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Australian surfer killed in shark attack

06 June, 2020 3:25 pm 3:25 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A three-metre (10-foot) shark attacked and killed a 60-year-old Australian man on Sunday while he was surfing in the north of New South Wales (NSW) state, police said. Several board-riders came to the assistance of the Queensland man and fought the shark off before pulling him to shore at Salt Beach, near … Read More

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Australians rush to download coronavirus tracing app, PM’s popularity...

04 April, 2020 8:44 am 8:44 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – More than a million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating soared on his pandemic response. Australia has been one of the most successful countries in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, recording just … Read More

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Australia opens pop-up coronavirus test clinic at Bondi Beach

04 April, 2020 11:46 am 11:46 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities opened a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Wednesday, as the country’s central bank warned the economic fallout from the pandemic could last for more than a year. Authorities were zeroing in on specific areas that have reported clusters of infections, following a sustained slow down in … Read More

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Australian coronavirus cases jump as stepped closer to full lockdown

03 March, 2020 9:08 am 9:08 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian most populous state recorded its highest daily rise in coronavirus cases on Tuesday and officials warned of harsher penalties for anybody violating self-isolation orders as the country stepped closer to a full lockdown. While schools officially remained open in most of the country, parents were strongly advised to keep their children … Read More

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Australian Grand Prix, Players golf cancelled as coronavirus shuts down spo...

03 March, 2020 9:05 am 9:05 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on sport swept into the southern hemisphere on Friday with the cancellation of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix adding to an unprecedented shutdown of elite events and competitions around the globe. Top European soccer leagues were placed on hold on Thursday, while the elite men’s … Read More

Heatwave and high winds threaten to reignite Australian wildfires

01 January, 2020 4:42 pm 4:42 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Swathes of southeast Australia were bracing on Thursday for a days-long heatwave that threatens to stoke bushfires that have been burning for months. As firefighters and residents prepared for the heightened danger, the New South Wales (NSW) state government launched a six-month inquiry to examine both the causes of and response to … Read More

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Australia readies for more bushfires with temperatures set to soar

01 January, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials on Tuesday warned communities in hard-hit eastern states to strengthen bushfire defences as soaring temperatures and strong winds were set to return, threatening to reignite some blazes and start fresh ones. Since September, Australia has been battling bushfires that have killed 33 people and about 1 billion native animals, while … Read More

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Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows

01 January, 2020 11:49 am 11:49 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from the government to lure back visitors. Industry bosses were due to meet with Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham later on Thursday as storms and heavy rain brought … Read More

PM Imran Khan writes to Australian counterpart, expresses grief over bushfi...

01 January, 2020 4:07 pm 4:07 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to express his grief over devastating bushfires in the country. In the letter, the prime minister said that climate change is an important issue. “All countries will have to jointly counter this crisis,” he said. He also extended … Read More

Thai elephants march in silence for Australian bushfires

01 January, 2020 2:25 pm 2:25 pm

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (Reuters) – A troupe of elephants and school students held a silent march at a Thai elephant camp on Monday to pay their respects and raise awareness for the millions of animals killed in Australia’s raging bushfires. Elephants and their mahouts held up placards saying “Pray for Australia,” with pictures and cartoons of … Read More

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Smoke stalls rescues as Australia plans for next fiery onslaught

01 January, 2020 11:10 pm 11:10 pm

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials took advantage of better weather on Monday to reopen roads blocked by wildfires and move some people to safety although thick smoke stalled rescue efforts and hundreds of people remained stranded. Fires have ravaged more than 8 million hectares (19.8 million acres) of land across the country, an area nearly … Read More

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Thousands of people trapped in Australian coastal town by huge wildfires

12 December, 2019 10:31 am 10:31 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thousands of tourists and residents in an Australian seaside town hunkered down in public buildings or waded into water at the seafront on Tuesday as wailing emergency sirens warned of a looming, fierce firefront. With the coastal town of Mallacoota ringed by wildfires and the main road in and out of town … Read More

Bushfires place Australian cricket summer under cloud

Bushfires place Australian cricket summer under cloud

12 December, 2019 3:57 pm 3:57 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Hazardous smoke from bushfires raging over a large swath of eastern Australia have become a headache for the nation’s cricket board, which faces the threat of disruptions to its lucrative summer schedule. Match officials halted the Big Bash League (BBL) match between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers midway through due to “dangerous … Read More

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‘Stoked’ Scott ends win drought at Australian PGA Championship

12 December, 2019 3:41 pm 3:41 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Home favourite Adam Scott ended a victory drought of nearly four years on Sunday when he eased to a two-stroke win at the Australian PGA Championship. Overnight leader by a stroke, the former world no. 1 shot a three-under 69 to finish with a 13-under total of 275 at Royal Pine Resort … Read More

Australian, firefighters, access, badly burned towns; PM, defends, climate, policies

Australian firefighters access badly burned towns, PM defends climate polic...

12 December, 2019 3:29 pm 3:29 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia made the most of cooler weather on Sunday to access badly burned towns and contain blazes before the expected return of hotter conditions at the end of the week. The reprieve came as Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended both his government’s climate change policies and his decision … Read More