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Ninth World Cup set for lift-off

Monday, March 12th 2007, 14:59

The ninth Cricket World Cup begins on Tuesday - with holders Australia favourites once again.
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Hilali 'to start political party'

Monday, March 12th 2007, 13:57

Australia's controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Hilali says he is to form a political party for upcoming elections.
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Australian PM begins Japan visit

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 11:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Japan Japan

Australia's John Howard arrives in Japan on a visit that will include signing a bilateral security pact.
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Cyclone batters western Australia

Friday, March 9th 2007, 11:10

At least two people are killed and about 20 injured as a powerful cyclone hits north-west Australia.
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Indonesia crash jet data probed

Friday, March 9th 2007, 10:57

The flight recorders from the plane that crashed in Java are sent to Australia for expert analysis.
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Australian clerics 'in media ban'

Friday, March 9th 2007, 7:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Five of Australia's senior Muslim clerics are reportedly banned from talking to the media by Islamic leaders.
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Australia economy picks up pace

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 7:28

Australia's economy grew by 2.8% in the final three months of 2006, despite a severe drought.
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Australia clears Qantas bid

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 7:25

Australia's government says it will not block a proposed takeover of the country's flagship airline Qantas.
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Sydney terror suspects in court

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 6:38
related places: Sydney

Nine Muslim men arrested in Australia's biggest counter-terror raids face a pre-trial hearing in Sydney.
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US vice-president pledge on Hicks

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 5:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hicks

The US is working to speed up the judicial process for Australia's sole Guantanamo detainee, Dick Cheney says.
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Cheney warns on China build-up

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 8:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney voices concern at China's growing military power, on a visit to Australia.
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Cricket: Lee out of World Cup

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 7:00

Fast bowler Brett Lee is ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury and will be replaced by Stuart Clark.
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Sydney clashes over Cheney visit

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 13:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Protesters clash with police in the Australian city of Sydney ahead of a visit by US Vice-President Dick Cheney.
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Australia pulls plug on old bulbs

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 10:56

Australia plans to ditch traditional incandescent filament light bulbs in favour of a greener alternative.
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Cricket: NZ beat Australia

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Craig McMillan's rapid century eclipses Matthew Hayden's record 181 as New Zealand chase 350 for victory.
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Hicks to return home 'this year'

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

The Australian detainee at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay could be home by the end of the year.
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Cricket: Australia lose again

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 7:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa

Australia are replaced by South Africa at the top of the one-day rankings after losing to New Zealand.
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Cricket: Brett Lee injured

Friday, February 16th 2007, 7:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia pace bowler Brett Lee is uncertain whether he will be able to play in the World Cup.
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Cricket: NZ too hot for Australia

Friday, February 16th 2007, 7:21

Shane Bond takes 5-23 as Australia crash to their first ever 10-wicket loss in one-day internationals.
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Cricket: Gilchrist misses Cup start

Monday, February 12th 2007, 15:29

Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist is to miss the start of the World Cup to attend the birth of his third child, according to reports.
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Cricket: England win tournament

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 11:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

England beat Australia in the Sydney final for their first major overseas one-day trophy since 1997.
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Cricket: England win thriller

Friday, February 9th 2007, 11:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Collingwood's century - and some brilliant fielding - secure England a thrilling four-wicket win over Australia.
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Falconio killer in new appeal bid

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 9:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The killer of British tourist Peter Falconio seeks a second appeal against his murder conviction in Australia.
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Cricket: Victory for England

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 10:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

England complete their first victory over Australia since the 2005 Ashes after Ed Joyce's century in Sydney.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

England close in on their first win over Australia since the 2005 Ashes series.
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Australia denies Solomons plot

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 9:27
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

John Howard denies a claim Australia offered a bounty for the murder of the Solomon Islands' prime minister.
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Panel warns on Australia's reef

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 5:49

Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within decades because of global warming, a leaked IPCC report says.
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Students' English skills attacked

Monday, January 29th 2007, 18:47

Australia's education minister rejects claims that a third of foreign university students have poor English language skills
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Australia shows Irwin's last film

Monday, January 29th 2007, 10:49

The final documentary by naturalist Steve Irwin is broadcast in his native Australia.
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Cricket: Australia beat NZ

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 13:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Perth

Australia just manage an eight-run win over New Zealand despite recording the highest one-day total ever in Perth.
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Cricket: Pitiful England defeated

Friday, January 26th 2007, 8:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adelaide

Australia gallop past England's feeble 110 in Adelaide, thrashing the tourists by nine wickets.
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Australian anger at flag controls

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 7:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A request for fans not to bring the national flag to a major rock concert in Australia provokes outrage.
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Cricket: Aussies beat Kiwis

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 11:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sydney

Two fielding errors cost New Zealand as Australia edge to victory in the CB Series match in Sydney.
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Cricket: Aussies beat England

Friday, January 19th 2007, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

Australia clinch a four-wicket one-day win over England but an early collapse makes them sweat in Brisbane.
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Fury at Australia cleric comments

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 11:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's government condemns a Muslim cleric's comments about jihad and Jewish people.
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Body found in Australia bush fire

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 5:55

The ongoing bush fires in southern Australia kill one person, and continue to threaten homes.
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Golf: Australia's Allenby leads

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 1:09

Australia's Robert Allenby shoots 63 for a two-stroke lead after the first round at La Quinta.
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Melbourne power cut by bush fire

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 13:32
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Melbourne, Victoria

Australia's Victoria state and Melbourne are crippled by serious power cuts after bush fires affect key supply lines.
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Australia cleric in convicts jibe

Friday, January 12th 2007, 12:25

Australia's top Islamic cleric sparks more controversy by mocking white Australians' convict ancestry.
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Cricket: Australia rampant

Friday, January 12th 2007, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia ease to an eight-wicket win over England in the opening match of the Commonwealth Bank Series.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, January 12th 2007, 2:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

Australia are firmly on course to chase down 243 to win the opening one-dayer against England.
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Cricket: Aussies thrash England

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia thump England by 77 runs in the Twenty20 international in Sydney.
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Web plea rescues Canadian child

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 1:01
related countries: Canada Canada

Police help a Canadian child who sent an anonymous e-mail alleging sexual abuse to a website in Australia.
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Canberra to sell uranium to China

Friday, January 5th 2007, 6:01
related countries: China China

Australia will be able to export uranium to China as early as next month, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says.
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Aussies complete Ashes sweep

Friday, January 5th 2007, 1:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

Australia demolish England on day four in Sydney for the first Ashes whitewash since 1920-21.
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Fifth Test, day three as it happened

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 7:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

England lose five wickets after Australia take a first innings lead of 102 in the fifth Test in Sydney.
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Ashes: Australia in command

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 7:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

England end day three on 114-5, with a lead of just 12 runs, as Australia scent victory in the fifth Test.
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Cricket: Australia gain edge

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 7:25
related places: Sydney

England are all out for 291 before Australia end day two on 188-4 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Aborigines in big land claim win

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 10:55

The Githabul people of Australia win joint control of a major part of New South Wales in a landmark claim.
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England batsmen make solid start

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 7:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell's 71 helps England reach 234-4 after day one of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia.
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Fifth Test, day one as it happened

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 7:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sydney

Led by Ian Bell's fluent 71, England end day one of the final Ashes Test in Sydney on an encouraging 234-4.
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Asian markets end year on high

Friday, December 29th 2006, 13:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's leading share index records its fourth successive year of growth, while India's index is up 46% this year.
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Cricket: Aussies build huge lead

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 7:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds hit centuries as Australia move 213 runs ahead of England on day two.
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Cricket: Gilchrist upbeat on future

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 13:38

Adam Gilchrist says Australia can remain Test cricket's top dogs when their current stars bow out.
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Cricket: 'Warne void' looms

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 14:17

Australia coach John Buchanan speaks of the "huge void" Shane Warne will leave when he retires.
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Cricket: Shane Warne quits

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 3:17

Australia's Shane Warne announces he will retire from international cricket after the final Ashes Test.
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US excludes AWB after Iraq probe

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 0:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Australia's wheat exporter AWB is suspended from US contracts after a report into bribes to Iraq's former regime.
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Pink angers Australia government

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 14:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government challenges pop star Pink's campaign to boycott the country's wool.
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Ashes: Aussies aim for whitewash

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 6:50

Australia stick with the same squad for the fourth Ashes Test, with Glenn McGrath saying a 5-0 sweep would be a "fitting result".
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Cricket: Australia kept waiting

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook hits a defiant century but Australia look set to regain the Ashes after England lose wickets late on day four in Perth.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 7:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perth

Alastair Cook is out for a century as England frustrate Australia on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test in Perth.
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Cricket: Gilchrist savages England

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Adam Gilchrist scores the second fastest Test century as Australia take complete control of the third Test.
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Cricket: Australia turn the screw

Friday, December 15th 2006, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia turn the screw in the Ashes series as they close day two in Perth on 119-1, a lead of 148.
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Cricket: Panesar's dream debut

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 10:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Monty Panesar takes 5-92 to dismiss Australia for 244 in the third Test and England reach 51-2 on day one.
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Qantas accepts takeover bid

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 8:42

Australia's flagship airline Qantas accepts an improved takeover bid by a consortium led by Macquarie Bank.
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