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Sunday, May 24th 2009, 9:53

The floods affecting parts of Australia's east coast
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Thousands flee Australia floods

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 11:18

Torrential rains and strong winds leave two people dead and force thousands from their homes on Australia's east coast.
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Thousands flee Australia floods

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 11:18

Torrential rains and strong winds leave two people dead and force thousands from their homes on Australia's east coast.
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Tasmanian devils now endangered

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 6:25

Australia's Tasmanian devil is listed as endangered as the marsupial's numbers are decimated by a tumour disease.
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Australian doctor uses a household drill to save boy

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 15:17

A doctor in a small local hospital in Australia uses a household drill to bore a hole into a boy's skull, saving his life.
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Symonds misses out on Ashes squad

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 5:54

All-rounder Andrew Symonds fails to earn a recall as Australia name their 16-man squad for the Ashes series in England.
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Komodo dragons have venomous bite

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 11:44

Researchers in Australia discover that the world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, kills its prey by injecting poison.
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Aussies make Strauss Ashes target

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 10:49

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting reveals he will target opposite number Andrew Strauss in this summer's Ashes series.
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Travel costs row hits Australia

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 11:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government comes under fire for the $1.5m travel expenses it racked up during parliament's 10-week break.
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Symonds given Australia contract

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 7:22

Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds retains his status as a centrally contracted player.
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US man faces scuba murder charge

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

A US man returns to Australia to face charges that he murdered his wife while scuba diving on their honeymoon.
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Museum returns Aboriginal remains

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 7:27
related places: Liverpool

Members of an Aboriginal tribe will hold a ritual at a museum in Liverpool to mark the repatriation of human remains to Australia.
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Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 5:26

Animal welfare groups in Australia are taking legal action to try to stop the killing of up to 6,000 kangaroos.
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Australia fire warnings defended

Monday, May 11th 2009, 8:48
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

An Australian fire official defends warnings given to the public at an inquiry into February's deadly bushfires.
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Australia outlines military plans

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 4:39

Australia is planning to spend more than $72bn on expanding and upgrading its military over the next two decades.
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Australia boosting Afghan force

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 5:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia is to send 450 more troops to Afghanistan because of what its PM calls the deteriorating security situation.
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Clarke inspires Australia victory

Monday, April 27th 2009, 19:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Skipper Michael Clarke hits 66 and takes 3-15 as Australia beat Pakistan by 27 runs in the third one-day international.
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Lee will rejoin Australia squad

Monday, April 27th 2009, 14:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Australia fast bowler Brett Lee will rejoin the squad for their last two one-dayers against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
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Symonds knock steers Aussies home

Friday, April 24th 2009, 19:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Andrew Symonds guides Australia to a series-levelling win courtesy of a six-wicket win over Pakistan in Dubai.
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Appeal in Australia nail gun murder

Friday, April 24th 2009, 8:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian police release an X-ray of the skull of a Chinese man shot repeatedly with a nail gun, in an appeal to catch his killers.
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Shark 'dumped' on newspaper's doorstep baffles Australian police

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 17:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Police in Australia are "dumbfounded" by the dumping of a live shark on the doorstep of a local newspaper.
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Live score - Pakistan v Australia

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 7:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Pakistan face Australia in the final match of their one-day series in the United Arab Emirates.
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Backpackers killed in beach crash

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 9:37
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two tourists, a British man and an Italian woman, die on a beach in Australia after a vehicle swerves to avoid a wave.
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Explosion on asylum seekers' boat

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 8:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three people are killed in a blast on a boat carrying Afghan asylum seekers that had been intercepted by the Australian navy.
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Plan to kill saltwater crocodiles

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 10:21

Australia's Northern Territory proposes permitting safari hunters to kill large saltwater crocodiles after series of attacks.
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Outcast Fiji faces new sanctions

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 3:22
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand and Australia warn of sanctions against Fiji's reinstated military chief Frank Bainimarama.
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Clark call-up forces Kent rethink

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 14:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, South Africa South Africa

Stuart Clark is called into the Australia one-day squad for the tour to South Africa and Pakistan, leaving Kent to look for a new overseas player.
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Raising cane

Friday, April 10th 2009, 15:36

The toad army that conquered Australia and won't go away
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S Africa v Australia score news

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 20:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa could win the series with victory in the fourth one-day international against Australia.
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Australia to get faster broadband

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 4:09

Australia launches the biggest infrastructure project in its history to extend its broadband network.
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Schindler's List found in Sydney

Monday, April 6th 2009, 10:04
related places: Sydney

A list by Oskar Schindler which helped hundreds of Jewish workers escape death during WWII is found in Australia.
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Hussey inspires Australia victory

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 19:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mike Hussey's 83 and 4-29 from spinner Nathan Hauritz help Australia to a 141-run win over South Africa in the opening ODI.
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Australia backs indigenous rights

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 4:08

Australia formally adopts the UN declaration of the rights of indigenous people, reversing its previous policy.
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Australian deluge worsens floods

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 9:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Rains and flooding described as a once-in-a-century deluge leave thousands stranded along Australia's east coast.
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Putting up a fight

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 16:27

Row over nuclear waste dump in Australia's outback
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Toyota accept Trulli time penalty

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 9:55
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Toyota will not pursue their appeal against the time penalty given to Jarno Trulli in Australia for overtaking Lewis Hamilton during a safety car period.
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China deal for Australian miner

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 6:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australia's Oz Minerals agrees to sell most of its assets to China's Minmetals just days after a deal had been blocked.
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Death toll cut in Australia fires

Monday, March 30th 2009, 10:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Police in the Australian state of Victoria reduce the death toll for February's devastating bush fires from 210 to 173.
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Biker violence prompts new laws

Monday, March 30th 2009, 3:46
related places: Sydney

Biker gang violence in Sydney, Australia, puts another man in hospital and prompts plans for new laws.
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Leaders stress need for G20 unity

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 15:39
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Key politicians from Australia, Russia, China and the UK urge a unified response to the economic crisis at the G20 summit.
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Button seals dream Australia win

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 10:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Jenson Button wins the Australian Grand Prix ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello to mark a stunning debut for the new Brawn GP team.
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Australia fire victims go home

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 10:41
related places: Marysville

Residents of Marysville, one of the towns worst hit in Australia's recent devastating bushfires, are allowed to go home.
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Queensland elects female premier

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 13:10

Queensland elects the first female state premier in Australia's history, as Anna Bligh wins for Labor.
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Jet's tail hits Australia runway

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 10:06
related places: Melbourne

An airliner carrying more than 225 people makes an emergency landing after its tail hits the runway in Melbourne.
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Steyn shines as Australia crumble

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 16:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Four wickets from Dale Steyn helps South Africa to a great start as they bowl Australia out for 209 on the first day of the third and final Test.
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New Australian fuel 'cuts abuse'

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 13:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A new fuel has reduced petrol-sniffing in Aboriginal communities in Australia's central desert area, officials say.
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Australia cuts migrant job intake

Monday, March 16th 2009, 7:16

Australia cuts its quota of foreign skilled workers to save local jobs during the international financial downturn.
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Australia oil coast 'half clear'

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 13:46

Half of the beaches affected by an oil spill along the coast of north-east Australia have been cleared, say officials.
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Australia hosts bushfire benefit

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 13:39

Australia's biggest music stars are joined by international bands for a charity concert for victims of recent natural disasters.
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Australia beaches 'disaster zone'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 8:15

Australia declares a 40-mile stretch of oil-blackened beach along its east coast a disaster zone, after a ship sheds its load.
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Australian coast hit by oil spill

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 11:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An oil slick coats beaches and wildlife along Australia's east coast, after a cargo ships spills its load in stormy seas.
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Australia clinch series victory

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 12:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

Australia wrap up the series with South Africa with a Test to spare thanks to a 175-run win in Durban.
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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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