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  • ODI triple century possible - Clarke
    A batsman could soon score 300 in a one-day international, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke.
    BBC News.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:01 GMT.
  • Hundreds of starving koalas legally killed in Australia
    Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said on March 4, sparking claims of mismanagement
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:55:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Death row Australians - in 60 secs
    The BBC looks at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling.
    BBC News.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:53:03 GMT.
  • Countries Questioning Indonesia’s Push to Execute Drug Offenders
    With six convicts put to death in January, and 10 more set to be executed soon, countries like Australia, Brazil and the Netherlands are questioning the harsh policy.
    By Joe Cochrane.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:15:16 GMT.
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  • Asia markets mostly lower after Wall St losses
    Asia markets mostly fell Wednesday following a retreat on Wall Street fuelled by profit-taking, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen and Sydney dipping after data showed Australia's economy grew slower than expected last year.
    Yahoo.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:48:02 -0500.
  • Australian Rugby Star Hayne Signs with NFL's 49ers
    Australia's reigning National Rugby League Player of the Year is taking on a new challenge for 2015 on a different kind of field thousands of kilometers from home. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:55:01 -0500.
  • Indonesia Prepares to Execute 9 Foreigners
    Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were taken from their Bali prison Wednesday to an island where they are to be executed. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:13:48 -0500.
  • World Briefing: Australia to Send More Troops to Iraq as Trainers in ISIS Fight
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that 300 more troops would be sent to train Iraqi forces, expanding Australia’s role in the fight against the Islamic State.
    By Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:52:51 GMT.
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  • Canada losing out to Australia and U.S. in race to export natural gas
    The Canadian Energy Research Institute is holding a conference in Calgary titled LNG: Canada's Last Window of Opportunity. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 3 Mar 2015 05:00:00 EST.
  • Australia to send additional 300 troops to Iraq
    Australia will send an additional 300 troops to Iraq to train specialist Iraqi soldiers in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday.
    Xinhua.  2015-03-03.

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