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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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The SS Iron Crown was sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942, killing 38 sailors.
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Ross and Andrew Powell had been trying to save a tourist off Australia's southern coast.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty beats Victoria Azarenka to level the Fed Cup semi-final against Belarus, with Romania and France also all square.
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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..
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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..
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They span for four minutes each, breaking the record previously set by 147 DJs in Australia.
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The boy had been sleeping inside a campervan when a dingo came and dragged him away.
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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..
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Twenty-one Australian nurses died at Bangka Island, but a historian says there's more to the story.
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Bill Shorten could become the nation's sixth leader since 2013 if he wins an election next month.
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The two were missing for 26 hours but were spotted by a search plane flying overhead.
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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..
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The animal attacked the man and a woman on a rural property in Victoria, police say.
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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..
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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..
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Staff at Australian embassy received phone call with threat, police say
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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..
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Billy Cookson was seriously injured when his truck collided with a bus in Australia six months ago.
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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..
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Australia says the return of the bones and skulls will help "healing and reconciliation".
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Prosecutors say 36 media figures broke the law over coverage of Cardinal George Pell's abuse trial.
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Steve Smith and David Warner are named in Australia's World Cup squad after serving year-long bans for ball-tampering.
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The Australian rugby union authorities terminate Israel Folau's contract over a social media post in which he said "hell awaits" gay people.
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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..
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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..
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Aboriginal women are being disproportionately jailed due to an "unjust" law, campaigners say.
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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,..
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'It can be resolved simply to the satisfaction of all,' says John Shipton
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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,..
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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..
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