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  • Australia aim to pour cold water on England's summer

    England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years.

  • Limping Australia look forward to 'blockbuster' England semi

    Australia captain Aaron Finch is relishing a "blockbuster" Cricket World Cup semi-final against England at Edgbaston on Thursday but injury concerns threaten to derail the plans of the defending champions.

  • Warner ton in vain as Australia lose against SA

    Prolific opener David Warner smashes a brilliant 122 but could not claim victory for Australia as they slipped to a 10-run defeat to South Africa in their Cricket World Cup clash at Old Trafford on Saturday, leaving them facing a semi-final against England.

  • Australia thrash England to move into semis

    Australia beat England by 64 runs at Lord's to secure their spot as the first team into the semi-finals.

  • Ecstatic Australian PM celebrates 'miracle' victory

    Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison basks in the glow of a "miracle" election victory that sparked praise from the US president, soul searching on the left and speculation about what policies he will pursue.

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    Bangladesh issues travel advisories for its citizens

    Bangladesh has issued separate travel advisories warning for citizens travelling to Australia and New Zealand following the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch that left five Bangladeshi origins brutally killed and three others injured.

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    Bangladesh issues travel alert for visiting Australia

    Bangladesh issues a travel advisory warning for citizens travelling to Australia following terror attacks in two mosques of New Zealand on March 15 that left five Bangladeshi killed and three injured.

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    Australia to bar visitors with domestic violence convictions

    Visitors who have been convicted of violence against women and children will be kicked out or barred from entering Australia, Immigration Minister David Coleman says, as Canberra steps up its crackdown on foreign criminals.

  • Record Australian heat brings fire to scorched land

    Firefighters battled 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria as a record-breaking heatwave delivered the hottest start to March on record for the southern third of the country.

  • First climate change extinction

    Australia’s rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

    Australia officially declares a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.

  • Fake Visas to Rohingyas: Bangladesh mission staffer involved?

    A Bangladesh High Commission official stationed in Canberra has been alleged to be involved in issuing fake tourist visas to a group of Rohingyas living in Australia.

  • Suspicious packages delivered to diplomatic missions in Australia

    Australian police are investigating the delivery of suspicious packages sent to foreign embassies and consulates in Melbourne and Canberra, police and embassy sources tells AFP.

  • 'They will kill me'

    An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel to prevent being expelled by

  • Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion'

    Highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities said Monday, forcing the closure of several beaches.

  • Kohli leads India's fightback in Perth

    Captain Virat Kohli determinedly led India's fightback on an engrossing day two on Saturday, blunting Australia's bowling attack to leave the second test hanging in the balance.

  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israel capital

    Australia has decided to formally recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.

  • Australia's wild weather floods Sydney

    Torrential rain and gale force winds lashes Australia's biggest city Sydney causing commuter chaos, flooding streets, railway stations and homes, grounding flights and leaving hundreds of people without electricity.

  • Wild winds cause air travel chaos in Australia

    Strong winds across Australia's southeast coast cause commuter chaos at Sydney and Melbourne airports, the country's two busiest, with thousands of air travellers stranded after dozens of flights were cancelled.

  • Pakistan thrash Australia in first T20I

    Babar Azam hit 68 and Imad Wasim marked his return with three wickets to guide Pakistan to a resounding 66-run win over Australia in the opening Twenty20 International at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Australia reinforces maritime border security

    Australia has reinforced the security of its maritime borders with expanded aerial surveillance and on-water patrols.

  • Australian foreign minister quits in PM ousting fallout

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigned from new Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Cabinet yesterday, two days after a bruising leadership battle that toppled former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and led to a major ministerial shake-up.

  • Peru end winless streak

    Already eliminated Peru get their first World Cup win in 40 years and their first goal in 36 with a 2-0 victory over Australia on Tuesday.

  • Papua New Guinea mulls 'temporary' ban on Facebook

    Papua New Guinea says it is mulling a temporary shutdown of Facebook to uncover false accounts and block fake news in the Pacific nation, which hosts a major global summit later this year.

  • Dutch, Australia say Russia behind downing MH17

    The Netherlands and Australia moves toward launching legal action against Russia, accusing Moscow of being behind the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

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    Ready, aim, fire

    Annoyed at seagulls that pester its patrons, a restaurant in the Australian city of Perth arms customers with water pistols to stop the birds from ruining the waterfront dining experience.

  • Aus win T20 series, take number one ranking

    Australia cruise to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20 tri-series final with against Zealand Wednesday to claim the world number one ranking for the first time.

  • Chris Lynn

    White replaces Lynn in Australia's ODI squad

    Cameron White replaces injured Chris Lynn in Australia's squad for this month's one-day international series against England.

  • Josh Hazlewood

    Australia snare Cook on review to rock England

    Australia claimed the big wicket of Alastair Cook to take the early ascendancy on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

  • Australia failed children, national sex abuse: Report

    Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care with tens of thousands sexually assaulted, the final report from a five-year inquiry says as it recommends that celibacy among Catholic priests should be voluntary to help curb abuse.

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    Australia allows same-sex marriages

    The Australian Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter and divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change.