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World Cup 2018: 'Tim Cahill wants to be up there with Pele'

France v Australia (11:00 BST on Saturday 16 June) How to follow: Watch live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website, listen on BBC Radio 5 live I remember having a conversation with Tim Cahill last year, where he kept on saying he was going to come to Russia and score at his fourth consecutive World Cup. So it ...

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What a load of crocs!

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Wade Kelly’s drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia. Click here to Read from the source

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Dark Mofo: The provocative festival changing Tasmania's reputation

Once the focus of police concern, Tasmania’s Dark Mofo festival remains renowned for confronting, headline-grabbing art. But it has also changed how the state presents itself to the world, writes Adam Morton in Hobart. It is 21:00 on a Thursday, the winter freeze is setting in, and a 73-year-old-man is easing himself down a ladder into a hole in the ...

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China's ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is set to launch in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 June as it continues its international expansion. The firm, which recently launched in Mexico, has just completed a month-long trial in close-by Geelong, Victoria. Didi is the world’s largest ride-hailing app and is best known for driving Uber off the streets in China. Valued at about ...

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Eurydice Dixon: Comedian's killing prompts anger in Australia

The alleged rape and murder of a young comedian as she walked home at night in Australia has prompted an outpouring of public grief and anger. The body of Eurydice Dixon, 22, was found at a football field in Melbourne early on Wednesday, only hours after she had performed a gig at a city bar. A man, 19, has been ...

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Using tech to stop phone-wielding drivers

Motorists in New South Wales, Australia, will soon be scanned by camera technology to detect if they are using mobile phones. The trial programme, designed to halt the illegal behaviour, has been authorised by legislation. So how does the technology work, and what else can it uncover? The BBC investigates in Sydney. Video by Hywel Griffith and Matt Leiper Click ...

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Nazi flag on Australian army vehicle 'unacceptable', PM says

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has condemned a photo showing an Australian army vehicle flying a swastika flag in Afghanistan. The “completely and utterly unacceptable” incident took place during a mission in 2007, he said. Military officials said the symbol of Nazism was up “briefly” before commanding officers intervened, adding that those involved had been cautioned. It follows intense recent ...

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British and Australian tourists die in Portugal 'fall'

A British woman and her boyfriend have been found dead on a beach in Portugal after apparently falling from a wall, the Foreign Office has said. The woman is reported to be Louise Benson, a wildlife conservation worker in her 30s and originally from Bristol. She and her Australian partner were found on Tuesday in Ericeira, a town 25 miles ...

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Court lowers Rebel Wilson's record payout

A magazine publisher has successfully appealed against the size of a record defamation payout awarded to actress Rebel Wilson in Australia. Last year, Wilson won a case against publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar. A court had ordered Bauer to pay her A$4.5m (£2.7m; $3.6m) – a record for an ...

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England v Australia: Moeen Ali & Eoin Morgan impress as hosts edge win

Media playback is not supported on this device First one-day international, The Oval: Australia 214 (47 overs): Maxwell 62, Plunkett 3-42, Moeen 3-43 England 218-7 (44 overs): Morgan 69, Root 50, Willey 35* England won by three wickets Scorecard England made heavy work of a run-chase before eventually completing a three-wicket win over Australia in the first one-day international at ...

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