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  • Toyota 86 Shooting Brake Concept Teases the World from Australia
    Car enthusiasts have a strong affinity for the practical, sensible shape of a station wagon, so this Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept is a huge tease. ...
    Alex Nishimoto.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 06 May 2016 17:23:19 +0000.
  • US warns citizens in Afghanistan of 'high' kidnap risk
    The United States has warned citizens in Afghanistan of a "very high" kidnapping risk after an American citizen narrowly escaped abduction in the heart of Kabul, and an Australian aid worker was taken last week. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 06 May 2016 05:53:22 -0400.
  • Cancer-faking blogger faces legal action
    An Australian blogger and author who faked terminal brain cancer faces legal action over her deception.
    BBC News.  Fri, 06 May 2016 05:14:58 GMT.
  • Australian Ends Attempt to Prove He Founded Bitcoin
    Craig Steven Wright has claimed to be the creator of the online currency, but on Thursday withdrew an offer to provide more evidence.
    Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 05 May 2016 17:12:59 GMT.
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  • Student 'spent thousands on handbags'
    An Australian court grants bail to a woman who withdrew more than A$4.6m mistakenly given to her by a bank, spending much of it on luxury handbags.
    BBC News.  Thu, 05 May 2016 16:49:13 GMT.
  • ISIS Operative From Australia Is Killed in Iraq Airstrike, Officials Say
    The recruiter, Neil Prakash, called the most dangerous Australian involved with the militant group, had been linked to some terrorist plots in Australia.
    Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 05 May 2016 08:34:41 GMT.
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  • Documentary Confronts Controversial Australian Asylum Policy
    A documentary highlighting Australia’s hardline policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore processing centers by Oscar-winning film-maker Eva Orner opens in Melbourne Thursday. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 05 May 2016 05:41:19 -0400.
  • Five Food Trends You'll Be Savouring In Australia
    Australia, known for its agricultural prowess and fresh produce, offers a cornucopia of culinary delights to tantalise the taste buds. However, its also known for its openness towards mixing and matching a variety of cultural influences. ...
    By Milly Stilinovic.  Forbes.  Thu, 5 May 2016 05:17:00 GMT.
  • Australian-born Islamic State Recruiter Killed in US Airstrike
    An Australian citizen suspected of being a top recruiter for the Islamic State terrorist group has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 05 May 2016 05:08:44 -0400.
  • Top Islamic State Recruiters Reported Killed By U.S. Air Strikes
    A top recruiter for the Islamic State has been killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq, disrupting the militant group's ability to attract new fighters, the Australian government said on May 5.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 05 May 2016 01:23:29 +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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