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Australia

Country in Oceania

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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 26 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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Australia's biggest newspapers were expected to run front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily redacted to protest against recent legislation that restricts..
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The Chinese and Australian armies have concluded a joint military training exercise in China's southern island province of Hainan, the official Xinhua news..
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Australia coach Michael Cheika says he will leave his role when his contract expires at the end of the year.
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Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter said on Sunday that Canberra's new legislation legalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use..
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England impressed in their 40-16 win over Australia, but now face the test of holders New Zealand for a place in the World Cup final.
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Australia coach Michael Cheika says it is too early to decide whether he will quit after his side's defeat by England in the World Cup.
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Australia win the men's World Cup Nines after beating New Zealand, while their trans-Tasman rivals claim the women's crown.
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Police said he was part of a smuggling operation which led to the deaths of over 350 people in 2001.
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England are into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 12 years as they ruthlessly dispatch old rivals Australia.
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Australia captain Michael Hooper expects England flankers Tom Curry and Sam Underhill be formidable opponents in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
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It will examine allegations of animal cruelty, after a television report caused widespread anger.
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Meteorologists say that as Australia's drought continues, the country will see more of such storms.
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The Snowy 2.0 project is hugely ambitious - will it solve national energy woes, or is it too risky?
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England's Billy Vunipola wants to "build a legacy" after being declared fit for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
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Captain Matthew Flinders, who was born in Lincolnshire, led the first circumnavigation of Australia.
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A World Cup quarter-final against Australia is time for the Eddie Jones project to deliver, says former England scrum-half Matt Dawson.
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Head coach Eddie Jones drops George Ford for England's World Cup quarter-final against Australia, with Owen Farrell at fly-half and Henry Slade in the centre.
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Graeme Lawrence is the second most senior Australian religious figure to be jailed for sexual abuse.
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Australia's national intelligence agency said in a report published this week that it does not have enough resources to collect intelligence on potential foreign..
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Maro Itoje says he is relishing the calm before England take on Australia in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.
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Missing for days, Deborah Pilgrim was rescued after a man performed a remote check on his property.
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The Bulgarian government released Australian Jock Palfreeman, who was convicted of murder in 2009, from an immigration detention center on Tuesday, more than..
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Bulgaria will release Jock Palfreeman from an immigration detention center on Tuesday, more than three weeks after a court granted parole to the Australian..
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England number eight Billy Vunipola is making good progress as he targets a return from injury in the World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
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England number eight Billy Vunipola is making good progress as he targets a return from injury in the World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
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Mitchell Marsh will miss the start of Australia's Test summer after punching a wall and breaking his bowling hand.
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Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion..
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Jackson Hastings is named in the 24-man Great Britain Lions squad for the tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
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"This thing would take a full-sized kangaroo mate, no problem," a local snake catcher says.
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England scrum-half Ben Youngs says his team will be ready for their World Cup quarter-final with Australia despite a truncated group stage.
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David Eastman was acquitted last year of killing one of Australia’s most senior police officers.
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Australia and Fiji will send a joint United Nations peacekeeping mission to a disputed region in the Middle East as soon as next week, Australian Prime Minister..
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Fadak Alfayadh felt increasingly unwelcome in Australia as a young migrant - and it set her on a mission.
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England's probable last eight opponents Australia labour to victory over Georgia in swirling wind and rain in Shizuoka.
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A senior Australian government minister said on Friday China was behaving in a way that was inconsistent with Australian values by targeting political parties..
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China is behaving in a way that is inconsistent with Australian values by targeting political parties and universities in Australia, a senior government minister..
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The man molested a seven-year-old girl after luring her away from the toy aisle of a Kmart store.
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