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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Australia

All time
# harts range
'Miracle' pair found alive after days in Australian outback
They had failed to return to the remote community of Hermannsburg after a weekend away.
# Moral Victory
'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.
# Australia
Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month
“Hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past. This is a significant day for our state.”
Two Australian teens charged over attack that left 14 kangaroos dead
The pair of 17-year-old boys were arrested after locals discovered the dead eastern grey kangaroos.
# Australia
Sydney reopens to the vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown
Melbourne, however, continues to lag behind while jab rates gradually increase.
# Australia
Sydney lockdown ends after 106 days
A handful of venues planned to open at 12:01 am local time to vaccinated customers.
# hillsong church
Australian megachurch founder denies child sexual abuse cover-up
Brian Houston has previously rejected allegations of a cover-up and vowed to clear his name.
# Coronavirus
Australia to ease 18-month-old border closure 'within weeks'
Scott Morrison said vaccinated Australians would be able to return home and travel overseas “within weeks”.
# Test Return
Skelton puts 'hand up' for Wallabies selection after reported rule change
There are reports that Australia want to recall the France-based 29-year-old.
# Down Under
Sydney gets roadmap for lifting lockdown - but only if vaccine targets are reached
Stay-at-home orders are set to be lifted when the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70%.
# aussie aussie aussie
Wallabies make it three in a row with convincing Argentina win
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Australia.
# coygig
'We showed we can compete with anyone,' says Ireland defender after ending five-year wait for sixth cap
Savannah McCarthy put in a massive shift in defence against Australia to mark her return.
# Australia
Australia struck by magnitude 5.9 earthquake
The earthquake was the largest to rattle Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck in 2019.
# the mighty quinns
Pauw's Ireland get back to winning ways after five-goal shootout with Australia
Fans returned for the Girls In Green’s last run-out before the World Cup qualifying campaign.
# Australia
Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest
The city as been in strict lockdown for seven weeks as the city struggles to curb a Delta outbreak.
# Preview
'No fear of failure' as Ireland look to halt seven-game losing streak against Sam Kerr and Co
That said, Vera Pauw believes that ‘performance is a result’ in tonight’s friendly against Australia.
# Australia
Submarine row runs deeper as Australia had 'deep and grave concerns' for French vessels
A diplomatic row has broken out between France and Australia after Morrison’s Government withdrew from a deal.
# Australia
Police injured, hundreds arrested in Melbourne anti-lockdown protest
Police made 200 arrests as six officers were taken to hospital in the clashes.
# security pact
Australia announces plans to build nuclear-powered subs as part of pact with US and Britain
The submarines are not intended however to carry nuclear weapons.
# Finally
Quade Cooper's Wallaby heroics ease path to Australian citizenship
‘Probably without playing that game it wouldn’t have come to fruition,’ he said after immigration reforms were announced.
# big drama show
Quade Cooper the last-gasp hero as Australia topple the world champions
A fairytale Wallabies return for the 33-year-old, who held his nerve to convert the decisive kick.
# Hoax
Woman charged in Australia over alleged coup hoax featuring fake recording of police chief
Australian police said the recording is fake and have arrested two people.
# Australia
'You bloody fool': Scientists discover Australian bird that can imitate sounds and speech
An Australian musk duck has been able imitate the phrase “You bloody fool”.
# Australia
Boy (3) reunited with family after being missing in Australian woodland for three days
Anthony ‘AJ’ Elfalak, who has autism, was found sitting in a creek and drinking water.
# comfortable win
New Zealand defeat Wallabies to complete Bledisloe Cup clean sweep
The Blacks secued a commanding 38-21 victory over Australia in a fiery contest in Perth.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How is Australia battling its biggest Covid outbreak to date?
We speak to reporter Peter Bodkin in Sydney.
# Afghanistan
Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday
The Islamic State group has said it carried out the airport attack.
Two British adults and a teenager are among the victims.
The Islamic State group has said it carried out the attack.
The attack killed at least 85 people, including 13 US troops.
Irish evacuees returning through France and Finland after departure from Kabul
Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
# delta outbreak
New Australian virus cases soar over 1,000 for first time
New South Wales state announced a record 1,029 cases of Covid-19 for the previous 24 hours.
# Melbourne
Hundreds arrested in Australia protests as country faces its worst Covid-19 rise
New South Wales, where Sydney is located, reported 825 infections — a record for the entire country
# Bledisloe Cup
'Bloody angry' - Wallabies fume at All Blacks pulling plug on Tests
Australia head coach Dave Rennie slammed New Zealand Rugby for a lack of respect.
# Australia
Restrictions tighten in parts of Australia as Covid cases continue to rise
26% of Australians aged 16 and older had been fully vaccinated by Saturday.
# Talent exodus
Australia to review 'Giteau's Law' following heavy defeat to All Blacks
‘We have to look at the eligibility piece to make sure we have the best players available.’
# No regrets
Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it
Madeline Groves, who won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics, stunned her teammates when she pulled out of the Australian trials.
# Australia
Record daily infection toll reported in Australia’s most populous state
The previous record tally in New South Wales, home to Sydney, was 390, reported on Friday.
# Covid-19
Australia's capital Canberra to enter coronavirus lockdown
Canberra has not been in lockdown since a nationwide shutdown in the early stages of the pandemic in 2020.
# net zero
Australia rejects climate targets despite UN report as China says it's set to lower emissions
World leaders will meet in November to negotiate new climate commitments.
# New Zealand
Mo'unga the master as All Blacks strike first against Wallabies
It’s first blood to New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup.
# Australia
Sydney warned to brace for higher Covid numbers as lockdown continues
New South Wales premier said the state today hit a new peak with 291 cases detected.
# Australia
Troops hit Sydney streets to help enforce its prolonged lockdown
Meanwhile, stay-at-home orders were extended in Brisbane.
# YouTube
Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos
YouTube said “numerous” offending videos have now been removed.