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Tennis: Australia reach semis

Saturday, April 8th 2006, 21:19

Australia clinch a Davis Cup semi-final berth with a doubles win, while Argentina, Russia and the USA lead their ties.
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Howard relief as asylum bid fails

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 9:14
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia's PM welcomes news that Indonesians trying to sail to asylum have diverted to Papua New Guinea.
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Cricket: Aussies win SA thriller

Tuesday, April 4th 2006, 9:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia wrap up a 3-0 clean sweep in South Africa as they win the third Test by two wickets.
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Cricket: SA set up tense finale

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 15:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia end day four of the third Test needing 44 more runs to beat South Africa but with four wickets left and batsmen injured.
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China to buy Australian uranium

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 9:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

China reaches a deal with Australia to buy uranium, on condition the fuel is not used for weapons programmes.
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Cricket: Aussies fight back in Test

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 16:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An unbeaten 55 by Mark Boucher gives South Africa a great chance of winning the third Test against Australia.
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Cricket: Australia struggle in SA

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 15:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Justin Langer retires hurt after being hit on the head as Australia close on 246-7, replying to South Africa's 303 in the third Test.
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F1: Button snatches Australia pole

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 4:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

Britain's Jenson Button grabs his third career pole position at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
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Cricket: S Africa stage fightback

Friday, March 31st 2006, 15:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

South Africa reach 238-6 on the opening day of the third Test against Australia in Johannesburg.
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Relief as Cyclone Glenda passes

Friday, March 31st 2006, 4:36

Residents on Australia's northwest coast are spared the worst after a powerful cyclone crossed their path.
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Cyclone Glenda lashes Australia

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 17:08

Cyclone Glenda crosses Australia's north-west coast where thousands of residents are riding it out.
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Australia battens hatches again

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 7:50

Australia braces for its second major storm in two weeks as Cyclone Glenda heads for its north-west coast.
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Cricket: Aussies beat S Africa

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 12:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

Shane Warne takes 6-86 as Australia beat South Africa by 112 runs in Durban.
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Cricket: S Africa chase 410

Monday, March 27th 2006, 14:41

South Africa are 19-0 chasing 410 to beat Australia in the Durban Test.
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Blair addresses Aus parliament

Monday, March 27th 2006, 2:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defends his Iraq policy in a speech to the Australian Parliament in Canberra.
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Commonwealth Games set to close

Sunday, March 26th 2006, 9:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

The Commonwealth Games are set to close with a ceremony attended by leaders from around the world.
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C'wealth Games day 11 review

Sunday, March 26th 2006, 7:54
related places: Melbourne

England win badminton and squash golds, as Australia claim both road race titles on the final day in Melbourne.
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Blair begins visit to Australia

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is due to arrive in Australia in the first call of a three-country tour.
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Revolutionary jet engine tested

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 7:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Sydney

A jet engine that could reduce flight times between London and Sydney to two hours is tested in Australia.
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Cricket: S Africa confident

Friday, March 24th 2006, 15:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ricky Ponting equals Sir Donald Bradman's 29 Test centuries as Australia close 228-5 against South Africa.
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Indonesia recalls Australia envoy

Friday, March 24th 2006, 9:37
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia recalls its ambassador to Australia after Canberra grants visas to Papuan asylum seekers.
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Papua refugees get Australia visa

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 6:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Australia grants visas to asylum seekers from Indonesia's Papua province, against Jakarta's wishes.
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Australia PM pledges storm relief

Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 6:00

Prime Minister John Howard announces a relief package for businesses in cyclone-hit north-east Australia.
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Australian racist fans condemned

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 17:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The International Cricket Council have promised tough action to stamp out racist abuse at grounds.
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Australia begins cyclone clean-up

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 3:21

A clean-up operation is under way in Australia's Queensland region after the fiercest tropical storm in decades.
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Cricket: Australia in thrilling win

Friday, March 10th 2006, 20:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

Australia beat South Africa by one wicket in the day-night game in Durban to take the series to a decider.
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New plan hits Aborigine truants

Friday, March 10th 2006, 5:26

Australia considers cutting welfare payments for Aborigines if they do not send their children to school.
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Australia payout to young migrant

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 8:32
related countries: Iran Iran

An 11-year-old Iranian wins landmark damages from Australia's government for trauma sustained in detention.
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Australia wins Iraqi wheat deal

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 4:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia says it has won a major Iraqi wheat contract, despite claims of bribes paid to Saddam Hussein's regime.
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Bin Laden 'likes hugs not kisses'

Monday, February 27th 2006, 12:00

Australia's "Jihad Jack", convicted of receiving al-Qaeda funds, says Osama Bin Laden prefers hugs to kisses.
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Cricket: Shoaib to undergo op

Monday, February 27th 2006, 9:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will undergo surgery on both knees in Australia on Tuesday.
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Cricket: Smith wins it for SA

Sunday, February 26th 2006, 16:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith's unbeaten 119 guides South Africa to a six-wicket win over Australia in a rain-hit first one-dayer.
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Cricket: Inspired SA snatch win

Friday, February 24th 2006, 21:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith hits an unbeaten 89 but South Africa only just hold on to beat Australia by two runs in the Twenty20 international.
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Speech angers Australian Muslims

Friday, February 24th 2006, 8:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Remarks by Treasurer Peter Costello spark anger among leaders of Australia's Islamic community.
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Canberra blow to Singapore access

Tuesday, February 21st 2006, 7:18
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: Sydney

Australia shuts out Singapore Airlines from the lucrative route between Sydney and Los Angeles.
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Australia increases Afghan force

Tuesday, February 21st 2006, 4:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia is to send an additional 200 troops to Afghanistan to aid reconstruction efforts.
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Bluescope hit by materials costs

Monday, February 20th 2006, 6:54

Australia's largest steelmaker Bluescope sees first-half profits fall 38% as export prices fall and costs rise.
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Australia ends abortion drug 'ban'

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 6:51

Parliament takes away control of a controversial abortion drug from Australia's anti-abortion health minister.
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New Abu Ghraib images broadcast

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 19:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: New

New images of alleged US abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail in 2003 are broadcast in Australia.
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Cricket: Aussies clinch win

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 10:24
related places: Brisbane

Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich lead Australia to victory over Sri Lanka in the deciding VB Series final.
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Australian in Iran cartoon 'hoax'

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 10:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iran Iran

Australia's cartoonist says his drawings were illegally entered in a contest in Iran about the Holocaust.
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Iraq suspends dealings with AWB

Monday, February 13th 2006, 4:54

Iraq ends its relationship with Australia's monopoly wheat exporter AWB, until the end of a bribery inquiry.
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Brilliant Dilshan stuns Australia

Friday, February 10th 2006, 11:23
related places: Adelaide

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 22 runs in the first VB Series final thanks to fine fielding from Tillekaratne Dilshan.
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Cricket: Ponting wants rules axed

Wednesday, February 8th 2006, 7:18

Australia captain Ricky Ponting tells BBC Sport that one-day cricket's trial rules should be scrapped for the World Cup.
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Cricket: S Lanka make VB finals

Tuesday, February 7th 2006, 6:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Hobart

Sri Lanka beat South Africa in Hobart to join Australia in the finals of the VB Series.
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Cricket: Australia punish SA

Friday, February 3rd 2006, 11:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Brett Lee takes 4-21 as South Africa slump to an 80-run defeat against Australia in the VB Series.
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Howard demands 'bribes' apology

Friday, February 3rd 2006, 6:57
related countries: United States United States

Australia's PM insists a US senator apologise for claiming he knew about bribes under the oil-for-food scheme.
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World body to investigate racism

Tuesday, January 31st 2006, 8:06
related countries: India India

Cricket's world governing body appoints India's Solicitor General to look into alleged racist abuse in Australia.
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Rains help quench Australia fires

Friday, January 27th 2006, 4:44

Thunderstorms in southern Australia dampen some of the bushfires, but the threat of further damage still remains.
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Australia celebrates national day

Thursday, January 26th 2006, 4:49

Australians celebrate their national day, amid tight security in Sydney due to fears of further race riots.
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Tennis: Federer edges past Haas

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 16:10

Roger Federer reaches the Australia Open quarter-finals, but is taken to five sets by the unseeded Tommy Haas.
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Cricket: Lee inspires Australia win

Friday, January 20th 2006, 10:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Melbourne

Brett Lee claims a career-best 5-22 as Australia beat South Africa by 59 runs in Melbourne.
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Jakarta warns on Papua refugees

Friday, January 20th 2006, 7:28
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia says its ties with Australia could be strained over a group of alleged asylum seekers from Papua.
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Australia arrests Serb suspect

Friday, January 20th 2006, 5:36

Dragan Vasiljkovic is arrested in Australia, accused of killing and torturing Croats in the former Yugoslavia.
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Australian defence minister quits

Friday, January 20th 2006, 1:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's defence minister resigns amid reports he is to become his country's ambassador to the UN.
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Australia probes Iraq 'kickbacks'

Monday, January 16th 2006, 6:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq

Australia's wheat exporter AWB made millions of dollars of illegal payments to Iraq, a government inquiry is told.
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Cricket: Australia beat SA

Friday, January 6th 2006, 5:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Sydney

Ricky Ponting scores his second century in his 100th Test as Australia beat South Africa in Sydney to take the series 2-0.
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Cricket: Rain hampers SA efforts

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 6:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's hopes of victory in the third Test against Australia fade after a rain-interrupted fourth day.
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Cricket: Ponting shines for 100th

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 7:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ricky Ponting hits a centrury in his 100th Test but Australia trail South Africa by 96 at the close in Sydney.
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Australia records hottest year

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 6:43

2005 was Australia's hottest year on record, according to new data, prompting renewed fears of global warming.
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Australian arsonists under watch

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 8:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Police in Australia are monitoring up to 30 known arsonists, as bushfires continue to burn in the south-east.
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Britons killed in Australia crash

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Britons were among five skydivers killed after their plane crashed in Australia, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Cricket: Aussies stunned by SA

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 7:11

South Africa declare on 451-9 before Australia tumble to 54-3 on day two of the third Test in Sydney.
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Cricket: Kallis leads SA fightback

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 7:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa reach 230-3 on day one of the Sydney Test against Australia, with Jacques Kallis 80 not out.
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Tennis: Hingis in winning return

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 7:44

Martina Hingis makes a successful return to professional tennis with victory over Maria Vento-Kabchi in Australia.
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