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AC/DC drummer avoids jail over drugs, kill threat AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd avoided prison after threatening to kill an employee, but a New Zealand judge warned him jail beckoned if his "rock star lifestyle" continued.
09 июля 2015
Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition Australia moved closer to recognising Aboriginal people in its constitution after talks with indigenous leaders.
06 июля 2015
Rio Tinto puts 'vivid' pink and red diamonds on market Sixty-five extremely rare pink and red diamonds were unveiled Friday by mining giant Rio Tinto which expects the stones from a remote western Australia mine to fetch record prices.
26 июня 2015
Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study Some coral species are better at adapting to climate change than others, and they may be able to pass their hardy DNA onto the next generation.
26 июня 2015
Hungary suspends key EU asylum claim rule Hungary has indefinitely suspended the application of a key EU asylum rule, which requires a migrant's claim to be processed in the EU country they first arrive in.
24 июня 2015
In a while crocodile: safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia Australia's top official on indigenous issues said crocodile safaris should be used to help fund impoverished Aboriginal communities.
23 июня 2015
Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum-seeker boats after reports officials have made cash payments to members of people-smuggling rings for years.
16 июня 2015
Australian PM refuses to deny people-smugglers were paid to turn back boat Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia would do "whatever we need to do" to combat people-smuggling.
12 июня 2015
Australia faces gay marriage pressure Australia's opposition Labor party introduced a bill into parliament aimed at legalising same-sex marriage.
01 июня 2015
WBC wants the winner of Cotto-Canelo to fight Golovkin Mauricio Suleiman of the World Boxing Council (WBC) wants the winner of the Cotto-Alvarez fight to face Gennady Golovkin.
29 мая 2015
Australia PM promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised a "full and frank" debate on gay marriage in response to an opposition-backed push for reform.
27 мая 2015
Australia to strip citizenship for terror links: PM Australia on Tuesday announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for "betraying the country".
26 мая 2015
Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture Australia is world-renowned for its love of beer. But its passion for a different type of brew -- coffee -- is what has been making global headlines recently.
25 мая 2015
Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats".
21 мая 2015
Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa for raping and assaulting young girls he coac.
19 мая 2015
Aged 100, Australian dancer still hears call of the stage Starring in music videos at the age of 100, Eileen Kramer is probably the oldest working dancer and choreographer in Australia.
11 мая 2015
Yaroslava Shvedova and Casey Dellacqua. Photo © madrid-open.com Yaroslava Shevedova of Kazakhstan wins Mutua Madrid Open Kazakhstani tennis Yaroslava Shvedova won Women’s Doubles with Australian Casey Dellacqua at the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open.
10 мая 2015
Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue.
04 мая 2015
Australia calls for regional fight against drug trade after executions Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called for a regional approach to tackle drug trafficking, saying the death penalty would not halt the illegal trade.
30 апреля 2015
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage Young singing sensation Sam Smith canceled the rest of an Australian tour after developing a hemorrhage on his vocal cords.
29 апреля 2015

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