October 2015

More than 100 asylum seekers found in Bulgarian refrigerated truck

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About 130 asylum seekers, including 58 children, are found in a refrigerated truck on the Bulgarian border with Turkey.

Cheika proud of resilient Wallabies after World Cup final loss

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Australia coach Michael Cheika praised the Wallabies’ character after they fought back in the World Cup final before losing to defending champions New Zealand at Twickenham.

Two Canadian women accused of smuggling 8kgs of cocaine into Australia

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Two Canadian women, aged 28 and 26, are in police custody, accused of importing eight kilograms of cocaine into Australia.

Classy Carter wins the plaudits as All Blacks make history

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New Zealand fly half Dan Carter was the man of the hour as the All Blacks became the first team to claim back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles.

All Blacks overpower Wallabies 34-17 in World Cup final to win back-to-back titles

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The All Blacks become the first side to retain the Rugby World Cup by overpowering the Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham.

Publisher of slain Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

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A publisher of a slain online critic Avijit Roy has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, police say, hours after similar attacks on two secular writers and another publisher in the majority-Muslim country.

As it happened: Rugby World Cup final – Wallabies v All Blacks

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New Zealand wins the Rugby World Cup with a 34-17 victory over Australia in the final at Twickenham. See how the action unfolded in our blog.

Live: Rugby World Cup final – Wallabies v All Blacks

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For the first time, two of world rugby’s greatest rivals – the Wallabies and All Blacks – are set to meet in the Rugby World Cup final. Follow all the action with our live blog.

South China Sea tensions ‘not affecting’ Australian Navy drills with China

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The commanders of two Australian frigates conducting live-fire exercises with the Chinese navy say tensions over the South China Sea are not influencing the visit.

US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance launches first anti-IS attack in Syria

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A coalition of US-backed Kurdish militia and rebel groups launches its first operation against territory controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in northeast Syria, a spokesman says.