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Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, and nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for inspiring Australia's run to a fifth World Cup title that culminated with an emphatic win over New Zealand.
Australia beat NZ to win their 5th Cricket World Cup title

 

Australia's upper house Thursday passed a controversial law requiring telecommunication firms to retain customers' digital data for two years as part of a range of counter-terrorism measures, despite fears by privacy advocates of abuse.
 

Michael Clarke's Australian lineup ended India's reign as World Cup champion with a 95-run victory that set up a showdown in the final with tournament co-host New Zealand.
Australia beat India, meet New Zealand in final

 

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said Wednesday.
 

Australia's competition watchdog Wednesday called on the world's fourth largest iron ore exporter Fortescue to explain why its chief executive raised the prospect of capping production to halt plunging prices, saying it was anti-competitive.
 

Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef Saturday, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site was a priority.
 

Australia's former conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, who died Friday aged 84, was seen as a voice for human rights who oversaw an upsurge in immigration from Asia.
Former Australian PM Fraser passes away at 84

 

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott faced a wave of criticism Wednesday, including that he was unfit to be leader, after describing living in remote Aboriginal communities as a "lifestyle choice."
 

The Australian government threw the country's ailing auto industry a lifeline Tuesday, reinstating AU$500 million (US$383 million) in funding to ensure it can continue until it shuts for good in 2017.
 

Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers visited them Monday for the first time on an Indonesian prison island where they will be put to death, as their prime minister urged Jakarta to rethink the planned executions.
Families visit Australians sentenced to death in Indonesia

 

Australia Sunday said it stopped two teenage brothers at Sydney Airport believed to be heading to the Middle East to fight, amid growing concern in Western countries over young people joining jihadist groups.
 

Australia issued a formal protest to Indonesia Friday after photos emerged of a smiling senior police officer posing with the two men due to face the firing squad, as it was confirmed that the executions would not happen this week.
 

"Got a phone charger you can lend me? No, I need the new type ... Oh, forget it."
 

Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.
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