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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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Global shares up, Aussie dollar rebounds, Brent hits 2019 high

Global shares crept higher on Friday as signs of progress on trade offset a worsening economic outlook, while the Aussie dollar recouped some losses after China denied it had halted Australian coal..
Reuters - Published

Global shares nudge higher, Aussie dollar rebounds after slide

Global shares rose on Friday as signs of progress on trade offset a worsening economic outlook, while the Aussie dollar recouped some losses after China denied it had halted Australian coal imports.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Australia

Barrick Gold weighs $19 bln bid for Newmont Mining [Video]Barrick Gold weighs $19 bln bid for Newmont Mining

Canada's Barrick Gold said it reviewed the possbility of a merger with Newmont Mining. It's reportedly considering making a $19 billion bid. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Google Doodle Celebrates The Life Of Google Doodle Celebrates The Life Of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin

On Friday the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin would have turned 57. To celebrate his life and legacy, Google released an illustration filled Doodle on February 22, which is also National Wildlife..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Australian who rammed and killed six pedestrians jailed for life [Video]Australian who rammed and killed six pedestrians jailed for life

James Gargasoulas is jailed for life. The Australian killed six people in 2017 when he plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

China Customs To Test Coal Imports For Environmental Reasons [Video]China Customs To Test Coal Imports For Environmental Reasons

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry said that the customs administration will begin testing coal imports for reasons including environmental..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

First Mammal Confirmed Extinct Due to Climate Change [Video]First Mammal Confirmed Extinct Due to Climate Change

Australia has confirmed the extinction of a rat species. It's the first mammal to be declared extinct due to climate change.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Australia Is Letting People Use Emojis On Their Car License Plates [Video]Australia Is Letting People Use Emojis On Their Car License Plates

According to Business Insider, Australia is letting drivers add an emoji to their official government issued license plates. Drivers in the state of Queensland are able to add one of five emoji to the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Meghan visits NYC, reportedly for baby shower [Video]Meghan visits NYC, reportedly for baby shower

In her first trip back to the U.S. since marrying Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, who is expecting her first child in the spring, was spotted in New York City on Tuesday, reportedly for a baby shower...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

A Mammal Species Is Extinct Due To Human-induced Climate Change [Video]A Mammal Species Is Extinct Due To Human-induced Climate Change

According to Mother Nature Network, the Bramble Cay melomys, was declared extinct this week by researchers in Australia. This rodent is reportedly the first mammal species wiped out by human-induced..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Keira Knightley film promotes unity in divided times [Video]Keira Knightley film promotes unity in divided times

The actress said lessons of setting aside prejudices and nations coming together in her postwar film 'The Aftermath' were "very relevant" for today's divided societies. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

A Universal One-Shot Flu Vaccine Is Being Developed [Video]A Universal One-Shot Flu Vaccine Is Being Developed

Tired of seasonal flu shots that don't always work? Researchers in Australia might have just discovered the flu shot to end all flu shots-- and possibly, end influenza too, reports MedicalXpress.com. A..

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Former acting FBI director decries Trump 'attacks' [Video]Former acting FBI director decries Trump 'attacks'

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Britain does not support total Huawei network ban -sources [Video]Britain does not support total Huawei network ban -sources

British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite U.S. allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, people..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers [Video]Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that a cyber attack on Australian lawmakers breaching networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government. Rough cut - no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

AUSTRALIAN PM ON PARLIAMENT CYBERATTACKS [Video]AUSTRALIAN PM ON PARLIAMENT CYBERATTACKS

AUSTRALIAN PM ON PARLIAMENT CYBERATTACKS

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:08Published

Chicago PD seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett [Video]Chicago PD seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Shark Attacks Surfer In Australia [Video]Shark Attacks Surfer In Australia

A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to local police. Police said in a statement Sunday that emergency..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture [Video]Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture

The 'Californian Gurls' singer and the 'Lord of the Rings' actor are seen showing off a ring in a photo posted on both their Instagram accounts, a day after Valentine's Day. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Australian leaders warned: act now to save koalas [Video]Australian leaders warned: act now to save koalas

The President of WWF International has warned Australian leaders that the nation's iconic marsupial, the koala, is at risk of extinction due to high rates of deforestation. Gracie Jerome reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Beagle 'adopts' possum after losing her puppies [Video]Beagle 'adopts' possum after losing her puppies

A pet beagle in Australia strikes up an unlikely friendship with a possum after losing her litter of puppies. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Australia courts Vanuatu to tackle China's influence [Video]Australia courts Vanuatu to tackle China's influence

Analysts say Australia sees China's influence as a potential threat to sovereignty, independence, stability and even to peace.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

How To Make A Long-Distance Relationship Work [Video]How To Make A Long-Distance Relationship Work

Long-distance relationships aren't easy--everyone knows that. But Business Insider correspondent and native New Yorker Katie Lockhart knows it first-hand. Her boyfriend lives in Australia! Lockhart..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Australia to reopen controversial detention center [Video]Australia to reopen controversial detention center

Australia will reopen a controversial detention centre for asylum seekers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said after an embarrassing defeat in parliament that allows migrants in offshore camps to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Australia Is Reopening Christmas Island Detention Center in Anticipation of New Asylum Seekers [Video]Australia Is Reopening Christmas Island Detention Center in Anticipation of New Asylum Seekers

The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:10Published

 

Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block'

australia seeks clarification on china coal import 'block'
Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - source

Customs at China's northern Dalian port has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports for 2019 through its harbours at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group told..
Reuters - Published

Julie Bishop: Ex-contender for Australian PM to leave politics

julie bishop: ex-contender for australian pm to leave politics
Julie Bishop has been the highest-ranking woman to serve in the two-term government.
BBC News - Published

Adriana Rivas: Aide of Pinochet-era spy chief held in Australia

adriana rivas: aide of pinochet-era spy chief held in australia
Police in Australia arrest Adriana Rivas, wanted in Chile for an alleged Pinochet-era kidnapping.
BBC News - Published

Poppy farms: How the global opioid crisis is biting Australia

poppy farms: how the global opioid crisis is biting australia
About half the world's legal poppy straw comes from Tasmania, but demand for it is weakening.
BBC News - Published

UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

uk and french tourists missing in australia beach search
Items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux were found on a popular beach, police say.
BBC News - Published

Australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, UN warns

australia's drought leading to 'suffering' of children, un warns
Many spend long days witnessing the "trauma" of their parents and animals, the UN warns.
BBC News - Published

Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers

A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, but did not..
Reuters - Published

Foreign government behind cyber attack on Australian lawmakers, PM says

A cyber attack this month on Australian lawmakers was probably carried out by an unidentified foreign country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, adding that the networks of major political..
Reuters - Published

Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, pm says
The "sophisticated" activity follows an attempted hack on the parliament, Scott Morrison says.
BBC News - Published

American Nelly Korda wins Women's Australian Open in Adelaide

american nelly korda wins women's australian open in adelaide
American Nelly Korda continues her family's remarkable success in Australia by winning the Women's Australian Open in Adelaide.
BBC News - Published

Winx: Australian mare wins 30th straight race in track record time at Randwick

winx: australian mare wins 30th straight race in track record time at randwick
Australian racehorse Winx makes history as she extends her own record of consecutive wins with a 30th straight victory.
BBC News - Published

Second Australian trainer charged over use of Taser-type devices on horses

second australian trainer charged over use of taser-type devices on horses
Australian trainer Ben Currie is charged with several "serious welfare breaches" including giving electric shocks to horses.
BBC News - Published

Child murder charges over 1970 case dropped

The disappearance of UK-born Cheryl Grimmer is one of Australia's longest-running mysteries.
BBC News - Published

Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef

australian floods send dirty water across great barrier reef
Muddy waters from floods in northern Australia have blanketed parts of the World Heritage site.
BBC News - Published

Why Australia's PM is talking of dark threats and 'evil'

why australia's pm is talking of dark threats and 'evil'
The nation's foghorn politics is suddenly all about threats and "evil", writes the BBC's Hywel Griffith.
BBC News - Published

Australia refugee centre detainee wins top human rights award

australia refugee centre detainee wins top human rights award
Abdul Aziz Muhamat wrote about conditions at the Manus Island centre for asylum seekers.
BBC News - Published

Australian senator sorry for wiping blood on ex-leader's door

australian senator sorry for wiping blood on ex-leader's door
Senator Brian Burston had been involved in a scuffle with Senator Pauline Hanson's aide.
BBC News - Published

Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre

christmas island: australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre
The controversial Christmas Island centre is needed, PM Scott Morrison says, in a row over migrants.
BBC News - Published

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