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Australia bushfires: No rains expected for next 3 months

As firefighters battle the bushfires weather forecasters on Thursday showed no substantial rain for at least three months. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said there is just a 25% chance that the country’s east coast will receive average rainfall between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28. The dry conditions will increase temperatures without rainfall and also […]

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Uncontrollable bushfires continue raging in Australia

A cataclysmic bushfire is threatening Australia’s largest city, Sydney and its surrounding areas. Thousands of vulnerable residents are being asked to leave and seek shelter in shopping centres. Three people were reported dead and some 200 homes were lost in the bushfires. Close to 1,300 firefighters were continuing to battle blazes across two state, New […]

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McDonald’s burger bought in 1995 is still intact

A McDonald’s burger bought in 1995 and kept in an Australian shed for years has never decomposed. According to two men who now refer to the quarter-century Quarter Pounder as their “mate”. Casey Dean, 39, and Eduards Nits, 38, claim they ordered the Quarter Pounder with cheese from a McDonald’s outlet in Adelaide as teenagers […]

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Hundreds of Koala’s feared dead as bushfires sweep New South Wales

Hundreds of koalas are feared to have died in an Australian bushfire, animal rescuers say. The blaze burnt through 2,000 hectares of bush containing a prime koala breeding ground in New South Wales, around 250 miles north of Sydney. Rescuers said the deaths were particularly tragic as the koalas were of stronger breeds, with one […]

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Sharks attack foreign tourists at Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands in Australia

Two British tourists have been seriously injured in a shark attack at a popular holiday spot in Australia. The men aged 22 and 28 were swimming in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands when they were attacked on Tuesday. The shark had┬ásevered┬áthe older man’s foot and left the other tourist with leg wounds. They were taken by a […]

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11-year-old girl stabs teacher at elementary school in Australia

A 11-year-old girl has been charged with wounding and knife possession after a teacher was stabbed at an elementary school in Australia Monday. The 56-year-old female teacher was taken to hospital with a “small non-life-threatening wound to the back of her shoulder,” according to a statement from Queensland Police. Shortly before midday local time, police […]

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SOS sign spotted in CCTV camera saves missing camper

A 55-year-old woman spent who was missing for three days in the Australian bush was rescued after she drew an SOS message that was spotted on security cameras. Deborah Pilgrim, the woman was lost on Sunday after separating from her camping group in South Australia. After finding herself stranded in an empty property she wrote […]

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Australian who was wrongly jailed for 19 years receives $7 million in compensation

David Eastman who was wrongfully jailed for 19 years over the murder of a senior Australian policeman has received US$4.8 million (A$7 million) in compensation. The man received a life term in 1995 for the killing six years earlier of Colin Winchester, an Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner. He was later freed after a court […]

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Frustrated Mitchell Marsh injures bowling hand after punching dressing room wall

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh injured his bowling hand after punching the dressing room wall during a Sheffield Shield match on Sunday. The 27-year-old right-hander was leading Western Australia against Tasmania in Perth. Mitchell Marsh scored a half-century in Western Australia’s second innings, but was caught and bowled by Jackson Bird soon after that. After the […]

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Inquiry finds 95 victims of the MV Butiraoi ferry disaster died of hunger, dehydration not drowning

An inquiry report into the disaster off the coast of Kiribati was made public on Monday. The investigation revealed that drunk crew members and incompetent captain led to the death of 95 off the 102 people who boarded the ferry, the MV Butiraoi in a remote island in the South Pacific. The commission, which was […]

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Flight turns back after tire explodes mid-air damaging wing

A Qantas Airways flight in Australia was forced to turn back after a tire on the plane exploded mid air shortly after takeoff because a nitrogen-filled tire exploded, damaging part of the wing. The jet was forced to burn fuel and circle above Queensland’s eastern Sunshine Coast for an hour and a half before touching […]

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20 Kangaroos killed in hit-and-run spree in Australia’s Tura Beach

As many as 20 kangaroos are believed to have been run over by a vehicle in a mass slaughter in the Australian state of New South Wales. Among the dead were also joeys — baby kangaroos — on late saturday night in rural Tura Beach, on the state’s South Coast. Many of the animals were […]