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Australian study points to potential cure for Aids

An Australian scientist has said he discovered how to turn HIV against itself to stop it progressing to Aids.

Top cricket writer found dead in Newlands hotel

Renowned cricket writer Peter Roebuck was found dead at his hotel in Cape Town, where he was covering Australia's Test series with the Proteas.

Australia to crack down on refugees after riots

Australia moved to toughen its refugee stance on Tuesday, so those convicted of crimes while in immigration detention could be shipped home.

Bleak future for Christchurch as population flees

After a deadly earthquake left homes creaking and wiped out buildings and jobs, thousands of residents have turned their back on Christchurch.

‘Dark days’ in NZ as earthquake toll climbs

New Zealand warned relatives to brace for the worst on Friday as toiling rescuers failed to find any more survivors after a devastating earthquake.

Thorpe to return for London Olympics

Five-time Olympic freestyle champion Ian Thorpe announced his return to swimming for the 2012 London games on Wednesday.

Samoa tsunami death toll nears 150

Rescuers on Wednesday reached scenes of stunning devastation after a killer tsunami obliterated Samoan island villages, killing at least 148 people.

Australia pledges millions to aborigines after abuse report

Australia announced a -million package for isolated Aboriginal communities on Friday, after a new report revealed shocking levels of child abuse.

Australia fire survivors in emotional return to ruined town

Survivors made a return on Saturday to a town burnt to ashes in Australia's deadliest bushfires, as police picked through the crime scene.

Australia blames arsonists for deadly wildfires

Arsonists lit a wildfire that killed 21 people in Australia and are suspected of starting another that razed a whole town, police said on Thursday.

New arson attacks suspected as Australian fires rage

Australian police investigated fresh arson attacks and looting on Wednesday as angry survivors pressed for access to towns devastated by wildfires.

Homes razed as Australia suffers record heatwave

Southeastern Australia faced chaos on Friday, as a heatwave fanned fires that destroyed homes, claimed lives and strained services.

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