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Australia PM hails Mandela as ‘truly great man’

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday hailed Nelson Mandela as "a truly great man" after the anti-apartheid hero died in South Africa aged 95. "Nelson Mandela was one of the great figures of Africa, arguably one of the great figures of the…
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Rescue of stranded Antarctic ship stalls

A Chinese icebreaker has failed to break through thick ice to free a ship carrying scientists and tourists stranded off Antarctica, forcing Australian authorities to look at other rescue options Saturday. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA…
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Australia plans to purchase powerful Antarctic icebreaker

Australia said Monday it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a new icebreaker ship to bolster its claim over large areas of Antarctica and replace an ageing vessel. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said two Europe-based firms had been shortlisted…
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Melbourne Cup 2015 – A Guide to the Runner and Riders

Next month sees the return of the action from Flemington racecourse for the 2015 Melbourne Cup, and this year's edition of “the race that...
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Australian journalist held in Egypt defiant on press freedom

Australian journalist Peter Greste on Friday said his detention and that of his Al-Jazeera colleagues in an Egyptian jail had become a powerful symbol of press freedom worldwide. In a statement from his prison cell on the eve of World Press Freedom…
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Australian authorities plan to widen fruitless MH370 search

Australian authorities said Friday they would widen the underwater hunt for missing flight MH370, as the deep-sea search for wreckage at the suspected crash site neared completion with no results. Mini-submarine Bluefin-21 has scanned 95 percent of…
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Australia’s Neil Robertson into world quarter-finals as landmark waits

Australia's Neil Robertson booked his place in the quarter-finals of this year's World Championships with a 13-7 win over Mark Allen on Monday only to barely miss out on a notable landmark. The world number one was left stranded on 99 competitive century…
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Australian Prime Minister ‘very confident’ signals are from MH370 [REPORT]

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he was "very confident that signals detected in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were from the aircraft's blackbox. "We have very much narrowed down the search area and we are very…
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‘New Zealander slain in Libya mother-of-two’

A New Zealand woman found murdered with a British companion in Libya was a mother of two visiting her boyfriend, according to media reports Sunday. The New Zealand foreign ministry confirmed the woman's name as Lynn Howie and said her family had requested…
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Pope’s Top Aide, Cardinal Pell denies Sexual Abuse Charge

A top advisor to Pope Francis, Cardinal George Pell, has denied all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance today in an...