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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 PM boosted by re-election of ruling party in largest state

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election prospects got a lift on Saturday when Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), returned his ruling Liberal Party to power.
Reuters - Published

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

Videos for Australia

Rugby sides Crusaders, Waratahs pay tribute to Christchurch attack victims [Video]Rugby sides Crusaders, Waratahs pay tribute to Christchurch attack victims

The Canterbury Crusaders and the New South Wales Waratahs hold a minute's silence before their Super Rugby match to pay their respects to the victims of the Christchurch attack

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

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

 

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

After Christchurch shootings, New Zealand's biggest challenge is to pin down just what a high threat level means

New Zealand is currently recovering from the shock of its first 21st Century terrorist attack, one of the worst in recent history globally, and the worst ever in the Australian and New Zealand..
Firstpost - 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

Trafficking' to Australia: Smuggled persons yet to be located, Police tells HC


IndiaTimes - Published

'I Live! I Die!': New Zealanders stage 'haka' war dance to show solidarity with Muslim community after Christchurch terror attack

Other haka performances have burst forth across Christchurch and elsewhere in the country as well as in Australia, where large communities of New Zealanders live.
Firstpost - Published

Toll from Indonesia flash floods rises to 89; over 6,800 evacuated to temporary shelters in country's Papua province

The government has issued a 14-day state of emergency in Papua, which shares a border with independent Papua New Guinea on an island just north of Australia
Firstpost - Published

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

BRASILIA (Reuters) - 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..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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

White House aide Mick Mulvaney says it's 'absurd' to link Donald Trump with Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant

Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual" and "evil person" and said it was unfair to cast the 28-year-old Australian..
Firstpost - Published

Australian counter-terrorism police raids houses near Grafton linked to Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant

Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, spent his youth in Grafton but has travelled abroad extensively over the past decade and had lived in recent years in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Firstpost - Published

Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant sacks lawyer to represent himself in court; attorney says he appears mentally stable

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian-born who killed 50 people during Friday's terror attacks in Christchurch, has dismissed his lawyer and is planning to represent himself in future court..
Firstpost - 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

Accounts emerge of heroism in New Zealand mosques; bodies to be released

By Tom Westbrook and Praveen Menon CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Accounts emerged on Sunday of heroic attempts to tackle a gunman who slaughtered 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand, as..
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand mosque shooting: Afghan refugee chased away gunman in Christchurch using credit card machine, empty shotgun

Aziz, an Australian citizen, tried to distract and chase the gunman away from outside his mosque in Christchurch with the only weapon he could find - a hand-held credit card machine
Firstpost - 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

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

By Charlotte Greenfield and Praveen Menon CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) - Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

'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

Australian Senator Fraser Anning draws flak for calling Islam 'fascist' religion, targeting Muslims for New Zealand mosque attack

In a media statement issued on Friday afternoon, Anning said that the attacks highlighted the "growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence" in Australia and New Zealand and pinned the..
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand mosque shooting LIVE updates: Scott Morrison calls suspect, believed to be Australian, 'violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist'

Christchurch New Zealand Mosque Shooting LIVE updates: As the Australian identity of the man considered to be the main suspect, Brenton Tarrant, emerges, the Australian PM has been among those who have..
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand mosque shootings: Gunman an Australian-born right-wing 'terrorist', says Oz PM Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison said Australian security authorities were investigating any links between the country and the attack, but declined to provide further details about the Australian gunman
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand mosque shootings: 49 dead in two 'terrorist attacks' in Christchurch; shooter an Australian, confirms Oz PM

At least 40 people died in the shooting in two crowded mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a press briefing a few hours after the incident on Friday.
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand mosque shooting LIVE updates: 40 killed, over 48 injured after 'white supremacist' attacks two mosques; Jacinda Ardern labels it 'terrorist attack'

Christchurch New Zealand Mosque Shooting LIVE updates: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that he will request all institutions to fly the Australian flag at half mast out of respect and..
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand mosque shooting LIVE updates: Flags to be flown at half-mast across Australia, says PM Scott Morrison

Christchurch New Zealand Mosque Shooting LIVE updates: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that he will request all institutions to fly the Australian flag at half mast out of respect and..
Firstpost - Published

New Zealand terror attack on two mosques: What we know so far

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed 40 people died in the shooting and around 20 have been seriously injured. The shootings took place at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Masjid in..
IndiaTimes - 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

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