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Australia lost about 30% of its koala population over the past three years

Australia lost about 30% of its koalas over the past three years, with the marsupials hit by drought, bushfires and developers cutting down trees, the Australian Koala Foundation said on Tuesday. The independent non-profit group estimated the koala population has dropped to less than 58,000 this year from more than 80,000 in 2018, with the […]

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Brisbane, Australia: Five-month-old girl dies after magpie swooping attack

An Australian family is mourning the loss of a five-month-old girl who died after her mother tried to protect her from a swooping magpie. Baby Mia was in her mother’s arms when a magpie swooped at them in Brisbane’s Glindemann Park on Sunday, causing her mother to trip and fall. Mia was rushed to hospital […]

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Two Australian soldiers suffer injuries after being mauled by crocodile in Queensland

An Australian Army soldier suffered serious head and chest injuries after being mauled by a crocodile that attacked him on Friday last week, local media reported. A colleague who came to his rescue in Queensland’s far north was also bitten. Australian media said the two soldiers were swimming near a coastal fishing village on the […]

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Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board approved the bid. It will be the third time the country has hosted the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. “It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the […]

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Palaeontologists in Australia discover new dinosaur species, among the biggest in the world

Palaeontologists in Australia have identified a new species of dinosaur, naming it the Australotitan cooperensis and recognising it not only as the largest animal to ever roam the continent but also among the biggest in the world. Australotitan, or the southern titan, was a long-necked sauropod that is estimated to have reached 25-30 metres in […]

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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‚Äôs third-largest and the capital of Queensland state, will be required to stay home from 5pm […]

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Rescuers searching for missing fisherman in Queensland find human remains inside a crocodile

Australian authorities were in for a shock after finding human remains inside a crocodile while they were searching for a missing fisherman in Queensland. Andrew Heard, 69, set out to fish near Hinchinbrook Island last week but didn’t return. Investigators have since found human remains in the area and inside a 13.8-foot crocodile, police said […]

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Australia eases restrictions for Sydney residents as COVID outbreak comes under control

South Australia and Queensland reopened their borders to the neighbouring state of New South Wales (NSW) after it managed to control a Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney. The states will remove the restrictions on Sunday and Monday respectively. It comes after NSW reported 11 days without a locally acquired infection. About 180 cases were tied to […]

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Australian man who went missing survived on mushrooms for 18 days

A man who went missing survived on mushrooms and dam water for 18 days after he got lost in Australia. 58-year-old, Robert Weber, ran into car trouble and got stuck in dirt on a farm road in the Australian state of Queensland. Mr Weber spent three days in the car before running out of water […]

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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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Friends walk 12 hours to seek help for father and son duo stuck on flooded road

A father and his 10-year -old son were rescued from sparsely populated inland region in Australia after their three travelling companions walked for 12 hours to seek help. They were driving through north-west Queensland on Sunday, when their car got stuck on flooded roads. Trapped, the group spent the night in the car, and the […]