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Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent (the world's smallest) the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia to the north-east, and New Zealand to the southeast.

Articles About Australia

Angie Ballard, The Only Gold Medalist For Australia On The 8th Day At Commonwealth Games

By IBTimes AU

Angie Ballard as she grabbed the only gold on the eighth day, in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games athletics track. Para-athlete Ballard won a gold medal in T54 1500m at Hampden Park in a time of three minutes 59.20 seconds. (9:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

Australia's gold medallist Mitch Larkin (C), silver medallist Josh Beaver (L) and bronze medallist Matson Lawson pose with their medals in the men's 200m Backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Jim
Australia Likely To Finish Second, Since 1986, After A Couple Of Disastrous Days In The Commowealth Games

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been toppled from the top of Medals table trailing England by a mighty eight gold medals at the end of the 8th day at Commonwealth Games. Sadly though, this may well be the first time they are not going to finish first since Edinburg, 1986. (9:11 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, COMMONWEALTH GAMES

An illustration picture shows application icons on an Apple Ipad tablet held by a woman in Bordeaux, Southwestern France
Australia's Tech Sector Outperforms US and UK with App Development Generating Billions

By IBTimes AU

Australia's technology sector has outperformed the United States and the UK. (9:09 pm)

MORE TOPICS: APPLE INC., RETAIL, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Model Miranda Kerr arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actress Miranda Kerr Loses 40 Pounds After Pregnancy With A Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Diet and Yoga

By IBTimes AU

Australian model Miranda Kerr follows a low-carb, gluten-free diet along with which she does yoga, Pilates and dance workouts which help her maintain her supermodel physique. (9:07 pm)

An armed pro-Russian separatist guards a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region
MH17: Separatist Soldier Holds Aussie Reporter at Gun Point

By IBTimes AU

Channel Nine reporter Damian Ryan wrote about his terrifying experience of being held at a gun point of an AK47 as he tried to report from Ground Zero. (6:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE, TONY ABBOTT

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Stand Guard at a Checkpoint in the Northern Iraq City of Mosul
Australian Wanted Man Threatens Terror in Australia, Demands Release of Muslim Prisoners

By IBTimes AU

One of the Australian suspected terrorists pictured in viral photos which showed them triumphantly holding decapitated heads in Iraq has released a statement revealing his terror plans in Australia. (5:59 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, IRAQ, TWITTER

Nutritionists warn that people in the Pacific are at risk of obesity on a Western diet
5 Snacks Only Australians may Have Thought Of

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Aside from exotic animals, Australia is also home to some of the most interesting snacks. (4:50 pm)

HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014.
HTC One M8 Windows Phone to Launch for Verizon; Release Date, Price, Five Fresh Features to Anticipate for New Smartphone

By IBTimes AU

It seems that Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC Corporation is finally ready to reveal a Windows version of its flagship phone, HTC One M8. Words have spread over the Internet that the HTC One M8 Windows phone may be launched for Verizon with the moniker HTC One W8. (Aug 01)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SONY, ANDROID, HTC, SMARTPHONE

Britain's Prince Charles
A Look Back at Prince Charles and Princes Diana's Failed Marriage 33 Years Later

By IBTimes AU

Prince Charles and Princess Diana Would have been married 33 years this month. While Prince Charles is now married to the Duchess of Cornwall, Diana never remarried and remained single until her death in 1997 despite having been in other relationships since the couple's divorce. (Aug 01)

MORE TOPICS: CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES, ROYAL WEDDING, KATE MIDDLETON

The Bachelor Australia Season 2 Episode 2: Electric Fairytale Date and First Kiss, Two Eliminations

By IBTimes AU

The second episode of "The Bachelor Australia" Season 2 featured a fairy-tale date, the first kiss of the season, a wedding photo-shoot and two eliminations. Bridgette and Tiarnar were the last two women standing at the rose ceremony and had to leave the competition. (Aug 01)