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· February, 2015

Stories about Australia from February, 2015

Australians Shake Up Internet With Indigenous #MotherLanguage Tweets

Australians joined people from around the world for International Mother Language Day by tweeting in indigenous languages.

Indigenous Tweets Highlight International Mother Language Day in Australia

Wamut,aka @kriolkantri on Twitter, and blogger of ten years, shared indigenous tweets on Storify: “February 21 is International Mother Language Day and this year, Australians showed off Aboriginal and Islander...

Afghanistan Makes History in Cricket World Cup, Despite Debut Loss to Bangladesh

Afghanistan competed in its first ever game in the Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh, also comparatively new to the international sporting competition.

Australia and New Zealand Score Big Wins in ‘St Valentine’s Day Massacre’ at Cricket World Cup

Host countries for the Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand and Australia have had easy victories over Sri Lanka and England. Twitter hashtag #AUSvENG was hot during the game.

5 Communities Sticking It to Fossil Fuel Companies—and Winning

From Chile's Maule coast to the Australian city of Marrickville, residents have been fighting to protect their communities from fossil fuel projects.

Indonesians Take a Hard Look at Death Penalty Ahead of Drug Trafficking Executions

Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied clemency appeals and stated that the country is dealing with a drug emergency problem.

Last-Minute Pleas Pour In to Stop Indonesia's Execution of Two Australian Drug Smugglers

"Nobody deserves the death penalty, no matter what crime has been committed. #IStandForMercy."

Questions About Australian Media Freedom After Egypt Releases Peter Greste

Max Chalmers, from Australian independent online media site New Matilda, welcomes the release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste after 400 days in Egyptian prison. He also calls for “the...

How Australia Made History in the Asian Football Cup

The 2015 Asian Cup was won by Australia in an exciting final game against South Korea. It was Australia's first time as a champion in the regional football competition.

Australia Beats Determined South Korea 2-1 to Win 2015 Asian Cup

Australia's Socceroos have won the 2015 Asian Cup in a tough, close contest against South Korea. A goal in extra time gave the home team a 2-1 victory in Sydney.

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