23 April 2017
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22/04/2017 00:52

Chevron faces big Australia tax bill after court loss

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Chevron on Friday lost its appeal in a major Australian court battle over Aus$340 million (US$256 million) in tax and penalties in a case with possible global implications for multinationals looking to cut their obligations.

21/04/2017 21:25

Pence in Australia to make Trump phone blow-up «ancient history»

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US Vice President Mike Pence will try make a disastrous first telephone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull ancient history when he meets the Australian prime minister on Saturday.

21/04/2017 05:49

Australia toughens up citizenship test

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Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put «Australian values» at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, days after scrapping a visa programme for temporary foreign workers.

21/04/2017 01:05

Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs (and wings)

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With a twist of lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavours a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.

21/04/2017 00:18

Australia get pace boost for Champions Trophy

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Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson were Thursday named in Australia's 15-man squad for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

21/04/2017 00:11

Former Liverpool great Fowler linked with Jets coaching job

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Liverpool great Robbie Fowler has expressed an interest in the vacant coaching job at Australia's Newcastle Jets, the club said Thursday.

20/04/2017 01:11

«Australia first» foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

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Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric.

19/04/2017 05:29

Australia urges China to rein in «reckless» North Korea

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China has an obligation to use its «enormous leverage» to bring nuclear-armed North Korea back from the brink, Australia's prime minister said Tuesday, toughening Canberra's position on the escalating crisis.

19/04/2017 05:18

Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

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A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia's southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.

18/04/2017 05:26

Stolen croc found in suburban Sydney returned to zoo

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A young freshwater crocodile found sunbathing on a riverbank in suburban Sydney by a family on their Sunday stroll has been returned to the zoo from where it was stolen.

17/04/2017 05:40

PNG to investigate «drunk rampage» at Australia refugee camp

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Drunk soldiers «went on a rampage» and fired shots in the air at an Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to rock the scandal-hit facility.

08/04/2017 08:38

US win doubles to keep tie alive at Davis Cup

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US pair Steve Johnson and Jack Sock kept the Davis Cup quarter-final against Australia alive with a gritty five-set win over John Peers and Sam Groth in...

20/03/2017 11:30 Video

More than 800 mummies invade the Museum of Sydney

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A nice way to pay tribute to the ancient Egyptian practice to preserve the dead wrapping them in white bandages.

16/03/2017 08:50 Video

Australia, alarm at an unprecedented bleaching to the reef

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It is the second consecutive year that the coral reef will show no color due to the excessive temperature of the water, a result of global warming.

05/02/2017 15:39

Qatar Airways launches world's longest flight

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Qatar Airways launched the world's longest scheduled commercial service with its inaugural flight from Doha to Auckland taking off eight minutes early on Sunday, a company spokeswoman said.

17/01/2017 07:04

Serena, Nadal make sizzling starts at Australian Open

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Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal made light of scorching conditions and doubts over their form as they got off to sizzling starts at the Australian Open on Tuesday

17/01/2017 00:36

Ewan beats «stinking» heat to grab Tour Down Under lead

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Rising Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan defied a heatwave to claim the opening stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in the South Australian wine-growing town of Lyndoch on Tuesday.

04/01/2017 02:29

Fish drags Aussie into shark-infested waters

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A man has survived for hours in cold, shark-infested waters after being dragged out of his boat as he struggled to land a large fish in Australia, rescuers said Wednesday.

03/01/2017 16:24

Rafael Nadal storms into Brisbane second round

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Former world number one Rafael Nadal enjoyed an ideal start to his first Brisbane International Tuesday, storming into the second round with a straight sets win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.

25/12/2016 18:32 Video

Life under the shoot ice from a drone sub

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A robot submarine has captured under the Antarctic ice shelf extraordinary images that reveal an amazingly colorful world populated by pink algae, sponges in the shape of coconuts, annelids like dandelion flowers.

12/12/2016 06:26

Sydney New Year fireworks to be live streamed on Facebook

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Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, which traditionally kick off the world's major celebrations, are set to be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, officials said on Monday.

12/12/2016 03:25

Second Sydney airport cleared for take off

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Sydney is to get its second international airport after the Australian government approved plans on Monday, ending decades of indecision over a facility that will initially handle 10 million passengers a year.

20/11/2016 05:50

Rowdy balls top Tinder for love in Australia's outback

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Pick-up trucks, cowboy boots and a 24-hour booze-fuelled party in the Outback: welcome to modern-day dating in Australia's bush, where swiping right is not an option.

20/11/2016 01:23

Australia bring France down to earth in thriller

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Australia gave France a reality check on Saturday by claiming a third win in their November tour with a thrilling 25-23 victory in Paris.

05/11/2016 21:48

Cheika keeps feet on ground after Wales mauling

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Australia coach Michael Cheika refused to get carried away after watching his team destroy Wales 32-8 in the opening match of their gruelling six-game autumn tour.

03/11/2016 10:06

Debate about croc numbers reignited in Australia

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Saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded in northern Australia since being declared a protected species, and a spate of recent attacks has reignited debate about controlling them.

30/10/2016 07:30

Godolphin's five chances to break Melbourne Cup heartbreak

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Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed's global Godolphin empire will have five runners in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup as it bids to end its near 20-year heartbreak in Australia's greatest horse race.

20/10/2016 07:13

New Milky Way map to help explain how galaxies form

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A new super-detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could help explain the mystery of how galaxies form, Australian and German scientists behind the project said Thursday.

19/10/2016 10:41

Laos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality

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Australian archaeologists announced plans Wednesday to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars as a three-dimensional virtual reality experience, that could one day see museum visitors walk through remote dig sites.

09/10/2016 08:11

Cheika wants «edgier» Australia after beating Pumas

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said his side will need to be sharper when they return to face England in December after ending the Rugby Championship with a 33-21 win over Argentina at Twickenham.

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