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Australia

# australia - Today’s News

Here’s Wikileaks’ latest revelation – about an “unprecedented” gagging order

The orgnaisation promised a big announcement last night. Here’s what it’s about.

# australia - Yesterday’s News

Here’s how fighting in Ukraine is holding up the MH17 investigation

Again, fighting in the towns around the crash site made it impossible for Dutch and Australian authorities to get to the wreckage today.

# australia - Monday 28 July, 2014

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

# australia - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From The Score Will Skelton’s even bigger 19-year-old brother signs for the Chiefs Mammoth

Will Skelton’s even bigger 19-year-old brother signs for the Chiefs

At over 140kg and 6 ft 9 ins, Cameron Skelton is a huge unit.

# australia - Saturday 26 July, 2014

There are still human remains at the MH17 crash site

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this makes it more important than ever that an international team be dispatched to the scene.

# australia - Friday 25 July, 2014

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

# australia - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Heartbreaking statement from devastated family who lost 3 children and grandad in MH17

“No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for our children, for Mo, for Evie, for Otis.”

# australia - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Family of Stuart Butler ‘full of hope’ their son will be returned to them

Police in Byron Bay say they are now searching for the body of the 20-year-old Dublin man.

# australia - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

‘The waves didn’t seem huge… But we couldn’t paddle against it’

Friends of Stuart Butler describe getting into trouble before the Irish surfer disappeared.

Missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler has still not been found

The 19-year-old got into difficult in the waters off Byron Bay on Saturday.

# australia - Monday 21 July, 2014

Remains of MH17 victims to be handed over to Dutch authorities

A deal was reportedly also reached today with Ukrainian separatists over the recovery of the flight’s black boxes.

Third day of search for missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler concludes in Australia

The 19-year-old went missing off on Saturday and has not been found.

Australia hits out at “shambolic” MH17 response

Tony Abbott called the downing of the plane “a crime”.

# australia - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Irish surfer goes missing in the waters off Byron Bay in Australia

The man was surfing with two friends who were rescued.

# australia - Friday 18 July, 2014

100 AIDS experts were killed in the Ukraine plane crash

They were on their way to a global conference in Australia.

# australia - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Political favouritism can now be seen from space

A new study by an Australian university has used night time light to establish that economic activity gravitates towards the birth places of political leaders.

From The Daily Edge Great white shark dies after choking on a sea lion Shark Bait

# australia - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From The Score Adam Scott still chasing the standards set by Greg Norman Advance Australia Fair

Adam Scott still chasing the standards set by Greg Norman

The Australian is hoping to bridge a 21-year gap between Claret Jugs for his nation.

From The Score ‘Tongan Thor’ schoolboy sensation may take up Australian offers Big Future

‘Tongan Thor’ schoolboy sensation may take up Australian offers

18-year-old Taniela Tupou is in high demand thanks to a viral video of his hat-trick.

From The Daily Edge Man creates stunning ad to sell his piece of sh*t car One Careful Owner

Man creates stunning ad to sell his piece of sh*t car

It’s a sweet little 1999 number.

# australia - Monday 14 July, 2014

Anger over Australian campervan firm’s ‘little slut’ slogan

The company has said it doesn’t try to be controversial and pokes fun at everything.

# australia - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten

The video shows shearers beating and throwing the animals, stamping on their necks and stitching wounds apparently without anaesthetic.

# australia - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Gary the Goat finds out he made it into the newspaper Oh Gary

Australian judge to be investigated for ‘appalling’ comments on incest

The judge reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality.

The most spectacular piece of rubbish you’re likely to see

Space junk from a Russian rocket lit up the Australian sky.

# australia - Friday 4 July, 2014

Australian police charge woman in racist rant video

The woman racially abused an Asian train passenger, but said she was having a “really, really rotten day”.

# australia - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Two Dominos pizza branches got prank-called and put on the same phone line

# australia - Monday 30 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pigeon tries to flirt with girl using mating dance, fails miserably Hey Gurl

Pigeon tries to flirt with girl using mating dance, fails miserably

Humans don’t date birds. Silly pigeon.

# australia - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From The Score Australia dashes to double Derby success at The Curragh Fair Dinkum

Australia dashes to double Derby success at The Curragh

Joseph O’Brien held the heavy favourite back until the lengthy, closing straight.

From The Score Weather likely to be Australia’s only threat in the Irish Derby Double Trouble

Weather likely to be Australia’s only threat in the Irish Derby

The odds on favourite may yet withdraw if the rain continues.

# australia - Friday 27 June, 2014

Woman electrocuted by faulty USB charger on her laptop

The 28-year-old woman was found wearing headphones and with her computer in her lap.

# australia - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From The Score 130kg and over: The top five ‘big boppers’ of world rugby Size

130kg and over: The top five ‘big boppers’ of world rugby

Rugby HQ have dedicated their latest compilation to the larger men of the game.

Missing MH370 was “highly, highly likely” on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed

Investigators said that autopilot would had to have been manually switched on – but it’s still not known when it began running on autopilot.

# australia - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Score Jordi Alba to Spanish journalist: ‘I’ll rip your head off’ Tetchy

Jordi Alba to Spanish journalist: ‘I’ll rip your head off’

Left-back involved in heated exchange after his side’s 3-0 World Cup win over Australia.

# australia - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Score World Cup hangout: Live from Brazil, waving adios to Spain Wchangout This post contains videos

World Cup hangout: Live from Brazil, waving adios to Spain

As Spain finally managed to win a game, we discussed the tournaments most disappointing teams.

From The Score Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes The Big Three

Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes

South Africa, New Zealand and Australia all wrapped up series successes last weekend.

# australia - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Australia has been given eight months to fix the Great Barrier Reef

The UN has warned that a “business as usual approach is not an option”.

# australia - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From The Score Saint-André changes two as France aim to avoid whitewash in Australia Litmus Test

Saint-André changes two as France aim to avoid whitewash in Australia

The former Gloucester coach is under increasing pressure as his side look for a strong performance.

# australia - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From The Score Waratahs giant Will Skelton set for Australia debut against France Mass

Waratahs giant Will Skelton set for Australia debut against France

The mammoth 22-year-old lock will add major bulk to the Wallabies’ pack for the third Test.

Families of people who died in shipwreck at Christmas Island to sue Australia

The families of the asylum seekers who died say the Government didn’t do enough – but Australian politicians say the move is ‘shameful’.

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