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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 Crown Resorts backs $6.3 billion Blackstone bid

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Crown Resorts backed a $ 6.3 billion buyout from private equity giant Blackstone on Monday, giving billionaire James Packer an exit route from the Australian casino firm beset by scandals and regulatory setbacks. Pa...

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 wildfires released as much smoke as a massive volcanic eruption, study finds

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Australia's devastating recent wildfires thrust as much smoke into the Earth's atmosphere as a powerful volcanic eruption, causing cooling over the region's oceans with potentially long-lasting impacts, according to...

Australia’s national day should be one of pride. Instead it commemorates an invasion

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Professor Tom Calma AO is an Aboriginal elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group whose traditional lands are in Australia's Northern Territory. He is the co-chair of national or...

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 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...

National rugby players sing Australia’s national anthem in Indigenous language for first time before match

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National rugby players sang an Indigenous version of Australia's national anthem for the first time on Saturday, a move that won widespread praise and spurred calls to make it a permanent feature at Australian sport...

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...

DNA evidence helps convict man of killing two women in one of Australia’s most notorious cold cases

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For almost 25 years, the disappearance of three young women from a popular nightlife area in one of Australia's biggest cities remained a cold case. Now, a man has been found guilty of two of their murders. Bradley...

Entire house floats away as flash floods batter Australia’s east coast

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Australia's east coast was smashed by heavy rains on Saturday, sparking dangerous flash flooding that forced the evacuation of multiple regions as the fast-moving waters unmoored houses, engulfed roads, stranded tow...

Australia’s political culture in spotlight again as new report emerges of lewd acts in parliament

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday acknowledged mounting dissatisfaction with his handling of a series of allegations about the mistreatment of women in politics, as he vowed to drive cultural chan...

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, ...

Major floods swamp Australia’s east coast, claiming 7 lives

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The flooding in Brisbane and its surrounds is the worst since 2011 when the city of 2.6 million people was inundated by what was described as a once-in-a-century event. A 59-year-old man drowned in Brisbane’s north o...

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...

Kangaroo painted over 17,000 years ago is Australia’s oldest known rock art, scientists say

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A painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia is the oldest known rock art in the country, according to scientists, who say radiocarbon-dating analysis shows it was created more than 17,000 years ago. The kangaroo d...

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