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Iraq to Sydney

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 14:14

Translator flees death threats for new life in Australia
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Live text - England v Australia

Friday, July 31st 2009, 9:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bad light stops play with England 116-2 in reply to Australia's 263 on day two of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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England toil after weather delay

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Australia close on 126-1 after only 30 overs are possible on the first day of the third Test at Edgbaston.
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Live text - England v Australia

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 9:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Australia make a promising start as they reach 126-1 at the close against England on a rain-affected first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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No stone left unturned in hunt for Australia's stolen curling rocks

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 9:24

Thieves in Australia are believed to have made off with a valuable supply of rocks for the sport of curling thinking it was alcohol.
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Human flu jab trials 'under way'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 19:55

Human trials of a vaccine to protect against the swine flu virus, which has killed hundreds worldwide, begin in Australia.
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Pietersen to miss rest of Ashes

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is ruled out of the rest of the Ashes series against Australia with an Achilles tendon injury.
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Chinese directors shun festival

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 11:47
related countries: China China

Two Chinese directors boycott Australia's biggest film festival over the screening of a documentary about political activist Rebiya Kadeer.
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Close neighbours: Quake edges NZ towards Australia

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 9:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has edged New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say.
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Beaten Ponting blames slow start

Monday, July 20th 2009, 14:25

Ricky Ponting says Australia's poor display over the opening two days cost them the Lord's Test.
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Flintoff inspires England victory

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Flintoff takes three wickets on the final morning as England defeat Australia by 115 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Monday, July 20th 2009, 9:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Australia in a Lord's Test for the first time since 1934 as Andrew Flintoff takes five wickets.
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Swann confident of Lord's victory

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 19:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Swann insists England are favourites to win the second Test against Australia, despite an unbeaten 185-run stand between Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin.
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Clarke and Haddin hold up England

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A marathon stand between Australia's Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin frustrates England's hopes of victory in the second Test.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 9:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England need five wickets for victory but are held up by defiant Australian batting on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord's.
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Prior wants huge England effort

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 9:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Matt Prior urges England's bowlers to produce a huge effort to push for victory in the second Test against Australia at Lord's.
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England open up huge Lord's lead

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England move into a powerful position as they take a 521-run lead against Australia after three days of the second Ashes Test.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 9:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Collingwood and Andrew Flintoff help England secure a 500-run lead on day three of the second Test against Australia at Lord's.
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Superb England dominate Australia

Friday, July 17th 2009, 18:11

James Anderson takes four wickets as Australia slump to 156-8, some 269 runs behind England, after a riveting second day in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Friday, July 17th 2009, 9:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia 156-8 in reply to England's 425 when bad light stops play on day two of the second Test at Lord's.
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Rio denies China bribery claims

Friday, July 17th 2009, 6:36
related countries: China China

Mining firm Rio Tinto denies China's allegations that its staff engaged in bribery, as Australia urges a speedy resolution.
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Strauss defends England batsmen

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 19:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss defends England's batsmen after the hosts lost four wickets in the final session on day one of the second Test against Australia.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 9:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Andrew Strauss hits a century but Australia fight back on day one of the second Test at Lord's.
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Flintoff quits Tests after Ashes

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 13:48

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff announces he will retire from Test cricket after the Ashes series against Australia.
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China's Rio Tinto inquiry widens

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 9:31
related countries: China China

China investigates five more steel firms, as Australia presses for haste the case of a detained Rio Tinto executive.
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Australia launches competition to build new army robots

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 1:10

Australia launches a competition to build a new generation of military robots that can do some of the army's "dirty work".
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Defiant England cling on for draw

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 17:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's last-wicket pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar defy Australia for 40 minutes as England clinch a famous Ashes draw.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 9:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

The first Ashes Test between England and Australia in Cardiff heads towards a thrilling climax.
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Australia charge thwarted by rain

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 16:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

England face a fight to save the first Ashes Test after being dominated by Australia on a rain-affected day four in Cardiff.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 9:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

England are reduced to 20-2, a 219-run deficit, at tea on day four of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.
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England must dig deep - Anderson

Friday, July 10th 2009, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Anderson, Cardiff

Seamer James Anderson says England must polish off Australia's lower order and then produce a strong batting performance on day four in Cardiff.
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Clarke & North make England toil

Friday, July 10th 2009, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Australia maintain their solid position on day three in Cardiff, leading England by 44 runs with five wickets in hand in the first Test.
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Oldest dinosaur burrow discovered

Friday, July 10th 2009, 13:42

Three dinosaur burrows are found in Australia, suggesting dinosaurs hid underground to survive harsh climates.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Friday, July 10th 2009, 9:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Players go off for bad light in Cardiff, with Australia 479-5, 44 runs ahead of England in the first Ashes Test.
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Rio 'surprise' at bribery claims

Friday, July 10th 2009, 7:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Mining giant Rio Tinto has said it is concerned that four of its employees have been accused by China of bribery.
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Lack of swing mystifies England

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 18:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Graeme Swann says England are "in a bit of a quandary" by the lack of swing at Cardiff as Australia smash 249-1 in reply to the hosts' 435 on day two of the first Test.
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Aussie batsmen dominate England

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Simon Katich and Ricky Ponting both hit unbeaten centuries as Australia frustrate England on day two of the first Test in Cardiff.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 16:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich score tons as Australia reach 249-1 in reply to England's 435 on day two of the first Test in Cardiff.
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Rio worker 'stole state secrets'

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 12:58
related countries: China China

China says it has evidence that proves a detained employee of mining giant Rio Tinto stole state secrets.
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Row over climbing at Ayers Rock

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 3:42

A dispute has erupted in Australia overwhether tourists should be banned from climbing Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.
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Environment-conscious town in Australia bans bottled water

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 22:18

A small community in Australia votes to ban the sale of bottled water over concerns about its environmental impact.
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Pietersen defends Ashes dismissal

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 19:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Kevin Pietersen defends his dismissal against Australia after top-scoring for England in Cardiff.
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Pietersen defends Ashes dismissal

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 19:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Kevin Pietersen defends his dismissal against Australia after top-scoring for England in Cardiff.
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England make solid start to Ashes

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 17:35
related places: Cardiff

England finish day one of the 2009 Ashes series on 336-7 after Australia hit back with late wickets in Cardiff.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 16:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Andrew Flintoff and Matt Prior give England the upper hand on day one of the first Test against Australia in Cardiff.
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Injured Lee to miss Ashes opener

Monday, July 6th 2009, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia suffer a huge blow ahead of the start of the Ashes series against England after Brett Lee is ruled out of the first Test.
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Twitter to give bushfire alerts

Monday, July 6th 2009, 7:43

Australia is to use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to give people early warning of bushfires.
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Australia probes navy 'sex game'

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 16:33

Australia's navy is investigating claims sailors competed with each other to bed female crew, for cash prizes.
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New dinosaurs found in Australia

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 4:48

Three new dinosaur species are found in Queensland, Australia, and named after the Outback song Waltzing Matilda.
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Harmison detects Aussie weakness

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 8:04

Steve Harmison says Australia lack the swagger of their illustrious predecessors, with the Ashes series just days away.
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India slams 'ferocious' attacks

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 8:30
related countries: India India

India's overseas minister expresses concern over the "ferocity" of recent attacks on Indian students in Australia.
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PNG minister may have swine flu

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 5:48
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Health Minister, Sasa Zibe, is being tested for swine flu after a visit to Australia.
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Mystery Aborigine swine flu death

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 8:37

Health officials in Australia are trying to determine how an Aboriginal man contracted and died from swine flu.
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Skip back in time - were humans behind giant kangaroos' demise?

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 21:25

A study of giant kangaroo fossils adds weight to the theory that hunters caused the extinction of Australia's "megafauna".
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Australian helicopter crashes trying to get close to crocodile

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 1:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A helicopter pilot crashes after trying to get a closer look at a crocodile in northern Australia.
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Australians demand climate action

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 4:20

Thousands of demonstrators rally across Australia to demand greater government action on climate change.
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Australia dismisses mining spat

Friday, June 12th 2009, 10:33
related countries: China China

Australia dismisses threats of sanctions from China against its two largest mining firms Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
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Fire forces Australia jet to land

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 6:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Guam Guam

An Australian A330 Airbus plane with 203 people on board makes an emergency landing in Guam after a fire in the cockpit.
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Australia flu 'may tip pandemic'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 15:34

A four-fold jump in Australia's swine flu infections could spark a WHO pandemic announcement, experts warn.
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Australia wind farm gets go-ahead

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 3:42
related places: Broken Hill

Approval has been given for Australia's biggest wind farm to be built near Broken Hill in New South Wales.
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Australia defeats mystify Ponting

Monday, June 8th 2009, 20:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Captain Ricky Ponting is at a loss to explain how Australia were bundled out of the ICC World Twenty20 following heavy defeats by West Indies and Sri Lanka.
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Australia exit ICC World Twenty20

Monday, June 8th 2009, 19:58

Sri Lanka beat Australia by six wickets to send them crashing out of the ICC World Twenty20.
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Live text - World Twenty20

Monday, June 8th 2009, 12:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka need to score 160 to knock Australia out of the World Twenty20 after Ireland beat Bangladesh by six wickets.
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Tourist in Australia clings on for ride of life

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

A teenaged American tourist says he spent two hours clinging to the side of a long-distance train as it sped across the Australian outback in the night.
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