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Australia’s Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympics

Brisbane, Australia is set to host the 2032 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) endorsed its unopposed bid for the future Games. “This unanimous decision by the Executive Board is a credit to the years of work carried out by Brisbane 2032, the Australian Olympic Committee, and their partners, to test every aspect of […]

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Olympian Nathan Baggaley and his brother found guilty of smuggling cocaine worth $152 million

Australian Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru have been found guilty of trying to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $150 million into the country in 2018. Nathan Baggaley, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, and his brother had pleaded not guilty. But […]

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Brisbane exits 3-day snap lockdown ahead of Easter weekend

Brisbane exited its snap three-day lockdown on Thursday after only one local Covid-19 case was reported in the previous day. The outbreak in Queensland’s capital has grown to 16 infections in total. State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the low number of new infections meant the lockdown could be lifted in time for the Easter holiday […]

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Covid-19 Australia: 2 million residents in Brisbane go into 3-day lockdown

Australia announced a snap 3-day COVID-19 lockdown in the northern city of Brisbane from Monday afternoon, as they attempt to stamp out an outbreak of the UK variant of the virus. About two million people in the city, the country’s third-largest and the capital of Queensland state, will be required to stay home from 5pm […]

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IOC announces Brisbane as the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics

The Australian city of Brisbane is the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday, in a move which officials said was designed to bring “stability” to the Games after the delay of the Tokyo 2020 edition. IOC President Thomas Bach announced at a news conference Wednesday that the […]

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Hundreds take part in anti-vaccination protests in Australia, several arrested

Several people were arrested in Australia for taking part in anti-vaccination protesters ahead of the launch of the country’s coronavirus inoculation programme. Protests were held in cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with participants chanting slogans like: “My body, my choice.” The rallies were largely peaceful, but police made several arrests in Melbourne, local media […]

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Australia Coronavirus: 2 million residents of Brisbane go into 3-day lockdown

Over 2 million residents of the Australian city of Brisbane began a 3-three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus. Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread. Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined […]

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Man survives house fire after his pet parrot awakens him from bed

An Australian man said he was able to survive a late-night house fire after his pet parrot roused him from bed. Anton Nguyen had been fast asleep when his two-storey house caught alight in Brisbane, Queensland, on Wednesday. “I heard a bang and Eric – my parrot – he started to yell so I woke […]

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Man spearfishing in Australia dies after shark attack

A 36-year-old diver died on Saturday after he was bitten by a shark while spearfishing near the popular tourist destination Fraser Island, about 400km north of Brisbane. It is not known what species of shark bit the man, but he had been bitten around his legs, authorities said. Paramedics on the shore tried to treat […]

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Man dies after shark bites his leg off at a popular beach in Australia

A surfer died after being attacked by a three-metre shark at a popular beach off Australia’s east coast, police said Sunday. The man was surfing at Kingscliff, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Brisbane, on Sunday morning when the shark mauled his leg. “Police have been told several board-riders came to his assistance and […]

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Australian student offers $20 to kill cockroach in his room

A 24-year-old Brisbane student, Bhargav Chavda, reached home at around 10 pm on Monday. As he went to his fridge to grab something to eat, he spotted a cockroach. “I went to the kitchen to grab my food and I see something flying front of me to the side and to the back, and I […]

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Ex-rugby star allegedly set fire to car killing himself, wife and 3 children

Ex-rugby league player Rowan Baxter, his wife and their three young children died after he allegedly set alight their car in Brisbane, Australia. Baxter, a former member of Auckland’s New Zealand Warriors squad in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL), allegedly filled a gas can with fuel at a local service station, before dousing the car […]