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Australian man who filmed himself mocking dying police officers handed 10-month jail term

An Australian man was handed a 10-month jail sentence for filming and mocking police officers as they lay dying at a crash scene. Last month Richard Pusey pleaded guilty to the rare charge of outraging public decency, as well as drug and other offences. The 42-year-old has already been in custody for nearly 300 days, […]

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Australia’s Victoria imposes 5-day snap lockdown to supress UK strain

Victoria, the south eastern state in Australia entered a lockdown for the third time in a bid to suppress an outbreak of the UK strain of coronavirus. At least 13 confirmed cases were traced back to a quarantine worker at a Melbourne Hotel. The lockdown began on Friday and will end four days later on […]

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Concerns over Australian Open tennis tournament ease as Victoria records no new COVID-19 cases

The Australian state of Victoria reported no new coronavirus cases on Saturday for the second straight day, easing concerns over the Australian Open tennis tournament due to start in Melbourne on Monday. More than 500 staff and players at the event, the year’s first Grand Slam, tested negative for the novel coronavirus on Friday in […]

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Australian Open COVID Scare: 600 players, officials and support staff forced into isolation

About 500 to 600 Australian Open players, officials and support staff have been forced in isolation after a worker at one of the event’s quarantine hotels tested positive for coronavirus. Thursday’s play at the six warm-up events at Melbourne Park has been cancelled as a result. But Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said: “At this stage […]

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Woman falls to death while attempting to take picture at popular INSTAGRAM location

A woman suffered a fatal fall while trying to take a picture at the edge of a popular 262-foot cliff in the Australian state of Victoria. 38-year-old, Rosy Loomba, was with her husband and child when the accident occurred at Grampians National Park. They were at Boroka Lookout, an overhang by the side of the […]

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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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Two gold miners find gold nuggets pair worth US$250,000

Diggers in South Australia find two gold nuggets worth US$250,000. Brent Shannon and Ethan West found the stones near goldmining town Tarnagulla in Victoria state. The two men dug up the ground and used metal detectors to detect gold in the area. “To have two large chunks in one day is quite amazing,” Ethan West […]

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Queensland closes border to New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory amid rising COVID-19 infections

The state of Queensland in Australia has extended the closure of its border to New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order takes effect from Saturday. Queensland had earlier already shut borders with Victoria after the outbreak in Melbourne. Victoria reported 725 new infections on […]

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Australia’s Victoria declares state of disaster amid record coronavirus numbers, giving sweeping powers to police

The Australian state of Victoria declared a state of disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne to contain COVID-19. Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city already under a reimposed six-week stay-home order, has struggled to rein in the disease, with record numbers of infections of the new coronavirus reported last week. On […]

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Man in Melbourne walks around in plastic bubble amid coronavirus

A man in Victoria, Australia, went an extra mile to save himself from coronavirus by deciding to walk on the street in a big transparent plastic bubble. According to a report published in the Daily Mail, the man was neither wearing shoes nor was he wearing a face mask inside his bubble. Further, he was […]

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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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Australia: NSW pub cluster raises second wave alarms

Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers travelling the country adding to fears of a second wave of the virus. The fresh surge in New South Wales comes after neighbouring Victoria forced about five million people back into lockdown […]