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Australia: Country in Oceania
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

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Ashes 2019: England frustrated as Australia hold nerve to earn Lord's draw - day five highlights

Watch highlights as Australia were given a huge fright by a Ben Stokes century and another electric Jofra Archer spell before earning a draw against England on a gripping final day at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Australia survive fright to deny England in Lord's thriller

England fall four wickets short of a remarkable victory in the second Ashes Test as Australia survive a tense final hour at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Australia

Joe Root: Archer adds a different dynamic to England [Video]Joe Root: Archer adds a different dynamic to England

Joe Root said Jofra Archer adds a different dynamic to England after the 24-year-old made his Ashes debut. England drew the second Ashes test against Australia at Lords.

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Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy [Video]Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy

The United States and Iran could be moving toward a partnership to stabilize Afghanistan as President Trump seeks to remove U.S. troops and end America's longest war, according to sources that told..

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Naomi Osaka Nursing Knee Injury Days Before US Open [Video]Naomi Osaka Nursing Knee Injury Days Before US Open

Naomi Osaka is nursing a knee injury just days before the first round of play in the US Open. According to CNN, Osaka was forced to retire from the Cincinnati Masters on Friday due to her injury...

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All Blacks All Blacks "hurting" from first Bledisloe loss

All Blacks captain Kieran Read says that the team was 'hurting' after their loss against the Australian Wallabies in the first of two matches in the Bledisloe Cup

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Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Held At Gunpoint By Cops [Video]Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Held At Gunpoint By Cops

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman faced a scary encounter when pulled over by Connecticut police. According to Business Insider, the officers mistakenly believed he stole the car he was driving. A..

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Newark hit by lead-tainted water crisis [Video]Newark hit by lead-tainted water crisis

Residents in Newark, New Jersey continue to face a water crisis after high levels of lead were found in their drinking water. Officials on Wednesday said that some of the water filters that were given..

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Castro slams Cuccinelli over Statue of Liberty remark [Video]Castro slams Cuccinelli over Statue of Liberty remark

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro slammed Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Wednesday for saying that the Statue of Liberty poem refers..

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Australian police seize $600 million worth of drugs [Video]Australian police seize $600 million worth of drugs

Police in the Australian state of Queensland have seized 766 kg of MDMA powder worth $609 million in one of the state's biggest hauls, local media said. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Terror probe into Sydney stabbings to resume: police [Video]Terror probe into Sydney stabbings to resume: police

New South Wales police on Wednesday (August 14) said they are continuing to investigate potential terror links of a man who went on a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney on Tuesday (August 13), killing..

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Hong Kong airport reopens after night of clashes [Video]Hong Kong airport reopens after night of clashes

China’s Hong Kong Liaison office said on Wednesday that anti government protesters were no different to “terrorists”, following violent clashes between black clad protesters and riot police at..

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Four Britons arrested after £50 million drug seizure in Australia [Video]Four Britons arrested after £50 million drug seizure in Australia

Four British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand following a drugs operation targeting a UK organised crime syndicate. Queensland Police said they had seized 766kg of MDMA powder in one..

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The Brief: Australia optimistic over potential of EU trade deal [Video]The Brief: Australia optimistic over potential of EU trade deal

Canberra and Brussels began talks in May 2018 and both sides of the negotiating table have clear demands.

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Trump says he's 'tired' of taypayers paying for immigrants [Video]Trump says he's 'tired' of taypayers paying for immigrants

President Trump says he is 'tired' of seeing people immigrate to the United States and immediately go on welfare, in the face of the poem on the Statue of Libery, which says in part, "give me your..

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Trump wants 'full investigation' into Epstein's death [Video]Trump wants 'full investigation' into Epstein's death

President Trump on Tuesday said he wants a 'full investigation' into financier Jeffrey Epstein's death at a federal detention facility and also questioned if former president Bill Clinton, who Epstein..

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China tariffs delayed for China tariffs delayed for "Christmas season": Trump

President Trump says the delay in new tariffs on some products imported from China is designed to protect American consumers from higher prices this Christmas shopping season. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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''Chris Cuomo was out of control': Trump [Video]''Chris Cuomo was out of control': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo looked like an 'out of control animal' after a video surfaced Monday night of Cuomo threatening a man for calling him "Fredo", after..

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Ashes: Joe Root excited by potential Archer debut [Video]Ashes: Joe Root excited by potential Archer debut

Joe Root has no problem unleashing Jofra Archer on Australia as England hope to level the Ashes series during the second Test at Lord's. The 24-year-old paceman was named in a 12-man England squad..

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Man restrained by public in Sydney after stabbing woman - police [Video]Man restrained by public in Sydney after stabbing woman - police

A man armed with a knife was restrained in Sydney's central business district on Tuesday by members of the public after stabbing a woman, police said. Mia Womersley reports

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Australian police praise Britons who detained stabbing suspect [Video]Australian police praise Britons who detained stabbing suspect

Australian police and witnesses say a knife-wielding man has attempted to stab several people in Sydney before being arrested. One woman was taken to hospital and police are investigating if the..

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Moment knife-wielding suspect is apprehended in Sydney [Video]Moment knife-wielding suspect is apprehended in Sydney

Three Britons have described the “very surreal” moment they apprehended a knife-wielding man in Sydney moments after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death. Police and witnesses said the..

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Jofra Archer: I can't work miracles [Video]Jofra Archer: I can't work miracles

Jofra Archer has warned Australia that red-ball cricket is his preferred format. Paceman Archer is in line to make his Test debut at Lord's on Wednesday, just weeks after helping England to World Cup..

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"We must do better": John Legend visits Dayton, Ohio

Performer John Legend told reporters in Dayton, Ohio Sunday that meaningful action can be taken to reduce gun violence. He spoke after visiting his nearby hometown of Springfield. Rough Cut (no..

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US boat capsizes as Australia SailGP team sweep the races on the Solent [Video]US boat capsizes as Australia SailGP team sweep the races on the Solent

Australia SailGP team win while US boat capsizes

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Suffering Back Spasms, A Crying Serena Williams Drops Out Of Rogers Cup Final [Video]Suffering Back Spasms, A Crying Serena Williams Drops Out Of Rogers Cup Final

Business Insider reports tennis icon Serena Williams was forced to retire in the Rogers Cup final. The veteran American played just four games before succumbing to back spasms. That left 19-year-old..

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Warren reaffirms vow to fight corruption in Washington [Video]Warren reaffirms vow to fight corruption in Washington

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at the Iowa State Fair reaffirmed her promise to fight corruption in Washington, saying she had the 'biggest anti-corruption..

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Ashes 2019: Australia repel England to draw second Test at Lord's

England fall four wickets short of a remarkable victory in the second Ashes Test as Australia survive a tense final hour at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe

Supporters of Beijing and Hong Kong have held rallies in the UK, France, US, Canada and Australia.
BBC News - Published

Ashes 2019: The moment Ben Stokes completes 'special' century at Lord's

Relive the moment Ben Stokes completes his seventh Test century helping England to a commanding lead over Australia on the final day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes 2019: Jos Buttler first wicket to fall as England build lead

Jos Buttler is caught off the bowling of Pat Cummins for 31 as England continue to build a lead over Australia on the final day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes 2019: Fast bowlers star as second Test evenly poised - day four highlights

Watch highlights as England end on 96-4 taking their lead over Australia past 100 on a thrilling fourth day in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes 2019: England-Australia second Test set for thrilling conclusion

The second Ashes Test is poised for a thrilling conclusion after a memorable fourth day in which the fast bowlers of England and Australia illuminated Lord's.
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Ashes: 'They're celebrating like they've won the Test' - Joe Root out first ball

Australia celebrate like "they've won the Test match" after getting England captain Joe Root out for a golden duck on day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith makes 92 after retiring hurt from Jofra Archer blow

Australia's Steve Smith retires hurt after being struck by England's Jofra Archer - then returns before falling for 92 in the second Ashes Test.
BBC News - Published

Australia batsman Smith falls for 92 after retiring hurt following blow to neck

Australia's Steve Smith retires hurt after being struck by England's Jofra Archer - then returns before falling for 92 in the second Ashes Test.
BBC News - Published

Ashes: Australia's Steve Smith falls for 92 after 'bizarre' dismissal

Australia's Steve Smith's brilliant innings comes to an end as England's Chris Woakes dismisses him for 92 on day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes: Australia's Steve Smith retires hurt after being struck by Jofra Archer short ball

Australia's Steve Smith is forced to retire hurt after being struck by a Jofra Archer short ball during day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Australian police tell Chinese to keep peace after scuffles at rally over Hong Kong

Police in Melbourne issued a warning on Saturday after small scuffles erupted between supporters and opponents of the Hong Kong protest movement during a rally attended by several hundred people from..
Reuters - Published

Fiji PM accuses Australia's Morrison of 'insulting' Pacific island nations

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of insulting leaders of Pacific island nations during a regional summit earlier this week, and said Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Sydney stabbing suspect suffers from mental illness: lawyer

A man accused of killing a young Australian woman and wounding another in a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney this week suffers from mental illness, providing grounds for defense against murder..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand police charge 23-year-old man with murder of Australian tourist

A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand's coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said.
Reuters - Published

Will H Ogilvie: How a Borders boy became a leading bush poet

Will H Ogilvie was lauded in Australia but overlooked by many of his fellow Scots during his lifetime.
BBC News - Published

England charge cut short by rain at Lord's

England's charge through the Australia batting is halted by more poor weather on another wet day at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes: England's Jofra Archer dismisses Australia's Cameron Bancroft at Lord's

England's Jofra Archer claims his first Test wicket as he traps Australia's Cameron Bancroft lbw on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Australia couple injured in 'freak' goanna attack on their dog

The couple in Australia were seriously hurt when they tried to protect their dog from a huge goanna.
BBC News - Published

Sydney stabbing suspect charged with murder, assault: police

Australian police on Friday filed charges against a man accused of killing a young woman and wounding another in a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney this week.
Reuters - Published

UK ski instructor jailed for rape and assault in Australia

He knocked a man unconscious before raping a woman in what a judge called a "horrifying" attack.
BBC News - Published

Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia

Small Pacific islands nations at risk from rising sea levels lambasted Australia on Friday after it blocked moves at a regional forum to set down tough policies to combat climate change.
Reuters - Published

Australian tourist shot dead in New Zealand, manhunt launched

New Zealand police launched a manhunt for an armed suspect on Friday after an Australian tourist was found shot dead in a camper van in a coastal town on the North Island.
Reuters - Published

Pacific forum turns into row with Australia over climate goals

Small Pacific nations tell the region's biggest emitter it should be more focused on "saving" people.
BBC News - Published

Ashes: England's Stuart Broad bowls Australia's David Warner at Lord's

Stuart Broad bowls Australia's David Warner for three to leave the tourists 11-1 in reply to England's 258 all out on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes: Australia's Cameron Bancroft removes England's Rory Burns with 'sensational' catch

Australia's Cameron Bancroft takes a "sensational" catch to remove England opener Rory Burns for 53 and leave the hosts 116-4 on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Ashes: England's Joe Root trapped lbw by Australia's Josh Hazlewood at Lord's

England captain Joe Root is trapped lbw by Australia's Josh Hazlewood to leave the hosts 26-2 on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
BBC News - Published

Nick Kyrgios: Australian smashes two racquets in Cincinnati Masters loss

Watch Nick Kyrgios smash two racquets during a bad-tempered Cincinnati Masters defeat by Karen Khachanov.
BBC News - Published

Explainer: What next for jailed ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell?

An Australian court said on Thursday that it will rule on an appeal by jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell against child sex offences on Aug 21.
Reuters - Published

Australian court to rule on ex-Vatican treasurer Pell's child sex offense appeal next week

An Australian court will rule on the appeal of jailed former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell's child sex convictions next week, the court said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

British men arrested in Australia and New Zealand after £50m MDMA and crystal meth drug haul

Pure drug crystals could have been used to make up to 12 million ecstasy capsules, police say
Independent - Published

New Zealand PM calls on Australia to answer Pacific island climate change demands

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern challenged Australia on Wednesday to answer South Pacific island demands for more action on climate change, saying her country was doing its part to limit..
Reuters - Published

Australia pushes Pacific islands to drop calls for stronger climate action

Australia stepped up efforts on Wednesday to convince Pacific Islands to abandon calls for tougher climate change goals, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived in the tiny island of Tuvalu.
Reuters - Published

Australia drug bust: Four UK men arrested over huge MDMA haul

The four men and two Australians are linked to a UK-based organised crime syndicate, police say.
BBC News - Published

Australian Prime Minister set to woo Pacific leaders at annual forum

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Wednesday arrive in Tuvalu, a tiny Pacific Island, to start wooing a region that Canberra fears is edging closer to China.
Reuters - Published

Kangaroos filmed hopping through rare Australian snow

They were filmed bounding through the snow in New South Wales.
BBC News - Published

Australian police say woman stabbed in downtown Sydney attack

A woman was taken to hospital after she was stabbed in downtown Sydney in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack by a man who has been taken into custody, police said.
Reuters - Published

Australian police investigate report of armed man in downtown Sydney

Australian police are investigating unconfirmed reports of an armed man in downtown Sydney, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit Party's Farage ridicules Harry and Meghan with jibe at UK royals: Guardian

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, has lambasted Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan along with other members of the royal family in a speech in Australia, the Guardian newspaper..
Reuters - Published

Australia to spend $340 million on special forces capability

Australia will spend A$500 million ($340 million) to improve the capability of its special forces troops, the first stage of a $3 billion, 20-year plan that the government said on Monday will enable a..
Reuters - Published

Australia's ruling coalition splits over lawmaker's China comments

A split has opened in Australia's ruling coalition government over a lawmaker's comparison of the rise of China to that of Nazi Germany.
Reuters - Published

Australia thrash New Zealand with record score

Australia record their highest-ever score against the All Blacks as they beat the world champions 47-26 victory in the Rugby Championship in Perth.
BBC News - Published

Australia draw with Worcs as rain hits second Test preparations

Australia's Ashes preparations were hit by rain as their three-day match against Worcestershire was abandoned on Friday.
BBC News - Published

Australia legend Warne to coach London team in The Hundred

Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne is named head coach of the London-based men's side for the inaugural season of The Hundred.
BBC News - Published

Wild winds ground flights in Australia, falling tree kills woman

Major airports at Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, canceled flights on Friday as damaging winds swept southeastern states, killing one woman, destroying roofs and causing power..
Reuters - Published

Australia prime minister joins transgender policy backlash

Cricket Australia (CA) have come under fire for a new policy aimed at making the sport inclusive for transgender and gender diverse players, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing it as..
Reuters - Published

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