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Israel foiled 'plane terror plot' in Australia (22/2/2018)
PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation halted an "unimaginable slaughter" last year....

Roger Federer wins sixth Australian open (29/1/2018)
Here's how the Swiss reacted after winning his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title....

Roger Federer wins sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title (28/1/2018)
Roger Federer wins his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic....

Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam title (27/1/2018)
Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win her first Grand Slam title and regain the number one ranking at the Australian Open....

Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina reach last eight (22/1/2018)
World number two Caroline Wozniacki and fourth seed Elina Svitolina cruise into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open....

Australian Open: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic into fourth round (20/1/2018)
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both make round four of the Australian Open with straight-set wins - although the Serb suffered an injury scare....

#AfricanGangs: Communities respond to negative label in Australia (13/1/2018)
African-Australians claim #AfricanGangs label to share positive stories in a social media campaign...

US tourist dies on popular hike in outback Australia (11/1/2018)
The US man took a wrong turn on a popular track amid extreme heat, authorities say....

Snowing or glowing? (8/1/2018)
Social media reaction as the eastern US freezes while Australia's Sydney swelters....

Australia drugs: Backpackers in hospital after snorting white powder (4/1/2018)
A mystery substance they took caused seizures and paralysis, preventing them from summoning help....

Trump's Russia inquiry 'started by Australian tip-off' (31/12/2017)
An Australian diplomat was told about "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in a London bar, reports say....

Justine Damond: US prosecutor delays decision on charges (29/12/2017)
More investigation is needed into the death of Australian Justine Damond, a prosecutor says....

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International (28/12/2017)
World number one Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Brisbane International but says he still intends to play at the Australian Open....

Australia to end air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria (22/12/2017)
Canberra will recall six fighter jets after a "brutal" campaign against so-called Islamic State....

Justine Damond: Family 'concern' over US shooting probe (21/12/2017)
Australian Justine Damond's fatal shooting by US police may not have been fully investigated, her family say....

'Race abuse' row after Burundian's death (20/12/2017)
A video shows a brawl breaking out after the Australian man insults teenagers whose friend had drowned....

Canada snubs Boeing in fighter jet deal with Australia (13/12/2017)
Canada had originally planned to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornets as a stopgap fleet....

'Indiana Joan', 95, faces Egypt looting probe (25/11/2017)
The Australian woman is facing an investigation over her collection of Middle Eastern artefacts....

Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall (16/11/2017)
Julian Simpson accidentally slipped from a balcony, in what US media say followed a "trust game"....

Canada woman jailed for smuggling $16m of cocaine into Australia (4/11/2017)
Isabelle Lagacé was facing a life sentence for her part in one of the largest Australian drug busts....

Battle of Beersheba charge recreated for centenary (1/11/2017)
Israeli, Australian and New Zealand leaders mark the 100-year anniversary of a World War One battle....

Australian Minister Kairouz sorry for 'Irish' warning (1/11/2017)
Marlene Kairouz warned Australians not to open the door to anyone with an Irish accent....

Australian accused of sending money to IS fighter (24/10/2017)
The Melbourne man sent up to 10 payments to a US citizen in Syria, police allege....

Australia ends Syria's World Cup dreams (11/10/2017)
Syria's unlikely 2018 World Cup dream is over as Australia progress to the final qualifying round with a 2-1 victory in extra-time....

Syria keep World Cup hopes alive (6/10/2017)
Omar Al Somah scores a late penalty as Syria keep their World Cup hopes alive with a draw against Australia in the first leg of their play-off....

Australian IS recruiter on trial in Turkey (29/9/2017)
Australia's most wanted jihadist, Neil Prakash, admits partial guilt for IS activity in the country....

Former Serb commander 'Captain Dragan' jailed for war crimes (27/9/2017)
The Serbian-Australian was convicted by a Croatian court over tortures and killings in the 1990s....

First refugees leave PNG camp for US (26/9/2017)
The group will start new lives in the US under a controversial deal struck with Australia....

Australian MP 'targeted by massage scam' at New York hotel (31/8/2017)
Gareth Ward says two "aggressive" men tried to blackmail him at his New York hotel....

Kent Heckenlively, US 'anti-vaxxer', denied Australian visa (31/8/2017)
Kent Heckenlively has been refused a visa over his "dangerous" ideas, a government minister says....

CBS to buy Australia's Ten Network (28/8/2017)
A consortium led by Lachlan Murdoch was cleared by regulators to bid for the network last week....

Australian terror plan to hide plane bomb in Barbie revealed (22/8/2017)
Details emerge of plans to hide bombs inside a doll and a meat grinder on an Australian flight....

Danish Crown Prince Frederik 'denied entry to Australian pub' (22/8/2017)
The royal was turned away because he and his entourage did not have proper identification....

Khaled Sharrouf: Australia cannot confirm IS militant's death (16/8/2017)
Khaled Sharrouf, one of Australia's most notorious figures, is reported to have died in Syria....

Irish vet's English fails Australian computer visa test (9/8/2017)
A computer tells Louise Kennedy her native spoken English is not good enough for an Australian visa....

Australian navy locate crashed US military Osprey (7/8/2017)
Underwater search efforts to locate three missing marines will begin shortly, officials said....

US halts search for marines off Australia (6/8/2017)
Three marines went missing after their aircraft crashed into the sea off Queensland's coast....

US Marines Osprey crashes off Australia's Queensland coast (6/8/2017)
A search and rescue operation is being conducted after the incident off the Queensland coast....

Beyoncé inspires fight to save Australian bowls club (2/8/2017)
Three Australian pensioners have transformed All The Single Ladies into a plea to save their club....

Justine Damond death: Woman 'slapped police car' (27/7/2017)
Australian Justine Damond called 911 and was shot and killed by police less than an hour later....

Brexit: Johnson, Davis and Fox push agenda on three continents (26/7/2017)
Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis will set out the UK's agenda in Australia, Mexico and Germany....

Canadian police end hunt for missing hiker, family confirms (24/7/2017)
The Australian woman had set out with her partner, who was later found dead near a waterfall....

Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits (22/7/2017)
Minneapolis mayor says she lost confidence in the chief after officers killed an Australian woman....

Giant Australian spider turns up in Surrey container (22/7/2017)
Surrey removal men got a shock when an 18cm huntsman was found in a shipping container from Australia....

Justine Damond's death 'should not have happened' (21/7/2017)
An Australian woman's shooting was caused by the "actions of one individual", the police chief says....

Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous' (21/7/2017)
A lawyer for the family of an Australian woman who was shot dead dismisses officers' "ambush" fears....

Justine Damond: Australian PM calls shooting 'inexplicable' (19/7/2017)
US authorities must explain how a policeman could shoot a woman seeking help, Malcolm Turnbull says....

Minneapolis shocked by Australian's death (18/7/2017)
Justine Damond was shot by police near her home in Minneapolis after calling 911. Her family and community are waiting for answers....

US fiancé of Aussie woman slain by police is 'heartbroken' (18/7/2017)
The fiancé of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis says they are "desperate for information" from officials....

Justine Damond's fiancé 'heartbroken' over police shooting (18/7/2017)
Australian woman Justine Damond was shot dead by a US police officer responding to a 911 call....

Australian woman shot dead by US police after 911 call (17/7/2017)
Authorities are investigating the killing but say the officers' body cameras were not turned on....

Finland naked swimmers bid for biggest skinny dip record (16/7/2017)
Organisers say 789 people took part, beating the previous record set in Australia by three people....

Wimbledon 2017: Mandy Minella competes in singles and doubles while pregnant (4/7/2017)
Five months after Serena Williams won the Australian Open, another tennis player has appeared at a Grand Slam tournament while pregnant....

Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences (29/6/2017)
The Vatican's third-ranking official says he will take a leave of absence to fight the charges....

Trump gift leaves Australian PM Turnbull bemused (25/6/2017)
Australian PM sees the funny side after receiving a tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump"....

Cameroon's hopes dented by Australia draw (23/6/2017)
Cameroon's hopes of progressing to the next stage of the Confederations Cup in Russia are dented by a 1-1 draw with Australia....

Cameroon coach Broos seeks brighter start (22/6/2017)
Cameroon seek to impose themselves early on in Thursday's match against Australia at the Confederations Cup in Russia....

Syria conflict: Australia suspends anti-IS raids (20/6/2017)
The decision comes as Russia warns that it will treat US-led coalition jets as potential targets....

US embassy brushes off Australian PM's Trump joke (16/6/2017)
Diplomats say the Australian PM's off-the-record speech mocking the US president was in "good humour"....

Australian PM Turnbull mocks Trump in leaked audio (16/6/2017)
Malcolm Turnbull uses the president's mannerisms to joke about "winning in the polls"....

France 'at Britain's side' after attack (4/6/2017)
France and Australia, with citizens among the victims, lead condemnation of the London Bridge attack....

Van Gogh lookalike's selfie offer draws 'crazy' response (20/5/2017)
When Australian artist Matt Butterworth offered to pose, he was met with "crazy" demand....

Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia (19/5/2017)
The 17-year-old girl had arrived from West Africa after being offered work as a cleaner, police say....

Man jailed for 'depraved' backpacker attacks in Australia (17/5/2017)
The brutal assault on two women has undermined Australia's reputation as a safe place, a judge says....

Ridicule and condemnation for Chanel's $1,500 boomerang (17/5/2017)
The brand's latest fashion accessory gets a beating in Australia for misappropriating aboriginal culture....

Man who outstayed US visa 'by 90 minutes' released (12/5/2017)
The Australian tourist has been released from US custody and will not be deported, a relative says....

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error (9/5/2017)
The French collection was incinerated by Australian biosecurity officers due to missing paperwork....

Is Trump right about Australian healthcare? (6/5/2017)
The US president told the Australian prime minister his country had better healthcare....

US to honour 'dumb' Australia migrant deal (22/4/2017)
The US agrees to accept asylum seekers under a resettlement plan previously condemned by President Trump....

Australia warns of Anzac Day terror threat in Turkey (6/4/2017)
Information suggests that terrorists may seek to target Anzac Day commemorations, Australia says....

Dutch student flies to Sydney, Nova Scotia by accident (1/4/2017)
A Dutch student who intended to fly to Australia found himself in Sydney, Nova Scotia in the middle of winter....

Dutch raids target 'tax evaders' in Europe and Australia (31/3/2017)
Gold bars and luxury cars are among items seized by prosecutors in raids in five countries....

Sailors rescued from 'enormous seas' off Australia (9/3/2017)
Sailors tell of waves "the size of buildings" after their yacht broke in remote seas off Australia....

'Justin Bieber impostor' on 931 child sex-related charges (9/3/2017)
The man posed as the singer online to gain explicit material from children, Australian police say....

James O'Connor and Ali Williams charged in Paris over cocaine (27/2/2017)
The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were arrested outside a Paris nightclub....

James O'Connor and Ali Williams held on Paris cocaine charge (26/2/2017)
The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were buying cocaine, police sources say....

Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd berates Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (23/2/2017)
Kevin Rudd accused the Israeli leader of "torpedoing" peace negotiations in the Middle East....

Israeli PM criticises UN 'hypocrisy' on historic Australia visit (22/2/2017)
Benjamin Netanyahu receives support from his Australian counterpart on a historic visit....

Four Americans die as plane hits Oz mall (22/2/2017)
Four US citizens and an Australian pilot died when their light aircraft came down on a shopping centre....

German tourist found dead in Australia's Outback (14/2/2017)
Police hold grave fears for his missing wife after temperatures soared above 40C....

US halts vetting Nauru refugees for now, Australia says (10/2/2017)
The US is no longer screening refugees on Nauru, but Australia expects the process to resume....

Fiji deports Iranian refugee (4/2/2017)
Iranian Loghman Sawari, held under controversial Australian policies, said he felt unsafe in PNG....

Is America a liability? (4/2/2017)
An ex-prime minister wanted Australia to cut US ties over a potential war with China. Was he right?...

Trump unapologetic on 'tough phone calls' (3/2/2017)
President Trump brushes off reports of his "tough phone calls" with Mexican and Australian leaders....

President Trump and Australia PM have 'worst call' (2/2/2017)
The deal would see up to 1,250 asylum seekers to Australia resettled in the US....

Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title (29/1/2017)
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years at the Australian Open....

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to set Grand Slam record (29/1/2017)
Serena Williams beat sister Venus to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title....

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer adopts nothing-to-lose mindset v Rafael Nadal (29/1/2017)
Roger Federer says he will not let history affect his performance against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final on Sunday....

Tennis: Nadal sets up Federer final (28/1/2017)
Rafael Nadal sets up a much-anticipated Australian Open final against Roger Federer with an epic semi-final win over Grigor Dimitrov....

Australian Open 2017: Venus & Serena Williams to meet in ninth Grand Slam final (26/1/2017)
Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after winning their semi-finals in Melbourne....

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer 'surprised' by semi-final run (25/1/2017)
Roger Federer says he did not expect to reach the Australian Open semi-finals after a six-month injury lay-off....

Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray suffers shock defeat by Mischa Zverev (22/1/2017)
Andy Murray's hopes of winning a first Australian Open title end with a shock defeat by world number 50 Mischa Zverev....

Taliban video shows US and Australian hostages (13/1/2017)
It is the first time the two professors have been seen on camera since being kidnapped in Kabul....

Backpacker killed by lightning strike on Australian mountain (7/12/2016)
An American backpacker dies instantly when lightning hits his tent on an Australian mountain....

Australian dream (5/12/2016)
Could the former Sudanese child soldier and refugee Deng Adut be crowned Australian of the year?...

Australian charged with murder over death of French tourist (4/12/2016)
An Australian man is charged with murder over the death of a French tourist in the outback....

Chemical know-how (1/12/2016)
Australian students cheaply recreate a life-saving drug that was famously hiked in price last year....

Australian IS recruiter Neil Prakash 'still alive' (25/11/2016)
An Australian militant thought to be dead is alive and under arrest in the Middle East, reports say....

Highest basketball shot world record from top of dam (25/11/2016)
Video shows Australian Derek Herron setting the record for the highest basketball shot, on 26 September in Switzerland....

SA cricket captain charged with ball tampering (18/11/2016)
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is charged with ball tampering in the second Test win over Australia in Hobart....

French tourists die on Great Barrier Reef (16/11/2016)
Two people are killed while snorkelling on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, police say....

Australia v South Africa: Tourist win second Test by innings and 80 runs to take series (15/11/2016)
Australia slump to an innings-and-80-run defeat in Hobart as South Africa wrap up the three-Test series with a game to spare....

US to take Australia asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island (13/11/2016)
The US agrees to resettle migrants held at Australia's controversial offshore asylum centres....

In Australia, it's mandatory to vote. In the US, staying at home is a right (29/10/2016)
An American in Chicago and one in Australia discuss whether mandatory voting would work in the US...

Australia Dreamworld: Tributes paid to four people killed (26/10/2016)
"He was this amazing kid" - brother of one of the four people killed at an Australian theme park....

Australian coach kidnapped in Yemen appears in hostage video (21/10/2016)
An Australian football coach who was kidnapped in Yemen last month appears in a video online saying his captors want ransom money....

Apple fires staff amid claims intimate photos shared in Australia store (13/10/2016)
Apple fires a number of employees in Australia amid allegations they shared photos of female customers and colleagues and ranked them out of 10....

South Africa v Australia: Proteas hit second-highest ODI run chase (6/10/2016)
South Africa complete the second-highest run chase in one-day international history as they beat Australia by four wickets in Durban....

Madagascar 'MH370' evidence queried (22/9/2016)
Australian authorities cast doubt on the theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have had a fire on board before it went missing....

France burkini ban: Australian woman forced off Riviera beach (19/9/2016)
An Australian Muslim who went to France to show solidarity with French Muslims is forced to leave a beach for wearing a burkini, despite the ban being overturned....

Wing section 'from MH370' found off Tanzania (16/9/2016)
A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators confirm....

Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN (14/9/2016)
A newly elected senator uses his maiden speech to say Australia should take inspiration from the UK and "OzExit" from the United Nations....

Cruise ship Canadians in $23m drug bust (1/9/2016)
Isabelle Lagace and Melina Roberge face life in prison for smuggling cocaine worth £17.5m into Australia on a cruise ship....

Frenchman charged with backpacker murder (25/8/2016)
A 29-year-old Frenchman is charged with the murder of 21-year-old British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a hostel in Australia....

Sea Shepherd US settles Japan whaling case (24/8/2016)
Sea Shepherd Australia says it will continue interfering in Japanese whale hunts despite a court settlement against the group's US branch....

UK and Australian citizen Scott Richards held in Dubai (19/8/2016)
A 42-year-old man arrested in Dubai for sharing a charity post on his Facebook page is charged....

Star artist calls Indigenous Australians "dinosaurs" (17/8/2016)
One of the world's most prominent artists is called racist for a description of Indigenous Australians in her upcoming memoir....

US and Australian professors kidnapped in Afghanistan (8/8/2016)
Two foreign professors, one from the US and one from Australia, are kidnapped in the Afghan capital Kabul, police tell the BBC....

Australian rugby player Michael Quinn admits US child sex charge (21/7/2016)
Australian scientist and amateur rugby player Michael Quinn admits travelling to the US to have sex with a six-year-old boy after being caught in a sting....

Tour de France: Michael Matthews wins stage 10 as Chris Froome retains lead (13/7/2016)
Australian Michael Matthews wins stage 10 of the Tour de France as defending champion Chris Froome keeps the leader's yellow jersey....

Federal Election outcome not yet known (3/7/2016)
The outcome of yesterday's federal election might not be known until Tuesday, if not later, after counting stopped at 2am Sunday morning. The Coalition and Labor each won 67 seats, but 76 seats are required to form a government. The Greens won a seat, independents won four, and 11 seats are st...

Australian company says workers freed after Nigeria kidnap (27/6/2016)
An Australian mining company says seven of its workers who were kidnapped in south-eastern Nigeria last week have been freed....

Australian company's workers kidnapped in Nigeria (23/6/2016)
Seven people, including three Australians and a New Zealander, are believed kidnapped in Nigeria in an attack which left one person dead....

Heavy rainfall hits NSW and Queensland (19/6/2016)
New South Wales and Queensland have been inundated with heavy rainfall over the past few hours, leading to an increased risk of flash flooding. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for South East Queensland. Motorists are warned not to drive through floodwaters....

Orlando shootings: Vigils held around the world (14/6/2016)
In Australia, Sydney Harbour Bridge was illuminated in rainbow colours, while in Wales a choir sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow....

Suburban slavery (9/6/2016)
Forced to sleep next to dogs and confined to a suburban Australian house, an east African woman says she resorted to drastic action to escape....

Day-night Test: Australia & South Africa agree on November match (9/6/2016)
The Adelaide Oval will host its second day-night Test in November after South Africa agree to play Australia under lights....

Australia's festival of death and darkness (9/6/2016)
Australia's festival of death and darkness...

Australia & SA to play day-night Test (8/6/2016)
The Adelaide Oval will host its second day-night Test in November after South Africa agree to play Australia under lights....

Beach 'loses 50m' after Australia storm (7/6/2016)
Exclusive seafront homes in Sydney, Australia are in danger of collapsing after two nights of deadly high tides wash away up to 50m of beach....

VIDEO: Man submerged by Australia storm foam (6/6/2016)
The massive storm cell that caused havoc on Australia's east coast has generated massive amounts of sea froth at Queensland's Gold Coast....

Australia storm leaves homes in danger (6/6/2016)
One person is confirmed dead after massive storms flood rivers, uproot trees and tear into beaches along Australia's east coast....

New shark killing feared off Australia (5/6/2016)
A 60-year-old woman diver dies after apparently being taken by an 18ft shark, the second such attack off western Australia in five days....

Australia surfer dies after shark attack (5/6/2016)
A surfer is in a critical condition after losing a leg in a shark attack at a beach in Western Australia....

Kyrgios pulls out of Rio Olympics (3/6/2016)
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Rio 2016, accusing the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) of "unfair and unjust treatment"....

Police investigate match-fixing in NRL (2/6/2016)
The National Rugby League is being investigated by Australian police over allegations of match-fixing in Manly Sea Eagles games....

England face Australia in Champions Trophy (2/6/2016)
Hosts England are drawn with world champions Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh in Group A of the 2017 Champions Trophy....

Concern over Australian missing in Brazil (2/6/2016)
The family of an Australian man missing in Brazil is "cautious" of reports he was seen on a small island near Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro...

VIDEO: The buzz around Australia's bee exports (2/6/2016)
The man who airmails bees around the world...

VIDEO: Australian soldier's remains finally home (2/6/2016)
Remains of 33 Australian servicemen killed in the Vietnam war and buried in Malaysia and Singapore are being repatriated to Australia....

Australia faces challenge over 'guys' (1/6/2016)
Australian of the Year David Morrison is leading a campaign to encourage people to stop using the term "guys" in the workplace....

'Hipster coffee' gets Australia hot and frothing (1/6/2016)
Is a deconstructed flat white being sold in an Australian cafe a novel approach to coffee or a harbinger of humanity?s last days?...

Shark bites off Australian surfer's leg (1/6/2016)
A surfer is in a critical condition after losing a leg in a shark attack at a beach in Western Australia state....

Australian war remains return home (31/5/2016)
The remains of 33 Australians, many of them military personnel killed in the Vietnam War, are being returned from Malaysia and Singapore....

Crocodile victim on celebration trip (31/5/2016)
A woman killed by a crocodile in Australia's far-north was on a trip to celebrate the end of her friend's cancer treatment....

Climber's shock at wife's Everest death (31/5/2016)
The husband of Australian mountaineer Maria Strydom who died while descending Mount Everest has told of his anguish....

Crocodile snatches woman night swimmer (30/5/2016)
A woman is feared dead after a crocodile attack in Australia's Daintree National Park....

Bleaching 'killing Great Barrier Reef' (30/5/2016)
At least 35% of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been destroyed by mass bleaching, scientists warn....

Rival Australian groups clash on race (28/5/2016)
Australian police use pepper spray to break up clashes between two rival groups battling over race and immigration in Melbourne....

Youth mobs drive teachers from Australia town (28/5/2016)
Teachers evacuated from Australian town after children attack...

VIDEO: Sydney Opera House shines in light display (28/5/2016)
The Sydney Opera House is among many landmarks in the Australian city lit up as part of a festival of light and music....

Producer sacked after Lebanon 'kidnap' (28/5/2016)
The producer of an Australian TV programme loses his job after his team is accused of kidnapping two children involved in a custody dispute....

Jill Meagher's murder 'was preventable' (28/5/2016)
The murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Australia could have been prevented, a coroner says...

Australia removed from UN climate report (27/5/2016)
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request....

Tearful Indigenous MP quits Senate (26/5/2016)
Nova Peris, the first Indigenous woman elected to Australia's parliament defends her decision to quit before the upcoming federal election....

Debris 'of interest' in MH370 search (26/5/2016)
Three new pieces of debris found in Mauritius and Mozambique are "of interest" in the search for MH370, says Australia's transport minister....

Does Norfolk 'mutiny' disguise bounty of privilege? (26/5/2016)
Is self-interest behind island's 'mutiny' against Australia?...

Australia MP is 'Depp's Hannibal Lecter' (25/5/2016)
Australia's deputy PM says he's "pulling strings" in Johnny Depp's head, after the actor called him an "inbred tomato"....

Australia to deport mother-of-five to UK (24/5/2016)
A mother who has lived in Australia for most of her life could be deported to the United Kingdom after being released from prison....

Anger over Facebook plus-size ad ban (23/5/2016)
An Australian feminist group expresses its fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used....

VIDEO: Drone footage shows shark feeding frenzy (23/5/2016)
Drone footage shows tourists catching an unusual sight in Shark Bay, Australia - dozens of tiger sharks feeding on a dead whale....

Olympian ?drove drunk with shotgun? (23/5/2016)
Australian shooter Michael Diamond has been charged after he allegedly drove drunk with a shotgun and ammunition following a domestic dispute....

Australian school in sheep-tackling furore (20/5/2016)
An elite Australian boys' school is under investigation after video emerged of students tackling and dragging live sheep during rugby drills....

'Boomerang Poms' flee Australia's traffic and TV (20/5/2016)
The Brits who give up on Australia and go home...

Australia minister in 'illiterate' row (18/5/2016)
Australia's immigration minister comes under fire over comments saying migrants to the country would not be literate or numerate....

Man fends off crocodiles as friend dies (18/5/2016)
A man, 72, was forced to fight off crocodiles with a spanner and spark plugs after watching his friend drown in northern Australia, his rescuers say....

Australian expert killed in Iraq (18/5/2016)
An Australian demining expert working for a non-profit group has been killed by an explosion in northern Iraq....

Australia delays 'backpacker tax' hike (17/5/2016)
The Australian government will delay its plan to introduce a so-called "backpacker tax" after a backlash from farmers and the tourism industry....

Largest plane draws crowds in Australia (16/5/2016)
Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth....

Ex-Australia PM aims Eurovision barb (16/5/2016)
Ousted Australian prime minister Tony Abbott uses Ukraine's Eurovision victory to take an apparent swipe at Russia....

Why Australia loves Eurovision (13/5/2016)
Why Australia loves - and is in - Eurovision...

Australian killed near Baghdad embassy (13/5/2016)
A security contractor has been killed outside the Australian embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirms....

Baby joy for couple who lost kids in MH17 (12/5/2016)
An Australian couple whose three children died when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have a new daughter....

PNG asylum seekers 'no longer locked up' (12/5/2016)
Asylum seekers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) at Australia's request are no longer being held in detention, reports say....

VIDEO: 'House is wild' with five small babies (12/5/2016)
An Australian mother who gave birth to quintuplets in January has spoken to the BBC about the challenges of bringing up five babies....

'Oldest axe' made by early Australians (11/5/2016)
Archaeologists say a tiny stone flake from north-western Australia, nearly 50,000 years old, is a remnant of the earliest known axe with a handle....

'IS sailing plot' foiled in Australia (11/5/2016)
Five men arrested in Australia allegedly intended to cross the ocean in a small fishing boat and join the so-called Islamic State group....

Australian cricket ups safety standards (11/5/2016)
An Australian review into the death of cricketer Phil Hughes recommends new helmet rules and a "concussion substitute" in domestic matches....

The audacious plan to airlift 80 rhinos to Australia (11/5/2016)
One man's audacious plan to fly 80 rhinos to Australia...

Mum reveals quintuplets in photo shoot (10/5/2016)
An Australian mother who gave birth to quintuplets in January has released a photo shoot of her unlikely new arrivals....

VIDEO: Man behind hit soap Neighbours dies (10/5/2016)
Reg Grundy, the television producer behind the Australian soap opera Neighbours, has died aged 92....

Australia sends back asylum-seeker group (9/5/2016)
Australia's immigration minister says a group of asylum seekers who reached the country's Cocos Islands territory last week has been sent back to Sri Lanka....

VIDEO: Australian PM calls early election (9/5/2016)
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called the country's election several months early, after the country's upper house repeatedly blocked legislation....

Australia faces marathon vote campaign (8/5/2016)
Australians will go to the polls on 2 July after the longest campaign in the country's history, as PM Malcolm Turnbull calls a national election....

Cancer-faking blogger faces legal action (6/5/2016)
An Australian blogger and author who faked terminal brain cancer faces legal action over her deception....

Student 'spent thousands on handbags' (6/5/2016)
An Australian court grants bail to a woman who withdrew more than A$4.6m mistakenly given to her by a bank, spending much of it on luxury handbags....

Eagle carries off policeman's kangaroo (5/5/2016)
An Australian police officer fights off eagles to save the life of his adopted baby kangaroo....

Australian IS recruiter killed in Iraq (5/5/2016)
Australia's most-wanted militant and IS recruiter Neil Prakash has been killed by a US airstrike in Iraq....

Palmersaurus: Australian billionaire faces political extinction (5/5/2016)
Eccentric follies help sink billionaire politician...

Expert regrets Bitcoin 'creator' blog (5/5/2016)
A Bitcoin expert expresses regret about the way he blogged support for an Australian's claim to have invented the crypto-currency....

The 'unflattering' picture that went viral (4/5/2016)
Australia minister?s bid to remove picture backfires...

Asylum boat reaches Australia territory (4/5/2016)
A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean....

Has Cook's Australia ship been found? (3/5/2016)
Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768....

Australia plans to kill carp with herpes (3/5/2016)
The Australian politician who declared war on Johnny Depp's dogs has a new enemy - the European carp....

Five things to watch on Australia's budget day (3/5/2016)
Five things to watch out for on Australia's budget day...

Bitcoin industry 'sceptical' of Satoshi (3/5/2016)
Scepticism has greeted claims by Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright's claim to be the mysterious creator of the digital currency....

Election looms over Australia's budget (3/5/2016)
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison's budget on Tuesday will double as an unofficial election campaign launch....

Nauru asylum seeker sets herself alight (3/5/2016)
A Somali woman seeking asylum in Australia has set herself on fire in protest at her detention at a centre on the island of Nauru....

Bitcoin creator reveals identity (2/5/2016)
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto....

Anger over Australian horse cull plan (2/5/2016)
A plan to cull almost all of Australia's famous Snowy Mountains wild horses, known as brumbies, is called "horrific" by conservationists....

 

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