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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Sex Discrimination Act will soon apply to politicians. Why didn’t it before?

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A series of legal loopholes that prevent Australia's public servants -- including politicians and judges -- from being prosecuted for sexual harassment look like they are finally about to be closed following nearly ...

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...

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, ...

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