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Cricket: Pakistan beat Aussies

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 15:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A brilliant stand of 119 between Shoaib Malik and Misbah-ul-Haq helps Pakistan to a six-wicket win over Australia in the World Twenty20.
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Abandoned girl sparks global hunt

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 9:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States

Police in Australia, New Zealand and the US search for the parents of a toddler left at a train station in Australia.
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Australia slashes wheat forecast

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 5:24

Australia cuts its wheat forecast by 30% due to drought, with global wheat prices at record highs.
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Call to protect shark-filled sea

Monday, September 17th 2007, 2:50

Environmental groups call on Australia to classify the Coral Sea as a marine park to ward off illegal shark fishermen.
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Australia navy in breast op row

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 10:09

Australia's opposition Labor Party questions the Navy for paying for breast implants for female sailors.
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Live - Wales 13-32 Australia

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 12:49

Wales take on Australia at the Millennium Stadium in Saturday's stand-out Rugby World Cup match.
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Bus trip goes global to Australia

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 10:42

Some 39 passengers are set to travel to Australia by bus, on a 15,000-mile journey for adventurers.
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Zimbabwe stun Aussies in thriller

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 19:28

Zimbabwe score 12 off the final over to beat favourites Australia by five wickets in the World Twenty20.
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Russia in Australia uranium deal

Friday, September 7th 2007, 11:36
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Australia is to sell uranium to Russia as long as the substance, used to generate nuclear power, is not resold to Iran.
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Bush and Hu hold 'friendly' talks

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 11:31
related countries: China China

US President George W Bush describes talks in Sydney with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao as easy and friendly.
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Bush and Howard in Sydney talks

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 5:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Canberra

Iraq and climate change dominate talks between US and Australian leaders ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit.
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Bush arrives in fortress Sydney

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 15:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sydney

US President George W Bush arrives in Sydney for Apec, amid the tightest security Australia has ever seen.
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Five-nation naval exercise begins

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 9:29
related countries: India India, Singapore Singapore, United States United States

The navies of the United States, Australia, India, Japan and Singapore begin a massive naval exercise.
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Australia growth beats forecasts

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 7:07

Australia's economy grew faster than expected in the three months to June, fuelled by strong investment.
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Australia PM in YouTube appeal

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 1:49

Australia's prime minister posts a video on YouTube warning against violent protests at the Apec summit.
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Howard to press new climate deal

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 14:30
related places: Sydney

Australia's prime minister calls for a new way forward on climate change as Apec talks begin in Sydney.
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Thorpe cleared of doping

Friday, August 31st 2007, 5:19

Australia's anti-doping authority clears Olympic champion Ian Thorpe of illegal drug use.
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Equine flu hits Sydney racehorses

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 6:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Eight racehorses test positive for equine influenza, forcing the suspension of Sydney's spring carnival racing.
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Horse flu hits Apec summit police

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 4:12

Police horses in Australia are hit by equine flu, but officials say it will not affect security for the Apec summit.
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Australia unveils immigrant tests

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 11:17

Australia is to introduce a citizenship test, based on "mateship" and including language and culture issues.
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Flu grips Australia's horse world

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 9:22

An outbreak of equine influenza hits Australia's horse-racing industry, causing meetings to be cancelled.
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Australia shuts immigration camp

Monday, August 20th 2007, 11:08

Australia closes a controversial immigration detention centre it says is not needed any more.
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Rudd apology for strip club visit

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 7:22

The leader of Australia's Labor Party apologises for visiting a New York strip club during an official trip to the UN.
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Australia bans 'Mugabe students'

Friday, August 17th 2007, 10:41
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Australia says it will deport eight students whose parents are colleagues of Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe.
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Australia 'in India nuclear sale'

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 12:07
related countries: India India

Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer defends the prospect of the country selling uranium to India.
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Australian rates at 10-year high

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 6:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia raises interest rates by a quarter point to 6.5%, their highest level in more than 10 years.
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Aborigine smoking rates targeted

Monday, August 6th 2007, 13:00

Very high rates of smoking among Australia's Aborigines are being targeted in a new health campaign.
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Stolen Aboriginal man wins payout

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 16:49

An Aboriginal man taken from his family as a baby wins compensation in a landmark court case in Australia.
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Haneef seeks return to Australia

Monday, July 30th 2007, 23:42
related countries: India India

The Indian doctor held in Australia on terror charges before being freed says he will fight to return there.
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Haneef relieved 'honour restored'

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 17:30
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Indian Mohammed Haneef, accused in Australia of UK terrorist links, says he is relieved to have been cleared.
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Haneef police defend charges

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 8:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia police defend the handling of the Haneef case after charges linked to failed UK bomb plots were dropped.
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Cleared doctor leaves Australia

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 1:46
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Indian doctor cleared of involvement in last month's failed bombings in the UK has left Australia.
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Prosecutor to review Haneef case

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 12:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's chief prosecutor will review the case of a doctor held over suspected UK failed bomb attacks.
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Trial of David Hicks 'a charade'

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 10:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Guantanamo Bay trial of Australian national David Hicks was a charade, Australia's top legal body says.
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Haneef lawyers appeal detention

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 10:06
related places: Canberra

Lawyers for Mohammed Haneef say they are appealing Canberra's decision to hold him under immigration laws.
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India concern over Haneef custody

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 9:57
related countries: India India

India expresses concern at the continued detention of an Indian doctor in Australia.
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Cricket: Shoaib excited by coach

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 9:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says new coach Geoff Lawson can help them beat Australia.
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Rugby: All Blacks beat SA

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 12:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa

New Zealand score three late tries to defeat a gritty South Africa and set up a Tri-Nations decider against Australia next Saturday.
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Red tape holds up terror probe

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 6:23
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bureaucratic wrangling between India and Australia is hampering the inquiry into the failed UK bomb attacks.
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Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 18:15
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

A man facing child-sex charges in Australia is sworn in as the Solomon Islands attorney-general.
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Australia extends Haneef inquiry

Monday, July 9th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia police are given extra time to investigate an Indian doctor over the suspected UK bomb attempts.
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Australian 'car bomb' searches

Monday, July 9th 2007, 4:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Australia carry out more searches over the suspected car bomb attempts in the UK.
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Australia warns of Indonesia risk

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 10:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia again warns of possible terrorist attacks in Indonesia and advises its citizens not to visit.
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New Australia raids over UK bombs

Friday, July 6th 2007, 12:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Australia seize new evidence and question more doctors over last week's failed UK car bomb attacks.
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Australia 'has Iraq oil interest'

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia admits that securing oil is an important factor behind its continued military presence in Iraq.
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Australia arrest in terror probe

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 12:48
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

An Indian doctor is detained at Brisbane airport and another man is questioned over failed UK car bombings.
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Aborigines threaten tourist ban

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 10:47

Aboriginal elders in Australia consider a tourist ban at Ayers Rock in protest at a child abuse crackdown.
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Live score - Australia v S Africa

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 12:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Brisbane

Winless Australia aim to stop unbeaten South Africa sealing the Tri-Nations title with victory in Brisbane.
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Live score - Australia v S Africa

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 12:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Winless Australia aim to stop unbeaten South Africa sealing the Tri-Nations title with victory in Brisbane.
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Falconio killer's appeal rejected

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The man convicted of killing UK tourist Peter Falconio loses an appeal to Australia's highest court.
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Alcohol banned in Aborigine areas

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 9:27

Australia is to ban alcohol and pornography in the Northern Territory's Aboriginal areas in a bid to curb child sex abuse.
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Falconio killer's appeal rejected

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 2:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The man convicted of killing UK tourist Peter Falconio loses an appeal to Australia's highest court.
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Man cleared over Aborigine death

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 8:00

A court in Australia finds a police officer not guilty over the death of an Aboriginal man in 2004.
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Australian navy to buy $9bn fleet

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 6:35

Australia's navy purchases five new warships, as part of plans to boost its military capacity.
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Rugby: SA beat Australia

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 14:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Frans Steyn's two late drop-goals earn South Africa victory over Australia in the opening Tri-Nations game.
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Thursday, June 14th 2007, 10:34
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Sydney

A famous Dutch masterpiece is stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, during viewing hours.
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Australia backs Dalai Lama visit

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 10:53
related countries: China China
related places: Melbourne

Australia brushes off criticism from China over a visit to Melbourne by the Dalai Lama.
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Flooded Australian homes looted

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 11:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

People returning home after storms and flooding in eastern Australia find their properties have been looted.
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Anger as Australian sheikh quits

Monday, June 11th 2007, 6:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Supporters of Australia's controversial Muslim cleric claim a government conspiracy forced him to quit.
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Australia storm death toll rises

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 11:52

At least nine people die as heavy storms continue to batter eastern Australia, officials say.
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Australian storms ground tanker

Friday, June 8th 2007, 8:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Environmentalists fear a maritime disaster if a beached coal freighter in eastern Australia breaks up.
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Australia fugitive in Greek court

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 23:32
related countries: Greece Greece

One of Australia's most wanted fugitives vows to fight extradition from Greece over murder charges in Australia.
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Australia rail crash toll rises

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 10:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The death toll rises to 11 in a train crash in southern Australia, which has left as many as 50 wounded.
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Rugby: Australia humble Wales

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 11:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

Digby Ioane scores a try on debut as Australia humble Wales in the second Test in Brisbane.
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