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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 […]

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Australia Flash Floods: Heavy rain hits parts of New South Wales

Officials in Australia warned of “life threatening” flash floods as torrential rains batter parts of the country’s east coast. Dozens of people have been rescued from floodwaters, and residents in many low-lying communities of New South Wales have been ordered to leave their homes. Police say hundreds of people have flocked to evacuation centres in […]

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Australia: NSW police commissioner faces backlash after proposing ‘sexual consent app’

A suggestion by the New South Wales (NSW) police commissioner to use an app to register sexual consent has sparked backlash among Australians. On Thursday, Mick Fuller championed the idea of an app where people could digitally record their mutual agreement to have sex. He said the technology could be used to establish “positive consent”. […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Australia’s bushfires killed or displaced 3 billion animals

At least 3 billion animals were killed or displaced during Australia’s devastating bushfires of the past year. Mammals, reptiles, birds and frogs died in the flames or from loss of habitat. The findings meant it was one of “worst wildlife disasters in modern history”, said the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which commissioned the […]

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Australian police seek ban on Black Lives Matter rally over coronavirus fears

Australian police are seeking to stop a Black Lives Matter protest from going ahead in Sydney this weekend, saying it poses coronavirus health risks. Thousands are expected to attend the rally in solidarity with US protesters and to express anger about indigenous deaths in Australian custody. But New South Wales (NSW) Police has applied for […]