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Ganguly to quit after Test series

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 11:56
related countries: India India

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is to retire after the upcoming Test series against Australia in India.
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Superb Stoner wins in Australia

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 5:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Casey Stoner wins the Australian MotoGP ahead of new world champion Valentino Rossi.
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White to join Aussie Test squad

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 9:53
related countries: India India

Australia call all-rounder Cameron White into their squad for the Test series against India.
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Boy fed zoo reptiles to crocodile

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 8:41

A seven-year-old boy is filmed killing rare reptiles and feeding live ones to a crocodile at a popular zoo in Australia.
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India name Ganguly in Test squad

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:14

Former captain Sourav Ganguly is included in a 15-man squad for the first two Tests against Australia from 9 October.
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Australian man 'snatched by croc'

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 8:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A search is under way for a man thought to have been dragged to his death by a crocodile in northern Australia.
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Original Monroe footage sold at auction in Australia

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 14:27

Film footage featuring Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot sells for A$17,500 (£8,000) in Australia.
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Armstrong to return with Astana

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 16:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France

Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will make his cycling comeback with Kazakhstan's Astana team.
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Pushy pig pens Australian woman into her own home

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 19:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A pushy pig the size of a Shetland pony is making a woman a prisoner in her own home in Australia, local media report.
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Pushy pig pens Australian woman into her own home

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 19:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A pushy pig the size of a Shetland pony is making a woman a prisoner in her own home in Australia, local media report.
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Sharp rise in HIV in Australia

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:00

Rates of HIV infection in Australia have increased by almost 50% in the past eight years, according to a report.
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Tendulkar could miss Aussie Tests

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 8:14

India batting star Sachin Tendulkar could miss at least part of the forthcoming Test series against Australia because of an elbow injury.
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Australians commit to India tour

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 10:34
related countries: India India

Australia's tour of India will go ahead after a security review, despite recent bombings.
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New head for Australia opposition

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 8:15

A millionaire politician and former lawyer, Malcolm Turnbull, is elected leader of Australia's conservative opposition.
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Melbourne jury convicts militants

Monday, September 15th 2008, 5:55
related places: Melbourne

A Muslim cleric and other men are convicted by a jury of being members of a terror group in Melbourne, Australia.
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Superb All Blacks win Tri-Nations

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 11:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Brisbane

New Zealand claim their sixth Tri-Nations title in seven years with a thrilling 28-24 victory over Australia in the deciding match in Brisbane.
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Australia gamble on spin rookies

Friday, September 12th 2008, 7:23
related countries: India India

Spinners Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza are among four uncapped players named in Australia's squad for the Test series in India.
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'Underpants' minister loses job

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 6:38

A state minister in Australia has been asked to resign after dancing in his underpants at a staff party.
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'Extreme waves' worry Australia

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 15:38

Australia's coastline is being battered by extreme waves that are driven in part by climate change, scientists say.
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Australia fears Asian arms race

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 6:24

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vows to build up Australia's armed forces in response to what he calls an emerging arms race in Asia.
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New governor general in Australia

Friday, September 5th 2008, 6:10

Quentin Bryce is sworn in as Australia's governor general, the first woman to serve as Queen Elizabeth's representative there.
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'Pumpkin' father says not guilty

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 8:49

The father of "Pumpkin", a little girl found abandoned in Australia, pleads not guilty to killing his wife at an Auckland court.
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Didgeridon't: Aborigines outraged over instrument book for girls

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 11:15

Aboriginal leaders in Australia call for a book teaching girls how to play the didgeridoo, viewed as a male instrument, to be pulped.
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Didgeridon't: Aborigines outraged over instrument book for girls

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 11:15

Aboriginal leaders in Australia call for a book teaching girls how to play the didgeridoo, viewed as a male instrument, to be pulped.
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'Hot' Monroe footage goes up for sale in Australia

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 10:10

Amateur footage featuring Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot is put up for auction in Australia.
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Taleban suspects held in dog pen

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia's government confirms that its forces in Afghanistan detained Taleban suspects in an empty dog pen.
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Australia lowers interest rates

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 5:57

Australia's central bank cuts interest rates for the first time in seven years as its economy slows
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Australia population shifts prompt 'man drought'

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 2:59

Census data reveals that some 100,000 young men have left Australia, leading to a serious "man-drought" in many areas.
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Hayden to miss Bangladesh series

Monday, August 25th 2008, 7:35
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia opener Matthew Hayden is ruled out of the home one-day series against Bangladesh.
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Australia allows China investment

Monday, August 25th 2008, 7:22
related countries: China China

Australia approves China's recent purchase of a stake in mining giant Rio Tinto despite fears it could harm national interests.
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Hopes fade for Sydney whale calf

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 11:44
related places: Sydney

A humpback whale calf separated from its mother and trying to suckle from boats off Sydney, Australia, is weakening, observers say.
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Fiji leader slammed for boycott

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 8:18
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand criticise the absence of Fiji's self-appointed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama at a regional summit.
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Olympics day 10 as it happened

Monday, August 18th 2008, 11:11
related countries: China China, Portugal Portugal
related places: Beijing

The athletics events resume on day 10 after Chinese star Liu Xiang limps out of contention, while Britain win another cycling gold medal.
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Aussie pair strikes rowing gold

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 10:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian veteran Drew Ginn wins his third Olympic gold in the men's pairs and Australia's double scull also wins.
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Pope pilgrims seek Australia home

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 11:01

Pilgrims who travelled to Australia to see the Pope on his July visit, are now applying for political asylum there.
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Australia 'ghost ship' deaths an accident

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 4:55

Three sailors who vanished from a yacht found drifting off the coast of Australia died in a freak accident, a coroner says.
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Starbucks' retreat

Monday, August 4th 2008, 23:05

The coffee chain admits failure in Australia
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Kahui surprise wing choice for NZ

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 10:10

The injury-hit All Blacks name Richard Kahui as a surprise choice on the wing for Saturday's second Tri-Nations Test against Australia.
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Afghan response 'underwhelming'

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 9:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia's defence minister criticises some Nato member states for their "underwhelming" efforts in Afghanistan.
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Fault forces Qantas plane to land

Monday, July 28th 2008, 16:42
related places: Adelaide

A Qantas plane makes an emergency landing in Australia, due to a mechanical fault, the second safety scare in days.
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McCaw delays Tri-Nations comeback

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 6:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw is ruled out of Saturday's Tri-Nations match against Australia, who give a first start to Ryan Cross.
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'Dr Death' returns to Australia

Monday, July 21st 2008, 11:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

A man dubbed 'Dr Death' by the Australian media returns from the US to face charges he failed patients in his care.
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Pope meets clergy abuse victims

Monday, July 21st 2008, 0:09

Pope Benedict XVI meets victims of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy at the end of his visit to Australia, the Vatican says.
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In pictures

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 3:23

Images from climax of the Pope's visit to Australia
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Pope sorry for priests' sex abuse

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 9:31

The Pope apologises for the "evil" abuse of children by priests in Australia, as Catholic pilgrims gather for a papal vigil.
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Pope urges unity against terror

Friday, July 18th 2008, 7:15

Pope Benedict XVI calls for all religions to unite against terrorism and resolve conflicts peacefully as he continues his visit to Australia.
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Koala bearing up after nightmare car journey

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 10:28

A koala survives being hit by a car and dragged for miles with its head stuck in the vehicle's grill, officials in Australia say.
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Sydney overturns Pope protest law

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 5:03
related places: Sydney

A court in Sydney strikes down a law that made it illegal to annoy pilgrims gathered in Australia for a Roman Catholic youth festival.
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Feuding faithful

Monday, July 14th 2008, 23:24

Australia's World Youth Day is marred by rows
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Australia's Evans claims yellow

Monday, July 14th 2008, 15:45
related countries: France France
related places: Evans

Leonardo Piepoli wins a gruelling 10th stage of the Tour de France, while Australia's Cadel Evans claims the yellow jersey.
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'Breakthrough' in malaria fight

Monday, July 14th 2008, 11:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian scientists say they have made a discovery that could be a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.
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Pope to apologise for sex scandal

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 5:32

Pope Benedict XVI says he will apologise for Church sex abuse scandals, as he arrives in Australia.
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South Australia drought worsens

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 6:55

A long-running drought in Australia's main food-growing region, the Murray-Darling river basin, has significantly worsened.
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Pamela Anderson enters the Australian Big Brother house

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 14:01

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has entered the Big Brother house in Australia surprising housemates.
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Aborigine skulls to be taken home

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 23:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A delegation of Aboriginal people is set to take a number of human remains from Scotland back to Australia.
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Diamonds hint at 'earliest life'

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 17:13

Tiny slivers of diamond discovered in Australia may contain the earliest traces of life on Earth, a study finds.
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Australia row over police powers

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 7:48

Lawyers in Australia say police powers introduced for a major Roman Catholic gathering undermine free speech.
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Downer steps down for Cyprus role

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 3:36
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Australia's former foreign minister, Alexander Downer, leaves politics to become UN envoy to the Cyprus peace process.
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Canberra envoy in new Fiji threat

Monday, June 30th 2008, 8:56
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Australia renews its request for better security for its diplomats in Fiji, after its top envoy receives a third death threat.
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Cricket: Australia beat Windies

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 22:39

Shane Watson's maiden international century helps Australia secure a seven-wicket win over West Indies in their third one-day international.
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Australia's treasury chief takes 'wombat leave'

Friday, June 27th 2008, 11:05

Australia's treasury secretary takes time out to care for hairy-nosed wombats, sparking questions from some opposition politicians.
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Australia deaths doctor to return

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, United States United States

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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Doctor 'accepts Australia return'

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, United States United States

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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Cricket: Marsh stars in Aussie win

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 22:19

Debutant Shaun Marsh scores 81 and Nathan Bracken takes four wickets as Australia beat West Indies by 84 runs in the first ODI.
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Australian charged with drink-driving - in a motorised wheelchair

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Police in northern Australia charge a man with drink-driving - in a motorised wheelchair.
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