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Thousands pay tribute to 'visionary' Australian ex-PM Whitlam
Thousands pay tribute to 'visionary' Australian ex-PM Whitlam

Thousands of mourners turned out for the memorial service of former leader Gough Whitlam Wednesday.

Thousands pay tribute to 'visionary' Australian ex-PM Whitlam
Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer, again
Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer, again

Oscar-nominated Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer for a third time in a year.

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer, again
A tribute for late singer Amy Winehouse. ©REUTERS
Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early: Australian study

A new Australian study has added scholarly credibility to the adage, finding that US musicians die up to 25 years earlier than the general population.

Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early: Australian study
Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists
Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists

Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline.

Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists
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Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough

Australian surgeons said they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first they said could change the way organs are donated.

Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough
Australia's angry birds swoop to protect young
Australia's angry birds swoop to protect young

Every year in spring, Australians are seen wearing bicycle helmets with spikes on top or caps that have images of eyes on their back.

Australia's angry birds swoop to protect young
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam died Tuesday aged 98.

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98
Australia hopeful of revised Antarctic sanctuary success
Australia hopeful of revised Antarctic sanctuary success

Australia said it was hopeful of winning support for its plan to create a vast marine reserve off east Antarctica, after revising the proposal to make it smaller.

Australia hopeful of revised Antarctic sanctuary success
Russia under fire over MH17 crash probe
Russia under fire over MH17 crash probe

Australian Foreign Minister delivered a diplomatic version of the "shirt front" promised by Prime Minister as Russia came under fire over the fate of flight MH17.

Russia under fire over MH17 crash probe
Australian author Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize
Australian author Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize

Novelist Richard Flanagan said he was ashamed to be Australian after winning the Man Booker Prize for his book "The Narrow Road to the Deep North".

Australian author Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize
Australia PM vows to 'shirtfront' Putin at G20 over MH17
Australia PM vows to 'shirtfront' Putin at G20 over MH17

Prime Minister vowed to "shirtfront", or confront, Russian President at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash.

Australia PM vows to 'shirtfront' Putin at G20 over MH17
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Woman survives 17 days lost in Australian rainforest

A woman missing for more than two weeks in a rugged Australian rainforest has stumbled out alive after surviving a chase by a crocodile and eating small fish.

Woman survives 17 days lost in Australian rainforest
Australia PM Abbott applauds FBI partnership
Australia PM Abbott applauds FBI partnership

Australian Prime Minister hailed international police cooperation during a threat briefing at the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York.

Australia PM Abbott applauds FBI partnership
For Nick Cave, vision shaped in 'horrible' hometown
For Nick Cave, vision shaped in 'horrible' hometown

Australian singer and writer Nick Cave has sought to probe the nature of both God and sexual desire through his frank, intense songs.

For Nick Cave, vision shaped in 'horrible' hometown
Kazakhstani internet connection 2nd fastest among CIS
Kazakhstani internet connection 2nd fastest among CIS

Kazakhstani internet connection is second by speed among post soviet countries.

Kazakhstani internet connection 2nd fastest among CIS
Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke
Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke

A tipsy goose hunter he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile after poking the beast in the eye.

Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke
G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy'
G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy'

Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions.

G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy'
G20 nations want Putin at leaders' summit
G20 nations want Putin at leaders' summit

Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia.

G20 nations want Putin at leaders' summit
Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study

Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife.

Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death
Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death

Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in shock after the sudden death of her father in Singapore.

Nicole Kidman 'in shock' after father's sudden death