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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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Wales' Williams out of World Cup

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 9:10

Wales back Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering a foot injury in the defeat against Australia.
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Australia in Philippines asylum talks

Friday, October 9th 2015, 4:35
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Refugees who try to reach Australia illegally could be moved to the Philippines, under a deal being discussed between the two countries.
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Nauru backtracks on refugee pledge

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:26
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Nauru has rowed back on a pledge to process within a week all 600 outstanding refugee claims from asylum seekers at an Australia-funded centre.
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Australia's Folau fit to face Wales

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's Israel Folau passes a fitness test to face Wales in Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider but Rob Horne is out.
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North starts at centre for Wales

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

George North is at centre for Wales as Justin Tipuric, Samson Lee, Paul James, Luke Charteris and Gareth Anscombe start against Australia in the World Cup on Saturday.
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Somerset sign Rogers for 2016 season

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 10:18
related places: Somerset

Somerset sign ex-Australia opener Chris Rogers for the 2016 season, as well as young Kent wicketkeeper Ryan Davies.
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Australia rules against cancer patent

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 6:17
related countries: United States United States

Australia's High Court rules that a US-based biotech company cannot patent the breast cancer gene BRCA1, in a victory for cancer campaigners.
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Australia asylum policy under review

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 3:34

Australia's highest court is reviewing the legality of the offshore detention of asylum seekers - a key feature of the country's tough immigration policy.
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Hooper cited for alleged foul play

Monday, October 5th 2015, 10:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia flanker Michael Hooper is cited for an alleged act of foul play during Saturday's 33-13 victory over England.
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Doll captivates Australian rugby fans

Monday, October 5th 2015, 9:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

North Queensland swept to victory in Australia's National Rugby League final, but it was one girl's dark-skinned doll which stole the limelight.
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What is behind a spike in Australian shark attacks?

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 21:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The mystery spike in attacks in Australia
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England let country down - Robshaw

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 22:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Chris Robshaw says England "let the nation down" as a 33-13 loss to Australia sees the World Cup hosts go out at the pool stage.
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England 13-33 Australia

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 21:19

England become the first host nation to go out in the World Cup's pool stages after being outclassed by Australia.
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Boy sentenced to life over Anzac plot

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 15-year-old British boy who plotted to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia is sentenced to life, and must serve at least five years in custody.
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'England need Australia masterplan'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England need to be streetwise to counter Australia and keep their World Cup hopes alive, says ex-England star Jeremy Guscott.
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Australia to deport anti-abortionist

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 6:32
related countries: United States United States

US anti-abortion campaigner Troy Newman will be deported from Australia after a high court says he should not have arrived without a visa.
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Gatland torn by England v Australia

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 6:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

If Australia beat England Wales are in the World Cup last eight but their New Zealand-born coach Warren Gatland is staying neutral.
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Turtles given poo-collecting swimsuits

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 5:04

Scientists in Australia invent an innovative way of collecting faecal samples of endangered sea turtles - customised designer nappies.
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Turnbull challenged over asylum policy

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 2:27

Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull faces fresh calls to shut down Australia's offshore migrant detention centres, amid ongoing allegations of abuse.
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UK boy plotted Anzac police beheadings

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:12

A plot by a Blackburn teenager to attack police at an Anzac Day parade in Australia would have resulted in deaths if it had not been stopped, a court hears.
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'Australia wrong to cancel tour'

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 16:35
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Pakistan Pakistan

Australia were "overly sensitive" to postpone a tour of Bangladesh over security, says the president of Pakistan's Cricket Board.
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Centre Joseph earns England recall

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonathan Joseph starts in place of Sam Burgess as England make three changes for the World Cup game against Australia.
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Australia change 14 for England game

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 7:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Uruguay Uruguay

Australia make 14 changes to the team that beat Uruguay for Saturday's crucial World Cup match against England.
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Australia detains US anti-abortionist

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 7:28
related countries: United States United States

Australia detains US anti-abortion campaigner Troy Newman for attempting to enter the country after his visa was revoked.
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F1 2016 season to start earlier

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 20:28

The 2016 F1 season will begin earlier than planned in Australia after pressure from teams to ease the schedule.
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Australia bars anti-abortion campaigner

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

US anti-abortion campaigner Troy Newman is stopped from flying to Australia amid fears that he could incite violence.
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Australia's 7-Eleven heads resign

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 8:02

Australia's 7-Eleven convenience store chain sees its chief executive and chairman resign amid a worker exploitation scandal.
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'Angry England united by criticism'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will use criticism from Will Carling to create unity before their World Cup match with Australia, says Martin Corry.
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Chris Brown pleads for Australia visa

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

US singer Chris Brown says he wants to go to Australia to raise awareness about domestic violence, despite earlier being warned he may not get a visa.
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Skelton & Palu out for Australia

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 11:51

Australia forwards Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu are out for the rest of the World Cup because of injuries.
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'Frustrated England must be united'

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England must stay "united" and focus on next weekend's "knockout" World Cup game with Australia, says boss Stuart Lancaster.
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Lifting the lid on child sex abuse

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 16:34

A major inquiry into child abuse could change Australia
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Australia set to deny Chris Brown visa

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 6:22
related countries: United States United States

Australia warns US singer Chris Brown that he will be denied entry for a planned tour of the country, because of his record of domestic violence.
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'Security risk' delays Australia tour

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 12:21
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia's departure for their tour of Bangladesh is delayed because of "safety and security" concerns.
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'Bear Grylls' koala survives car hit

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:38

A koala in Australia has been dubbed "Bear Grylls" after it was hit by a fast-moving car and survived after becoming wedged in the vehicle's front grill.
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Doubt over Chris Brown Australia tour

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 2:46
related countries: United States United States

US singer Chris Brown may be blocked from entering Australia because of concern about his domestic violence convictions.
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Vinegar could help save Barrier Reef

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:47

Household vinegar might provide a cheap new way to kill coral-eating starfish damaging the Great Barrier Reef, scientists in Australia have found.
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Politics and poetry: Australia's female defence minister

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:30

Introducing Australia's new defence minister
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Manus Island murder trial to begin

Monday, September 21st 2015, 1:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Two men are standing trial over the killing of an Iranian asylum seeker at Australia's Manus Island detention centre.
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Australia PM defends new cabinet

Monday, September 21st 2015, 1:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defends his cabinet choices the day they are sworn in at Government House in Canberra.
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Murray sends GB into Davis Cup final

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 14:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andy Murray sends Britain through to a first Davis Cup final since 1978 with victory over Australia's Bernard Tomic.
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Murray brothers set for GB doubles role

Friday, September 18th 2015, 19:58

Andy Murray is set to team up with brother Jamie for Saturday's doubles match against Australia in the Davis Cup semi-final.
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Britain pegged back in semi-final

Friday, September 18th 2015, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and Australia are tied at 1-1 after wins for Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic on day one of the Davis Cup semi-final.
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Why Australia's PM is now 'sugar bun'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:28
related countries: China China

Australia's new prime minister has been dubbed "sugar bun" by the Chinese press. What does it mean?
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Murray & Evans carry British hopes

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 21:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

Andy Murray and Dan Evans will carry British hopes on day one of the Davis Cup semi-final against Australia in Glasgow.
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Evans named in GB Davis Cup team

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 12:43

Great Britain captain Leon Smith gives world number 300 Dan Evans a surprise call-up for the semi-final against Australia.
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