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11

Fiba bans 13 players after Philippines v Australia basketball brawl

BBC / Sport

Fiba has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month.

08

Australia's PM says Pope must sack archbishop

BBC / Australia

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted of covering up abuse by a paedophile priest.

02

Australia overtaking UK for overseas students

BBC / UK

Australia is overtaking the UK as the world's second biggest destination for international students.

Wednesday, Jul 18

08

Melanoma blood test: Scientists unveil 'world-first' research

BBC / Asia

Billed as a world first, the test is designed to detect the skin cancer in its early stages.

06

MH17 victims' father condemns Trump over Russian 'lie'

BBC / Australia

Anthony Maslin delivers a scathing attack on the president over his attitude towards Russia.

Tuesday, Jul 17

13

Glamorgan: Australian Joe Burns signs T20 Blast deal

BBC / Australia

Glamorgan complete a deal with Joe Burns to allow him to join fellow Australian Usman Khawaja as their second overseas player.

12

Usain Bolt may play football in Australia

BBC / Australia

The top tier Central Coast Mariners have been pursuing the champion sprinter for months now.

09

Cave rescue: Australians to receive honours, PM Turnbull says

BBC / Asia

Richard Harris and Craig Challen performed "extraordinary acts of heroism", Australia's PM says.

Saturday, Jul 14

03

Five places that have just broken heat records

www.bbc.co.uk

Global heat records have fallen this month, and not just where it's summer. So what's happening?

Friday, Jul 13

18

Wittenoom: Tourists urged to stay away from asbestos town

BBC / Australia

Despite health warnings, travellers are visiting a deadly Australian town contaminated with asbestos.

Thursday, Jul 12

19

Tiwi Islands: The Aboriginal players hooked on 'fast footy'

BBC / Australia

On remote islands in the Northern Territory, the sport is revered for producing champions.

06

Australian Ballet performance cut short by rat

BBC / Asia

Dancers were left in the dark after the rodent gnawed through key power cables in Adelaide.

02

The architectural masterpiece that wouldn't stand up

www.bbc.co.uk

It took 17 years to build Sydney Opera House. The lead engineer, Sir Jack Zunz, describes how the architect quit, costs spiralled and locals thought it a joke.

Wednesday, Jul 11

10

True heroes

BBC.com

The mission to rescue the boys in the cave has been a Thai-led but truly international effort.

09

Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys

BBC / Australia

The expert caver gave the OK for the boys to dive their way out and was among the last to leave.

Tuesday, Jul 10

World's 'oldest coloured molecules' are bright pink

BBC / Australia

The 1.1 billion-year-old bright pink pigments were extracted from rocks beneath the Sahara Desert.

05

Australia and NZ recall frozen vegetables over listeria fears

BBC / Australia

The frozen vegetable similar move in the UK last week over concerns about the deadly bacteria.

Monday, Jul 9

15

Sydney restaurant 'dumped' drunk customers on street

BBC / Australia

The venue was fined after its staff carried the intoxicated and unconscious customers outside.

10

First eastern quolls born in Australian wild for half a century

BBC / Australia

For the first time in more than 50 years the marsupial is born in the wild on mainland Australia.

Friday, Jul 6

18

Hannah Gadsby's comedy show 'made me feel seen'

BBC / Australia

The comedian's hard-hitting routine on gender identify resonates deeply with many Australians.

07

Sydney child murders 'planned by father'

BBC / Australia

The man has been found dead after shooting the two teenagers in their bedrooms, police say.

Thursday, Jul 5

16

Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves

BBC / Australia

Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife.

07

'Melting road' damages cars in Australia

BBC / Australia

Several vehicles were damaged by "big globs" of tar that coated tyres, witnesses say.

Wednesday, Jul 4

14

Banned Warner given captaincy role in Canada

BBC / Australia

Banned Australia batsman David Warner is appointed as captain of Canadian Twenty20 side Winnipeg Hawks.

11

Archbishop Philip Wilson to fight conviction for abuse cover-up

BBC / Australia

Philip Wilson was given a 12-month sentence this week for concealing sexual abuse by a priest.

03

Japanese tourist dies while climbing Uluru in Australia

BBC / Australia

The man collapsed while scaling the Australian landmark, a trek that will soon be banned.

02

Putting death on the school timetable

BBC / Australia

Doctors in Australia want the school curriculum to get young people talking about the ethical issues around death and dying.

Tuesday, Jul 3

17

Sarah Hanson-Young calls out Australian Senate sexism after jibe

BBC / Australia

Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young tells the BBC she is no longer prepared to ignore sexism.

15

Guy Pearce calls Kevin Spacey 'a handsy guy'

BBC / Entertainment

Actor Guy Pearce shared the anecdote about working with Spacey in 1997 on an Australian chat show.

Zimbabwe T20 cricketers thrashed

BBC / Australia

Australia captain Aaron Finch breaks his own record for the highest T20 international score, smashing 172 from 76 balls as they thrash Zimbabwe.