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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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Australia plays down reports of Chinese coal ban amid fears of worsening diplomatic relations between both nations

Industry experts have noted recently that China appeared to be delaying customs clearances for Australian coking coal used in steel-making, but a report late on Thursday that Dalian Ports had..
Firstpost - Published

Steve Irwin: Google Doodle marks 'Crocodile Hunter', conservationist's 57th birthday

Australian wildlife conservationist and TV presenter Steve Irwin's 57th birthday has been marked with an elaborate Google Doodle that encapsulates the highlights of the famed 'Crocodile Hunter's' life..
Firstpost - Published

Videos for Australia

Barrick Gold weighs $19 bln bid for Newmont Mining [Video]Barrick Gold weighs $19 bln bid for Newmont Mining

Canada's Barrick Gold said it reviewed the possbility of a merger with Newmont Mining. It's reportedly considering making a $19 billion bid. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Google Doodle Celebrates The Life Of Google Doodle Celebrates The Life Of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin

On Friday the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin would have turned 57. To celebrate his life and legacy, Google released an illustration filled Doodle on February 22, which is also National Wildlife..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Australian who rammed and killed six pedestrians jailed for life [Video]Australian who rammed and killed six pedestrians jailed for life

James Gargasoulas is jailed for life. The Australian killed six people in 2017 when he plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

China Customs To Test Coal Imports For Environmental Reasons [Video]China Customs To Test Coal Imports For Environmental Reasons

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry said that the customs administration will begin testing coal imports for reasons including environmental..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

First Mammal Confirmed Extinct Due to Climate Change [Video]First Mammal Confirmed Extinct Due to Climate Change

Australia has confirmed the extinction of a rat species. It's the first mammal to be declared extinct due to climate change.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Australia Is Letting People Use Emojis On Their Car License Plates [Video]Australia Is Letting People Use Emojis On Their Car License Plates

According to Business Insider, Australia is letting drivers add an emoji to their official government issued license plates. Drivers in the state of Queensland are able to add one of five emoji to the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Meghan visits NYC, reportedly for baby shower [Video]Meghan visits NYC, reportedly for baby shower

In her first trip back to the U.S. since marrying Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, who is expecting her first child in the spring, was spotted in New York City on Tuesday, reportedly for a baby shower...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

A Mammal Species Is Extinct Due To Human-induced Climate Change [Video]A Mammal Species Is Extinct Due To Human-induced Climate Change

According to Mother Nature Network, the Bramble Cay melomys, was declared extinct this week by researchers in Australia. This rodent is reportedly the first mammal species wiped out by human-induced..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Keira Knightley film promotes unity in divided times [Video]Keira Knightley film promotes unity in divided times

The actress said lessons of setting aside prejudices and nations coming together in her postwar film 'The Aftermath' were "very relevant" for today's divided societies. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

A Universal One-Shot Flu Vaccine Is Being Developed [Video]A Universal One-Shot Flu Vaccine Is Being Developed

Tired of seasonal flu shots that don't always work? Researchers in Australia might have just discovered the flu shot to end all flu shots-- and possibly, end influenza too, reports MedicalXpress.com. A..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Former acting FBI director decries Trump 'attacks' [Video]Former acting FBI director decries Trump 'attacks'

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Britain does not support total Huawei network ban -sources [Video]Britain does not support total Huawei network ban -sources

British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite U.S. allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, people..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers [Video]Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that a cyber attack on Australian lawmakers breaching networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government. Rough cut - no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

AUSTRALIAN PM ON PARLIAMENT CYBERATTACKS [Video]AUSTRALIAN PM ON PARLIAMENT CYBERATTACKS

AUSTRALIAN PM ON PARLIAMENT CYBERATTACKS

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:08Published

Chicago PD seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett [Video]Chicago PD seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Shark Attacks Surfer In Australia [Video]Shark Attacks Surfer In Australia

A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to local police. Police said in a statement Sunday that emergency..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture [Video]Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture

The 'Californian Gurls' singer and the 'Lord of the Rings' actor are seen showing off a ring in a photo posted on both their Instagram accounts, a day after Valentine's Day. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Australian leaders warned: act now to save koalas [Video]Australian leaders warned: act now to save koalas

The President of WWF International has warned Australian leaders that the nation's iconic marsupial, the koala, is at risk of extinction due to high rates of deforestation. Gracie Jerome reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Beagle 'adopts' possum after losing her puppies [Video]Beagle 'adopts' possum after losing her puppies

A pet beagle in Australia strikes up an unlikely friendship with a possum after losing her litter of puppies. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Australia courts Vanuatu to tackle China's influence [Video]Australia courts Vanuatu to tackle China's influence

Analysts say Australia sees China's influence as a potential threat to sovereignty, independence, stability and even to peace.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

How To Make A Long-Distance Relationship Work [Video]How To Make A Long-Distance Relationship Work

Long-distance relationships aren't easy--everyone knows that. But Business Insider correspondent and native New Yorker Katie Lockhart knows it first-hand. Her boyfriend lives in Australia! Lockhart..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Australia to reopen controversial detention center [Video]Australia to reopen controversial detention center

Australia will reopen a controversial detention centre for asylum seekers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said after an embarrassing defeat in parliament that allows migrants in offshore camps to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Australia Is Reopening Christmas Island Detention Center in Anticipation of New Asylum Seekers [Video]Australia Is Reopening Christmas Island Detention Center in Anticipation of New Asylum Seekers

The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:10Published

 
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