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Australia confirms at least two cases of new fast-spreading mutated Covid-19 United Kingdom strain

Australia on Monday said it has detected cases of the new fast-spreading coronavirus strain identified in the United Kingdom. Two travellers from the United Kingdom to Australia’s New South Wales state were found carrying the mutated variant of the virus that Britain has said could be up to 70% more infectious. Both are in hotel […]

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Over 5.3 million Sydney residents BANNED entry into neighbouring Australian states and territories

Australian states and territories enforce a ban on the entry of Sydney residents after a new coronavirus cluster was found in the nation’s largest city. The city has recorded 83 cases so far in this outbreak, all linked to Sydney’s Northern Beaches region. Australian officials are scrambling to trace the source of the infection. Tests […]

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Over 3 million Sydney residents URGED to stay at home amid new Covid-19 cluster

Over 3 million residents of Sydney have been ordered to stay home after a new outbreak of coronavirus ended a two-week run of no local cases. Australian officials are scrambling to trace the source of the infection, which has been found in 28 cases across the city’s Northern Beaches region. Tests have shown that the […]

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Australian man arrested for match-fixing international table tennis tournaments

A man has in Australia has been charged into an alleged transnational gambling syndicate placing corrupt bets on international table tennis tournaments. Detectives from the New South Wales State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad searched at least nine different locations and arrested a 40 year-old-man on Wednesday. During the searches, detectives seized USD $9,087 in […]

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Woman RISKS her life to retrieve beer kegs that were being swept by floods

A video of a woman in Australia risking her life to retrieve beer kegs during a storm has gone viral. The video was recorded by the bystanders when the woman dived into the water in order to prevent the beer kegs from being swept away in the floods. The metal beer kegs had drifted from […]

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Heavy rains floods low-lying towns in New South Wales and Queensland, SPARKING EVACUATIONS

Torrential rains and high tides flooded low-lying towns in the northern parts of New South Wales forcing Australian authorities to issue evacuation orders to residents. The communities around the Tweed River were evacuated after river water burst its banks on Tuesday. The gloomy conditions due to the La Niña weather pattern is bringing with it […]

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Heavy rains, high tides, powerful winds SLAM Australia’s east coast

A 1,000 kilometer stretch of the Australia’s vast coast is being hit with torrential rains and high tides. Tides up to 8 metre were recorded eroding the shoreline in some areas, including Byron Bay. More than 2,000 cities including Brisbane and the Gold Coast suffered a power outage after strong winds struck power lines on […]

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Severe fire danger forecast for Australia as temperatures hit record high amid heat wave

Vast swathes of Australia recorded their hottest November night on record with temperatures surpassing 45 degrees Celsius prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban. Western New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria would experience temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius for five or six days, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted. “November has been quite […]

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91-year-old New South Wales man survives paragliding crash

A 91-year-old man survived a paragliding crash, walking away with only minor injuries after plunging into the ocean near Sydney’s northern beaches. The elderly Australian paraglider was helped out of the water by locals after he went down near Warriewood around 6.00 pm on Sunday, police said. Emergency services were called to a cliff face […]

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Drone alerts surfer about a great white shark swimming dangerously close to him

A drone footage shared by the Surf Life Saving New South Wales, who monitor the beaches around the Ballina area showed how a great white shark was swimming close to a surfer in Australia and quickly swam away when a warning alarm was sounded. The video captured professional surfer Matt Wilkinson being saved from a […]

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Australia approves controversial coal seam gas field project

Australian authorities have approved the development of a major coal seam gas field in a controversial environmental decision. The Narrabri gas project from energy firm Santos could be one of the biggest in New South Wales (NSW), and provide up to 50% of the state’s gas demand. But critics say drilling wells threatens wildlife and […]

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Australia: NSW adopts all 76 recommendations of bushfire inquiry report

An investigation into the recent bushfire disaster in Australia has found the country should expect “worse” in the years to come. The inquiry looks into proposals at better preparing for future fire seasons. Blazes in New South Wales began last August and burned for months, killing 33 people and destroying vast areas. The NSW state […]