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Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

06 June, 2020 9:28 am 9:28 am

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave. The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has … Read More


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Australia considers tougher movement restrictions to combat coronavirus

03 March, 2020 8:53 am 8:53 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia is considering tougher restrictions on public gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the Sydney Opera House closed its doors, national airline Qantas slashed its international flight capacity and courts suspended hearings. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with the newly formed national cabinet, an emergency response team that … Read More


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Australia boosts emergency funding for bushfire-affected businesses

01 January, 2020 9:34 am 9:34 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Monday boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist season, as firefighters used cooler weather to prepare for a return of hazardous fire conditions. The fires have killed 29 people and millions of animals, destroyed more than 2,500 … Read More


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Smoky Sydney kicks off New Year parties with fireworks

12 December, 2019 8:37 pm 8:37 pm

SYDNEY (AFP) – Smoke-choked Sydney ushered in the New Year with a huge fireworks display, kicking off celebrations for billions around the world and ringing in the new decade. Australia’s largest city usually puts on a dazzling display of pyrotechnics over the glittering harbour, but this year’s celebrations have been overshadowed by calls to cancel … Read More


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Five in hospital after balloon drop sparks stampede at Australian shopping ...

12 December, 2019 10:51 am 10:51 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Five people were hospitalised after Christmas shoppers were crushed in a midnight balloon drop of gift vouchers at a Sydney suburban shopping centre. Video footage showed people at the Westfield Parramatta shopping centre jostling for the gold, silver and white balloons containing the gift cards. As the crowd surged, shoppers were sent … Read More


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Australia’s bushfires circle Sydney as temperatures soar

12 December, 2019 10:32 pm 10:32 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Catastrophic conditions fuelled massive bushfires across Australia’s New South Wales state on Saturday, with two blazes around Sydney burning at emergency level, while in South Australia one person was found dead in a fire zone. Some major roads heading to the south and west from Sydney were closed for part of the … Read More


Ferries halted, alarms triggered as Sydney choked by bushfire smoke

12 December, 2019 12:52 pm 12:52 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Smoke from Australia’s fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the worst haze seen in the harbor city. A 60 km (37.2 miles) firefront is devastating tinder-dry areas northwest of Sydney, Australia’s largest city, … Read More


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Giant fire near Sydney may take weeks to be put out

12 December, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A giant blaze that has blanketed Sydney, Australia’s largest city, in a hazardous smoke may take many weeks to put out, fire services said with the whole region fighting nearly 100 wild fires and expectations that the worst is yet to come. While common in Australia during the hot summer, which begins … Read More


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Australia’s New South Wales rolls out mobile phone detection cameras

12 December, 2019 9:29 am 9:29 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian state of New South Wales, home to the country’s largest city Sydney, rolled out mobile phone detection cameras on Sunday, hoping to cut the number of fatalities on its roads by a third over two years, transport authorities said. The world-first mobile phone detection cameras, according to Transport for NSW, … Read More


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Pakistan vs Australia: first T20 match ended without any result

11 November, 2019 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

SYDNEY (AFP/92 News) – The first T20 between Pakistan and Australia in Sydney ended without a result after it was called off on Sunday due to rain. Australia were 41-0 after 3.1 overs in pursuit of their revised 119-run target against Pakistan on Sunday when rain interrupted play for the second time, eventually forcing the … Read More


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Woman stabbed, knife-wielding man restrained by public in Sydney

08 August, 2019 2:16 pm 2:16 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A woman was taken to hospital after being stabbed in downtown Sydney on Tuesday in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack by a man who was restrained by members of the public and then taken into custody, police said. The unidentified man had also tried unsuccessfully to stab other people, police … Read More


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Australian counter-terror police say they foiled Sydney attack plot

07 July, 2019 9:26 pm 9:26 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian counter-terror police said they arrested three men in raids across Sydney on Tuesday, foiling a plot inspired by militant group Islamic State for attacks targeting a range of public buildings and embassies. Australia, a staunch US ally, has been on heightened alert for attacks by home-grown radicals since 2014 and authorities … Read More


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New PNG leader aims to ‘maximise gain’ from resources sector

05 May, 2019 10:28 am 10:28 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Former finance minister James Marape was elected prime minister of Papua New Guinea ( PNG) on Thursday, and the critic of a major global gas development deal vowed to review management of the nation’s resource riches. Marape received 101 votes to eight in parliament in the capital, Port Moresby, a day after … Read More


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Political chaos results in fall of Papua New Guinea PM

05 May, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill formally resigned on Wednesday after losing the support of parliament during weeks of political turmoil in the South Pacific island nation. O’Neill was met with applause when he announced to parliament in Port Moresby that he had delivered his resignation to Governor-General Bob Dadae on … Read More


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Australia’s conservative government on course for ‘miracle̵...

05 May, 2019 11:57 pm 11:57 pm

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable win at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to victory that twisted through urban fringes and rural townships. The results upended pre-election polls which predicted a Labor victory, though it is unclear whether the Scott Morrison-led coalition can … Read More