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Australia: Island country in the southern hemisphere
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

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Australia harvest: Fears over shortage of foreign workers [Video]

Australia harvest: Fears over shortage of foreign workers

Foreigners are now banned from entering Australia and movements have been restricted to stop spread of the coronavirus.

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Australia announces free childcare for six months [Video]

Australia announces free childcare for six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday, a subsidy for childcare centres, part of the country's ongoing bid to keep businesses going during the coronavirus pandemic. Gloria Tso..

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Coronavirus testing clinic opens at Bondi Beach [Video]

Coronavirus testing clinic opens at Bondi Beach

Australian authorities opened a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic at Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday (April 1) after several clusters were discovered in the area. Libby Hogan reports.

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Australian Authorities Open Pop-Up Testing Clinic Next To Sidney's Bondi Beach [Video]

Australian Authorities Open Pop-Up Testing Clinic Next To Sidney's Bondi Beach

Australian authorities are opening a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sidney’s Bondi Beach. The community faces outbreaks of COVID-19 and was criticized for having too many people at their..

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to continue 'sheltering in place and social distancing' [Video]

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to continue 'sheltering in place and social distancing'

The Hollywood couple was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month while in Australia.

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Trending: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson return to America after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia, Paris Hilton and Nico [Video]

Trending: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson return to America after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia, Paris Hilton and Nico

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Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Back In States [Video]

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Back In States

(CNN) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to the United States after going into self-quarantine in Australia. The couple tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month while in..

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Tom Hanks gives health update after Covid-19 diagnosis [Video]

Tom Hanks gives health update after Covid-19 diagnosis

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to Los Angeles from Australia and will continue "sheltering in place and social distancing" after their Covid-19 diagnosis.

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson return to LA after battling coronavirus [Video]

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson return to LA after battling coronavirus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to the USA after battling Covid-19 in Australia.

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'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka [Video]

'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka

Japan's tennis star and poster girl for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Naomi Osaka shows her support for the postponement of the Games.

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Djokovic pledges one million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia [Video]

Djokovic pledges one million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia

The Novak Djokovic Foundation pledges one million euros to the battle against coronavirus in Serbia.

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Montreal Protocol is stopping changes to Southern Hemisphere winds [Video]

Montreal Protocol is stopping changes to Southern Hemisphere winds

The ozone layer's recovery is stopping changes in the atmospheric circulation systems of the Southern Hemisphere, according to new research.

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Koalas rescued from bushfire return home in Australia's Blue Mountains [Video]

Koalas rescued from bushfire return home in Australia's Blue Mountains

Video shows a koala being released back into the eucalyptus forest in Kanangra-Boyd National Park after being rescued during bushfires

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Coronavirus and commute: social media users show their news way to work in quarantine [Video]

Coronavirus and commute: social media users show their news way to work in quarantine

Social media users film their ‘morning commute’ while working from home amid coronavirus lockdown.

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Australian zoos live stream animals to cheer people up [Video]

Australian zoos live stream animals to cheer people up

Zoos Victoria has launched a live streaming service so animal lovers can stay connected with some of their favourite creatures from home, work or anywhere else they want. Several live streams at..

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Accused NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty [Video]

Accused NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty

The Australian man accused of carrying out New Zealand's worst mass shooting in history pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder on Thursday (March 26) after having previously pleaded not guilty. Libby..

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Federer To Donate One Million Francs To Vulnerable Families [Video]

Federer To Donate One Million Francs To Vulnerable Families

Tennis great Roger Federer and his wife Mirka are donating one million Swiss Francs to help families affected by the novel coronavirus in Switzerland. "We must help families in need quickly and..

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Bindi Irwin has married Chandler Powell [Video]

Bindi Irwin has married Chandler Powell

Bindi Irwin has got married to Chandler Powell, just hours before new restrictions on weddings were introduced in Australia.

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Footage from Charles' last engagement before coronavirus diagnosis [Video]

Footage from Charles' last engagement before coronavirus diagnosis

The Prince of Wales's last public engagement before testing positive for the coronavirus was on March 12, when he hosted a charity dinner to raise funds for those suffering in the Australian bushfires...

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Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement [Video]

Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement

Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll welcomes the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics and says that any Australian athletes that had qualified for the Games will be guaranteed a place when..

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Australian bookstore peddles books to those in isolation [Video]

Australian bookstore peddles books to those in isolation

As most shopping comes to a halt under shutdown rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, an Australian bookstore is getting its goods out by bicycle to readers in quarantine or reluctant to..

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Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Invite America To Join Their #CouchParty [Video]

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Invite America To Join Their #CouchParty

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson may still be in quarantine, but they still want to do their part to help with voter registration. Hanks and Wilson have been in Australia where they have been recovering after..

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I like to move it: Australian zookeeper caught dancing on animal live cam [Video]

I like to move it: Australian zookeeper caught dancing on animal live cam

A Melbourne Zoo worker dancing with a rainbow fan has gone viral after being caught on a live stream camera at the giraffe enclosure.

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2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe [Video]

2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe

The IOC agree to a one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the threat of coronavirus, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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