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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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13-year-old Australian boy sleeping in an empty bin gets crushed to death by a garbage truck

A 13-year-old boy was crushed to death by a rubbish truck after falling asleep in a bin in Port Lincoln, Australia. The driver was unaware anyone was in the bin until it had already been tipped into the back of the lorry. Two other children, aged 11 and 12, were also sleeping in the industrial […]

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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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Pizza Bar Worker’s Lie Forces 1.7 Million People Into Lockdown In South Australia

South Australia was forced to enter a lockdown after a lie was spoken by a Covid-19 infected man about his link to a pizza shop, police say. The strict lockdown began on Wednesday after the state detected 36 infections, including its first locally acquired cases since April. But this would have been avoided if the […]

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South Australia enters into an immediate six-day lockdown to curb spread of coronavirus

South Australia will enter an immediate six-day lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus outbreak discovered days ago. The state has detected 36 cases since infections were found in Adelaide on Sunday, the first community cases detected in six months. On Monday, as 17 cases were confirmed, officials had begun ordering thousands of suspected […]

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Australia killed more than 5,000 camels in a five-day cull

Helicopter-borne marksmen killed more than 5,000 camels in a five-day cull of feral herds that were threatening indigenous communities in drought-stricken areas of southern Australia. Aboriginal leaders in South Australia state said extremely large herds of the non-native camels had been driven towards rural communities by drought and extreme heat, threatening scarce food and drinking […]