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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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Cricket: Gilchrist ponders future

Friday, June 1st 2007, 7:59

Australia's World Cup hero Adam Gilchrist says he may quit one-day internationals to prolong his Test career.
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Canberra-Manila in security pact

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 8:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Australia and the Philippines sign a security deal aimed at cracking down on regional terror groups.
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Sydney terror accused deny guilt

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 3:31

Nine men arrested in Australia's largest counter-terror operation plead not guilty to plotting an attack.
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Rugby: Australia ring changes

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 5:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia make five changes to their side for Saturday's second Test against Wales.
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Australian Big Brother under fire

Friday, May 25th 2007, 10:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Big Brother is criticised for deciding not to tell a contestant that her father had died.
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Australian Big Brother under fire

Friday, May 25th 2007, 4:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Big Brother is criticised for deciding not to tell a contestant that her father had died.
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Drought hits Aussie wheat profits

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 5:46

The severe drought in Australia dents profits at the country's troubled wheat exporting business.
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Japan WWII sailors stay in wreck

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 20:07
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sydney

The bodies of two WWII submariners from Japan are to be left in their wreck off Sydney, Australia.
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Howard warns of election drubbing

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 11:48

Australia's PM John Howard says his conservative coalition risks "annihilation" in elections this year.
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Sport quiz for Australia migrants

Monday, May 21st 2007, 6:49

Sport and culture will be key parts of controversial citizenship tests to be introduced in Australia.
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Stallone fined for hormone import

Monday, May 21st 2007, 1:34

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone is convicted of importing a banned growth hormone into Australia.
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Heavy rains hit parched Australia

Friday, May 18th 2007, 16:06

Farmers get welcome relief from a six-year drought, as the heaviest rain for years soaks south-eastern Australia.
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Australia 'funds Zimbabwe terror'

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 12:41
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's government accuses Australia of funding violence to try to remove President Mugabe.
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Australia frees embassy plotter

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 5:50
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-born Muslim who plotted to blow up Israel's embassy in Australia is released from jail there.
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Stallone admits hormone charges

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 3:59

Actor Sylvester Stallone pleads guilty to bringing a banned human growth hormone into Australia.
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Perth girls get life for murder

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 14:02

Two teenage girls in Australia are jailed for life for killing a friend simply to see if they would feel remorse.
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Australia seeks skilled workers

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 10:48

Australia's budget unveils measures to admit more skilled migrant workers to ease the country's labour shortage.
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Australia holds 'Tamil Tiger' duo

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 5:10
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Two men are detained in Australia, accused of fundraising for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Australia ban on Snoop Dogg

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 8:08

Rapper Snoop Dogg is banned from entering Australia after failing a character test, officials say.
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Cricket: Australia 'not afraid'

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 6:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Captain Ricky Ponting says Australia have no fear of Sri Lanka in Saturday's World Cup final.
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'Ghost yacht' crew search halted

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 11:00

Rescuers call off the search for the crew of a yacht found drifting off north-east Australia.
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Actor Bana unhurt in rally crash

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 11:55

Troy and Munich star Eric Bana crashes while taking part in a car rally in his native Australia.
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Hopes fade for 'ghost yacht' crew

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 6:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Rescuers hunting for the crew of a yacht found off north-east Australia think it has been drifting since Sunday.
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US warns of attack in Philippines

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 5:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

The US and Australia warn of a possible terror attack in the Philippines, where hostages were recently beheaded.
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Cricket: Aussies outclass NZ

Friday, April 20th 2007, 19:59
related countries: Grenada Grenada, New Zealand New Zealand

Matthew Hayden hits a century as Australia thrash New Zealand by an ominous 215 runs in Grenada.
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'Ghost yacht' found off Australia

Friday, April 20th 2007, 15:35

A search is launched after a yacht is found drifting off the Queensland coast with its engine running but no crew.
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Australians warned of water cuts

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 6:13

Australia's PM says irrigation of much of the country's farmland will be banned unless heavy rains come soon.
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Canberra row over UK envoy remark

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 3:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

Comments by Britain's envoy in Canberra on the Iraq conflict are at odds with PM John Howard's statements.
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Australia and US to swap refugees

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 7:43
related countries: United States United States

Australia and the US plan to swap 200 asylum seekers a year, in a move designed to deter illegal migrants.
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Cricket: Aussies stroll to win

Monday, April 16th 2007, 20:53

Australia wrap up a straightforward seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Grenada.
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Sea lion attacks Australian girl

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 8:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A teenage girl is in a stable condition after being mauled by a sea lion while surfing off Australia's west coast.
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Cricket: Australia beat Ireland

Friday, April 13th 2007, 17:06

Australia require only 12.2 overs to reach their target of 92 and thrash Ireland by nine wickets in Barbados.
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Howard calls for HIV migrant ban

Friday, April 13th 2007, 10:23

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard says migrants with HIV should be refused entry into the country.
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Australia censors terrorism books

Friday, April 13th 2007, 3:51

Australia announces strict new regulations to outlaw any books or films found to advocate terrorism.
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Australia set to extradite Serb

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 8:50
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Dragan Vasiljkovic is to be extradited from Australia to Croatia, accused of war crimes in the Balkans.
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Australia to double Afghan force

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 10:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia's PM announces plans to nearly double troop numbers in Afghanistan, to help fight the Taleban.
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Cricket: Australia beat England

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 21:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen's first ODI century for two years is in vain as Australia beat England by seven wickets.
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Live - England v Australia

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 17:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia head towards victory over England despite the dismissal of Ricky Ponting for 86.
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US 'has to act' on climate report

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 15:45
related countries: United States United States

EU leaders call for a change of stance from the US and Australia, as a report details global climate impacts.
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Cricket: Record for McGrath

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 21:16
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Glenn McGrath breaks the World Cup wicket-taking record as Australia beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets.
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Sydney's climate change blackout

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 10:41
related places: Sydney

Homes and businesses in Sydney turn lights out across the city to try to raise awareness of global warming.
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Hicks to serve nine months' jail

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 6:26
related countries: United States United States

Guantanamo detainee David Hicks will serve nine months in prison at home in Australia, a US military judge says.
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Australia fund to protect forests

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 10:40

Australia launches a fund to protect the world's forests, in a bid to tackle illegal logging and global warming.
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Cricket: Aussies beat WIndies

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 16:58

Brad Hogg and Glenn McGrath take three wickets each as Australia beat West Indies.
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Hicks' plea 'a way to get home'

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 3:26

Terry Hicks, father of the first Guantanamo detainee to plead guilty, says he did it to go back to Australia.
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Toads' Australian march quickens

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 23:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Cane toads are likely to double their range in Australia, scientists say, with damaging impacts on wildlife.
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Labor gets fourth NSW term

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 21:53

Voters in Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, have re-elected the Labor Party for a fourth term.
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Australian imams 'to fight fires'

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 5:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Islamic clerics in Australia are being encouraged to volunteer as firemen, to improve the image of Muslims.
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'Australia terror plotter' jailed

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 14:23
related countries: France France

A French man suspected of plotting terror attacks in Australia is found guilty of links to terrorist groups.
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Australia in Japan security deal

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 10:45
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan and Australia sign a landmark security pact - the first Japan has made with a nation other than the US.
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Stallone charged on growth drug

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 10:39

Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone is charged with importing a banned growth hormone into Australia.
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Stallone charged over hormone

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 6:11

Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone is charged with importing a banned growth hormone into Australia.
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