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Striking fossils of spiders, insects and fish tell the story of Australia’s origins

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. The arid deserts and shrublands in Australia weren't always that way, ...

Australia’s deputy PM makes consequences clear to Novak Djokovic amid tennis row

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Djokovic thought he’d be participating in the Australian Open after being granted a medical exemption to participate but it apparently wasn’t enough to get into the country. He was detained after arriving in Melbourn...

Australia’s energy minister dismisses call for tougher carbon emission limits on polluters

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Melbourne, AustraliaAustralia's energy minister on Monday rejected a call from the lobby group for the country's biggest companies to set stricter emissions limits on polluters but gave no indication what targets the...

Australia’s climate policy is being dictated by a former accountant in a cowboy hat

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Australia's Prime Minister has all but confirmed he won't join global leaders at crucial climate talks in Glasgow. Two more weeks of Covid-19 quarantine would be too much, Scott Morrison said on Friday, claiming th...

Australia’s Victoria state records second-highest daily rise in virus cases

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Melbourne, Australia (Reuters)Australia's Victoria state reported 779 new COVID-19 infections and two deaths on Sunday, a decrease from the previous day's record high as the country's Prime Minister presses state lea...

French submarine deal snub reflects Australia’s need for better technology to counter China

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French officials have been in an uproar since Australia dropped the $ 66 billion contract for 12 conventional submarines in favor of a nuclear submarine pact with the United States and Britain. Australian officials,...

Explainer: Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fueling anger in the country. Here’s why

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The US and UK will be sharing technology and expertise with Australia to help it build nuclear-powered submarines as part of a newly-announced defense pact between the three countries. The move has sparked fury in F...

Australia’s Queensland state could go into lockdown after cluster of coronavirus cases detected

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Australia's third-most populous state said on Saturday it may order a snap lockdown after a cluster of Covid-19 cases, as the country posted a record one-day rise in daily infections. Queensland state, home to more t...

Australia’s Scott Morrison doesn’t deny pressuring UK to drop climate asks from trade deal

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London (CNN Business)Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison all but admitted Thursday that his country had asked UK negotiators to exclude particular climate commitments from a free trade deal agreed in principle i...

Hugh Jackman says his father died on Australia’s Father’s Day

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"X-Men" actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that his father, Christopher John Jackman, died on Sunday. He passed away on Australia's Father's Day, Jackman said, telling fans on Instagram: "Whilst there is deep sadness, ...

Australia’s Aron Baynes out of Olympics after freak bathroom accident

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Baynes, 34, suffered a neck injury during the second half of the game but shortly after, his Olympic journey would come to an unfortunate end when he slipped in the bathroom and fell, making his injury worse.  US SWI...

Australia’s Jessica Fox wins first Olympics women’s canoe slalom gold

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With a history-making gold medal within her reach, she was not going to miss her chance. Starting last with an eye on the time she had to beat, Fox shot out of the gate on Thursday and ripped through the rapids at th...

Australia’s Dean Boxall rips off mask in joyous celebration: ‘I couldn’t keep it in’

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Australia’s swimming coach Dean Boxall went wild following Titmus in the stands at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Boxall ripped off his mandatory mask, let out a yell and pumped his fist in dramatic fashion as the swimme...

Australia’s cockatoos taught each other to open trash cans for food, study finds

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A few years ago, Australian scientist Richard Major took a video of a cockatoo in Sydney opening a closed trash bin lid with its beak and foot to access the gold mine of leftover food inside. He shared it with Barba...

Barty commits to Australia’s tennis team for Tokyo Olympics

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The Australian squad was announced Tuesday, hours before Barty’s scheduled first-round match at Wimbledon against Carla Suárez Navarro. Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur was selected to play singles and doubles in...

Scientists confirm discovery of Australia’s largest dinosaur, two stories tall and a basketball court long

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A new species of dinosaur discovered in Australia has been confirmed as the largest ever found in the country, and one of the biggest in the world. The fossilized skeleton, nicknamed "Cooper," was found in southwest...

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