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October 19, 2020, 7:29 AM

Australia: Most of 1,100 refugees in US deal have resettled

An Australian official says the United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President Donald Trump reluctantly honored with Australia
October 19, 2020, 7:29 AM
Australia: Most of 1,100 refugees in US deal have resettled
1 month ago

Australian leader threatens to fire ministers over koalas

An Australian state leader has shut down a revolt in her coalition government over a policy to protect koala habitat by threatening to fire seven renegade ministers
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Australian barley exporter challenges Chinese ban

A major Australian barley exporter barred from China in the latest trade dispute to hit bilateral relations says the Chinese are only now acting on grain shipments dating back to 2019
2 months ago
Australian barley exporter challenges Chinese ban
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Australia seeks more control over deals with foreign states

The Australian government has drafted new laws that would cancel international deals struck by lower tiers of governments with foreign states that are not in Australia’s interests
2 months ago
Australia seeks more control over deals with foreign states
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Sydney judge orders restrictions on extremist's movements

An Australian judge has issued a rare order restricting the movements of an extremist when he is released from a Sydney prison after serving 12 years for a terrorism-related conviction
2 months ago
Sydney judge orders restrictions on extremist's movements
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Bridge underwater following rains in New South Wales

Several streets were underwater and a major flood warning was in place in New South Wales.
2 months ago
Bridge underwater following rains in New South Wales
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Sea foam piles up on beach in New South Wales

After days of heavy rain, piles of sea foam formed on Huskisson Beach.
2 months ago
Sea foam piles up on beach in New South Wales
3 months ago

Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for 'bad behavior'

An Australian Outback pub has banned two emus for “bad behavior” after they learned to climb the stairs and created havoc inside
3 months ago
Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for 'bad behavior'
3 months ago

2nd COVID lockdown in Australia elicits frustration, debate over inequality

Many Australians are frustrated over another COVID-19 lockdown.
3 months ago
2nd COVID lockdown in Australia elicits frustration, debate over inequality
3 months ago

Friends explore bioluminescent water in Australia

The glowing algae were spotted in Jervis Bay, New South Wales.
3 months ago
Friends explore bioluminescent water in Australia
4 months ago

Australian Finance Minister Cormann to resign at end of year

He became the leader of the government in the Senate in 2017.
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Police disrupt planned anti-racism rally in Sydney

Hundreds of police have disrupted plans for an anti-racism rally in downtown Sydney, but protest organizers vow that other rallies will continue around Australia over the weekend despite warnings of the coronavirus risk
4 months ago
Police disrupt planned anti-racism rally in Sydney
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Australia's national news agency to survive with new owners

Australia’s national news agency will continue with new owners, the board confirmed Friday, just weeks before it was due to be shut down
4 months ago
Australia's national news agency to survive with new owners
5 months ago

Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses have lost power, buildings have been battered, roofs were torn off and trees uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped or a second day by a severe storm
5 months ago
Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast
5 months ago

Suspect arrested in 1988 death of American man in Sydney

A man has been charged with the death in an apparent gay hate crime.
5 months ago
Suspect arrested in 1988 death of American man in Sydney
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Australia faces 'sobering' future economy due to coronavirus

The government has been forced to delay the 2021 budget.
5 months ago
Australia faces 'sobering' future economy due to coronavirus
6 months ago

Australia to make Google, Facebook pay for news it uses

Australia would be the first country to force tech giants to pay for its news.
6 months ago
Australia to make Google, Facebook pay for news it uses
6 months ago

Aurora Australis dazzles Tasmania

The Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, bring a spectacular light show to homebound residents of Hobart, Tasmania.
6 months ago
Aurora Australis dazzles Tasmania
7 months ago

Australia's High Court hears what may be Pell's last appeal

George Pell is the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse.
7 months ago
Australia's High Court hears what may be Pell's last appeal
8 months ago

Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle

An Israeli teacher is wanted for the alleged abuse of children in Australia.
8 months ago
Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle
8 months ago

Teacher in Australia was tied to a chair before being hit and killed by a truck, police say

Authorities in Australia are asking for the public's help in investigating the death of a teacher they believe was tied to a chair before being hit and killed by a truck.
8 months ago
Teacher was tied to a chair before being hit and killed by a truck, police say
9 months ago

Driver charged after 4 children killed on Sydney sidewalk

An allegedly drunken driver has been charged with 20 offenses including manslaughter after a SUV struck seven children on a Sydney sidewalk, killing four and seriously injuring a fifth
9 months ago
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Timelapse captures Australian dust storm

The combination of rain clouds and dust storm resulted in brown rain in Victoria.
9 months ago
Timelapse captures Australian dust storm
10 months ago

Ongoing wildfire disaster in Australia

The death toll jumped to at least 18 as the fire spreads to areas as large as Connecticut and New Jersey combined.
10 months ago
Ongoing wildfire disaster in Australia
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Mass evacuation expected across Australia as fires worsen

Tens of thousands of residents and tourists across Australia have been urged to evacuate because of massive bushfires.
10 months ago
Mass evacuation expected across Australia as fires worsen
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Thousands of koalas feared dead in Australia wildfires

Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia's iconic marsupial, while the fire danger increased in the country’s east as temperatures soared
10 months ago
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Quick-thinking police sergeant saves choking toddler on Christmas Eve

A quick-thinking police sergeant rushed to the aid of a choking toddler in a dramatic Christmas Eve rescue that was captured on surveillance video.
10 months ago
Quick-thinking police sergeant saves choking toddler on Christmas Eve
10 months ago

Chaos erupts during holiday giveaway at mall in Australia

SMore than a dozen were injured after shoppers were trampled as balloons filled with free gifts dropped from the ceiling.
10 months ago
Chaos erupts during holiday giveaway at mall in Australia
10 months ago

Australia's leader apologizes for vacation amid wildfires

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologized for family vacation in Hawaii.
10 months ago
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It's sizzling: Australia experiences hottest day on record

Australia has experienced its hottest day on record and temperatures are expected to soar even higher as heatwave conditions embrace most of the country
10 months ago
It's sizzling: Australia experiences hottest day on record
1 year ago

Australia's iconic rock Uluru scaled by final climbers

The rock is sacred to Australian Aboriginals.
1 year ago
Australia's iconic rock Uluru scaled by final climbers
1 year ago

Most senior Catholic pedophile appeals Australia convictions

Cardinal George Pell, 78, was sentenced to six years in prison in March.
1 year ago
Most senior Catholic pedophile appeals Australia convictions
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Australia wildfires seriously injure firefighter, raze homes

Wildfires have left a firefighter seriously injured and destroyed several homes in an early start to the fire danger season in southeast Australia
1 year ago
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Australia lowers Great Barrier Reef outlook to 'very poor'

The report finds the greatest threat to the reef remains climate change.
1 year ago
Australia lowers Great Barrier Reef outlook to 'very poor'
1 year ago

Australia tries to curb foreign interference at universities

A task force has been formed to curb foreign influence at universities.
1 year ago
Australia tries to curb foreign interference at universities
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Onlookers pin down knife-wielding man in Sydney

Video shows that people pinned the suspect, accused of killing one woman and injuring another, to the pavement and put a plastic milk crate over his head.
1 year ago
Onlookers pin down knife-wielding man in Sydney
1 year ago

New Australian rules for police investigating leaks to media

Raids on journalists' offices and a home in June sparked outrage.
1 year ago
New Australian rules for police investigating leaks to media
1 year ago

$140 million of meth found in van that crashed into police cars

"This would be one of the easiest drugs busts the New South Wales Police has ever made," a police official said.
1 year ago
$140 million of meth found in van that crashed into police cars
1 year ago

Sydney police find drug haul in van that hit police cars

The van contained methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million.
1 year ago
Van that crashed into police cars found carrying $140M of methamphetamine
1 year ago

Several stabbed in riot at juvenile detention in Australia

Police are negotiating with inmates and hoped the standoff could be resolved.
1 year ago
Several stabbed in riot at juvenile detention in Australia
1 year ago

Police raid Australian public broadcaster over Afghan leak

The raid was related to leaked military documents.
1 year ago
Police raid Australian public broadcaster over Afghan leak
1 year ago

Gunman out on parole kills 4 in Australian city of Darwin

A 45-year-old man was in custody following Tuesday's shooting.
1 year ago
At least 4 dead in shooting in Australian city of Darwin
1 year ago

Australian cardinal set to appeal child sex convictions

Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse.
1 year ago
Australian cardinal to appeal child sex convictions
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Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to get straight back to work after his conservative government's shock election victory that many didn't see coming
1 year ago
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Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defied pre-election polls.
1 year ago
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Australian political leaders agree gays don't go to hell

Christian beliefs rose to prominence in the last days of an election campaign.
1 year ago
Australian political leaders agree gays don't go to hell
1 year ago

Australia takes responsibility for typos on 46M bank notes

A radio station posted an image of the microscopic error on social media.
1 year ago
Australia takes responsibility for typos on 46M bank notes
1 year ago

Biased social posts forcing out some Australian candidates

Political parties have cut loose or chastised several of their own candidates.
1 year ago
Online histories bite Australian election candidates
1 year ago

Sydney jury convicts machete-wielding man of terrorist act

Four previous trials were aborted and the fifth jury could not reach a verdict.
1 year ago
Sydney jury convicts machete-wielding man of terrorist act
1 year ago

Australian jury convicts man in Etihad flight bomb plot

Khaled Khayat faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.
1 year ago
Australian jury convicts man in Etihad flight bomb plot