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Summary.     Click for More > Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development Cricket World Cup: Australia crush New Zealand in final Australian teens held over alleged terror attack WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador Map of Nusakambangan Island Indonesia  Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling PM Tony Abbott urges regional action against IS Australia PM Abbott defends 'creative' migrant policy Solar plane lands in Hawaii, ending leg of around-the-world journey Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved Tony Abbott was ousted by his party   Australia is set to swear in Malcolm Turnbull as its new prime minister, after Tony Abbott was ousted by his party in a leadership challenge Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies 'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre Apple apologises after allegations of racism Asia's investors cheer the Fed's move to raise rates Christmas blaze guts Australia homes   A Christmas Day bushfire in Australia has destroyed at least 53 homes in Victoria state, officials say   New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016   Countries around the world are marking the New Year, with festivities currently under way across Asia
Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths Djokovic beats Murray to win 5th Australian Open title Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Australia to toughen citizenship laws   Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Map of Vanuatu Melanesia
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13 skydivers leap to safety as plane crashes Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths  The start of an inquest into the Sydney cafe siege has heard that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bul... Andy Murray tops Tomas Berdych in ill-tempered semifinal Djokovic silences Stan to reach fifth final Serena Williams beat Sharapova in Australian Open final   Djokovic beats Murray to win 5th Australian Open title   The Serb, ranked number one, came through 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-0 in three hours and 39 minutes Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt   Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt, state media say, and is flying to Cyprus Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach Tropical Cyclone Marcia weakens Australia to toughen citizenship laws   Australia is to toughen citizenship laws and tackle those inciting hatred under new measures targeting domestic extremists, Tony Abbott has ... MH370 search nations trial long-haul plane tracking   Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Map of Vanuatu Melanesia


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Wildfires destroy 6 homes in Australia
Jan.4  Australia bushfire weather fears
Jan.5  Powerful quake jolts New Zealand city; no damage or injuries
 Australia swelters through its third-hottest year in 2014
Jan.6
 Hopes rise of halting Adelaide fire
Jan.9  Thousands mourn Cairns children
Jan.14  Great white shark closes beaches at the Australian city
Jan.19  Asylum stand-off 'broken'
Jan.27  Asylum group 'legally held at sea'
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February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  
 
 Abbott 'hasn't considered resigning'
Feb.8  Australian PM Abbott survives leadership challenge
Feb.10  Police charge two Sydney men over terror offences
Feb.11  Crews try to rescue fishing boat stuck in Antarctic ice
Feb.12
Feb.15  Holders India crush rivals Pakistan
 Rescuers refloat 66 stranded pilot whales
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Feb.21  Sydney siege: Security hotline had 18 calls before attack
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March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1
Mar.3  Australian pair moved for execution
Mar.4  Abbott hints at MH370 search limits
Mar.12  Vanuatu urges people to take shelter as Category-5 Cyclone Pam nears
Mar.13  
  The death toll from a category five tropical storm that has hit islands in the South Pacific could run into the dozens, the UN's relief agency says
Mar.14 Vanuatu president calls for help after cyclone destruction   Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims Map of Vanuatu Melanesia  Aid agencies are stepping up efforts to reach remote communities hit by Cyclone Pam which tore through the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu Mar.15  Lewis Hamilton dominates season-opener in Australia  Devastated Vanuatu starts to get aid   Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development   Cyclone Pam has 'wiped out' development in Vanuatu, its president said, amid ongoing concern over residents of the Pacific nation's outlying... Mar.16 Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu 'needs food'  UN confirms 24 dead in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam Mar.19  Ex-Australian PM Fraser dies at 84 Mar.20  Guptill hits highest World Cup score Mar.24  Cricket World Cup: New Zealand into final Mar.26  Australia beating defending champions India Mar.29   Cricket World Cup: Australia crush New Zealand in final   Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground  Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.9  Cricket legend & commentator dies at 84 Apr.13  Golfer bitten on leg by crocodile Apr.14  US to exhume remains of Pearl Harbor dead for identification Apr.17   Australian teens held over alleged terror attack
  Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event Apr.19  Australia and Iran will share intelligence to fight IS Apr.20  AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 people feared dead
Apr.21  Scores rescued from NSW floods Apr.22  Cruise ship docks after getting stranded in storm Apr.23     WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services Map of Cape Helles Turkey  Events are due to take place to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest of World War One Apr.26  Bali Nine: Australia urges executions halt Apr.27  Bali Nine: Australia's Chan marries ahead of Indonesia execution Apr.28   Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador Map of Nusakambangan Island Indonesia
  Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling


May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.3  No major damage after magnitude-5.6 earthquake May.4  Victoria to investigate foreign worker exploitation in Australia  Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea, tsunami possible May.5  Kiwi waves slam California coast May.6  Lava lake at Kilauea Volcano rises to record heights May.7 Rogue Russian spacecraft burns up in Earth's atmosphere
May.8 Australian police hold youth on terror charges May.13  MH370 search discovers uncharted shipwreck May.31  Weather threatens Pacific crossing attempt

June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.10     PM Tony Abbott urges regional action against IS
  Australian Prime Minister has urged Asia Pacific nations to fight jihadist groups, saying Islamic State (IS) has global ambitions  Ravenshoe cafe crash: Eight critically injured Jun.11   Australia PM Abbott defends 'creative' migrant policy  Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended the use of 'incredibly creative' approaches to stopping asylum boats from reaching Australia

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3   Solar plane lands in Hawaii, ending leg of around-the-world journey   The experimental Solar Impulse 2 is ending a nearly five-day, 8,200-kilometer flight from Japan -- the longest and most dangerous leg  Adelaide Crows AFL coach killed at home; son arrested  Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned Jul.4  Tour de France: Rohan Dennis wins Utrecht Grand Depart Jul.8  AC/DC drummer, sentenced to house detention Jul.12  Icy weather continues for South East Australia Jul.16  MH17 disaster: Australia holds memorial service Jul.17  7.5 quake in South Pacific triggers tsunami threat Jul.19   Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV   A surfing champion was competing Sunday in the finals of South Africa’s J-Bay Open when a familiar-looking fin popped up behind him Jul.25  Shark kills diver in front of daughter off Tasmanian coast Jul.26  Body found in avalanche debris during search for 2 Canadian hikers Jul.30  Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack  Discovery of debris on island 'a major lead' in hunt for MH370 Jul.31  'Progress' but no deal at TPP talks

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4  Court overturns approval for giant Carmichael coal mine Aug.5     MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved
  Tony Abbott has said the mystery of Flight MH370 is closer to being solved, after Malaysia announced that a fragment was part of the missing plane Aug.6  Rampant England humiliate old enemy Australia Aug.16  Jason Day wins PGA Championship Aug.25  Dozens rescued as wild weather lashes NSW south coast Aug.26  Fifty Shades publisher 'must set aside' $10m in royalties Aug.27  Australian 'Great Escape' survivor dies, aged 101 Aug.28  Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3  Shark mauls 65-year-old man, injuring leg Sep.6  Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior bomber apologises Sep.14   Tony Abbott was ousted by his party
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  Australia is set to swear in Malcolm Turnbull as its new prime minister, after Tony Abbott was ousted by his party in a leadership challenge
Sep.24  Engine fault panics passengers and diverts Cathay Pacific flight Sep.26  Australia set to deny visa to US singer Chris Brown

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Foley, Australia knock out host England Oct.6 Sydney shooting: Police arrest five over killing
Oct.20 Vanuatu shaken by magnitude-7.3 earthquake Oct.24  All Blacks edge Springboks in semifinal Oct.25  Rugby: Australia beat Argentina to reach final Oct.31     Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies   New Zealand held off a fierce Australian comeback to win a thrilling World Cup final and become the first team to retain their title

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.8   'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre
Map of Christmas Island Australia  Inmates have lit fires at Australia's Christmas Island detention centre in a 'major disturbance' that is yet to be resolved, say government officials Nov.9 Reinforcements flown to Christmas Island centre Swedish man killed in Sydney shopping trolley crash Nov.11   Apple apologises after allegations of racism  Apple has apologised to six schoolboys asked to leave one of their shops in Australia, in what the students described as a racist incident Nov.17 4 killed in wildfires raging across Australia's southwest Nov.19 New Zealand begins voting in flag referendum Nov.20 7 feared dead after helicopter crashes on New Zealand glacier Nov.25 Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures 13 others

December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2 MH370 search: Australia 'likely looking in right place'
Dec.9 Sydney police arrest teen and man over 'terror plans' Dec.14 NZ confirms Silver Fern as flag referendum candidate Dec.15 Tornado rips roofs off homes as record winds lash Sydney Dec.16     Asia's investors cheer the Fed's move to raise rates  Shares in Asia were all in positive territory on Thursday on news the US Federal Reserve had raised its rates for the first time since June ... Dec.20 Homes destroyed in Australia bushfires Dec.25   Christmas blaze guts Australia homes Map of Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia
  A Christmas Day bushfire in Australia has destroyed at least 53 homes in Victoria state, officials say
Dec.27 Australia train derails with sulphuric acid cargo Dec.31     New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016
  Countries around the world are marking the New Year, with festivities currently under way across Asia



  WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services Map of Cape Helles Turkey  Events are due to take place to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest of World War One 13 skydivers leap to safety as plane crashes Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach Tropical Cyclone Marcia weakens MH370 search nations trial long-haul plane tracking   Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Map of Vanuatu Melanesia




Oceania, 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Apr.14  US to exhume remains of Pearl Harbor dead for identification
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Aug.27  Australian 'Great Escape' survivor dies, aged 101




Oceania, 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015
Jan.2  Wildfires destroy 6 homes in Australia
Jan.4  Australia bushfire weather fears
Jan.5  Powerful quake jolts New Zealand city; no damage or injuries
Jan.5  Australia swelters through its third-hottest year in 2014
Jan.6
Jan.6  Hopes rise of halting Adelaide fire
Jan.14  Great white shark closes beaches at the Australian city
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Feb.11  Crews try to rescue fishing boat stuck in Antarctic ice
Feb.12
Feb.15  Rescuers refloat 66 stranded pilot whales
Feb.19
Mar.1
Mar.4  Abbott hints at MH370 search limits
Mar.12  Vanuatu urges people to take shelter as Category-5 Cyclone Pam nears
Mar.13
  The death toll from a category five tropical storm that has hit islands in the South Pacific could run into the dozens, the UN's relief agency says
Mar.14 Vanuatu president calls for help after cyclone destruction Mar.14 Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims
Map of Vanuatu Melanesia  Aid agencies are stepping up efforts to reach remote communities hit by Cyclone Pam which tore through the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu Mar.15  Devastated Vanuatu starts to get aid Mar.15 Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development   Cyclone Pam has 'wiped out' development in Vanuatu, its president said, amid ongoing concern over residents of the Pacific nation's outlying... Mar.16 Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu 'needs food' Mar.16  UN confirms 24 dead in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam Mar.29  Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake Apr.13  Golfer bitten on leg by crocodile Apr.20 Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 people feared dead Apr.21  Scores rescued from NSW floods Apr.22  Cruise ship docks after getting stranded in storm May.3  No major damage after magnitude-5.6 earthquake May.4  Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea, tsunami possible May.5  Kiwi waves slam California coast May.6  Lava lake at Kilauea Volcano rises to record heights May.7 Rogue Russian spacecraft burns up in Earth's atmosphere May.13  MH370 search discovers uncharted shipwreck May.31  Weather threatens Pacific crossing attempt Jun.10  Ravenshoe cafe crash: Eight critically injured Jul.12  Icy weather continues for South East Australia Jul.17  7.5 quake in South Pacific triggers tsunami threat Jul.19 Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV   A surfing champion was competing Sunday in the finals of South Africa’s J-Bay Open when a familiar-looking fin popped up behind him Jul.25  Shark kills diver in front of daughter off Tasmanian coast Jul.26  Body found in avalanche debris during search for 2 Canadian hikers Jul.30  Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack Jul.30  Discovery of debris on island 'a major lead' in hunt for MH370 Aug.5   MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved
  Tony Abbott has said the mystery of Flight MH370 is closer to being solved, after Malaysia announced that a fragment was part of the missing plane Aug.25  Dozens rescued as wild weather lashes NSW south coast Sep.3  Shark mauls 65-year-old man, injuring leg Sep.24  Engine fault panics passengers and diverts Cathay Pacific flight Oct.20 Vanuatu shaken by magnitude-7.3 earthquake Nov.9 Swedish man killed in Sydney shopping trolley crash Nov.17 4 killed in wildfires raging across Australia's southwest Nov.20 7 feared dead after helicopter crashes on New Zealand glacier Nov.25 Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures 13 others Dec.2 MH370 search: Australia 'likely looking in right place' Dec.15 Tornado rips roofs off homes as record winds lash Sydney Dec.20 Homes destroyed in Australia bushfires Dec.25 Christmas blaze guts Australia homes Map of Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia
  A Christmas Day bushfire in Australia has destroyed at least 53 homes in Victoria state, officials say
Dec.27 Australia train derails with sulphuric acid cargo



Oceania, 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Apr.20  AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill Jul.8  AC/DC drummer, sentenced to house detention Jul.31  'Progress' but no deal at TPP talks Aug.4  Court overturns approval for giant Carmichael coal mine Aug.26  Fifty Shades publisher 'must set aside' $10m in royalties Sep.26  Australia set to deny visa to US singer Chris Brown Dec.16   Asia's investors cheer the Fed's move to raise rates  Shares in Asia were all in positive territory on Thursday on news the US Federal Reserve had raised its rates for the first time since June ... Dec.31   New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016
  Countries around the world are marking the New Year, with festivities currently under way across Asia




Oceania, 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.6 13 skydivers leap to safety as plane crashes
Jan.29 Andy Murray tops Tomas Berdych in ill-tempered semifinal Jan.30 Djokovic silences Stan to reach fifth final Jan.31 Serena Williams beat Sharapova in Australian Open final Feb.1   Djokovic beats Murray to win 5th Australian Open title   The Serb, ranked number one, came through 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-0 in three hours and 39 minutes Feb.15  Holders India crush rivals Pakistan Mar.15  Lewis Hamilton dominates season-opener in Australia Mar.20  Guptill hits highest World Cup score Mar.24  Cricket World Cup: New Zealand into final Mar.26  Australia beating defending champions India Mar.29 Cricket World Cup: Australia crush New Zealand in final   Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground Apr.9  Cricket legend & commentator dies at 84 Apr.13  Golfer bitten on leg by crocodile Jul.3 Solar plane lands in Hawaii, ending leg of around-the-world journey   The experimental Solar Impulse 2 is ending a nearly five-day, 8,200-kilometer flight from Japan -- the longest and most dangerous leg Jul.3  Adelaide Crows AFL coach killed at home; son arrested Jul.4  Tour de France: Rohan Dennis wins Utrecht Grand Depart Jul.19 Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV   A surfing champion was competing Sunday in the finals of South Africa’s J-Bay Open when a familiar-looking fin popped up behind him Aug.6  Rampant England humiliate old enemy Australia Aug.16  Jason Day wins PGA Championship Oct.3  Foley, Australia knock out host England Oct.24  All Blacks edge Springboks in semifinal Oct.25  Rugby: Australia beat Argentina to reach final Oct.31   Rugby World Cup: All Blacks overcome Wallabies   New Zealand held off a fierce Australian comeback to win a thrilling World Cup final and become the first team to retain their title



Oceania, 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.28 Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths  The start of an inquest into the Sydney cafe siege has heard that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bul... Feb.1 Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt   Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt, state media say, and is flying to Cyprus Feb.10  Police charge two Sydney men over terror offences Feb.21  Sydney siege: Security hotline had 18 calls before attack Mar.3  Australian pair moved for execution Apr.17 Australian teens held over alleged terror attack  Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event Apr.20  AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill Apr.26  Bali Nine: Australia urges executions halt Apr.27  Bali Nine: Australia's Chan marries ahead of Indonesia execution Apr.28 Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador
Map of Nusakambangan Island Indonesia
  Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling
May.8 Australian police hold youth on terror charges Jul.3  Adelaide Crows AFL coach killed at home; son arrested Jul.8  AC/DC drummer, sentenced to house detention Aug.27  Australian 'Great Escape' survivor dies, aged 101 Sep.26  Australia set to deny visa to US singer Chris Brown Oct.6 Sydney shooting: Police arrest five over killing Nov.8 'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre Map of Christmas Island Australia  Inmates have lit fires at Australia's Christmas Island detention centre in a 'major disturbance' that is yet to be resolved, say government officials Dec.9 Sydney police arrest teen and man over 'terror plans'



Oceania, 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.9  Thousands mourn Cairns children Jan.19  Asylum stand-off 'broken' Jan.27  Asylum group 'legally held at sea' Feb.1 Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt   Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt, state media say, and is flying to Cyprus Feb.1  Abbott 'hasn't considered resigning' Feb.8  Australian PM Abbott survives leadership challenge Feb.22 Australia to toughen citizenship laws   Australia is to toughen citizenship laws and tackle those inciting hatred under new measures targeting domestic extremists, Tony Abbott has ... Mar.14 Vanuatu president calls for help after cyclone destruction
Mar.15  Devastated Vanuatu starts to get aid Mar.19  Ex-Australian PM Fraser dies at 84 Apr.19  Australia and Iran will share intelligence to fight IS Apr.23   WWI: Battle of Gallipoli centenary marked with services Map of Cape Helles Turkey  Events are due to take place to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest of World War One Apr.28 Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador Map of Nusakambangan Island Indonesia
  Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling
May.4  Victoria to investigate foreign worker exploitation in Australia Jun.10   PM Tony Abbott urges regional action against IS  Australian Prime Minister has urged Asia Pacific nations to fight jihadist groups, saying Islamic State (IS) has global ambitions Jun.11 Australia PM Abbott defends 'creative' migrant policy  Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended the use of 'incredibly creative' approaches to stopping asylum boats from reaching Australia Jul.3  Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned Jul.16  MH17 disaster: Australia holds memorial service Jul.31  'Progress' but no deal at TPP talks Aug.4  Court overturns approval for giant Carmichael coal mine Aug.27  Australian 'Great Escape' survivor dies, aged 101 Aug.28  Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars Sep.6  Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior bomber apologises Sep.14 Tony Abbott was ousted by his party Map of Canberra Australia
  Australia is set to swear in Malcolm Turnbull as its new prime minister, after Tony Abbott was ousted by his party in a leadership challenge
Nov.8 'Major disturbance' and fires at Christmas Island detention centre Map of Christmas Island Australia  Inmates have lit fires at Australia's Christmas Island detention centre in a 'major disturbance' that is yet to be resolved, say government officials Nov.9 Reinforcements flown to Christmas Island centre Nov.11 Apple apologises after allegations of racism  Apple has apologised to six schoolboys asked to leave one of their shops in Australia, in what the students described as a racist incident Nov.19 New Zealand begins voting in flag referendum Dec.14 NZ confirms Silver Fern as flag referendum candidate