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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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Indian, Australian warships arrive in China for naval parade

Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit as China extends the hand of..
Reuters - Published

Two rescuers drown after boat flips over off Australian coast

Two rescuers drowned off the coast of Australia's Victoria state on Sunday when their boat flipped over during an attempt to help a man who was swept into the ocean from a rock ledge, police said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Australia

Marijuana Related To Syndrome Causing Nausea And Vomiting [Video]Marijuana Related To Syndrome Causing Nausea And Vomiting

Although marijuana currently has no “accepted medical use” and it hard to study, people still study it. Recently, marijuana was linked to a “rare” syndrome that causes nausea and vomiting. A..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

What Is The Safest Country On Earth For Women? [Video]What Is The Safest Country On Earth For Women?

Australia is the safest country in the world for women, according to data the consultancy New World Wealth released in its 2019 Global Wealth Migration Review. Australia has earned the top spot for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Rugby's Israel Folau Refuses To Take Down Discriminatory Comments [Video]Rugby's Israel Folau Refuses To Take Down Discriminatory Comments

According to CNN, Australia's rugby union authorities have issued Israel Folau with a code of conduct breach notice over his controversial social media post which said "hell awaits" gay people. In a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

A Florida Man Was Killed By A Cassowary [Video]A Florida Man Was Killed By A Cassowary

Cassowaries, large, flightless birds native to Austrialia and New Guinea, have built a reputation as being the 'world's most dangerous bird.'

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

One Dead After Shooting Outside Australia Nightclub, Three Injured [Video]One Dead After Shooting Outside Australia Nightclub, Three Injured

According to Reuters, police said that a drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Australia's champion mare Winx to race for last time [Video]Australia's champion mare Winx to race for last time

The seven-year-old has run 42 races and won 36 of them.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:57Published

One dead after nightclub shooting in Australia [Video]One dead after nightclub shooting in Australia

One person has died and multiple people have been injured in a drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police say

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Winx Ends Career With 33rd Straight Win [Video]Winx Ends Career With 33rd Straight Win

(CNN)The Australian wonder-horse, Winx, racked up a 33rd straight win and a third consecutive Queen Elizabeth stakes in the final race of a remarkable career on Saturday. In doing so, the..

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Australia's wonder-mare Winx wins 33rd straight race in final appearance [Video]Australia's wonder-mare Winx wins 33rd straight race in final appearance

Australia's favourite racehorse ends her career in style at Sydney's Royal Randwick course.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

Assange Charged By US After Being Forcibly Removed From Embassy [Video]Assange Charged By US After Being Forcibly Removed From Embassy

After spending seven years in the asylum of Ecuador's embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be spending at least one night in the police custody. According to Reuters, at least seven..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Trump on WikiLeaks; then and now [Video]Trump on WikiLeaks; then and now

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday, "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing," despite a recorded history of referencing the group frequently throughout his campaign..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Trump on WikiLeaks... then and now [Video]Trump on WikiLeaks... then and now

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday, "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing," despite a recorded history of referencing the group frequently throughout his campaign..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Australian PM Morrison says Assange will not receive special treatment [Video]Australian PM Morrison says Assange will not receive special treatment

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would receive the same consular support as any other citizen after his seven-year asylum was revoked. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Suit [Video]Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Suit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush on Thursday won initial damages of A$850,000 ($609,000) after a court ruled that the Australian arm of News Corp defamed him by saying he behaved..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Australia sets May 18 election date [Video]Australia sets May 18 election date

Australians go to the polls in a general election on May 18, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, firing the starting gun on a campaign expected to be fought over taxation, climate change and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Wynn makes $7 billion buyout play for Australia's Crown Resorts [Video]Wynn makes $7 billion buyout play for Australia's Crown Resorts

Australian casino giant Crown Resorts says its received an indicative $7.1 billion takeover offer from Las Vegas's Wynn Resorts, sending Crown's shares soaring as investors bet on an even higher bid...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Australian police not pressing charges against 'egg boy' [Video]Australian police not pressing charges against 'egg boy'

Police in Australia have decided not to press charges after 17-year-old Will Connolly broke an egg over Senator Fraser Anning.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Animal rights activists arrested in Australia after traffic protest [Video]Animal rights activists arrested in Australia after traffic protest

Australian police arrested 38 animal rights activists on Monday (April 8) after they blocked peak hour traffic in Melbourne in protests to mark the first anniversary of a film, Dominion, about factory..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory [Video]Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory

Caroline Marks wins her first World Surf League event at the age of 17 and heads the world rankings.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:57Published

Congress has right to 'entire' Mueller report: Nadler [Video]Congress has right to 'entire' Mueller report: Nadler

New York Representative Jerry Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Congress is "entitled to see all" of special counsel Robert Mueller's report without redactions...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Explosive and toxic factory fire lights up Melbourne sky [Video]Explosive and toxic factory fire lights up Melbourne sky

A massive explosion at a Melbourne industrial waste factory sends plumes of toxic smoke into the air, prompting a warning to residents to stay indoors and close windows. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Suspect In New Zealand Massacre to Face More Charges In Court On Friday [Video]Suspect In New Zealand Massacre to Face More Charges In Court On Friday

According to Reuters, Australian Brenton Tarrant will appear in court in New Zealand on Friday, where he faces more charges after his arrest for mass shootings at two mosques last month that killed 50..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Judge Orders Mental Assessment For Christchurch Shooter [Video]Judge Orders Mental Assessment For Christchurch Shooter

According to Reuters, the Australian man accused of murdering worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand faces new charges. Brenton Tarrant has now been charged with 50 counts of murder, and the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Australia Passes Law Against Violent Social Media Content [Video]Australia Passes Law Against Violent Social Media Content

The law criminalize websites that fail to take down violent content quickly.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

 

Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the cost of living are the top concerns ahead of next month's elections.
Reuters - Published

Fed Cup semi-finals: Australia & Belarus level, with Romania & France also all square

fed cup semi-finals: australia & belarus level, with romania & france also all square
Australia's Ashleigh Barty beats Victoria Azarenka to level the Fed Cup semi-final against Belarus, with Romania and France also all square.
BBC News - Published

Australia's Shorten sets 100-day target to boost overtime pay

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten gave himself 100 days to make sure that low-paid workers get more money for working overtime if he wins next month's election.
Reuters - Published

Thai king confers awards on two Australian divers for rescue of cave boys

Two Australian cave divers who were instrumental in the rescue last year of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave received on Friday a royal honor from King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a..
Reuters - Published

World record smashed by 182 spinning DJs in Manchester

world record smashed by 182 spinning djs in manchester
They span for four minutes each, breaking the record previously set by 147 DJs in Australia.
BBC News - Published

Australia dingo attack: Father saves toddler from wild dog

australia dingo attack: father saves toddler from wild dog
The boy had been sleeping inside a campervan when a dingo came and dragged him away.
BBC News - Published

Dingo drags sleeping toddler from bed on Australia's Fraser Island

A dingo dragged a sleeping toddler from a camper van on a popular Australian holiday island late on Thursday, but his father awoke and pulled his 14-month-old son from the jaws of the dog-like dingo.
Reuters - Published

Bangka Island: The WW2 massacre and a 'truth too awful to speak'

bangka island: the ww2 massacre and a 'truth too awful to speak'
Twenty-one Australian nurses died at Bangka Island, but a historian says there's more to the story.
BBC News - Published

Bill Shorten: Who is the challenger to be Australia's PM?

bill shorten: who is the challenger to be australia's pm?
Bill Shorten could become the nation's sixth leader since 2013 if he wins an election next month.
BBC News - Published

Australia couple rescued after writing 'help' in mud

australia couple rescued after writing 'help' in mud
The two were missing for 26 hours but were spotted by a search plane flying overhead.
BBC News - Published

Pet deer kills man in Australia in rare attack

A pet deer killed a man and badly injured his wife in Australia, police said on Wednesday, the first known attack in years though it occurred during mating season when the animals are bad tempered.
Reuters - Published

Australia deer attack kills man and injures woman, police say

australia deer attack kills man and injures woman, police say
The animal attacked the man and a woman on a rural property in Victoria, police say.
BBC News - Published

Skyscraper housing Australia, UK embassies in Madrid evacuated after bomb threat

A skyscraper housing embassies in Madrid was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat was received by telephone at the Australian embassy there, a police spokeswoman said.
Reuters - Published

Madrid bomb threat forces evacuation of skyscraper housing embassies

Staff at Australian embassy received phone call with threat, police say
Independent - Published

Indian-owned coal mine a flashpoint for Australian election

On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with "For Lease" signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned $4 billion coal mine should be shelved because of..
Reuters - Published

Car crash cricketer Billy Cookson plays first shots

car crash cricketer billy cookson plays first shots
Billy Cookson was seriously injured when his truck collided with a bus in Australia six months ago.
BBC News - Published

'It has been brutal - but Australia have World Cup confidence'

'it has been brutal - but australia have world cup confidence'
David Warner is back, there is confidence with the bat and the team have two in-form spinners - will Australia win the World Cup? Adam Collins analyses their chances.
BBC News - Published

Aboriginal remains returned by Germany to Australia

aboriginal remains returned by germany to australia
Australia says the return of the bones and skulls will help "healing and reconciliation".
BBC News - Published

George Pell case: Australian media defend 'contempt' allegations

george pell case: australian media defend 'contempt' allegations
Prosecutors say 36 media figures broke the law over coverage of Cardinal George Pell's abuse trial.
BBC News - Published

Smith & Warner in Australia World Cup squad

smith & warner in australia world cup squad
Steve Smith and David Warner are named in Australia's World Cup squad after serving year-long bans for ball-tampering.
BBC News - Published

Folau sacked by Australia for anti-gay post

The Australian rugby union authorities terminate Israel Folau's contract over a social media post in which he said "hell awaits" gay people.
BBC News - Published

Australian media charges over Cardinal Pell trial 'chilling' for open justice: lawyer

Charges against dozens of journalists and publishers in Australia over the reporting of Cardinal George Pell's child sex abuse conviction will have a chilling effect on future news reporting if they..
Reuters - Published

Poll shows support for Australia's far-right One Nation sinking before election

Support for Australia's once-influential far-right One Nation party plummeted in the past week after a series of scandals and internal ructions, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, weeks out from a..
Reuters - Published

Why strangers are paying Australian women's debts

why strangers are paying australian women's debts
Aboriginal women are being disproportionately jailed due to an "unjust" law, campaigners say.
BBC News - Published

One dead after shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured

A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted "horrific injuries" that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange's father says he should be allowed to go back to Australia

'It can be resolved simply to the satisfaction of all,' says John Shipton
Independent - Published

Australian media to face court over Pell trial coverage

Three dozen Australian journalists and publishers are to face court on Monday over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's trial for child sex abuse, with prosecutors seeking fines and jail terms over..
Reuters - Published

Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia

Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Israel Folau: England's Billy Vunipola defends Australia full-back for social media post

israel folau: england's billy vunipola defends australia full-back for social media post
England's Billy Vunipola defends Australia full-back Israel Folau following controversial social media posts in which he said "hell awaits" gay people.
BBC News - Published

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