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Shark mauls 65-year-old, injures his leg off Australia

2015-09-04 07:56

A 65-year-old man has been mauled by a shark, as a spate of attacks continue off Australia's most populous state.

Sheep in Australia shorn of world-record 42kg wool fleece

2015-09-03 08:07

A sheep in Australia has been shorn of a world-record 42.3kg of wool, reports say.

Lost Australian sheep yields 42kg of fleece

2015-09-03 07:49

An overgrown sheep found lost in Australian scrubland has been shorn for perhaps the first time, yielding 42kg of wool, the shearer says.

Male seahorses, pregnant women share characteristics

2015-09-02 18:58

Pregnant women and male seahorses share some of the ways they nourish and protect their embryos, an Australian university study has found.

Cotton On continues SA expansion

2015-09-01 18:20

Australia-based retail group Cotton On has reported double-digit growth every month since the group opened its first store in South Africa.

Govt failings driving geo-diversification – what Woolies gets right, Massmart doesn’t

2015-09-01 15:46

Ted Black analyses the stark contrast in earnings between broadline retailers Woolworths and Massmart.

Australia insists refugee deal on track despite Cambodian denial

2015-08-31 16:57

Australia insists a multimillion-dollar deal with Cambodia to take its refugees is on track, despite reports that the Phnom Penh regime is backing out.

Australian Border Force cancel city patrols

2015-08-29 13:09

Australia’s new paramilitary style Border Force has cancelled a planned operation to patrol the city streets of Melbourne, checking visas.

Schools in Australia barred from showing gay film

2015-08-27 09:20

A film about children with same-sex parents has been barred from being shown in public schools throughout Australia's most populous state, despite the documentary makers insisting students will benefit.

Australian police find $12m cocaine haul on yacht

2015-08-25 11:54

Australian police say 70kg of cocaine worth $12m has been seized from a yacht, as they crack down on syndicates trafficking drugs through the South Pacific.

 

Stop the migrant boats, Australia tells Europe

2015-09-04 06:42

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says if Europe wants to prevent more drownings it should adopt similar tactics to Australia and stop refugee boats from making the dangerous journey to its shores.

Islamic State worse than Nazis, says Abbott

2015-09-03 07:59

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Islamic State is worse than the Nazis were during World War 2 because they had “sufficient sense of shame to try and hide” their terrible evil.

Islamic State worse than Nazis, says Abbott

2015-09-03 06:23

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Islamic State is worse than the Nazis were during World War II because they act like "medieval barbarians" and "boast about their evil".

Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

2015-09-02 14:35

Australian animal welfare officers have put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge.

Australian minister claims media 'jihad' against govt

2015-09-01 17:54

Australia’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton claims sections of the Australian media are conducting a “jihad” against the government ahead of a by-election seen as a bellwether.

Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf

2015-08-31 19:59

Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges.

Egypt ruling on Jazeera reporters condemned by western states

2015-08-30 10:14

Many western countries have voiced swift disapproval after an Egyptian court handed down three-year prison sentences to three Al Jazeera reporters whom they have long demanded be released.

Australian Border Force cancel city patrols

2015-08-28 17:10

Australia’s new paramilitary style Border Force has cancelled a planned operation to patrol the city streets of Melbourne after people protest.

Australia's coal city backs green future

2015-08-26 16:09

Australia's city of Newcastle, which claims the world's biggest coal export port, says it will pull money out of fossil fuel industries as it invests in more sustainable enterprises.

Terror charges dropped against Australian teen

2015-08-25 08:01

Terrorism charges have been dropped against a teenager in Melbourne who had been accused of plotting to behead a police officer and attack a parade.

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