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Thousands of Australians kick off anti-Trump Women's March day

Sydney - Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders on Saturday took to the streets in reaction to Donald Trump's inauguration, kicking off the Women's March day of global protest against the new US president.

Four dead, 20 hurt as car rams Melbourne shoppers

Melbourne - A car ploughed into pedestrians on a popular shopping strip in the heart of Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing four people including a young child and injuring dozens more.

Four dead, 20 hurt as car rams Melbourne shoppers

Melbourne - A car ploughed into pedestrians on a popular shopping strip in the heart of Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing four people including a young child and injuring dozens more.

Four dead, 20 hurt as car rams Melbourne shoppers

Melbourne - A car ploughed into pedestrians on a popular shopping strip in the heart of Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing four people including a young child and injuring dozens more.

Three dead, 20 hurt after car ploughs into Melbourne shoppers

Melbourne - Three people died and 20 others were injured Friday when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the heart of the Australian city of Melbourne, police said.

Croc kills Australian man at dangerous river crossing

Sydney - A large crocodile has killed a man at a notorious crossing on the East Alligator River in northern Australia, police said Friday.

Croc kills Australian man at dangerous river crossing

Sydney - A large crocodile has killed a man at a notorious crossing on the East Alligator River in northern Australia, police said Friday.

Croc kills Australian man at dangerous river crossing

Sydney - A large crocodile has killed a man at a notorious crossing on the East Alligator River in northern Australia, police said Friday.

British ex-war correspondent on trial in Bali for hashish

Denpasar - A British former war correspondent and an Australian businessman went on trial Thursday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali accused of using hashish.

BHP, Vale agree to settle Samarco mine disaster claim by June 30

Sydney - Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale said Thursday they have struck a deal with Brazilian prosecutors to negotiate by June 30 the settlement of a 155 billion reals ($47.5 billion) claim over the fatal Samarco mine collapse.

BHP, Vale agree to settle Samarco mine disaster claim by June 30

Sydney - Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale said Thursday they have struck a deal with Brazilian prosecutors to negotiate by June 30 the settlement of a 155 billion reals ($47.5 billion) claim over the fatal Samarco mine collapse.

BHP, Vale agree to settle Samarco mine disaster claim by June 30

Sydney - Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale said Thursday they have struck a deal with Brazilian prosecutors to negotiate by June 30 the settlement of a 155 billion reals ($47.5 billion) claim over the fatal Samarco mine collapse.

Mystery remains as MH370 search called off

Sydney - The massive underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was called off Tuesday, leaving unsolved one of the most enduring mysteries of the aviation age.

Feral cats now found in all parts of Australia

Feral cats now cover over 99.8 percent of Australia's land areas. New research has examined the numbers of feral cats and considered the ecological impact and the relationship with human society.

Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale'

Sydney - A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts, activist group Sea Shepherd said Sunday.

Heavy desert rain brings millions of shrimps back to life

Millions of mysterious prehistoric tiny shrimp, lying dormant in the desert for many years, hatch in Central Australian desert after record-breaking rain and flash flooding.

Japan's Abe pushes Pacific trade deal in Australia

Sydney - Japan and Australia will work together to ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal comes into force, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, making no mention of strong US opposition.

US, Australian hostages appear in Afghan Taliban video

Kabul - An American and an Australian have appeared in a Taliban hostage video, five months after they were kidnapped from Kabul.

Rolf Harris groped blind, disabled woman: prosecutor

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris groped several women and girls in public, including a blind and disabled victim, British prosecutors said Wednesday.

East Timor and Australia to tear up sea border treaty

Sydney - A contentious maritime border treaty between East Timor and Australia which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea is to be torn up, the two sides said Monday.

Fallen entertainer Rolf Harris faces UK abuse trial

London - Australian-born entertainer Rolf Harris, who was a fixture on British television for six decades, will go on trial in London on Monday for alleged assaults against minors.

MH370 — No suspicions of crew, passengers, says French probe

Paris - A French background check of passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared in 2014, has found no cause for suspicion, concurring sources told AFP on Friday.

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Jakarta - Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, with a senior minister saying only language training had been put on hold.

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Jakarta - Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, with a senior minister saying only language training had been put on hold.

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Jakarta - Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, with a senior minister saying only language training had been put on hold.

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Jakarta - Indonesia has suspended military cooperation with Australia after training materials deemed offensive were found at an Australian army centre, officials said Wednesday, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the neighbours.

Family passion sparks Sydney's spectacular New Year fireworks

Sydney - When Fortunato Foti dreams up his designs for Sydney's dazzling New Year's Eve fireworks display, he's drawing on more than 200 years of pyrotechnics expertise.

Australia nets biggest cocaine bust on record

Sydney - A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said Thursday, with a record 1.1 tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized.

Australia nets biggest cocaine bust on record

Sydney - A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said Thursday, with a record 1.1 tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized.

Australia nets biggest cocaine bust on record

Sydney - A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said Thursday, with a record 1.1 tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized.
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