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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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There are 50 billion wild birds in the world and four species dominate

There are at least 50 billion individual wild birds in the world, according to a new study. House sparrows alone make up about 1.6 billion of these. Three other species – European starlings, barn swallows and ring-billed gulls also have a population exceeding one billion birds. However, one in ten bird species are rare with fewer than […]

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Australian airline sold out tickets to watch full super moon from over 40,000-feet in the sky

Australian airline Qantas said it has sold the tickets for the upcoming “flight to nowhere” in a record 2.5 minutes. The May 26 event will allow travellers to gaze at the full super moon and lunar eclipse from over 40,000-feet in the sky. Qantas is known for operating such special trips, and in October last […]

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Australian state issues health alert after fatal virus detected among group of bats

A health alert has been issued after a fatal virus was detected among a group of bats in western Sydney. The Western Sydney Local Health District warned locals against handling or going near bats over fears humans could catch Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV). ABLV is usually transmitted via a bite or scratch from an infected […]

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Man charged for running red light and colliding with a bus, killing his female passenger

A man whose car hit a bus, killing his passenger, in Sydney on Saturday was charged by police and taken into custody. The BMW driver is facing charges of dangerous and negligent driving and driving through a red light. A 46-year-old woman died at the scene of the accident. She was unable to be freed […]

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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: Thousands protests amid widespread allegations of sexual misconduct in the country’s parliament

Thousands of people took part in marches across Australia in protest amid widespread allegations of sexual misconduct in the country’s federal parliament and growing concern that the legal system is failing women who are victims of abuse and violence. People took to the streets on Monday in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and many other towns and […]

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Hundreds take part in anti-vaccination protests in Australia, several arrested

Several people were arrested in Australia for taking part in anti-vaccination protesters ahead of the launch of the country’s coronavirus inoculation programme. Protests were held in cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with participants chanting slogans like: “My body, my choice.” The rallies were largely peaceful, but police made several arrests in Melbourne, local media […]

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Drone crashes into high-rise tower in Sydney injuring occupant

A drone used on a commercial photography job crashed into a high-rise in Sydney, injuring an occupant. The drone pilot reportedly lost control of the drone after sending it up approximately 10 meters. The DJI drone, Inspire 2 was at work on January 15 at around lunchtime taking photos in the Darling Harbor area of […]

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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 […]