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Australia: Country in Oceania
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

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Australian state election will be trial run for PM's federal contest in May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal Party faces a tight election contest in Australia's largest state on Saturday, polls suggest, as a strong economy and a troubled opposition may not surmount..
Reuters - Published

Huge, weird fish washes up on Australia beach and photos look unreal

A massive fish that washed ashore on an beach was first believed to be a piece of driftwood. It turned out to be one of the world's largest bony fish.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Australia

Turkey's Erdogan Shows New Zealand Shooting Video Despite Condemnation [Video]Turkey's Erdogan Shows New Zealand Shooting Video Despite Condemnation

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at election rally, just hours after the country's foreign..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM [Video]Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM

Blurred video of last week's shooting of 50 people at mosques in New Zealand was shown again at a rally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, two hours after New Zealand's foreign minister..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Imam shows appreciation as New Zealand pauses for prayer one week on [Video]Imam shows appreciation as New Zealand pauses for prayer one week on

We speak with senior member of the Consultative Council of the Islamic Circle of Australia and New Zealand Tamjid Aijazi in Auckland.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:11Published

The Woes Of An Australian Skier [Video]The Woes Of An Australian Skier

According to CNN.com, "When the snow melts, when fields of white turn luscious green leaving no remnants of winter behind, Harry Laidlaw will leave Europe and return to Australia... But financial..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused [Video]Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the people who subjected Aussie Rules player Tayla Harris to online abuse are 'cowardly grubs'

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification [Video]Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification

World Cup qualification the only goal for newUAE coach Van Marwijk

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

Australia: People of various faiths show support to Muslims [Video]Australia: People of various faiths show support to Muslims

In Australia, support grows for Muslim communities after New Zealand shooting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Australian PM happy with 'moderation' of Turkey's Christchurch comments [Video]Australian PM happy with 'moderation' of Turkey's Christchurch comments

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomes the moderation of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's comments made following the New Zealand shootings. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

NZ FM heads to Turkey over Erdogan mosque remarks [Video]NZ FM heads to Turkey over Erdogan mosque remarks

New Zealand's Foreign Minister will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at least 50 people at mosques in Christchurch. Emily Wither..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Australia, Turkey in row after Christchurch massacres [Video]Australia, Turkey in row after Christchurch massacres

Turkish president presented attacks on New Zealand mosques by an Australian as part of a broader assault on Turkey and Islam, triggering a response from Australia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published

NZ foreign minister headed to Turkey to NZ foreign minister headed to Turkey to "confront" Erdogan's mosque shooting comments

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Burials begin for New Zealand shooting victims [Video]Burials begin for New Zealand shooting victims

The bodies of two victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery - the first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Australian Teen To Donate Money From 'For More Eggs' To Victims Of The Christchurch Mosque Shootings [Video]Australian Teen To Donate Money From 'For More Eggs' To Victims Of The Christchurch Mosque Shootings

According to Business Insider, The teen who smashed an egg on the head of a far-right Australian senator who made anti-Muslim comments following the New Zealand mosques shootings is planning on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Australian Teenager Gets A Mural Honoring His Activism [Video]Australian Teenager Gets A Mural Honoring His Activism

According to Business Insider, the teenager who smashed an egg on the head of a far-right Australian senator has been honored with a mural in Melbourne. Senator Fraser Anning, an Australian politician,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Australia politics: Division over immigration policies [Video]Australia politics: Division over immigration policies

New Zealand's deadly mosque attack forces it's neighbour to take a closer look at its anti-immigration stance.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published

'When I speak, he shall be nameless': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief [Video]'When I speak, he shall be nameless': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urges people not to give an alleged gunman notoriety as she promises action after the Christchurch mosque shootings. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

'When I speak, he shall be nameless': New Zealand's Ardern [Video]'When I speak, he shall be nameless': New Zealand's Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged people not to give the suspect of the Christchurch mosque shootings notoriety by mentioning his name. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Australian Police Execute Search Warrants Related to New Zealand Shootings [Video]Australian Police Execute Search Warrants Related to New Zealand Shootings

According to Reuters, Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales related to the investigation into Friday’s mass shootings at mosques in the New..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

PM Jacinda Ardern Promises To Make her PM Jacinda Ardern Promises To Make her "Community Safer" With New Gun Laws

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days. Reuters reports the announcement comes days after two mass shootings killed 50 people in two..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Lawyer: New Zealand Mosque Gunman 'Lucid' [Video]Lawyer: New Zealand Mosque Gunman 'Lucid'

According to Reuters The suspected gunman in New Zealand’s mosque attacks is lucid and understands the situation facing him, the lawyer assigned to handle his case told media on Monday. 28 year old..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Baby Lamb Created With World's Oldest Stored Semen [Video]Baby Lamb Created With World's Oldest Stored Semen

According to CNN.com, "Scientists in Australia have set a new record by using the world's oldest known viable semen to impregnate dozens of merino sheep. The sperm had been frozen since 1968, but the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

New Zealand PM says gun laws 'will change' [Video]New Zealand PM says gun laws 'will change'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she would announce new gun laws within days, after a gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Grace Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

"Our gun laws will change" says NZ Prime Minister

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws on Monday after the Christchurch mosque shootings that saw 50 people killed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

AU police search homes linked to NZ shootings [Video]AU police search homes linked to NZ shootings

Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales mid-north coast related to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:16Published

 

Australia clears iron ore ports, miners brace as cyclones approach

The operator of Australia's key iron ore exporting ports said it was clearing ships from the sites as a severe tropical cyclone heads towards the northwestern coast, while miners were also bracing for..
Reuters - Published

Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has described social media users who posted abusive comments beneath a photograph of Australian Rules player Tayla Harris as "cowardly grubs".
Reuters - Published

An Australian koala sneaks into car to cool off in AC

A koala took the opportunity to cool off in an unoccupied air conditioned car near Adelaide on Monday, relaxing on the leather seats as the owner tried to convince it to leave. (March 20)
USATODAY.com - Published

Virgin Australia apologizes after 9-year-old unaccompanied minor spends night in airport

An unaccompanied minor had to sleep over in an airport lounge in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday night after Virgin Australia diverted his plane.
USATODAY.com - Published

Australian accounting firm offers 6 to12 weeks of time off

An Australian accounting firm is trying to make people jealous with their time-off policy! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.
USATODAY.com - Published

Australia cuts annual immigrant cap, puts key cities off-limits to some

Australia on Wednesday cut its annual intake of immigrants by nearly 15 percent, and barred some new arrivals from living in its largest cities for three years, in a bid to ease urban congestion.
Reuters - Published

Teen who egged controversial lawmaker is donating funds to New Zealand massacre victims

Australia's unlikely hero, dubbed "Egg Boy," is still on a crusade to help victims of the deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Will Connolly, the 17-year-old who cracked a raw egg on..
CBS News - Published

Brazil waives visas for visitors from U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan

The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, a measure to boost tourism that was first temporarily adopted before the..
Reuters - Published

Volunteers fly in to wash the dead in New Zealand

Kamran Nasir was in a finance lecture in Australia when a gunman slaughtered 50 people during Friday prayers at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

Bend, Oregon home to last Blockbuster on planet

A Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster in Australia announced it’s closing on March 31. The store is now booming with business from..
USATODAY.com - Published

Australian family of suspected New Zealand mosque gunman devastated for victims

A grandmother of the Australian man suspected of killing 50 people in two New Zealand mosques said she was "just devastated" for the dead and injured.
Reuters - Published

Australian police search homes near mosque suspect's hometown

Australian police have searched two homes in towns on the New South Wales (NSW) mid-north coast linked to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city of..
Reuters - Published

Australian police execute search warrants related to New Zealand shootings

Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales mid-north coast related to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city..
Reuters - Published

Australian premier sides with teen who cracked egg on senator who blamed Muslims for New Zealand attack

Will Connolly, the 17-year-old boy who egged Anning, has become an online hero for the incident, which was captured on video.
USATODAY.com - Published

Controversial Australian lawmaker 'egged' after comments on New Zealand mass shooting

Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand's mass mosque shootings on the country's immigration..
Reuters - Published

Death toll rises to 50 in New Zealand mosque shootings

Australian-born suspect who apparently livestreamed part of the attack has been charged with murder in Christchurch
CBS News - Published

Teen smashes egg on Australian senator who blamed immigrants for New Zealand mosque attacks

Fraser Anning was speaking to reporters Saturday when cameras caught a 17-year-old standing behind the politician cracking a raw egg on his head.
USATODAY.com - Published

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from entering Australia after massacre comments

"Yiannopoulos' comments on social media regarding the Christchurch terror attack are appalling and foment hatred and division," an official said
CBS News - Published

Australia bans tour by alt-right star Milo Yiannopoulos over New Zealand massacre remarks

Australia — home of the suspected gunman in the killing of 49 people at a New Zealand mosque — has banned right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos from touring over his social media response to..
USATODAY.com - Published

Suspected New Zealand shooter flashes apparent white nationalist gesture in court

Brenton Tarrant, an Australian national, was charged with murder Saturday. He's accused of killing dozens in a shooting rampage fueled by white nationalism and anti-immigrant ideology. Forty-nine..
CBS News - Published

Suspected mosque shooter appears in New Zealand courtroom

The Australian national is accused of killing dozens of people in a shooting rampage
CBS News - Published

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand shooting leaves at least 49 dead

At least 49 people were killed by a white supremacist who targeted Muslims in two places of worship. The alleged gunman, who streamed video of the attack on social media, is in custody. Daniel Sutton..
CBS News - Published

'Violent terrorist': Who is Brenton Tarrant, the white supremacist suspected in New Zealand mosque shootings?

What we know about Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old man from Australia who has been charged in the shooting of 49 people at mosques in New Zealand.
USATODAY.com - Published

Australian senator says immigration to blame for New Zealand attack

Australian man with apparent racist motives charged in mosque massacre, but Sen. Fraser Anning blames policy allowing "Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place"
CBS News - Published

Australian man uses phone to block bow and arrow attack

An Australian man is lucky to be alive after he blocked an arrow with his phone. Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story
USATODAY.com - Published

New Zealand shooting: Australian man charged with murder

Warning: Some of this video may be disturbing. At least 49 people were killed Friday in two separate mosque attacks in New Zealand. It is the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. Police..
CBS News - Published

'Worse than Voldemort': Global students' strike targets climate change

Thousands of school students walked out of classes across Australia and New Zealand on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change.
Reuters - Published

One Christchurch shooting suspect is Australian: Australian PM

One of four people detained in New Zealand after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch is Australian, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Students across the globe to skip school for climate change strike

Students across America are expected to skip class Friday in the first national school strike over climate change. Similar demonstrations have already swept through Europe and Australia. Friday's..
CBS News - Published

FIA says F1 director Charlie Whiting has died in Australia

The governing body for international auto racing says its Formula One director Charlie Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook family of apps experiencing issues

Tracking website Down Detector showed outages across the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia and Asia
CBS News - Published

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