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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

Couples kiss at the base of the flag pole at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City January 17, 2013.
Men Have Lesser Emotional Pain Towards Their Partners In Comparison To Women

By IBTimes AU

A research by two scientists from Queensland showed that only 7 percent of men felt the pain of their partner. (12:12 pm)

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Main Control Room In Darmstadt
High-Powered Jet Plane To Take People Anywhere In A Span Of Just 4 Hours

By IBTimes AU

A technology by a British company has the ability to perform like a jet engine and speed up the process of travel as well. (11:38 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MEXICO, UNITED KINGDOM

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Sony Backs Off, Cancels Release Of 'The Interview' After Threats On Cinema Goers

By IBTimes AU

The movie is taken off the shelves. (2:09 am)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, WHITE HOUSE, HOLLYWOOD, SONY

An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon December 19, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares completed a trifecta of winning days on Friday, closing around the best levels of the session. Over the course of the last week the ASX 200 has risen by almost 2.3 % , balancing the loss of the pre-ceeding week when the market fell by almost 2. (8:40 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, BROADBAND, COPPER

Australia's Steve Smith (L) celebrates reaching his century as England's Kevin Pietersen looks on during the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket test at the Sydney cricket ground January 3, 2014.
Steve Smith Scorers Swashbuckling Century On Captaincy Debut

By IBTimes AU

Steve Smith's century puts Australia in a winning position in the second Test Match. (5:38 pm)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, CRICKET

Rest of the World's Kevin Pietersen signs autographs during a cricket match against MCC to celebrate 200 years of Lord's at Lord's cricket ground in London, July 5, 2014.
Why The Big Bash Needs Kevin Pietersen

By IBTimes AU

Preview to the latest edition of the Big Bash League and why Kevin Pietersen is a welcome addition (4:50 pm)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, CRICKET

Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization burn the U.S. flag as they shout slogans during a protest, against U.S. drone attacks in the Pakistani tribal region
WikiLeaks Releases Secret CIA Report Which Suggests Drone Strikes May Be ‘Counterproductive’

By IBTimes AU

The report claims that drone strikes may strengthen the solidarity of extremist groups. (2:28 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, IRAQ, RUSSIA, WIKILEAKS

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New Zealand's Economy Soaring High As Kiwi Moves Close to Parity With Australian Dollar

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's economy is growing faster than expected with the Kiwi moving closer to parity with the Australian currency. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, GDP, INVESTMENT

Angelina Jolie arrives on the red carpet at the world premiere of her film "Unbroken" at the State Theatre in Sydney
Angelina Jolie Is Sick: Brad Pitt And Her Three Sons Maddox, Pax,and Shiloh Attend The 'Unbroken' Premiere Without The Actress

By IBTimes AU

Angelina was missing from "Unbroken" premiere as she down with Chicken Pox. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, LOS ANGELES

Recording artist Iggy Azalea performs during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles
Iggy Azalea vs Hefe Wine Court Case Reveals More Details

By IBTimes AU

The rapper has sued Hefe Wine for stealing her work. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, GRAMMY AWARD