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S Africa v Australia scorecard

Friday, March 6th 2009, 8:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

South Africa take on Australia in Durban in the second of a three-Test series.
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Seoul, Canberra sign defence pact

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 10:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The leaders of South Korea and Australia sign a defence cooperation pact and announce the start of free trade talks.
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Australian wine hit by downturn

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 6:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's wine industry is the latest casualty of global economic woes, as Australia announces falling exports.
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Johnson inspires Australia to win

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 14:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mitchell Johnson leads a fine performance by Australia's seam attack as the tourists secure a 162-run win over South Africa in the first Test.
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Mass whale stranding in Tasmania

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 7:13

Rescuers race to save dozens of pilot whales and dolphins beached on King Island, Tasmania, Australia.
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Australia race film pulled amid clashes

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 10:54
related places: Sydney

A film based on race riots in Australia is pulled from cinemas in Sydney after fights break out during screenings.
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Australia fires cooled by weather

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 5:32

A drop in temperatures brings brief relief for firefighters still battling bush fires in south-eastern Australia.
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S Africa hit back after North ton

Friday, February 27th 2009, 17:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

South Africa stabilised after a disastrous start to finish on 85-3 in their reply to Australia's 466 on day two of the first Test in Johannesburg.
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Australia fire fear shuts schools

Friday, February 27th 2009, 11:37

Hundreds of schools close and people leave home as the threat of bush fires resurges in south-eastern Australia.
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Asean seals regional trade pact

Friday, February 27th 2009, 11:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

South East Asia's governments sign a free-trade deal with Australia and New Zealand at the Asean summit in Thailand.
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Australasians eye Asia trade pact

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 12:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

South East Asian economy ministers gather for a summit at which they will sign a trade deal with Australia and New Zealand.
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S Africa v Australia scorecard

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 8:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

South Africa take on Australia in Johannesburg in the first of a three-Test series.
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Fish fossil clue to origin of sex

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 4:38

A fossil fish from Australia was one of the earliest known vertebrates to reproduce by internal fertilization, Nature journal reports.
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Sorry turns angry

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 0:41

Has life improved for Aborigines in Australia?
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More crews head to Victoria fires

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 7:50
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Scores more firefighters are drafted in to battle bushfires in Australia, ahead of hot weather at the weekend.
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Australia mourns bushfire victims

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 13:20
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Australia observes a day of mourning for victims of bushfires which swept across Victoria state, killing more than 200.
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Australia unites for fire victims

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 23:27
related places: Melbourne

Australia is about to hold a day of mourning for victims of the bushfires, with a big memorial service in Melbourne.
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Australian island job draws 'wild applicants'

Friday, February 20th 2009, 11:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The deadline is approaching for applications for "the best job in the world" - caretaker of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
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Australian bushfires toll rises

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 9:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The number of victims of the Australia bushfires rises to 208, but police say they do not expect the toll to go much higher.
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Australia fire deaths rise to 200

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 9:07

The death toll in Australia's bushfires rises to 200, police say, as investigators continue to search the debris.
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Australian arson suspect named

Monday, February 16th 2009, 9:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The first suspect to be charged with arson over Australia's bushfires is named, despite fears for his safety.
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Aussies clinch tense Twenty20 win

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 12:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sydney

Nathan Bracken's fine bowling display earns Australia a thrilling one-run win over New Zealand in the one-off Twenty20 match in Sydney.
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Australia mourns for fire victims

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 11:32

Victims of Australia's devastating bush fires have been mourned at services across the country.
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Australia police target arsonists

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 11:26

Australian police say they are confident of catching arsonists they blame for some of the devastating bushfires in Victoria.
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Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 0:43

Rescue teams are resuming the grim search for victims of Australia's bushfires amid fears the death toll will continue to rise.
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Fleeing the flames

Monday, February 9th 2009, 22:57

Tales of survival from Australia - in sound and images
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Australia counts deadly fire toll

Monday, February 9th 2009, 16:57

Arsonists who started some of the bushfires in Australia that have killed 170 people are guilty of mass murder, the PM says.
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Fire-raisers

Monday, February 9th 2009, 13:06

On the trail of Australia's shadowy 'enemy within'
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Australian bush fires turn deadly

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 20:55

At least 25 people are killed in wildfires in southern Australia, the deadliest to hit the country for decades.
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Australian pilot lands plane in harbour

Friday, February 6th 2009, 12:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Darwin

The pilot of a light aircraft is forced to land in Darwin harbour after engine trouble in northern Australia.
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Elliott sees Kiwis past Australia

Friday, February 6th 2009, 10:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Melbourne

Grant Elliott guides New Zealand to a six-wicket win against Australia in Melbourne and a 2-0 lead in the one-day series.
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Man held after getting off a flight with live pigeons in his trousers

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 10:34

A man is arrested for an alleged breach of quarantine rules after getting off a flight to Australia with two live pigeons in his trousers.
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Crocodile risk in Australia flood

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 5:59

People in northern Queensland are warned to beware crocodiles and snakes, washed into urban areas by storms.
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Australia unveils economic boost

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 11:53

Australia cuts interest rates and unveils a A$42bn stimulus package, targeting schools, housing and the lower-paid.
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Australia cleric gets jail term

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 8:58

A Muslim cleric found guilty of planning bomb attacks in Australia is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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Arson blamed for Australia fires

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 6:18

Police in Australia blame arsonists for some of the fires that have caused destruction in the south-east of the country.
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Heatwave cripples southern Australia

Friday, January 30th 2009, 14:44

A record heatwave in south-east Australia causes fires, power cuts and an apparent increase in deaths among the elderly.
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South Africa top rankings after win

Friday, January 30th 2009, 12:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Perth

South Africa beat Australia by 39 runs in the final one-day international at Perth to replace them as the world's top-ranked ODI team.
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Australian 'throws girl to death'

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 10:41

An Australian man charged with throwing his young daughter to her death from a bridge was suicidal, a court hears.
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Southern Australia feels the heat

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 12:52

People in south-eastern Australia are preparing for what officials say may be the worst heat wave in a century.
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South Africa seal one-day triumph

Monday, January 26th 2009, 10:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Adelaide

South Africa complete a magnificent Test and one-day double over Australia with an eight-wicket win in Adelaide.
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Australia's thrill for the grill

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 11:52

Nick Bryant reflects on why the barbecue is a national pastime for many people down under.
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Whale pod stuck on sandbar dying

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 8:14

Most of a pod of about 50 whales which got trapped on a sandbar have died, say officials in Tasmania, Australia.
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Pardon bid for Australian author

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 8:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Thailand Thailand

Australia asks Thailand for a royal pardon of author Harry Nicolaides, jailed for three years for insulting the monarchy.
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Cleric 'must deny' views on rape

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 4:54

A Muslim cleric in Australia, who reportedly said husbands may force wives into having sex, is told by PM Rudd to apologise.
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Australian nickel mine to close

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 7:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The world's biggest mining group, BHP Billiton, says it will cut some 6,000 jobs worldwide to cope with falling demand.
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Marsh helps Aussies level series

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 8:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Hobart

Opener Shaun Marsh hits 78 as Australia beat South Africa by five runs at Hobart to level the one-day international series at 1-1.
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Clarke to miss rest of SA series

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 7:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia batsman Michael Clarke will miss the rest of the one-day series with South Africa to rest his injured thumb.
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SA beat Australia in tense opener

Friday, January 16th 2009, 11:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Melbourne

South Africa beat Australia by three wickets after a tense finish to the first one-day international in Melbourne.
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Huge interest in 'world's best job' crashes website

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 14:10

The website giving details of supposedly the world's best job - on Australia's Whitsunday Islands - receives more than a million hits and crashes.
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Australia refugee policy attacked

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 10:03

Australia's human rights watchdog condemns treatment of refugees, saying they are held in poor conditions for long periods.
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Opener Hayden confirms retirement

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 7:31

Australian batsman Matthew Hayden announces his retirement after 103 Tests and 161 one-day internationals.
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Australians advertise for paradise island 'caretaker'

Monday, January 12th 2009, 13:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queensland

Tourism chiefs in Australia are describing it as 'the best job in the world'. Writing a blog and feeding fish on a tropical island off the Queensland coast, the successful applicant will get paid US$103,000 for six months.
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Warner shines in Australia romp

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 11:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Debutant David Warner hits the second-fastest Twenty20 fifty ever as Australia beat South Africa by 52 runs.
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Aussies overlook Hayden for ODIs

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 23:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Matthew Hayden left out of Australia's one-day international and Twenty20 squads to face South Africa.
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Australia secure consolation win

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 8:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Sydney

Australia dismiss South Africa for 272 with 10 balls remaining to win the third and final Test by 103 runs in Sydney.
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Siddle wickets put Aussies on top

Monday, January 5th 2009, 8:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Paceman Peter Siddle picks up his first five-wicket haul in Tests as Australia seize the advantage on day three of the final Test against South Africa.
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Clarke century boosts Australia

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 7:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Sydney

Michael Clarke's 138 takes Australia to 445 in Sydney, with South Africa replying on 125-1 in the third Test.
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Canberra rejects Guantanamo cases

Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 7:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

The Australian government turns down a US request to help resettle former detainees from its Guantanamo Bay military prison.
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SA edge tight first day in Sydney

Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 7:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Sydney

South Africa restrict Australia to 267-6 on day one of the final Test in Sydney as they seek to end the hosts' reign as the world's number one team.
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Australia could refuse detainees

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 9:12
related countries: United States United States

Australia will probably reject a US request to take in prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, the acting PM says.
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Smith ruled out of S Africa ODIs

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 9:52

South Africa skipper Graeme Smith will miss the Twenty20 and one-day matches against Australia in an attempt to recover from an elbow injury.
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Fireworks as world welcomes 2009

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 0:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Festivities are under way around the world to welcome 2009, with lavish fireworks displays spreading westwards from Sydney to London.
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Iraq signs foreign troops deals

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 0:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraq signs deals with the UK and Australia for their troops to stay after a UN mandate expires on 1 January, Baghdad says.
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