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#Australia

# australia - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

The plane crashed not long after take-off.

# australia - Monday 20 February, 2017

Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne airport

Local reports say that around five people were on board.

# australia - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Irish woman to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of fiancé in Sydney

25-year-old Cathrina Cahill made no application for bail in court this morning.

# australia - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney

The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.

# australia - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Elderly German tourists found dead in Australian outback after wandering off path

The couple had been missing for days.

# australia - Monday 13 February, 2017

Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people

Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of cheating.

# australia - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From The42 Security consultant charged with public mischief for bugging All Blacks in Sydney Black Ops

Security consultant charged with public mischief for bugging All Blacks in Sydney

The revelation that New Zealand’s meetings had been bugged caused serious tension between the unions.

# australia - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

# australia - Friday 3 February, 2017

From The42 Rugby star Quade Cooper wins third pro boxing fight with brutal stoppage KO

Rugby star Quade Cooper wins third pro boxing fight with brutal stoppage

Once again Australia rugby star Quade Cooper proved more than adept in the boxing ring.

# australia - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over 'dumb' refugee deal

Another report says he threatened to invade Mexico.

# australia - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

From The42 Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test Shock Move This post contains videos

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test

Ben Barba could make his debut for the club against Lyon on 18 February.

Sixth person dies after car mowed down pedestrians in Australian shopping district

Thirty-six people have been treated in hospital following the incident nearly two weeks ago.

# australia - Monday 30 January, 2017

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

# australia - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 13 important gifts Australia has given to Ireland Aussie Day

13 important gifts Australia has given to Ireland

Happy Australia Day mates.

# 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

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