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    Australian man accused of starting bushfire

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:00pm on November 17, 2019

    An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the...

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    Bushfires rage across Australia’s east, west as danger rises

    Reuters . Melbourne | Updated at 10:27pm on November 16, 2019

    Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia’s east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter...

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    Aircraft fight Sydney blaze

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 10:01pm on November 12, 2019

    Fires raged across a swathe of Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, destroying some homes and shrouding Sydney in smoke from a blaze authorities fear they...

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    Sydney faces catastrophic bushfire threat

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:08pm on November 11, 2019

    Sydney residents were warned of ‘catastrophic’ danger and a state of emergency was declared Monday as Australia girded for a fresh wave of devastating bushfires....

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    Strong earthquake hits Tonga

    Agence France-Presse . Nuku’alofa, Tonga | Updated at 01:29pm on November 05, 2019

    A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Tuesday, but there was no threat of a tsunami,...

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    Australian serial backpackers killer dies

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 04:03pm on October 27, 2019

    Australia’s most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat, whose murder of seven young backpackers in the 1990s terrified the country has died in hospital, officials said...

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    PNG closes Chinese plant for causing water pollution

    Agence France-Presse . Port Moresby | Updated at 03:03pm on October 24, 2019

    Papua New Guinea said Thursday it had ordered the indefinite closure of a multi-billion dollar Chinese-owned nickel facility that spewed potentially toxic red slurry into...

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    New Zealand parliament backs euthanasia referendum

    Agence-France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:27pm on October 23, 2019

    New Zealand lawmakers narrowly backed a plan Wednesday to hold a referendum on legalising euthanasia alongside next year’s general election. The proposal to put the...

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    Australian papers redact front pages protesting against govt secrecy

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 06:49pm on October 21, 2019

    Newspapers across Australia ran heavily redacted front pages on Monday in protest against government secrecy and a crackdown on press freedom, a rare show of...

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    Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney

    Agence-France-Presse. Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York...

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