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Australia: 5.9 magnitude Earthquake strikes Melbourne, buildings damaged

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake happened about 09:15am local time on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital. The earthquake was also felt in neighbouring South Australia and New South Wales (NSW). It was followed by two aftershocks of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude. […]

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3-year-old boy who went missing in Australia four days ago found safe after search

A boy who went missing in the Australian bush four days ago has been found safe after a search. Three-year-old Anthony “AJ” Elfalak was spotted by police helicopters on Monday, drinking water from a creek on his family’s property in rural New South Wales. The little boy, who has autism and doesn’t speak, had been […]

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Surfer dies in shark attack off Australia’s east coast

A man who was attacked by a shark at Emerald Beach on Australia’s east coast on Sunday died after a “significant” injury to his arm, according to New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance. Four crews, including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter medical team which included a critical care doctor and a critical care paramedic were dispatched to […]

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“We’ve been in a war for some time, but never to this extent”: New South Wales tightens restrictions as situation worsens

The leader of New South Wales has warned this is “the worst situation Australia’s been in” since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said rules would be tightened in Sydney, the state capital, which is in lockdown. Covid fines will also go up to AU$5,000 from AU$1,000. “This is literally a […]

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Anti-lockdown protests grip multiple Australian cities, dozens arrested

Protests have been taking place in multiple cities of Australia against restrictions imposed to tackle rising coronavirus infections. Thousands gathered in Sydney, in Melbourne and Brisbane. People chanted “freedom” as they marched through the centre of Sydney. Officers said they had made 57 arrests. Australian governments have re-imposed lockdowns across the country amid a surge […]

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Katie Hopkins: British commentator faces deportation from Australia for boasting about breaching Covid-19 rules

Australia has cancelled far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins’s visa and will deport her after she boasted about flouting the country’s strict hotel quarantine rules, a senior official said. Hopkins had flown into Sydney to appear on a reality television show when she posted a video on Instagram talking about answering the door nude and maskless […]

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Father drowns at Batemans Bay beach trying to save his daughter from a rip during surfing

A man died tragically and a young girl is in the hospital after they were both pulled from the water at a beach in New South Wales, Australia. Emergency crews arrived to Surf Beach in Batemans Bay before 1pm on Monday after they received reports of a man and a child missing in the water. […]

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Two sunbathers fined for breaching Covid rules after they got frightened by a deer and had to be rescued

Two sunbathers have been fined for breaching Covid rules after they got spooked by a deer and had to be rescued from bushland. The men, who were sunbathing naked on a beach south of Sydney, were found after they called for assistance. They were fined $750 for breaching a public health order banning those in […]

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Australia: Four great white sharks captured at beach day after where surfer was mauled to death

Four great white sharks have been captured at a beach a day after where a surfer was mauled to death. The surfer in his 50s was fatally mauled by a 4.5m great white shark off Tuncurry Beach near Forster on the NSW mid-north coast, about 300 km north of Sydney. He was desperately warning friends […]

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Australia: Surfer dies after suspected shark attack 300km north of Sydney

A surfer has died after a suspected shark attack at a popular beach in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The man believed to be in his 50s suffered critical injuries to his upper thigh while surfing Tuesday morning, according to NSW Police. Emergency services were called to Tuncurry Beach, Forster, around 300 kilometers north of […]

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‘It is catastrophic’: Australia hit hardest by the worst floods in decades

Australia hit hardest by the worst floods in decades have finally experienced blue skies, but flood evacuation warnings are still being issued. Parts of New South Wales have seen almost 1m of rain, flooding hundreds of homes and severing roads. Despite the rains subsiding, water levels have not yet peaked in some areas, the Bureau […]

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Australia: One-in-100-year floods wreck havoc, thousands evacuate

Residents in Sydney were ordered to flee their houses in the middle of the night on Sunday, as heavy rains continued to batter Australia’s east coast, triggering flash floods and widespread destruction throughout the region. Authorities issued flooding risk and evacuation warnings in about 12 areas in the state of New South Wales (NSW), of […]