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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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Cricket: Windies under pressure

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 5:16

Stuart Clark takes three quick wickets as Australia have the better of day two of the first Test against West Indies.
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Cricket: Australia in command

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 7:16

Skipper Ricky Ponting hits 158 as Australia reach 301-4 on day one of the first Test against West Indies.
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Live - W Indies v Australia

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 14:44
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Score updates from the first Test in Jamaica.
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Australia appoints woman bishop

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 14:06
related places: Perth

Australia's first woman bishop, Kay Goldsworthy, is consecrated in Perth, amid lingering controversy.
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Australian anger over Fiji threat

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 10:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

Australia asks Fiji to increase security for its top diplomat after a second "credible" death threat in two weeks.
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Australian military clears troops

Monday, May 12th 2008, 8:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba

Australia's military clears its troops of wrongdoing in an Afghan battle that left two women and a baby dead.
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Australia v Pakistan live score

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 11:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Melbourne

Australia take on Pakistan in Melbourne in the second Test of a three-match series.
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Live - West Indies v Australia scorecard

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 11:05
related countries: Grenada Grenada

Australia take on West Indies in the third one-day international in Grenada.
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Australia to improve gay rights

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 5:49

Australia's Labor government says it will remove 100 laws that discriminate against gay couples.
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Australia launches Haneef inquiry

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 4:39
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia begins probing the handling of the case against an Indian doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks last year.
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UK doctor killed on sea scooter

Monday, April 28th 2008, 9:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British doctor has been killed in a sea scooter accident while on holiday with his wife in Australia.
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Smooth run for Australia's relay

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 2:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Canberra's torch relay takes place smoothly, despite fears of clashes between pro-Tibet and China supporters.
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Olympic torch arrives in Canberra

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 4:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

The Olympic torch arrives in the Australian capital amid tight security ahead of Thursday's relay.
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Australia extends rights over sea

Monday, April 21st 2008, 11:47

The UN grants Australia an extension of its continental shelf, giving it new areas to explore for oil and gas.
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Australia set new Pakistan dates

Monday, April 21st 2008, 5:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Australia reveal they will play in Pakistan twice in the next two years after cancelling their original tour.
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Australia renews republic calls

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 5:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A summit on Australia's future leads to renewed calls for a republic and end to the British monarch as head of state.
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Australia final 'was bomb target'

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 11:37
related places: Melbourne

A Melbourne court hears how 12 men allegedly planned an attack on one of Australia's main sports events.
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Aborigines 'used in experiments'

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 11:31

Some Aboriginal children in Australia were once used for medical experiments, an activist claims.
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Australia pledge on Iraq workers

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 10:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia will offer permanent homes to 600 Iraqi employees when it pulls out of Iraq later this year.
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Shark kills Australian teenager

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 10:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A 16-year-old boy dies after being attacked by a shark off Australia's east coast.
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Australia incest pair in TV plea

Monday, April 7th 2008, 14:52

A father and daughter reveal their incestuous relationship on TV in Australia and ask for understanding.
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Tasmanian Devil cancer hope

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:48

Australia experts say a Tasmanian Devil called Cedric could hold the key to the survival of the cancer-hit species.
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Guantanamo inmate gag expires

Monday, March 31st 2008, 2:58

A order preventing former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks giving interviews expires in Australia.
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Australian terror trial suspended

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 15:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A terrorism trial in Australia is postponed after a judge calls for improvements to the suspects' jail conditions.
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Shares fall on commodity sell-off

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 12:17
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States
related places: Asia

European and Asian shares fall as investors cash in profits from record high commodity prices.
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UK paedophile back from Australia

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 9:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Serial paedophile Raymond Horne is deported to the UK from Australia following a 12-year jail sentence.
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Cricket: SA crush Bangladesh

Friday, March 14th 2008, 10:02
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

South Africa dethrone Australia as the world's top-ranked one-day team with an emphatic victory over Bangladesh to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
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Activists 'to disrupt' roo cull

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 12:50
related places: Canberra

Animal rights activists in Australia say they will try to prevent the cull of 400 kangaroos in Canberra.
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Australia to hold Haneef inquiry

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 4:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia begins investigating the handling of the case against a doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks in 2007.
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Doctor held over Australia deaths

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10:12
related countries: United States United States

A plastic surgeon wanted in Australia in connection with the deaths of three patients has been arrested in the US.
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