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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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Toddler 'murders' shock Australia

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 13:29

Parents of two toddlers found dead are charged with murder in a case which has horrified Australia.
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Strewth! Ramsay's profanities land him in hot water in Australia

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 9:31

Strewth! Ramsay's profanities land him in hot water in Australia
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Australian rivers 'face disaster'

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 5:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Parts of Australia's Murray-Darling river basin will be beyond recovery unless they receive water soon, scientists warn.
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Australia warns of threat to bees

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 12:50

A deadly mite could threaten Australia's vital honey bee population, a parliamentary committee warns.
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Aussies to skip Beijing ceremony

Monday, June 16th 2008, 7:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Most of Australia's athletes will miss the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics because of concerns over poor air quality.
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Lorry drivers saved from floodwaters by farmer on a jet ski

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 12:16

Two lorry drivers are saved from rising floodwaters in a dramatic jet ski rescue in western Australia.
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Australia v Ireland as it happened

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 9:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Melbourne

Ireland go down 18-12 to a new-look Australia side in Melbourne.
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Sudoku-playing jurors halt Aussie drugs trial

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:42

A drugs trial is abandoned in Australia after several jurors admitted they had spent much of their time playing Sudoku.
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Dalai Lama starts Australia tour

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 5:27
related countries: China China

Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, arrives in Australia for a visit, as his supporters urge China to meet his envoys.
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Bryant's Australia

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 14:06

No pomp or ceremony for the Queen's birthday
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Child porn arrests in Australia

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 10:44

Police in Australia arrest 70 people in a major crackdown on images of child sex abuse posted on the internet.
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Apology after Afghan sex claims

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 12:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia's military says sorry to Bollywood entertainer Tania Zeta over false claims she had sex with troops in Afghanistan.
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Sarwan century seals draw with Aussies

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 6:53
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A fine innings of 128 from Ramnaresh Sarwan helps the West Indies to draw in the second Test against Australia in Antigua.
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Cricket: Australia take charge

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 21:56

Brett Lee takes advantage of poor umpiring to take 5-5 in 18 balls as Australia take charge against the West Indies in the second Test.
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Australian troops start leaving Iraq

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 4:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia, one of the first nations to send troops to Iraq, ends combat operations there under a new policy.
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Ovary baby survives against odds

Friday, May 30th 2008, 14:35

A woman in Australia has given birth to a healthy girl after a rare full-term ectopic pregnancy.
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Live - West Indies v Australia

Friday, May 30th 2008, 14:08
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Hosts West Indies take on Australia in the second Test of the series at Antigua.
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Australian wreck mystery probed

Friday, May 30th 2008, 6:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia begins an inquiry into the sinking of HMAS Sydney, one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II.
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Live - W Indies v Australia

Monday, May 26th 2008, 15:10

Australia are looking to extend their series lead in the second ODI against West Indies.
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Cricket: Aus v W Indies

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 22:45

West Indies are set a target of 287 after reducing Australia to 167 all out on day four.
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Cricket: Windies enjoy revival

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 9:24
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

West Indies reduce Australia to 17-4 after Shivnarine Chanderpaul hits 118 in the first Test in Jamaica.
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Great Barrier Reef divers found

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 11:32

Two missing scuba divers are found alive after spending a night missing on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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