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Australian Attorney General Christian Porter comes forward to deny historical rape allegation

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Attorney General Christian Porter has outed himself as the Australian cabinet minister at the center of a historical rape allegation that has caused a storm of speculation in the nation's Parliament. Speaking at a p...

Australian Open fans criticized for booing Covid-19 vaccine announcement

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Australia's government has condemned the "disgusting" behavior of spectators at the Australian Open tennis tournament Sunday, after sections of the crowd loudly booed a speech praising the rollout of the Covid-19 va...

China arrests Australian TV host on suspicion of spying

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)An Australian employee of China's state broadcaster CGTN has been arrested on suspicion of "illegally supplying state secrets overseas," Canberra said Monday. In a statement, Australian Fore...

Naomi Osaka denies Serena Williams a shot at record-tying 24th major title at Australian Open

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Serena Williams has been denied her opportunity to match Australian Margaret Court's record of 24 major singles titles after she was beaten by 23-year-old Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday....

Australian Prime Minister apologizes to former staffer allegedly raped in Parliament office

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Canberra, Australia Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized Tuesday to a former government staffer who alleged that she was raped by a colleague in Parliament House two years ago. Morrison promised an inv...

‘Remarkably lucky’ Australian man escapes crocodile by prizing jaws off his head

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A "remarkably lucky" Australian man who forced a crocodile off his head by prizing open its jaws with his bare hands has managed to escape with minor injuries, paramedics said. The 44-year-old Queensland man fought ...

Australian Open: Quarantining tennis players voice ‘unequal practice’ frustrations

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Instead of training for up to five hours a day as they prepare for the Australian Open, 72 players find themselves unable to leave their hotel rooms under quarantine rules -- and a number of them are vocally express...

Australian Open: 47 players In quarantine after positive Covid-19 tests on two charter flights

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Preparations for the Australian Open hit a major stumbling block on Saturday after 47 players were told they couldn't train or practice after some passengers on two charter planes arriving in Melbourne returned posi...

US tennis player Tennys Sandgren boards plane to Australian Open despite testing positive for Covid-19

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Tennis player Tennys Sandgren has boarded a plane to the Australian Open in Melbourne despite saying he tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. The American, a quarterfinalist at last year's tournament, had been il...

Naked fugitive rescued from crocodile infested mangroves by Australian fishermen

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Two fishermen brought home a bigger catch than they were expecting when they rescued a naked fugitive from a crocodile-infested mangrove in northern Australia. Cam Faust and Kevin Joiner were in a small boat laying...

Australian double murderer sentenced to 40 years in prison, ending one of the country’s most notorious cold cases

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An Australian man dubbed "the Claremont killer" has been sentenced to at least 40 years in jail for murdering two young women, bringing an end to one of the country's most notorious cold cases. Jane Rimmer, Ciara G...

Australian police charge man in alleged international table tennis match-fixing syndicate

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Australian police have charged a man as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged transnational gambling syndicate placing corrupt bets on international table tennis tournaments. Detectives from the New South...

Curious koala sneaks into Australian home and climbs Christmas tree

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Picture a Christmas tree and you'll probably think of baubles, tinsel and fairy lights, but one Australian woman came home to find an unusual adornment: A koala bear. Surprised by the unusual visitor, Amanda McCormi...

New Australian telescope maps millions of galaxies at record speed

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Australian scientists have used a powerful new telescope to map about 3 million galaxies at record-breaking speed -- creating what they say is a "Google Map of the universe." The Australian Square Kilometer Array Pa...

Fraser Island, a unique Australian ecosystem, is on fire as parts of the country swelter through record heat wave

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Firefighters in Australia are battling a massive bushfire that has been burning out of control for six weeks across the popular tourist spot of Fraser Island, as parts of the country's east swelter through a record-...

A pizza worker’s lie forced an Australian state of 1.7 million people into lockdown

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A pizza bar worker with Covid-19 who lied about their employment activities triggered a lockdown across the entire state of South Australia, authorities were forced to admit Friday. The state of 1.7 million people w...

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