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Australia

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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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A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky,..
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Shooting death of Australian woman led to a rare murder conviction for a police officer. But how much did race play a role in officer's fate?
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scUber, Uber's submarine service, will give riders an opportunity to explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef inside an underwater craft.
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Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a A$2.8 million ($1.9 million) defamation payment against a News Corp tabloid, the largest defamation payout in..
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Uber announced a ride-share submarine — aptly named scUber — for riders to explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef inside an underwater craft.
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U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the..
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Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was on Thursday re-elected leader of the junior partner in the coalition government after a strong party..
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A Calif. aquarium built what is believed to be one of the world’s largest habitats for sea dragons outside Australia, where the native populations are..
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Australia's re-elected coalition said on Tuesday it would struggle to deliver tax breaks for tens of millions of voters by July 1, a cornerstone of it's election..
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Australia's conservative coalition is scrambling to deliver on a major election campaign pledge only days after being re-elected, immediate tax breaks for tens..
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Australia's re-elected conservative government might not meet a June deadline for tax breaks that policy makers had been counting on to give the slowing economy..
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Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in..
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The group responsible for Australia's top opinion poll and an industry body for market research will review their methods to uncover how pollsters came to..
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Australia's industry body for market research launched a review on Monday into how opinion pollsters had wrongly predicted an opposition victory in Saturday's..
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Surprisingly retained by Australians in a national election over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's center-right government now needs to find a fast..
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Australian bank shares posted their biggest rally in a decade on Monday as a surprise conservative election win eased regulation fears, though a housing downturn..
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Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott..
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Australia's conservative coalition was on Monday poised to secure an outright majority following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison..
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Australia's conservative coalition was on Monday poised to secure an outright majority following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison..
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Australian lawmaker Fraser Anning, who blamed Muslims after a white supremacist did the New Zealand mosque shootings, has been voted out of office.
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Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in..
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of..
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison may have won more than just another three years in office for his conservative coalition government.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of..
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Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli..
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"I have always believed in miracles," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said
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Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory at the end of the eighth and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti..
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Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable victory at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to..
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday's election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain..
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Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten said late on Saturday evening that the Labor Party would not be able to form government and he had called conservative..
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Australia's Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half the votes counted on Saturday, media projected,..
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Australia's conservative coalition government looks like it would be returned to office in Saturday's election, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said,..
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Australia's two major political parties are locked in a tight contest with more than one-third of votes counted in the national election on Saturday, running..
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Early counting in Australia's national election showed a small swing to the governing Liberal-led conservative coalition, running counter to pre-election opinion..
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Millions of Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic management and a..
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Australian bookies predict a return to power for the Labor party in an election on Saturday after six years in the political wilderness and a campaign in which..
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From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA
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After a year in Australia, Brian Bowen is moving past the college basketball scandal that rocked Louisville as he prepares for the NBA draft combine.
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Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died at the age of 89. He was the country’s third longest serving prime minister -- and a record-holding beer..
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A billionaire who built his own Jurassic Park and promises a replica Titanic may hold the balance of power in Australia's parliament if his populist campaign..
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Australian politicians scrambled to win over undecided voters on Friday, the last day of a general election campaign that has ended in mourning for one of the..
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Australia's longest-serving government politician, conservative Kevin Andrews, is campaigning on Chinese social media app WeChat to fight off a challenge from a..
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Australians go to the polls on Saturday to choose between extending the six-year rule of the conservative Liberal-National coalition or electing the center-left..
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Australia's political parties are in the final stages of campaigning ahead of a general election on Saturday.
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Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a contest to determine whether conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison can maintain his shaky grip on power or..
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on course for defeat at this weekend's national election, a political poll showed on Friday, as campaigning ahead of..
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