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Australia

Sharapova crashes out of Australian Open
China’s Li Na thrashed Russian champion Maria Sharapova in a convincing straight sets victory in Melbourne, putting the Chinese contender through to the final. Li dominated the match, storming through to win 6-2 6-2.

24.01.2013 08:02

Pirate Party Australia becomes official
Australia's Pirate Party has become an official political organization after its registration was approved by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), the party announced.

21.01.2013 18:17

Gold rush: ­Man finds massive 5.5 kg gold nugget in Australia
Searching for gold may not be such a hopeless thing to do, if you know where to look. Apparently a local prospector in Ballarat, Australia knew where to look, as he has found a gold nugget weighing 5.5 kilograms, worth up to half a million dollars.

17.01.2013 18:08

'Catastrophic': Hundreds of wildfires rage in Australia amid record heat wave (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A heat wave that has already caused devastating fires on the Island state of Tasmania, with 100 people still missing, has now moved to mainland Australia and is reaping havoc in New South Wales, as the heat wave looks to smash records.

08.01.2013 18:33

Killer app: Apple Maps ‘potentially lethal’ in Australia
A glitch in Apple’s ‘Maps’ app could potentially lead motorists to their deaths by sending them on a wrong path and into the Australian wilderness, the country’s police have reported.

10.12.2012 13:02

Plain packaging, graphic warnings: Australia fights nicotine addiction (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)
An Australian law has come into effect forcing cigarettes to be sold in plain packets to move away from brands’ appealing designs and prevent young people from starting to smoke. Consumers have reported being disturbed by the accompanying images.

03.12.2012 12:44

Australian surveillance ‘out of control’: 20% increase in 1 year
Access to private data has increased by 20 per cent by Australia’s law enforcement and government agencies – and with no warrant. Australians are 26 times more prone to be placed under surveillance than people in other countries, local media report.

03.12.2012 12:00

History reboot: Australian students reveal robots at heart of the Bolshevik Revolution
Thousands of students taking their final high school exam in Australia were dazed and confused when they detected a huge robot helping revolutionaries in the thick of action during the Russian Revolution.

17.11.2012 12:06

'Remember, Remember': Anonymous marks November 5 with hacks, protests
A worldwide day of protests and cyber attacks against governments, banks and security firms has been launched by Hacker collective Anonymous to mark Guy Fawkes Day. Hundreds of people marched in London, while another rally hit Washington, DC.

05.11.2012 17:58

Assange accuses Australian PM of defamation over WikiLeaks comments
Julian Assange considers pursuing a defamation case against Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard. He has hired Sydney lawyers to investigate and legally pursue the PM’s comments, which were used to support a financial blockade against WikiLeaks.

08.10.2012 09:51

Aussie super-scope begins ET hunt
The initial stage of unprecedented radio telescope has been officially opened in Australia. The project will explore the universe in search of new galaxies, black holes, planets and even intelligent extraterrestrial life – if there is any.

05.10.2012 13:04

Jaws no more: Australia to kill sharks
Great white sharks have been considered a ‘vulnerable’ species since 1996, but the recent spate of shark attacks off the Australian coast has led the country to announce plans for a cull.

27.09.2012 12:27

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