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From TheJournal.ie 'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires Canberra

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

From TheJournal.ie Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill Scott Morrison

Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the “stupid” bill.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies Australia

Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies

The packages are not believed to be harmful.

From TheJournal.ie Australian interview with pregnant New Zealand prime minister condemned as 'sleazy' and 'repugnant' So Attractive This post contains videos

Australian interview with pregnant New Zealand prime minister condemned as 'sleazy' and 'repugnant'

Reporter Charles Wooley has landed himself in hot water with New Zealand viewers for his interview technique.

From TheJournal.ie Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers Phew

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers

A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.

From TheJournal.ie Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights Super Festive

Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights

The record was set by Canberra lawyer David Richards.

From TheJournal.ie "The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words Hey Abbott

"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words

The just-replaced prime minister has dropped quite a few clangers over the years.

From The42 Brisbane Broncos go coast-to-coast for thrilling rugby league try Team Score

Brisbane Broncos go coast-to-coast for thrilling rugby league try

There was a classic team try in the NRL this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Australian who left Irish tourist on life support avoids further jail time Canberra

Australian who left Irish tourist on life support avoids further jail time

Daniel Byrne delivered a vicious, “one punch” attack on Kerryman Timothy McCarthy.

From TheJournal.ie Child with autism 'kept in cage-like structure' inside classroom Australia

Child with autism 'kept in cage-like structure' inside classroom

Australian authorities have launched an investigation into the claims.

From The42 Ireland bullied by dominant South Africa as they slump to first World Cup defeat Reality Check

Ireland bullied by dominant South Africa as they slump to first World Cup defeat

Ireland slip to fourth in Pool B after this morning’s loss.

From The42 Ireland's biggest challenge awaits but 'no fear' mentality needed against South Africa CWC15

Ireland's biggest challenge awaits but 'no fear' mentality needed against South Africa

Phil Simmons’ side continue their World Cup campaign tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Couples devastated as Australia's top court overrules same-sex marriage Equality

Couples devastated as Australia's top court overrules same-sex marriage

There were tears outside the courthouse today as week-old marriages were annulled.

From The42 The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies Capital Punishment

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies

Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.

From The42 As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour Reality Bites This post contains videos

As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour

Rory Best led the Lions in Canberra and there were starts for Test hopefuls Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney too.

Mafia-style end for Australia's flawed Obama mugs

200 mugs were commissioned for an abandoned visit to Australia in 2010 – but they spelt the President’s name wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trapped by angry protesters Australia This post contains videos

Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trapped by angry protesters

The PM was at an Australia Day event with opposition leader Tony Abbott, who has been criticised by Aboriginal activists for his comments on the Tent Embassy.

From TheJournal.ie Two die after eating poisonous death cap mushrooms in Australia Australia

Two die after eating poisonous death cap mushrooms in Australia

Four people were hospitalised after eating the fungi at a New Year’s Eve party last weekend.

Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world Pricey This post contains images

Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world

Dublin isn’t even in the top 50…

From TheJournal.ie Injured Irish tourist off life support after Canberra assault Canberra

Injured Irish tourist off life support after Canberra assault

Timothy McCarthy, a 41-year-old from Kerry, has been taken off life support as his condition slowly improves.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Government may ban smoking in cars, man charged over assault on Irishman in Canberra, and the fishy tale of some Christchurch quake survivors…

From TheJournal.ie Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault Australia

Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault

The Department of Foreign Affairs is offering consular assistance to the family of the injured 41-year-old Irishman.

From TheJournal.ie Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia Ash Cloud

Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia

Flights in and out of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra cancelled as the Chilean volcano strikes again.

From The42 Super 15 on the cards for McGahan? Moving On?

Super 15 on the cards for McGahan?

Reports suggest that the Munster coach is on a shortlist being compiled by Australian side ACT Brumbies.

From TheJournal.ie Riots break out in Australian detention centre Riots

Riots break out in Australian detention centre

Police fired ‘bean bag’ rounds and used tear gas canisters to gain control over the centre last night.