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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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England end on 199-6, still 221 runs behind in the first innings of this must-win Women's Ashes Test match
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Amy Jones smashes a four to complete her maiden Test 50 helping England rebuild as they move onto 91-2 in their Ashes Test against Australia at Taunton.
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England's reply to Australia's first innings total of 420-8 gets off to a terrible start as Tammy Beaumont is clean bowled by "golden girl" Ellyse Perry.
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Australia will defend their Netball World Cup crown on Sunday after coming through 55-53 in a thrilling semi-final against South Africa.
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England take an early wicket as Australia's Jess Jonassen is out for eight slicing to backward point off the bowling of Katherine Brunt.
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England take on New Zealand while holders Australia face underdogs South Africa in the semi-finals of the Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool.
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Australia's Ellyse Perry completes her superb century thanks to some shambolic fielding by England in the decisive Women's Ashes Test at Taunton.
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Australian domestic treble winner Andrew McDonald is appointed as head coach of the Birmingham-based men's side in The Hundred.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit her air force plane, following a..
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China's foreign ministry said Friday it has taken "compulsory measures" against Chinese-born Australian writer Yang Hengjun, who has been in detention since..
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Australia is "deeply disappointed" that Chinese-born writer Yang Hengjun had been transferred to criminal detention in China, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said..
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About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.
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Australia's Ellyse Perry makes 83 not out as England manage just three wickets on the first day of their must-win Women's Ashes Test.
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Australia's Ellyse Perry makes 83 not out as England manage just three wickets in must-win Test
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Sophie Ecclestone picks up an important wicket as she bowls Australia captain Meg Lanning for 57 in England's must-win Test against Australia at Taunton.
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Watch the thrilling final moments as Australia narrowly defeat New Zealand to top group F at the Netball World Cup.
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China has moved Australian writer Yang Hengjun to a detention center in the capital, Beijing, Australia's foreign ministry said on Thursday, just as a measure to..
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An Australian celebrity chef said on Thursday he had underpaid hundreds of his restaurant employees by nearly A$8 million ($5.62 million) over six years.
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Sam Curran scores his second half-century of the match as England Lions draw with an Australian XI side at Canterbury.
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Caleb Ewan edges a thrilling sprint finish to win stage 11 of the Tour de France - the Australian's first-ever stage win.
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The request follows pleas by an ethnically Uighur Australian to be reunited with his wife and son.
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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will make a state visit to Australia, its government said on Tuesday, as it seeks to cement its position with..
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Three Australian newspapers wrongly accused the cricketer of lewd behaviour, a jury found in 2017.
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Australia's second most populous state Victoria pledged on Tuesday to spend A$600 million ($422 million) replacing flammable building cladding in the wake of..
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An Australian model who was found guilty of assault after a fracas on a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles avoided prison when she was sentenced in U.S. court..
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Watch the best skills from day four of the Netball World Cup, including a "ballet-style" throw from England's Eboni Usoro-Brown.
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They packed fishing rods into a 4x4 and drove alone through two states, but now face police charges.
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Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa could spend just 36 hours in Australia and miss his side's pre-season game in Sydney completely.
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Frenchman Erwan Ferrieux had been travelling with a UK man who also disappeared and remains missing.
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Australian police said on Monday they believed bones recently found in waters off an east coast beach are the remains of a Frenchman missing since February.
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An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck west of Australia's beach resort of Broome, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday, with residents saying the..
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An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck west of the beach resort of Broome, Australia, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday.
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Northern Ireland regroup from Friday's opening defeat by Australia to earn a crucial 67-50 win over Sri Lanka at the World Cup.
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Britain's Amir Khan claims the WBC international welterweight title with a fourth-round stoppage of Australian Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.
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Australia start their defence of the World Cup with a 88-24 rout of Northern Ireland at the Liverpool Arena.
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A member of Manchester United's backroom staff is in hospital after being taken ill in Australia on the club's pre-season tour.
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Dozens of corellas were unable to be saved after "falling from the sky" in Adelaide, rescuers say.
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Watch the star performers who inspired England's sensational eight-wicket demolition of Australia at Edgbaston.
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