australia, officials say, with no charges filed.
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Rare 'corpse flower' blooms in Australia

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 1:12

A 2m-tall flower, known for its pungent odour which has been likened to rotting flesh, blooms in South Australia's Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.
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Acid train derails in Australia

Monday, December 28th 2015, 12:03

An exclusion zone is in place in north-west Australia after a 26-wagon train carrying some 200,000 litres of sulphuric acid derails in north-west Queensland.
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Briton sets solo Pacific row record

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 16:01
related places: Cairns

A Briton completes the first non-stop solo rowing trip across the Pacific from North America to Australia, arriving in Cairns after 209 days at sea.
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Australia residents return after fire

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 23:20
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Residents of areas hit by bushfire in Australia's southern Victoria state begin returning home after evacuation orders are lifted, officials say.
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VIDEO: Residents flee Australia bushfires

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 7:31
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Hot and windy conditions have pushed bushfires out of control in the state of Victoria, in southern Australia.
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Christmas blaze guts Australia homes

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 7:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A Christmas Day bushfire destroys more than 100 homes in a famous Australian tourist area in southern Victoria state.
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VIDEO: Wildfires destroy homes in Australia

Friday, December 25th 2015, 10:45
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Wildfires in the state of Victoria have destroyed houses and caused residents to flee.
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Dying man's family get Australia visas

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 3:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Melbourne

Australian's immigration minister confirms that visas for the family of dying Pakistani student Hassan Asif are approved.
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Solar flares light up Australian skies

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Photographers along the east coast of Australia have captured incredible images of the Aurora Australis.
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VIDEO: Bi-plane pilot on solo flight reaches Asia

Monday, December 21st 2015, 2:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Taylor

Tracey Curtis-Taylor, a pilot who is attempting to become only the second woman to fly single-handedly from the UK to Australia, reaches Asia.
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Homes destroyed in Australia bushfires

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 20:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

Twelve Australian families lose their homes to bushfires near Melbourne, days ahead of Christmas.
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Japan whaling 'disappoints' Australia

Friday, December 18th 2015, 9:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Japan Japan

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says he is "very disappointed" by Japan decision to restart Antarctic whaling, as he starts a visit to the country.
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'Dog smuggling' trial for Depp's wife

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 10:10

Amber Heard, the actress wife of Johnny Depp, is to stand trial for allegedly smuggling her two dogs into Australia.
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Surfing Santas set world record at Bondi

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 4:45
related places: Bondi

A pack of 320 surfing Santas embrace the Christmas spirit in Australia, breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest surf lesson.
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VIDEO: Rare chance for Ai Weiwei to see own exhibit

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 20:03

Artist Ai Weiwei is in Australia for the launch of a major exhibition of his work.
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Two arrested in Sydney terror raids

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 9:20
related places: Sydney

Two males, aged 15 and 20, are arrested by counter-terror police in Sydney, and accused of conspiring to carry out an attack in Australia.
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Thai policeman seeks Australia asylum

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 8:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Thailand Thailand

The policeman who led an investigation into human trafficking in Thailand has told Australian media he plans to seek political asylum in Australia.
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Anti-IS fighter back in Australia

Monday, December 7th 2015, 7:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Syria Syria

An Australian who was fighting against IS militants in Syria returns home, with his family saying he should be given an amnesty under foreign fighter laws.
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Australia weather bureau 'hacked'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:43
related countries: China China

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology refuses to comment on reports it has been the victim of a hack, which ABC says came from China.
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'Shooting threat' sparks Sydney raids

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:57
related places: Merrylands, Sydney

Police search two houses in Sydney, Australia, for firearms, following suspected threat to attack a Sydney police station.
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Australian Muslims 'face high racism'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A new survey suggests that Muslims in Australia experience racism at three times the national average.
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Far right group ‘used me for propaganda’

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 20:04

One Muslim woman's encounter with Australia's far right
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VIDEO: Australian senator sings '12 days of tax'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 9:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A senator in Australia uses the power of song to deliver his complaint about the government's additional regulations and taxes.
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Australia blocks massive farmland sale

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 2:37

Australia's government blocks the sale of the country's largest private landholding, S Kidman & Co, to foreign investors, citing national interest.
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Four killed in Australia bushfires

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 0:32

Four people have been killed and there are fears for two others caught in out-of-control bushfires in Western Australia.
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Australia's first Muslim Party launched

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 5:16
related places: Sydney

Australia's first party representing Muslims launches in Sydney and will contest senate seats at the next federal election.
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Shark stalks dead whale off Australia

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 4:25

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water off Gippsland, Australia as a large shark is seen stalking a whale carcass that washed up on the shore.
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Wife of IS recruit pleads guilty

Monday, November 16th 2015, 9:31

The wife of one of Australia's most notorious extremists, Mohamed Elomar, pleads guilty to supporting overseas terrorism.
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Dutton rejects call for refugee ban

Monday, November 16th 2015, 2:28

Australia's immigration minister rejects a politician's call to close the country's borders to refugees from the Middle East.
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Apple apologises after racism outcry

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 7:27

Apple apologises to six schoolboys who were asked to leave one of their shops in Australia, in what the students described as a racist incident.
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VIDEO: Boys allege racism in Apple store row

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 0:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Phone footage showing an Australian Apple Store employee asking six students to leave because they "might steal something" has sparked an outcry in Australia.
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Christmas Island riot images emerge

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 9:01
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia flies "extreme risk" detainees from Christmas Island to the mainland, as photos of the riot and damage at the detention centre are released.
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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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