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Australia

Earthquake: M 5.7 - 256km N of Macquarie Island, Australia

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Great Barrier Reef, AU

UN World Heritage Committee decides against declaring the Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger;' site will remain on the UNESCO watch list for another 4 years - @abcnews

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Australia same-sex marriage

Local media reports cross-party bill to legalize same-sex marriage is expected to be introduced in Australia in mid August - @SkyNewsAust

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Ravenhall, Victoria, prison riot

Editor's note: Reporters on the ground say loud cracks have been heard from the Metropolitan Remand Centre prison in Ravenhall, Australia, though it's unclear if they are weapon discharges or something else - David

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Australia

More: Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey awarded $200,000 in damages after successfully arguing he was defamed by Fairfax Media - @SkyNewsAust

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Australia

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey wins defamation trial against Fairfax Media - @abcnews

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Australia

Australia's Minister for Corrections has confirmed a death at the Risdon Prison in Hobart, Tasmania - @abcnews

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Greece financial crisis

Amid anxiety about Greece, Japanese stock market falls 2.5% in early trading, the Australian market dipped 1.5% - @nytimes

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2015 Women's World Cup

Japan edges Australia 0-1 Japan in Women's World Cup quarter-final - @guardian_sport

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Australia

Crocodile kills rival, shocks tourists in northern Australia - @AFP

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Australia

Australia Post to slash 1,900 jobs as decline in its traditional letter delivery service continues to accelerate - @abcnews

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2015 Women's World Cup

Japan survive late Dutch scare to reach Women's World Cup quarterfinals; join USA, China, Germany, France, Australia, England and Canada - @BBCSport, @RyanKras

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australia to become founding member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - @SkyNewsAust

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Australia

Photo: Fishermen in Australia caught rare, 20-foot-long basking shark off coast of Victoria - @WBTV_News

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Australian national named 'Mahmoud El-Omar' reportedly killed while fighting for Islamic State in Syria - @NBCNews

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Australia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks in Canberra about proposed legislation to strip citizenship from terrorists; we are 'creating 2 new circumstances under which dual nationals who are terrorists will forfeit their citizenship' - @SBSNews

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Australia

#BREAKING: The government has reached an agreement with the opposition to reintroduce fuel excise indexation. - @SkyNewsAust

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Australian Minister Julie Bishop says confirmation that Australian terrorist Mohamed Elomar is dead 'is probably imminent' - @DanConifer

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces special national service on July 17 to mark 1st anniversary of Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine - @srpeatling

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2015 Women's World Cup

Australia shocks Brazil to reach Women's World Cup quarter-finals - @AFP

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