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Australian men forced onto car roof to escape crocodiles

BBC / Australia

The men were forced to the roof of their bogged vehicle to avoid rising tides and a crocodile.

06

Manus Island: Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre

BBC / News

Papua New Guinea authorities are urging asylum seekers who remain there to leave, Australia confirms.

Wednesday, Nov 22

11

Ashes: England or Australia - who will win? Pundits make their predictions

BBC / Sport

Can England upset the odds or will Australia continue their dominance on home soil? Find out what the experts think.

08

Australian school apologises for 'suggestive' saint statue

BBC.com

The Catholic school apologises for the sculpture of a saint handing a loaf of bread to a boy.

05

Australia dual citizenship row claims ninth politician

BBC / Australia

Skye Kakoschke-Moore says she received "extremely surprising" confirmation that she is a UK citizen.

03

Nasa tracking station in Australia hit by staff strike

BBC / Australia

The brief strike at the deep space tracking station will force staff in the US to work overtime.

01

Australia boss quits six days after qualifying for World Cup

BBC / Australia

Ange Postecoglou resigns as Australia boss six days after the team qualified for the World Cup, saying the job has "taken a toll on me".

Tuesday, Nov 21

09

Mature white crocodile spotted in Australian river

BBC / Asia

It is not common to see a mature reptile with such pigmentation in the wild, an expert says.

Stokes 'let a lot of people down' - Australia opener Warner

BBC / Sport

Australia opener David Warner says he "would have loved" to face England's Ben Stokes in Thursday's first Ashes Test.

03

Australia backpacker exploitation 'endemic', study finds

BBC / Australia

A study of temporary workers' conditions finds extensive evidence of pay theft and other violations.

Monday, Nov 20

20

Ashes: Australia must back up their chat - England's James Vince

BBC / Australia

Australia are putting themselves under pressure to perform in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, says England batsman James Vince.

08

Australian PM cancels parliamentary week amid key debates

BBC / Australia

The move is designed to help legislate gay marriage, but Labor says it is an "outrageous" tactic.

03

MP Bob Katter's abrupt crocodile line amuses Australia

BBC / Australia

Bob Katter was discussing same-sex marriage when he switched topics, in footage that has gone viral.

Sunday, Nov 19

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Australia 'see things they like' in England, says coach Lehmann

BBC / Australia

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says the home side have seen weaknesses in the England team that they will look to exploit during the Ashes.

Saturday, Nov 18

17

Scots AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies

BBC / Entertainment

The Australian's powerful rhythm guitar riffs helped propel the heavy rock group to stardom.

Friday, Nov 17

19

Zimbabwe latest: Embattled Mugabe in first public appearance

BBC

The Zimbabwean president leaves house arrest to attend a university graduation ceremony.

14

Record-breaking Australia reach World Cup semis - highlights & report

BBC / Sport

Five tries from winger Valentine Holmes help Australia thrash Samoa 46-0 to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

09

Australia's oldest human remains go home

BBC / Australia

A 42,000-year-old skeleton known as Mungo Man is returned to his ancestral burial place.

07

Australia youth justice: Inquiry finds 'shocking' failures

BBC / Australia

An inquiry proposes sweeping changes after images showed inmates being abused and mistreated.

Thursday, Nov 16

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Australia recall Paine after seven years for Ashes

BBC / Sport

Australia recall wicketkeeper Tim Paine after seven years and the uncapped Cameron Bancroft is called up for the opening Ashes Test against England.

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Mugabe in Crunch Talks over His Future

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South Africa says regional mediators are meeting the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe -- who remains under house arrest. Also: Saudi Arabia says it won't lift the blockade on Yemen until the Houthis handover power, and Old Vic theatre…

20

Australia says Yes

www.bbc.co.uk

Political scientist Dr Shaun Ratcliff explains why some areas voted the way they did.

11

Diplomat dies in NY 'trust game' fall

BBC / Asia

Julian Simpson accidentally slipped from a balcony, in what US media say followed a "trust game".

04

Australian marriage speech applauded

BBC / Asia

A lawmaker receives a standing ovation after introducing a historic bill to legalise gay marriage.

02

Australian minister blames hackers over Twitter porn 'like'

BBC / Asia

Government minister Christopher Pyne says he was not responsible for activity on his Twitter page.

Wednesday, Nov 15

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Robert Mugabe said to be 'Fine' Under House Arrest

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As Zimbabwe's army takes control, South Africa's leader says the president is at home and 'fine'. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state TV. Analysts say the move may be a bid to replace Mr Mugabe with his…

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Australia dominate all-time Ashes XI - find out who made the team

BBC / Sport

Discover who made the all-time Ashes XI after almost 150,000 teams are submitted to the BBC Sport website.

13

Australia same-sex marriage: Did the vote transcend its controversy?

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Australians voted in favour of same-sex marriage, but for many the poll brought out complex emotions.

Australia qualify for fourth World Cup in a row

BBC / Sport

Australia qualify for their fourth successive World Cup as they see off a physical Honduras 3-1 at Stadium Australia.

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Tears of joy

BBC / Australia

Penny Wong, Australia's first openly gay female senator, could not hold back her emotion at the result.