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Cricket: Laxman gives India hope

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 7:07
related countries: India India

India's VVS Laxman hits his third century in Sydney Tests as the tourists reach 216-3 replying to Australia's 463.
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Canberra to review migrant test

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 10:44

Australia is to review its citizenship test after figures showed about 10% of applicants were failing.
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Cricket: Australia in recovery

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 7:04
related countries: India India

Andrew Symonds' 137 not out takes Australia from 134-6 to 376-7 against India in the second Test.
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Australia plans tough web rules

Monday, December 31st 2007, 13:52

Australia's Labor government plans new rules to protect children from online pornography and violence.
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Three dead in Australia bushfires

Monday, December 31st 2007, 4:22

Three people are killed as bushfires engulf a convoy of lorries in the state of Western Australia.
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Guantanamo man freed in Australia

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 2:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks is released from prison in Australia after completing his sentence.
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Cricket: India chase Australia

Friday, December 28th 2007, 7:04

India are 6-0 at the end of day three, chasing an improbable 499 to beat Australia in the first Test.
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Sailing: Wild Oats wins again

Friday, December 28th 2007, 0:16
related places: Hobart, Sydney

Australia's Wild Oats XI becomes the first boat to claim three straight Sydney-Hobart wins in 59 years.
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Solomons ex-law chief extradited

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 10:31
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

The former Attorney-General of the Solomon Islands, Julian Moti, is being extradited to Australia on child sex charges.
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Cricket: India thwart Australia

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 7:06

Anil Kumble takes 5-84 as Australia end day one of the first Test in Melbourne on 337-9.
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Haneef in visa appeal win

Friday, December 21st 2007, 2:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Indian doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks wins a court battle to regain his Australian work visa.
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Cricket: Tendulkar ruled fit

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 10:38
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

India are boosted by the return of Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Dhoni ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne.
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Australia to monitor whalers

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 4:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Australia is to send a patrol ship and aircraft to monitor the actions of Japan's whaling fleet off Antarctica.
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Cricket: India pick Singh for tour

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 13:25
related countries: India India

India name uncapped seamer Pankaj Singh in their 16-man squad for the four-Test series in Australia.
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Results confirm Howard seat loss

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 13:12
related places: Howard

Former Prime Minister John Howard has lost his seat in Australia's parliament, official results confirm.
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Aborigine rape official suspended

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 4:43

The prosecutor in a child gang rape trial which shocked Australia is suspended as an inquiry is launched.
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Rape case ruling shocks Australia

Monday, December 10th 2007, 14:31

A decision not to jail nine men who admitted raping a 10-year-old Aboriginal girl is widely criticised in Australia.
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Canberra shifts immigrant policy

Monday, December 10th 2007, 5:16
related countries: Burma Burma, Nauru Nauru

Australia accepts Burmese refugees from Nauru, signalling a shift in the controversial 'Pacific Solution' policy.
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Firework plant blast in Australia

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 8:57

An explosion rips through one of the biggest firework factories in Australia, damaging nearby houses.
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Australia to be 'climate bridge'

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 3:40
related countries: China China

Australia's PM Kevin Rudd offers to act as a bridge between China and other nations on climate change.
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Fifth of Canadians immigrants

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 1:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian census data show that 20% of the population was born abroad, a proportion second only to Australia.
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Iraq pledge by Australia PM-elect

Friday, November 30th 2007, 10:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq

Australian troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by mid-2008, the country's prime minister-elect says.
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Australia's Rudd unveils cabinet

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 7:39

Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd names Australia's first woman deputy leader and an ex-rock star to his cabinet.
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Rudd sets new Australian agenda

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 7:55

Australian Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd outlines his priorities after his decisive poll victory over John Howard.
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PM Howard concedes Australia poll

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 13:13

Australian PM John Howard concedes election victory to Labor's Kevin Rudd, and looks set to lose his own seat.
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Rivals ready for Australia polls

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 6:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian rivals John Howard and Kevin Rudd set out final campaign pitches, with a general election hours away.
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Australia wrap up series victory

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 8:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Hobart

Australia clinch a 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka despite a superb 192 from Kumar Sangakkara in Hobart.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka hopes alive

Monday, November 19th 2007, 7:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara hits an unbeaten century as Sri Lanka reach 247-3 chasing a record 507 for victory in the second Test against Australia.
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Australia campaign in final days

Monday, November 19th 2007, 4:46

Poll campaigning in Australia enters its final week, with Prime Minister John Howard trailing rival Kevin Rudd.
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Australia gold miners rescued

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 23:35

Twenty-seven miners are rescued unharmed after a shaft collapses at a gold mine in Australia.
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Cricket: Australia take control

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 7:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Hobart

Australia take complete control of the second Test in Hobart with Brett Lee taking 4-82 in Sri Lanka's 246 all out.
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Cricket: Australia dominate Test

Friday, November 16th 2007, 7:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Centuries from Phil Jaques and Michael Hussey take Australia to 329-3 in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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India among worst emitters

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 22:42
related countries: United States United States

A survey of the world's power stations finds India to be the fifth highest polluter per capita, with Australia at top.
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Labor launches Australia poll bid

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 8:20

Labor leader Kevin Rudd formally begins his attempt to unseat John Howard as Australia's prime minister.
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Cricket: Aussies beat S Lanka

Monday, November 12th 2007, 6:23
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Brisbane

Brett Lee takes four wickets as Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in the first Test in Brisbane.
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Climate rallies across Australia

Sunday, November 11th 2007, 7:43

Tens of thousands of people march across Australia calling for stronger action against global warming.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka set for defeat

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 7:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka are bowled out for 211 and then reach 80-2 following on in the first Test against Australia
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Aussies thrive on Jaques century

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 7:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Phil Jaques hits a maiden Test hundred as Australia reach 242-3 on day one against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
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Aussies thrive on Jaques century

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 7:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Phil Jaques hits a maiden Test hundred as Australia reach 242-3 at stumps against Sri Lanka.
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GHB fears for Chinese-made toys

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 5:18
related countries: China China

The US and Australia recall Chinese-made toys containing a substance linked to date-rape drug GHB.
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Australia name squad for new era

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 7:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Brisbane

Australia name Phil Jaques, Shaun Tait and Brad Hogg in a 13-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
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Howard opponent in green chaos

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 15:12

Australia's opposition leader is on the defensive after seemingly changing stance on a post-Kyoto agreement.
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Rudd unveils Barrier Reef plan

Monday, October 29th 2007, 13:20

Kevin Rudd, the main rival to PM John Howard in Australia's polls, announces a plan to save the Great Barrier Reef.
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Australian row over TV 'worm'

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 16:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's PM denies that a graphic shown during a live TV debate was cut because it showed he was losing.
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India beat Australia in Twenty20

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 17:23
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Gautam Gambhir sets India on the way to a seven-wicket win over Australia in the Twenty20 international.
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Australia election campaigns begin

Monday, October 15th 2007, 11:46

Australia's main political parties launch their election campaigns, as a poll date is set for 24 November.
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Rugby: England through to final

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 20:44
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonny Wilkinson sends England into the World Cup final as the champions beat France in dramatic fashion.
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Mixed reply to Howard vote plan

Friday, October 12th 2007, 5:49
related places: Howard

PM John Howard's plan for a vote to recognise Aborigines in Australia's constitution has a mixed response.
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Bali bomb victims remembered

Friday, October 12th 2007, 4:50

Ceremonies are held in Bali and Australia to mark five years since the deadly nightclub bombings.
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Australia overwhelm woeful India

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 9:26
related countries: India India

Mitchell Johnson takes 5-26 and Adam Gilchrist blasts 79 as Australia go 3-1 up against India in their one-day series.
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Australia in giant wind farm plan

Monday, October 8th 2007, 12:05
related countries: Germany Germany

German energy experts announce a $1.8bn deal to build a massive wind farm in Australia's outback.
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Cricket: India back in series

Monday, October 8th 2007, 11:35
related countries: India India

India beat Australia by eight runs in the fourth one-day match to cut their series deficit to 2-1.
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Southern woe after rugby failures

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 1:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Rugby

Rugby fans in Australia and New Zealand are in shock after elimination from the Rugby World Cup.
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Rugby: England stun Australia

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonny Wilkinson's four penalties sink Australia and put England into the World Cup semi-final.
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Australia in African refugee ban

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 7:05

Australia's government announces a freeze on the resettlement of refugees from Africa, including Darfur.
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Australia destroy India in Kochi

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 11:45
related countries: India India

Australia hand India a crushing 84-run defeat to earn a 1-0 lead in the seven-match one-day series.
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New Zealand call to Maori expats

Monday, October 1st 2007, 6:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's government launches a drive to urge Maori expatriates living in Australia to return home.
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'Pumpkin' handed to grandmother

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 8:44

A girl found abandoned in Australia by her fugitive father is reunited with her grandmother.
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Australia v Fiji as it happened

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 14:21
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Australia run in seven tries against Fiji in a 55-12 Pool B victory.
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India set sights on 'dream' final

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 22:49
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

India beat Australia in the World Twenty20 cricket, setting up a final against arch-rivals Pakistan.
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Australia v India as it happened

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 19:36
related countries: India India

India beat Australia by 15 runs in Durban and will face Pakistan in the final of the ICC World Twenty20.
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Cricket: India see off Aussies

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 19:31
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

India beat Australia by 15 runs in Durban to book a place against Pakistan in the final of the World Twenty20.
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Cricket: Australia into semi-finals

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 10:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Newlands

Australia bowl out Sri Lanka for just 101 before completing a 10-wicket win to reach the last four of the World Twenty20.
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Body found in abandoned girl case

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 8:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Police searching for the parents of a girl abandoned in Australia find a woman's body at the child's NZ home.
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