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Stories about Australia

3 July 2014

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Rising Voices

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

Australian Activist Jock Palfreeman Is Taking On Bulgaria's Prison System From the Inside

People are calling for a Twitter "Day of Solidarity" with Palfreeman, imprisoned for murder. He says he was defending himself after trying to stop an attack on two Roma boys.

23 June 2014

Australian Shock and Outrage at Egyptian Sentencing of Al Jazeera Journalists

Journalists have led the way on social media in expressing Australians' shock over the prison sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt.

15 June 2014

Australia's Socceroos Proud in Defeat to Chile at #WorldCup2014

Despite the Socceroos' 1-3 defeat to Chile in the FIFA World Cup, Australians have expressed their pride in the team.

23 May 2014

Australia's Deal to Resettle Refugees in Cambodia Faces Opposition

The likely deal between Australia and Cambodia to resettle asylum seekers has met with lots of criticism.

6 May 2014

Australia: Casino Tsar in Bondi Beach Boardwalk Brawl

A very public brawl in a Sydney street between Casino magnate James Packer and old friend Nine Network CEO David Gyngell has been captured in photos and video.

29 April 2014

MH370: Australian Prime Minister Talks Up Hunt for Missing Airliner

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks up the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.

18 April 2014

How Online Discussions on Whaling Get Twisted in Japan

The International Court of Justice ruled against Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt. Online conversation is often dominated by those fervently defending the custom of whaling.

17 April 2014

Linda Jaivin: Sex, Sinology and the Translator

The Bridge

When Linda Jaivin isn't writing erotica, historical novels, plays or poetry, it's probably because she's translating a film by a renowned Chinese filmmaker, or lyrics by a young rocker.

16 April 2014

One Bottle of Wine Too Many for Australian State Premier

"Memory fail' over wine gift brings resignation of New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell.

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