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Review: Bruce Springsteen invites teen fan up on stage, gives rock lesson

Veteran rock star Bruce Springsteen invited an Australian teen fan on stage with him, and they performed "Growin' Up" together.

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft exploded Tuesday in a "massive fireball" with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne.

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft exploded Tuesday in a "massive fireball" with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne.

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft exploded Tuesday in a "massive fireball" with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne.

Talks to end Chile copper mine strike postponed

Antofagasta - Negotiations aimed at ending a strike that has halted production at the world's biggest copper mine were postponed indefinitely Wednesday, the government and a union said.

Rolf Harris faces UK retrial over sex charges

London - Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris will be retried over three sex offences after a British court failed to reach a verdict this month, and will face one additional charge, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Hammer murder surgeon jailed for life in Australia

Sydney - A former surgeon who bludgeoned to death five relatives with a "hammer-like object" was jailed for life on Monday for one of Australia's most ferocious killings.

Australia fires ease as damage mounts after record heat

Sydney - Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Pope aide Pell hits out at 'anti-religion' agendas

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell Thursday hit out at calls that he return to Australia to assist in a child sex investigation into him, railing against "anti-religion" agendas.

Pope aide Pell hits out at 'anti-religion' agendas

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell Thursday hit out at calls that he return to Australia to assist in a child sex investigation into him, railing against "anti-religion" agendas.

Pope aide Pell hits out at 'anti-religion' agendas

Sydney - Vatican finance chief George Pell Thursday hit out at calls that he return to Australia to assist in a child sex investigation into him, railing against "anti-religion" agendas.

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday.

China says both sides will lose from conflict with US

Sydney - Beijing has played down the prospects of conflict with the United States over the South China Sea in the wake of aggressive rhetoric by Donald Trump's administration, saying both sides would lose.

China says both sides will lose from conflict with US

Sydney - Beijing has played down the prospects of conflict with the United States over the South China Sea in the wake of aggressive rhetoric by Donald Trump's administration, saying both sides would lose.

China says both sides will lose from conflict with US

Sydney - Beijing has played down the prospects of conflict with the United States over the South China Sea in the wake of aggressive rhetoric by Donald Trump's administration, saying both sides would lose.

Mother of dead backpacker slams Trump's 'terror list'

Sydney - The mother of a backpacker killed in Australia has slammed Donald Trump for including the stabbing death on a list of supposedly under-reported terrorist attacks, claiming the president was using her daughter to demonise Muslims.

Mother of dead backpacker slams Trump's 'terror list'

Sydney - The mother of a backpacker killed in Australia has slammed Donald Trump for including the stabbing death on a list of supposedly under-reported terrorist attacks, claiming the president was using her daughter to demonise Muslims.

Mother of dead backpacker slams Trump's 'terror list'

Sydney - The mother of a backpacker killed in Australia has slammed Donald Trump for including the stabbing death on a list of supposedly under-reported terrorist attacks, claiming the president was using her daughter to demonise Muslims.

One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

Sydney - Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, "shocking and indefensible" data showed Monday during an inquiry into paedophilia in the church.

Record cocaine bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million).

Record cocaine bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million).

Record cocaine bust in Australia

Sydney - Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$312 million (US$239 million).

Trump ripped into Australian leader on call: report

Washington - President Donald Trump ripped into his Australian counterpart during their call last week, reports said, castigating a refugee accord he later described on Twitter as a "dumb deal.

Trump ripped into Australian leader on call: report

Washington - President Donald Trump ripped into his Australian counterpart during their call last week, reports said, castigating a refugee accord he later described on Twitter as a "dumb deal.

Trump ripped into Australian leader on call: report

Washington - President Donald Trump ripped into his Australian counterpart during their call last week, reports said, castigating a refugee accord he later described on Twitter as a "dumb deal.

Teacher, two students stabbed at Sydney school

Sydney - A teacher and two students were stabbed at a high school in Sydney Thursday with a teenager arrested nearby carrying three knives, but police ruled out any terror links.

Australian PM accused of 'buying election'

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was Thursday accused of "buying" his narrow election victory last year after he admitted personally gifting Aus$1.75 million (US$1.32 million) to the cash-strapped Liberal Party campaign.

Trump agrees to refugee intake from Australia: Turnbull

Sydney - President Donald Trump will honour a deal struck under his predecessor to accept refugees from remote Pacific camps, Australia's prime minister said Monday amid immigration chaos in the United States.
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Every summer, Australia's fittest men and women show off their fitness levels while competing in the Iron Man and Iron Woman series. This multi edition competition comprises of paddling, swimming, running, and body boarding, and is not for the faint hearted.
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A dragon. Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
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November 13, 2012 total solar eclipse in Australia.
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Migaloo, the all-white humpback whale seen off the coast of Sydney, Australia.
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Kevin on stage.
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AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
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