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Australia warned mining boom could end in two years
Australia warned mining boom could end in two years

Australia's mining boom will slow more sharply than expected and could be over within two years due to easing demand from China and falling prices.

Australia warned mining boom could end in two years
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Sleeping Australian teen in dingo incident

An Australian teenager told Wednesday of her sleeping bag being torn off by a dingo as she slept at a campsite, weeks after a landmark ruling that a baby was snatched in 1980 by one of the wild dogs.

Sleeping Australian teen in dingo incident
Thalidomide victim. ©REUTERS/Stringer
Australian woman wins key thalidomide settlement

An Australian woman born without arms and legs after her mother took thalidomide during pregnancy on Wednesday won a landmark multi-million dollar settlement in her class action against drug firms.

Australian woman wins key thalidomide settlement
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Titanic II to have 'safety deck' says Australian tycoon

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer Tuesday said his modern-day version of the Titanic will retain the first, second and third-class divisions of the original and include a new "safety" deck.

Titanic II to have 'safety deck' says Australian tycoon
People-smugglers 'using' Australian navy
People-smugglers 'using' Australian navy

People-smugglers have begun using the Australian navy as a collection service with asylum-seeker boats issuing distress calls even when they are not in trouble.

People-smugglers 'using' Australian navy
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Australian study links breast milk to nut allergies

Children who are solely breast-fed in the first six months of life are at increased risk of developing a nut allergy, new research showed Thursday.

Australian study links breast milk to nut allergies
Quitting smoking adds even more pounds than thought: study
Quitting smoking adds even more pounds than thought: study

Quitting smoking leads to an average weight gain of four to five kilogrammes (nine to 11 pounds) in the first year -- "significantly" more than previously thought.

Quitting smoking adds even more pounds than thought: study
Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith. ©REUTERS/Andrew Taylor
Probe finds 'shocking' abuse in Australian military

A damning report on the Australian military Tuesday detailed 24 allegations of rape that never went to trial and other claims that Defence Minister Stephen Smith admitted would "shock" people.

Probe finds 'shocking' abuse in Australian military
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Australians being fleeced by fake investment schemes

Australians have been fleeced out of more than Aus$113 million (US$115 million) in the last five years by complex fake investment schemes run by overseas criminal gangs.

Australians being fleeced by fake investment schemes
South Korea to start 'scientific' whaling
South Korea to start 'scientific' whaling

South Korea said Wednesday that it planned to start whaling through a loophole that allows the killing of whales for scientific research, following the lead of Japan's controversial expeditions.

South Korea to start 'scientific' whaling
Jonathon Stenberg arriving in Sydney after being arrested. Photo courtesy of news.com.au
Alleged Australia killer on the run wins film role

A man wanted over a beheading murder who was eventually captured in the Australian Outback auditioned to be a film extra while on the run -- winning the role of a policeman in a homicide thriller.

Alleged Australia killer on the run wins film role
Cool reception for Australia's climate tax: poll
Cool reception for Australia's climate tax: poll

Australia's new carbon tax received a cool reception in a poll Monday, showing Prime Minister Julia Gillard's mechanism to tackle climate change is unpopular and her government on track to lose office.

Cool reception for Australia's climate tax: poll
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Kazakhstan failed to land among world’s top meat-eaters

Luxembourg citizens are the biggest meat-eaters in the world.

Kazakhstan failed to land among world’s top meat-eaters
 
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Aussie firefighters rescue woman trapped by ATM

Australian firefighters Thursday performed one of their most unusual rescues -- freeing an elderly woman whose fingers got stuck in a bank ATM.

Aussie firefighters rescue woman trapped by ATM
NATO says Australia's Afghan pullout part of war plans
NATO says Australia's Afghan pullout part of war plans

Australia's decision to bring troops home from Afghanistan earlier than expected was part of the war strategy and would not prompt other nations to rush out.

NATO says Australia's Afghan pullout part of war plans
Golubev won his first Australian Open match
Golubev won his first Australian Open match

Kazakhstan tennis professional Andrey Golubev started the qualification round of the Australian Open with a victory.

Golubev won his first Australian Open match
Shvedova and Karatantcheva dropped out of Australian Open
Shvedova and Karatantcheva dropped out of Australian Open

Kazakhstan tennis professionals Yaroslava Shvedova and Sesil Karatantcheva dropped out of the Australian Open after the first round.

Shvedova and Karatantcheva dropped out of Australian Open
Kseniya Pervak. ©REUTERS
Pervak will play in Australia despite her sickness

Kazakhstan tennis professionals Kseniya Pervak and Galina Voskoboeva will compete in the WTA tournament in Australian Hobart.

Pervak will play in Australia despite her sickness
Kseniya Pervak. ©REUTERS/Toby Melville
Pervak and Voskoboyeva represent Kazakhstan in Australian Open

Kseniya Pervak and Galina Voskobayeva are going to play in the main draw of Australian Open.

Pervak and Voskoboyeva represent Kazakhstan in Australian Open
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Insects from Kazakhstan to help Australia save millions of dollars

An insect called ichneumon fly (Mastrus Wasp) could help Australia save millions of dollars.

Insects from Kazakhstan to help Australia save millions of dollars