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# australia - Sunday 22 January, 2017

55-year-old Australian diver 'lucky to be alive' after being mauled by giant bull shark

“He has severe bites to his left arm and some minor lacerations across his stomach,” a paramedic told news agency AFP.

# australia - Friday 20 January, 2017

Four killed and 20 more injured after car drives into pedestrians in Melbourne

Police said the incident was not a terrorist attack.

# australia - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge This Limerick man is on the noble quest of bringing Buckfast to Irish people in Australia Get Bucky

This Limerick man is on the noble quest of bringing Buckfast to Irish people in Australia

The tonic wine is unfortunately not widely available down under. But he’s trying to fix that.

# australia - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Australian family rescued from Japanese mountain after sending social media SOS

The group reportedly dug a hole in the snow to keep warm.

# australia - Monday 16 January, 2017

Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake

Three children died in the incident in 2015.

# australia - Friday 13 January, 2017

Australian firm responsible for Irishwoman's scalping injuries fined

Annie Dunne suffered the injuries while working on a farm.

# australia - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Rolf Harris 'groped blind, disabled woman', court hears

The former TV star is accused of assaulting seven women and girls between 1971 and 2003.

Twenty people rescued from Australian rollercoaster

Movie World said in a statement there had been “a mechanical issue with the chain” of the rollercoaster.

# australia - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

# australia - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Man left in freezing shark infested water for six hours after being dragged out of boat by fish

“He was just one tiny little head bobbing in the ocean”.

# australia - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

An elderly Australian convict has allegedly murdered a fellow inmate with a toaster

The 77-year-old was sentenced in 2008 for the murder of his wife and young grandchildren.

# australia - Monday 2 January, 2017

'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne

There’s a bit of a nasty surprise waiting in the water.

# australia - Saturday 31 December, 2016

NYE: 2017 begins in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong

Countries around the world ramped up security efforts following terror attacks this year at public events.

# australia - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Man flying from London to Sydney arrested over threat of New Year’s Eve terror attack

Sydney is gearing up for the annual fireworks display on the harbour with a crowd of more than one million expected.

# australia - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Pickup trucks and 24 hours of booze - welcome to dating in the Australian outback

‘Bachelor and Spinster’ balls in rural Australia are a better bet than Tinder when it comes to finding romance.

# australia - Monday 26 December, 2016

Australia's Uluru flooded after record-breaking Christmas downpour

The national park had to be closed off due to the massive volumes of water.

# australia - Friday 23 December, 2016

Man charged over killing of Irish woman in Australian serial killer case

He is charged with the murders of two women – a third woman was also killed but the investigation is still open.

# australia - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From The42 ARU boss says Cheika's job is safe despite losing 9 of 15 Tests this year Cheik Point

ARU boss says Cheika's job is safe despite losing 9 of 15 Tests this year

Bill Pulver is confident the Wallabies can still make progress under the former Leinster head coach.

# australia - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

From The42 Wallabies lock Will Skelton is heading to Saracens Big Willie Style

Wallabies lock Will Skelton is heading to Saracens

Skelton has signed a short-term deal with the English champions which will begin with immediate effect.

# australia - Sunday 4 December, 2016

From The42 Best is yet to come from England after Wallabies win caps undefeated 2016 On A Roll

Best is yet to come from England after Wallabies win caps undefeated 2016

George Ford insists England were nowhere near their best despite a 16-point defeat of Australia.

# australia - Friday 2 December, 2016

Man who hiked price of HIV drug mocks schoolkids for recreating medicine in lab

Martin Shkreli’s company raised the price of HIV drug Daraprim from €13.50 to €750 per pill.

# australia - Thursday 1 December, 2016

65-year-old Australian surfer escapes serious injury after shark attack

A video shows the man giving an emphatic thumbs up after being rescued.

# australia - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From The42 South Africa claim their airport jostling incident with journalist was staged Aussie Schemozzle This post contains videos

South Africa claim their airport jostling incident with journalist was staged

“As far as our security was concerned it was a direct breach of security protocol and he had to act to protect our players.”

Poor diets are causing scurvy to make a comeback in Australia

The disease was historically associated with seafaring and a lack of vitamin C on long voyages.

# australia - Monday 28 November, 2016

'Mum cradled the baby straight into her arms': Miniature monkeys reunited after zoo theft

There were fears the baby monkey could die if it was kept away from its mother for too long

# australia - Sunday 27 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge Mel Gibson was spotted watching Ireland beat Australia at the Aviva yesterday Lethal Weapon

Six people die from "thunderstorm asthma" in Australia

The rare event triggered respiratory problems for asthma and hay fever sufferers.

From The42 Cubs to impact subs: It's The42's big November Tests awards bash Suit Up This post contains videos

Cubs to impact subs: It's The42's big November Tests awards bash

We’re dishing out the awards that matter after a long, hard month of rugby.

From The42 'You can't wallow in self pity and panic': Best's Ireland show steel to steady ship Problem Solvers

'You can't wallow in self pity and panic': Best's Ireland show steel to steady ship

Best’s calm words and Simon Zebo’s ferocious tackle helped turn a gushing tide of Green and Gold momentum.

# australia - Saturday 26 November, 2016

From The42 Tadhg Furlong 'embarrassed' by Lions link as he nit-picks another huge performance in green Attitude

Tadhg Furlong 'embarrassed' by Lions link as he nit-picks another huge performance in green

The 24-year-old with just two European Cup starts cemented his place as Ireland’s premier tighthead this month.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland looked to end the month on a high against Michael Cheika’s Wallabies.

From The42 JVDF steps in again with Sean O'Brien officially ruled out of Wallabies Test Ever Ready

JVDF steps in again with Sean O'Brien officially ruled out of Wallabies Test

The Wicklow man has played a lot of rugby this month despite not being named on a single starting line-up.

Moore's mind far from Munster as he leads Wallabies against Ireland

The Wallaby captain was very close to agreeing terms with Munster last year.

# australia - Friday 25 November, 2016

From The42 Australia captain demands 'best game of the tour' against land of his father Blood Ties

Australia captain demands 'best game of the tour' against land of his father

Stephen Moore has had a busy week catching up with his long lost cousins.

# australia - Thursday 24 November, 2016

From The42 'If you're confident enough, you don't need experience': Payne on new 12 Ringrose Midfield Mindset

'If you're confident enough, you don't need experience': Payne on new 12 Ringrose

If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.

From The42 'I'm still a bit off': Sean O'Brien promises even better performances to come Revved Up
From The42 'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre Rising Stock

'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre

The Leinster tyro will start his first senior match in the 12 jersey against the Wallabies.

Four dead in Australian "thunderstorm asthma" event

Some 8,500 people have presented to hospital emergency departments.

# australia - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

From The42 'Donnacha Ryan's taken on a Paulie-like role': Henderson heaping pressure on seasoned locks Hoarse Of A Man

'Donnacha Ryan's taken on a Paulie-like role': Henderson heaping pressure on seasoned locks

The Ulster second row knows it won’t be an easy task to dislodge the Tipperary man after his performances against the All Blacks.

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