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  • Tiny town in Australia rocks to AC/DC’s new album
    Thousands of AC/DC fans Nov. 23 flocked to a small, rural Australian town for the launch of the group’s first new album in six years - and also its first without founding member Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0200.
  • Australia top ODI rankings after win
    Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.
    BBC News.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:25:17 GMT.
  • News Analysis: Asia’s ‘Big Guy’ Spreads Cash and Seeks Influence in Pacific Region
    As China seeks to assert itself as the dominant economic power and strategic partner in Asia, President Xi Jinping has visited Australia, New Zealand and Fiji bestowing largess.
    By Jane Perlez.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:08:18 GMT.
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  • Ireland 26-23 Australia
    Ireland back up their win over South Africa as they hold off a determined Australia fight-back to edge victory in Dublin.
    BBC News.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:28:14 GMT.
  • Amid Uproar, Cosby Gets Standing Ovations at Florida Show
    Despite a small protest outside a theater at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla., Bill Cosby performed to applause without addressing accusations of sexual assault.
    By Nick Madigan and Lorne Manly.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:05:09 GMT.
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  • Northrop Grumman Awards Technology Scholarships to Aspiring Engineers at Dickson College
    CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:30:00 EST.
  • Australia tackles Obama on his Great Barrier Reef fears
    Sydney (AFP) - Australia has sent US President Barack Obama the "facts" about the Great Barrier Reef after he voiced fears it would not be there for future generations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Friday.
    Yahoo.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:25:38 -0500.
  • Australia Tightens Asylum Seekers' Access
    Australia's conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could leave Indonesia with thousands of refugees from the Middle East. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:34:43 -0500.
  • Alibaba's Alipay And Taobao Marketplace Expand Into Australia
    2014 has been a landmark year for Alibaba. Just last week, the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut set a world-record selling US$9.3 Billion worth of goods in 24 hours on Singles Day. ...
    By Jason Lim.  Forbes.  Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:33:00 GMT.
  • Global Telecom: Google partnering with Telstra
    • Google is partnering with Telstra, the biggest cellular operator in Australia, for the next testing phase of Project Loon. ...
    Stormi O'donnell.  RCR Wireless.  Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:41:33 +0000.

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Facts About Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia is a Southern Hemisphere nation which occupies the continent of Australia and a number of nearby islands.  Its capital city is Canberra, and its national currency is the Australian Dollar.  English is the primary language spoken by Australians, and in 2007, Australia's estimated population was 20,434,000.

For more news and information about Australia, visit the official Australian government website.  For detailed maps of Australia, visit this Australia map website.


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