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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

A Volunteer Displays Jars of Dried Cannabis Buds at the La Brea Collective Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Los Angeles
Medical Marijuana Legalisation in Australia Gains Support of PM Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has no objection to the legalisation of medical cannabis. (11:10 am)

MORE TOPICS: TONY ABBOTT, CANCER

Australian PM Abbott delivers keynote speech during B20 Summit in Sydney
Australia May Sanction Social Media Websites to Ensure ‘E-safety’ for Children

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government is considering creating the post of a commissioner who will work on children's "E-safety." (10:18 am)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, ELECTIONS

The Thwaites Glacier In Antarctica Is Seen In This Undated NASA Image
Australia To Lose Hundreds Of Billions Worth Of Infrastructure Due To Rising Sea Levels

By IBTimes AU

Rise in sea levels could cost the Australian economy hundreds of billions of dollars. The Climate Council has released a report revealing the costs of infrastructure if no action is done to prevent future damages. (9:03 am)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, STORM

Federal Reserve
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning September 18, 2014

By Comsec

The US Federal Reserve left interest rate settings unchanged with the federal funds target range at zero to 0.25% and decided to wind back asset purchases from $25 billion to $15 billion a month. The Fed retained its key statement "that it likel... (8:57 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Health Workers Wearing Protective Clothing Prepare Before Carrying An Abandoned Dead Body Presenting With Ebola Symptoms At Duwala Market In Monrovia
Ebola Update: Australian Aid Worker Appeals For More Field Hospitals, U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Fight Virus

By IBTimes AU

An Australian aid worker from Sierra Leone has returned to Perth and launched a petition for the Abbott government to send military troops to help set up field hospitals. The current global response to Ebola remains inadequate. U.S. (8:28 am)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ

‘The Bachelor Australia’: The Top Five Bachelorettes Of Season 2

By IBTimes AU

The top five bachelorettes of "The Bachelor Australia" Season 2 are Zoe, Jessica, Sam, Louise and Lisa. (10:21 pm)

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Arrive At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit Celebrating The Opening Of 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' In Upper Manhattan
Kanye West Lashes Out At The Media After Being Slammed For Wheelchair Incident In Australia

By IBTimes AU

Kanye West unleashed one of his famous rants after he was wrongly accused of forcing handicapped fans to stand up during a recent concert. (6:55 pm)

MORE TOPICS: KIM KARDASHIAN

Michael Clarke Misses Train For ODIs Against Pakistan, Phil Hughes Steps In

By IBTimes AU

Owing to a hamstring injury, Michael Clarke has been excluded from the Australian team outbound for the ODI series against Pakistan at the beginning of October. Phil Hughes will replace him for the three-match one day series. Hughes was initially not included in the squad for the one-dayers. (6:42 pm)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, PAKISTAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ZIMBABWE, CRICKET

Australians Targeted By Hackers Locking Computers For $700 Ransom

By IBTimes AU

Thousands of Australian computers were being locked up by hackers demanding for $700 worth of ransom (5:50 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TELSTRA

‘The Bachelor Australia’ Season 2 Preview: Sam’s Fairy Tale Date, Belly Dancing Time, Who Exits

By IBTimes AU

It will be interesting to see who goes home in Episode 15 of "The Bachelor Australia" Season 2. It may be either Zoe or Laurina. (5:24 pm)