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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 […]

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Australia announces unprecedented seal down of Victoria

Australian authorities in an unprecedented announcement decided to seal off the borders of the state of Victoria. The border closure would come into effect at 11:59 pm local time on Tuesday. The 6.6 million people living in Victoria would be cut off from the rest of the country after 127 new cases were reported through […]

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14-year-old boy with autism found after Australian mountain ordeal

An Australian boy who was missing for two nights on a mountainside in near-freezing conditions has been found safe and well, police say. William Callaghan, a 14-year-old with non-verbal autism, became lost during a family walk at Mount Disappointment, in Victoria, on Monday. His family had raised concerns that his inability to verbally communicate may […]

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Man, dog and five camels rescued from steep fall in Australian bush

A man, a dog and five camels have been rescued by police after they fell down a steep slope during a walk in the Australian bush. The 38-year-old man and his party were on a track near the town of Jamieson in Victoria when one of the camels lost its footing. Because they were tied […]

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Four police officers ploughed by lorry after they pulled over Porsche 911 for speeding

Four Australian police officers have been killed in a crash involving a lorry in the city of Melbourne. The police chief for the state of Victoria said it was the worst loss of life in the history of the state’s police force. Officers had pulled over a car for speeding on a motorway when the […]

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Dust storm, hail storm, flash floods strike Australian cities amid bushfires

Dust storms, hail and flash floods have battered Australian cities in recent days, extreme weather that has diminished the threat from scores of wildfires that continue to blaze across the country’s southeast. A hail storm in the national capital Canberra on Monday damaged public buildings, businesses, homes and cars, cut power to some suburbs, brought […]

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Australia: Surprise rains douse bushfires but flash floods threaten animals

Heavy rains lashed the fire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia bringing a relief to firefighters and farmers, but it sparked flash floods. The downpour forced authorities to scramble to save native animals. As the rain hit on Thursday the New South Wales State Emergency Services department warned that the sudden heavy downpours in some areas would bring […]