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Australia: Thousands on evacuation alert after floods hit Sydney

About 50,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes as floods hit Australia’s largest city for the third time this year. Parts of Sydney have received about eight months of rain in four days. Roads have been cut off, some houses are under water and thousands have been left without power. Widespread flooding across […]

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Emirates flight flies 14 hours with large hole in the side of the body

The Airbus A380 took off from Emirates’ main hub in Dubai on July 1 and landed at night, but pilots reported a surprising discovery when they got there. Passengers reported hearing a loud bang while they were flying over the ocean on the way to Australia. But the airline decided to continue on anyway for […]

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NASA launches first space rocket from an Australian commercial spaceport

Australia has made history as the site of Nasa’s first rocket launch from a commercial spaceport outside the US. The sub-orbital rocket blasted off from the tiny site early on Monday local time. It will enable astrophysics studies that can only be undertaken in the Southern Hemisphere, Nasa says. The launch was also the first […]

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KFC Australia to put cabbage in burgers and wraps amid shortage of lettuce

Fast food giant KFC has been forced to put cabbage in its burgers and wraps in Australia as the country is struggling with a shortage of lettuce. The firm told customers it is using a mixture of lettuce and cabbage after floods destroyed lettuce crops. It comes as shoppers in Australia have been hit with […]

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Pakistan, Australia cricket matches moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore amid political turmoil

Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 match between Pakistan and the visiting Australians later this month have been moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore because of domestic politics, the interior minister said. The Australian side is currently on its first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century, having previously declined to […]

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Australian PM Scott Morrison declares flooding along east coast a national emergency

Australia has declared the devastating flooding along its east coast a national emergency, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced protests during his visit to the heart of the disaster zone. The emergency declaration, which was set up after Australia’s destructive 2019 bushfires, will help cut red tape and speed up aid amid criticism about a […]

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Shane Warne: Australian cricketer died from natural causes, Thai police say

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne’s death in Thailand on Friday was from natural causes, police have confirmed. A senior Thai police official said the post mortem exam showed no signs of foul play in the 52-year-old’s death. Warne, who is considered to be one of the greatest cricketers of all time, was found unresponsive on […]

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Australia legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has died aged 52

Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, has died of a suspected heart attack aged 52. Warne took 708 Test wickets, the second most of all time, in 145 matches across a stellar 15-year international career. He had been found unresponsive in his villa on the Thai island of Koh […]

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Australia’s cricket team arrive in Pakistan for first tour in 24 years

Australia’s cricket team has flown into Pakistan on their first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century and into a security bubble that will envelop them throughout their six-week stay. Pakistan have struggled to attract visiting sides since a fatal terror attack on the visiting Sri Lanka team’s bus in 2009. […]

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Swimmer killed in first fatal shark attack in Sydney since 1963

A swimmer has been killed after sustaining catastrophic injuries in the first fatal shark attack in Sydney since 1963, Australian officials say. Emergency services were called to Little Bay beach near Malabar on Wednesday afternoon where human remains were found in the water, police say. Authorities in the New South Wales state have not named […]

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Australia lists koala as endangered species after dramatic decline in numbers

Australia has listed the koala as an endangered species across most of its east coast, after a dramatic decline in numbers. The once-thriving marsupial has been ravaged by land clearing, bushfires, drought, disease and other threats. The federal government said the listing was for Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It […]

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Australian billionaire launches criminal case against Facebook for failing to prevent scam ads

An Australian billionaire has launched a criminal case against Facebook, alleging the company failed to prevent scam ads that used his image. Andrew Forrest argues Facebook breached Australian anti-money laundering laws over the spread of cryptocurrency cons. He said it was the first time Facebook was facing a criminal case globally. Facebook’s owner, Meta, did […]