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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections. The rallies, dominated by a heavy police presence, were mostly peaceful. Protesters marched on the streets or gathered […]

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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 […]

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Australian police under probe over arrest of Aboriginal teenager

An Australian constable has been put on “restricted duties” after a video emerged showing the police officer kicking an Aboriginal teenager and then pinning him to the ground during a solidarity protest in Sydney. “This is not the United States of America,” Assistant Commissioner Michael Wiling told reporters as an investigation was launched into the […]

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Woman finds metal rod McDonald’s burger

A woman from Australia’s Sydney had a harrowing experience when she went to have a meal at McDonald’s. Ada Teaupa found a small metal rod in her chicken and cheese burger that she ordered from the popular fast food chain. The woman narrated her ordeal through a Facebook post. She wrote that the burger almost […]

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Bushfire smoke hides Sydney

Residents of Sydney woke up shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as scores of bushfires rage across the region. Strong winds overnight brought smoke from fires inland, pushing the air quality in Australia’s largest city to beyond “hazardous” levels at times. About five million people live in the city, which has been affected for weeks by […]

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Uncontrollable bushfires continue raging in Australia

A cataclysmic bushfire is threatening Australia’s largest city, Sydney and its surrounding areas. Thousands of vulnerable residents are being asked to leave and seek shelter in shopping centres. Three people were reported dead and some 200 homes were lost in the bushfires. Close to 1,300 firefighters were continuing to battle blazes across two state, New […]