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Australia: Man flees quarantine center using rope made from bedsheets

A 39-year-old man allegedly used a rope made from bed sheets from a fourth floor hotel room to flee Australian quarantine, police said. The man arrived in Western Australia from Brisbane on Monday afternoon, but didn’t meet the exemption requirements needed to enter the state, which currently has strict border rules in place, according to […]

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Smashed houses, fallen trees, downed power lines: Cyclone Seroja rips through Australia

Tropical cyclone Seroja has ripped through a 1,000km stretch of Western Australia, leaving a trail of damage. The category three storm made landfall near the town of Kalbarri on Sunday with gusts of up to 170km/h. Residents reported smashed houses, fallen trees and downed power lines. Kalbarri resident Debbie Major said the storm, which hit […]

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Australia braces for impact from rare twin tropical storm

Australia is bracing for a rare twin tropical storm — Cyclone Seroja and a second Cyclone Odette. The twin systems are pivoting around each other, with Odette weakening but nearing the coast which is set to make landfall on Sunday evening. While, Seroja is expected to bring widespread impacts across the region Sunday evening local […]

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Australia: Men enjoying beer on inflatable mattress drift deep into the sea, rescued after 3 hours

Two men enjoying drinks on an inflatable mattress on the shore in Western Australia were pushed deep into the sea when winds picked up. Jackson Perry and Noah Palmer were floating outside Palmer’s oceanside house in Mandurah. Soon they noticed the were drifting further from the shore. By the time they could act and get […]

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Mining company damages sacred aboriginal site in Western Australia

An Australian mining company who cleared a sacred aboriginal site in Weelumurra Creek area, west of the country without following proper procedures has expressed regret. The firm, Fortescue Metals Group, was supposed to develop the land in the presence of community elders, who were to salvage artefacts and perform cultural rites. But work to expand […]

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Bushfires rage in coronavirus lockdown Western Australia

A bushfire raging in the Western Australian city of Perth has forced residents to evacuate, as the city remains in a coronavirus lockdown. At least 59 homes have been destroyed by the blaze, which has been fanned by strong winds. Officials say six firefighters have had minor injuries. People have been told to flee to […]

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Man dies after a serious shark bite incident in Western Australia beach

A man was killed in a shark attack on Sunday off a popular beach on Western Australia’s north coast, local media reported. The man was recovered from the water off Broome’s Cable Beach and treated by local police officers before an ambulance arrived. The state’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) said on […]