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The 'egg carton' stromatolites at the Trendall Reserve are among the oldest known structures regarded as biogenic in origin.  Photo courtesy of dmp.wa.gov.au New fossils show life on Earth at least 3.7bn years old Life on Earth is even older than we though - fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years have been discovered.
01 сентября 2016
Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary Heading Down Under where locals are "dry as a dead dingo's donger" and beachgoers don "budgie smugglers"?
25 августа 2016
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under An orangutan living in an Australian zoo has created a jazz riff.
19 августа 2016
Australia PM urged to quit after 'Brexiting' himself Australia's opposition urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign, calling him the 'David Cameron of the southern hemisphere'.
04 июля 2016
'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of annual showcase.
03 мая 2016
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who has revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency, is an elusive individual.
03 мая 2016
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.
19 апреля 2016
Coast of Australia. Photo courtesy of oceaniacruises.com British 'invaded' Australia say university guidelines Language guidelines that advise students to describe British explorer James Cook's arrival in Sydney as an "invasion" rather than a "settlement" were defended by an Australian university.
30 марта 2016
New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site Researchers found five more columns under the sea to add up to the limestone stacks off the south coast of Australia known as the Twelve Apostles.
10 марта 2016
©Reuters/Michael Studinger/NASA/Handout Climate change 'forcing species to move' Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, with every major type of species affected.
10 февраля 2016
Australia's Westfield offloads five US malls Australian shopping centre giant Westfield Corp. said Monday it has offloaded five US malls for US$1.1 billion to divest non-core assets.
21 декабря 2015
Australian PM seeks to repair strained ties on Indonesia visit Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made his first visit to Indonesia since taking power, seeking to repair a key relationship strained by repeated crises under his conservative predecessor.
12 ноября 2015
Prince Charles meets Australian war widow Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met war widow Daphne Dunne in Sydney, as they were mobbed by royal fans as they continued their six-day tour of Australia.
12 ноября 2015
Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners Australia marked 30 years since the world's largest monolith Uluru was returned to its traditional Aboriginal owners with the government admitting it has not lived up to commitments made back then.
26 октября 2015
Australian FM emoji use sparks debate on Russia relations The Australian foreign minister's use of a red-faced emoji to depict Russia's Vladimir Putin sparked debate among lawmakers in Canberra, demanding to know what the icon means for relations between the nations.
22 октября 2015
Australia PM's 'tax haven' investments under microscope Australia's multi-millionaire Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull denied dodging tax by using havens in the Cayman Islands as his personal wealth came under the microscope in parliament.
14 октября 2015
91,000 vehicles in Australia affected by VW cheating Volkswagen said that more than 91,000 of its vehicles in Australia are fitted with emissions-cheating technology, more than two weeks after the global scandal broke.
07 октября 2015
Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military.
05 октября 2015
Australia PM Turnbull admits 'concerns' about asylum seeker camps Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitted he had concerns about asylum seekers being held in Pacific island camps.
23 сентября 2015
New Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advised China to ease off on island construction in the South China Sea if it wants a reduced US presence in the region.
22 сентября 2015

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