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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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Hostel 'turned away' Aborigines

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 14:20

A hostel in Australia could face legal action after allegedly refusing entry to a group of Aborigines.
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'Ned Kelly's burial site' found

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 7:32

Scientists in Australia believe they have found the grave of the 19th Century outlaw and national icon Ned Kelly.
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Jail for Australian kiss killers

Friday, March 7th 2008, 23:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two women in Australia who murdered a girl from Dorset and then kissed over her body are jailed for life.
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Women jailed for wheelie bin murder

Friday, March 7th 2008, 8:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women in Australia who killed a British girl and then kissed over her body are jailed for life.
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Sydney police free sex captives

Friday, March 7th 2008, 7:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Sydney

Police in Sydney, Australia, free 10 South Korean women from what authorities called a sex-trafficking syndicate.
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India media hail cricket victory

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 8:35
related countries: India India

Indian newspapers hail the country's cricket team's one-day series victory over Australia.
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Cricket: India stun Aussies

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 11:27
related places: Brisbane

India beat Australia by nine runs in Brisbane to win the Commonwealth Bank Series 2-0.
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Australian rates at 12-year high

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 7:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's central bank raises interest rates to 7.25%, the highest level in 12 years, to combat inflation.
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Cricket: Tendulkar seals India win

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 11:28
related countries: India India
related places: Sydney

A breathtaking century from Sachin Tendulkar leads India to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the first of three CB Series finals in Sydney.
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Cricket: S Lanka beat Aussies

Friday, February 29th 2008, 12:03
related places: Melbourne

Sri Lanka claim a consolation 13-run victory over Australia in the CB one-day Series in Melbourne.
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Fisherman in 10-hour swim

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 9:35

A fisherman swims for more than 10 hours to seek help for his crew mates after their trawler sank off Australia.
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Cricket: India through to final

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 6:38
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India will play Australia in the CB Series final after a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka.
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Rudd plans summit on 2020 vision

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 0:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reveals plans for a summit to discuss challenges facing Australia.
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Cricket: Australia into final

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 11:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia book their place in the CB Series finals after beating Sri Lanka by 24 runs in a low-scoring encounter.
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Gates due in Australia for talks

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 6:42
related countries: United States United States

The US defence chief heads to Australia for talks, the first since Kevin Rudd's government took office.
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Dhoni tops Indian auction bidding

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 16:57
related countries: India India

India one-day skipper Mahendra Dhoni attracts the highest price in an auction for players in a new league.
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Cricket: Crucial win for India

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 11:41
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Dhoni help India beat Sri Lanka in the one-day CB Series in Australia.
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Cricket: Gilchrist 'to play'

Monday, February 18th 2008, 12:27

Adam Gilchrist will be fit for the rest of the triangular CB Series despite injuring his thumb on Sunday, insists Australia coach Tim Nielsen.
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Cricket: India slump to Australia

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 10:59
related countries: India India
related places: Adelaide

Australia move well clear in the CB Series table after a 50-run win over India in a low-scoring match in Adelaide.
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Cricket: Gilchrist inspires Aussies

Friday, February 15th 2008, 12:15
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Adam Gilchrist hits a century on his final appearance at the Waca to help Australia beat Sri Lanka by 63 runs in the CB one-day series.
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Australia pledges E Timor support

Friday, February 15th 2008, 4:47
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Australia vows to help safeguard democracy in East Timor after attacks on the president and prime minister.
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Aussie tour of Pakistan in doubt

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 12:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Australia are unlikely to tour Pakistan in March because of security fears.
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Aborigines open Canberra session

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 9:49
related places: Canberra

Australia's parliament opens with its first-ever Aboriginal welcome, ahead of an apology for past wrongs.
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Cricket: S Lanka win in Canberra

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 6:10
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Canberra

Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 62 to lead Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket victory over India - their first win in the one-day CB Series.
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Pace pair inspire India victory

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 11:02
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Pace bowlers Ishant Sharma and Sree Santh lead India to a five-wicket win over Australia in Melbourne.
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Man guilty of barrel wife murder

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is found guilty of murdering his wife in Australia and hiding her body in a barrel for more than 20 years.
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Cricket: Aussies thump Sri Lanka

Friday, February 8th 2008, 10:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Michael Clarke's knock of 77 and five wickets for Nathan Bracken helps Australia to a 128-run one-day victory over Sri Lanka.
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Australia ends 'Pacific Solution'

Friday, February 8th 2008, 4:51
related countries: Nauru Nauru

The last detainees leave a camp on Nauru, ending Australia's "Pacific Solution" immigration policy.
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Australia releases whaling photos

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Japan Japan

Australia releases "distressing" pictures of whales harpooned by a Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Aboriginal languages 'dying out'

Monday, February 4th 2008, 5:28

Campaigners in Australia warn that Aboriginal languages are declining at record levels.
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Australia crush lamentable India

Friday, February 1st 2008, 10:59
related countries: India India

Australia thrash India by nine wickets in the one-off Twenty20 international.
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Harbhajan cleared of racial abuse

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 10:46

Harbhajan Singh is cleared of racially abusing Australia's Andrew Symonds but fined for offensive behaviour.
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Cricket: 'Tired' Tait takes break

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 8:37

Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait is to take an indefinite break from the game, citing emotional and physical exhaustion.
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India cricketer ban appeal begins

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 5:33

Harbhajan Singh's appeal against a three-match ban for racially abusing Andrew Symonds begins in Australia.
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