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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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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 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 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 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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Australia PM warns of extended search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will likely continue for "a long time", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned Saturday, a day after voicing confidence that signals from the black box had been detected. The Australian-led…
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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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Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak named Australia’s World Cup captain

Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak was Wednesday named captain of Australia's World Cup squad following the axing of Lucas Neill. He will be backed by vice-captains Tim Cahill and Mark Bresciano. "It is a privileged position and an accolade he richly…
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Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370 flight

The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission. With no results to show since the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people disappeared…

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