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Canberra: Capital of Australia
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory; 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne.

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NASA to be unable to contact Voyager 2 for almost a year [Video]

NASA to be unable to contact Voyager 2 for almost a year

Starting early this month, Voyager 2 will stop receiving commands from NASA, the space agency announced in a news release on March 5.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:19Published
Australian PM says world headed for 'pandemic,' puts emergency response plan in place [Video]

Australian PM says world headed for 'pandemic,' puts emergency response plan in place

There is every sign the world is about to be gripped by a pandemic of coronavirus, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned on Thursday, as Canberra kicked off emergency measures to restrain the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
NASA to use lasers space communication [Video]

NASA to use lasers space communication

NASA has announced that it is building a new satellite dish as part of the Deep Space Network that would be able to communicate with far away robotic spacecrafts.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:54Published
Wildfires threaten villages near the Australian capital Canberra [Video]

Wildfires threaten villages near the Australian capital Canberra

There was an immediate threat to life and property from the wildfires, officials say. View on euronews

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Australia widens coronavirus testing as death toll rises

Australia will expand coronavirus testing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as Canberra struggles to contain an outbreak that it said has killed nine people in the country.
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War hero Ben Roberts-Smith interviewed by police over alleged killing

The Victoria Cross recipient recently attended a police interview in Canberra and, as is standard, was cautioned that what he said could be used in court.
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Penny Wong in self-isolation after waking up 'feeling unwell'

Labor senator Penny Wong, the leader of the opposition in the Senate, is in self-isolation in Canberra pending medical advice.
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Labor senator Penny Wong in self-isolation

Labor senator Penny Wong, the leader of the opposition in the Senate, is in self-isolation in Canberra pending medical advice.
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COVID-19: High Court to stop hearings until August

The full bench of the High Court won't hear cases in Canberra in April, May and June in response to the spread of coronavirus.
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Australia mulls second stimulus package as market slumps on coronavirus, sources say

Australia is considering a second round of economic stimulus, three sources familiar with the deliberations told Reuters, as Canberra accelerated efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus that..
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NZ fin min cancels Australia trip, will hold virus bilateral on Skype: media

Australia's and New Zealand's top finance lawmakers will hold a Skype call to discuss economic threats from the coronavirus, after New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson canceled his trip to..
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Prosecutors get say in second day of George Pell High Court appeal bid

After a full day of arguments from George Pell's lawyers in his High Court appeal bid in Canberra, prosecutors will have their turn.
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"Critical gaps" uncovered in Australian climate change research

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CANBERRA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- A government review has warned of "critical gaps" in Australia's climate science capability. The review, which was ordered by the National Climate Science Advisory..
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Pell backers clash with 'angry' protester

A man yelled George Pell should "burn in hell" during a clash with the disgraced cardinal's supporters outside the High Court in Canberra.
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High Court set to hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's appeal

Australia's Highest Court will hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final bid for freedom in Canberra on Wednesday.
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High Court to hear Pell appeal this week

Australia's Highest Court will hear disgraced cardinal George Pell's final bid for freedom in Canberra this week.
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Skywhale: Controversial hot air balloon returns to Canberra

A controversial public artwork returns to Australia’s capital for a balloon spectacular.
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Australian Defence Force confirms two cases of COVID-19 in Canberra

Two Australian Defence Force members have been confirmed as having the coronavirus - in what could be the first two cases in the ACT.
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Watch: SBS World News live

Tonight on SBS World News: Aged Care providers meet in Canberra to discuss how best to protect those most vulnerable from COVID-19, the International Criminal Court to probe alleged war crimes in..
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Australian Associated Press closing after 85 years

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — National news agency Australian Associated Press announced on Tuesday that it is closing after 85 years. AAP Editor-in-Chief Tony Gillies said in a tweet: “The saddest..
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National plastics summit to call for state and federal governments to take action on waste

A national plastics summit in Canberra on Monday will call for more action from state and federal governments to reduce waste.
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Summit to call for action on plastics

A national plastics summit in Canberra on Monday will call for more action from state and federal governments to reduce waste.
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Women's T20 World Cup: England ease to victory over Pakistan

England enjoy a comfortable 42-run victory over Pakistan at the Women's T20 World Cup in Canberra, after captain Heather Knight top-scores with 62.
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England ease to victory over Pakistan at Women's T20 World Cup

England enjoy a comfortable 42-run victory over Pakistan at the Women's T20 World Cup in Canberra, after captain Heather Knight top-scores with 62.
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Coronavirus pandemic likely, Australia's prime minister says

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SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday there was every sign the world is about to be gripped by a pandemic of coronavirus, as Canberra kicked off emergency measures to..
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'We all want to do better': Parliamentary vigil held for Hannah Clarke and children

Federal politicians have gathered to remember Hannah Clarke and her three children at a vigil at Parliament House in Canberra.
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Women's T20 World Cup: Pakistan shock West Indies with eight-wicket win

Pakistan stun former champions West Indies by eight wickets to claim one of their biggest wins at the Women's T20 World Cup in Canberra.
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Watch: The Prime Minister is live in Canberra

Watch here on SBS News for breaking national and international news.
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Labor's net-zero emissions target reignites Canberra's climate wars

Labor's commitment to a net-zero emissions target by 2050 has reignited climate policy wars in the corridors of Parliament House as politicians return to Canberra.
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Climate change wars reignite in Canberra

The Greens will introduce a bill into federal parliament aimed at making fossil fuel companies pay for damage that they have inflicted on the environment.
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Australia's Rwanda peacekeepers honoured, a quarter of a century on

About 700 defence personnel who served in the Rwanda peacekeeping mission Operation Tamar in the 1990s have been honoured at a service in Canberra.
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Rwanda peacekeepers honoured 25 years on

About 700 defence personnel who served in the Rwanda peacekeeping mission Operation Tamar in the 1990s have been honoured at a service in Canberra.
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'It was the thing that he loved to do': Driver in Wallan derailment identified

The rail driver who died on Thursday night has been identified as 54-year-old Canberra man John Kennedy.
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Australia to spend $726 million to upgrade strategic northern airbase

Australia will spend A$1.1 billion ($725.9 million) to upgrade an airbase in the country's tropical north, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, a development that increases Canberra's military..
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States say disabled miss out as Canberra hoards $1.7b of NDIS funding

NSW and Victoria claim 'systemic neglect' means disabled people are missing out on services while the federal government sits on $1.7 billion in NDIS funding.
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Australian PM announces national inquiry into devastating bushfires

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NSW and Canberra prepare for another night of wild weather

Severe storms are expected to hit Sydney and Canberra on Tuesday evening.
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Chinese embassy accuses Australia of ‘overreaction’ after coronavirus travel ban extended

China's embassy in Canberra says it has "deep regret" over the decision to extend Australia's travel ban for an extra week, as the country braces for further economic impact.
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Chinese embassy slams Australia's travel ban as an 'overreaction'

China's embassy in Canberra says it has "deep regret" over the decision to extend Australia's travel ban for an extra week.
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Rural doctors are taking their climate concerns to the nation's capital

Health experts will host a breakfast in Canberra for federal politicians so they can tell them about the risk climate change poses to regional Australians.
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Climate activists protest bushfires outside parliament house

Protesters have taken debris from recent bushfires to Parliament House in Canberra to call for greater action on climate change. Demonstrators laid blame on the government's policy on coal-fired power..
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Joko Widodo urges Australia to unite against xenophobia and intolerance

President Joko Widodo has urged Australia to stand with Indonesia in defence of human rights during a historic speech in Canberra.
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Watch: Indonesia's President Joko Widodo addresses the Australian parliament

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo is addressing the Australian parliament in Canberra.
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Foreign Office staff banned from saying 'no-deal Brexit' despite threat of UK leaving EU with no trade agreement

Diplomats told to say 'trading relationship with the EU like Australia' - although Canberra lacks a trade deal with Brussels
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CBD Melbourne: Keating's greatest hits

Paul Keating held nothing back when he appeared as the star of Labor’s start of the year knees-up in Canberra on Monday night.
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Canberra's leadership tussles distract from bushfire tributes

Australians affected by this summer's bushfires say Canberra's leadership tussles have overshadowed a day meant for those devastated by the unprecedented disaster.
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'They're not honouring the people that gave their lives': Canberra's leadership tussles distract from bushfire tributes

Australians affected by this summer's bushfires say Canberra's leadership tussles have overshadowed a day meant for those devastated by the unprecedented disaster.
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McCormack triumphs over Barnaby in spill

Barnaby Joyce will try to get his old job of Nationals leader back when the party meets in Canberra on Tuesday.
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Michael McCormack warns colleagues against 'tearing down' Nationals ahead of leadership challenge

Barnaby Joyce will try to get his old job of Nationals leader back when the party meets in Canberra on Tuesday.
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