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Australia

10-year-old boy, who was trapped after a sand dune collapsed at Terrace Beach in Australia's New South Wales, has died - @Y7News

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Australia

Australian government proposes specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists - @AP

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Australia

Security at Australia's Parliament House enhanced after online 'chatter' about a possible attack, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott - @abcnews

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Australia counter-terrorism raids, Sept. 17, 2014

Australian prime minister says fears of a demonstration killing led to Sydney police raids - @AP

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Australia counter-terrorism raids, Sept. 17, 2014

Australian police: Counter-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane disrupted planned violence against random members of the public, including possible beheading - @AFP

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Australia counter-terrorism raids, Sept. 17, 2014

Australian police detain 15 people in the country's largest counter-terrorism operation - @AP

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Australia counter-terrorism raids, Sept. 17, 2014

Editor's note: The pre-dawn Australian police raids in Sydney and Brisbane come days after the country raised its threat level to "high," citing the likelihood of terrorist attacks by Australian citizens radicalised in Iraq or Syria, Reuters reports. - Stephanie

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Australia counter-terrorism raids, Sept. 17, 2014

Update: Police confirm a number of people have been arrested during a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney - @abcnews

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Australia counter-terrorism raids, Sept. 17, 2014

Report: Arrests made in Sydney counter-terrorism operation; Australian authorities conduct pre-dawn raid - @dailytelegraph

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Along with troops, Australia to send 8 super hornet fighter jets, an early warning and control aircraft and an aerial refuelling aircraft - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australia sending 600 troops to Middle East as part of 'international coalition' against Islamic State, PM Tony Abbott says - @BBCBreaking

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australian military deployment is 'essentially a humanitarian operation to protect millions of people in Iraq from the murderous rage of the ISIL movement,' PM Tony Abbott says - @abcnews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Editor's note: Australian PM Tony Abbott: 'We have received a specific request from the United States government to contribute forces to possible military action in Iraq.' - Jimmy

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australia will deploy an armed force to UAE that could be sent to Iraq, Australia PM Tony Abbott has announced - @SBSNews

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Prince George of Cambridge born

Australian radio station donates $450,000 to family of nurse who killed herself after Royal hoax - @BBCNews

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Scotland's independence referendum

Chancellor George Osborne cancels trip to G20 meeting in Australia to be in UK after Scottish independence vote - @BBCBreaking

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Australia

Australia elevates terrorism threat level to 'high,' its second-highest warning - @AP

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Australia

Australian police arrest 2 men, raid properties in Queensland over terrorism-related offenses - @amandawalkerqld

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Australia

Reports: Woman and 3 children found dead at home west of Wagga Wagga, Australia; police investigation underway - @Y7News

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Iraq crisis

Anti-Islamic State coalition so far, per Secretary of State Kerry: Canada, UAE, Estonia, Albania, France, UK; Australia, Japan, Saudi and Kuwait giving aid - @margbrennan

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