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    NZ mosque massacre kills 49

    Agence France-Presse . Christchurch | Updated at 09:44am on March 15, 2019

    A ‘right-wing extremist’ armed with semi-automatic weapons rampaged through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch during afternoon prayers Friday, killing 49...

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    Australian heat brings fire to scorched land

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:59am on March 04, 2019

    Firefighters battled 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday as a record-breaking heatwave delivered the hottest start to March on record for...

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    Top pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

    Agence France-Presse , Melbourne | Updated at 11:29am on February 26, 2019

    Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ closest advisors, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric...

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    Refugee Bahraini footballer, freed from Thai jail, says ‘I love Australia’

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 11:03pm on February 12, 2019

    A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive...

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    NZ wildfires show no sign of easing, 3,000 flee

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    Strong winds on Sunday are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of...

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    Thousands without power as storm lashes Sydney

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:43am on February 10, 2019

    Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia’s largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a...

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    Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to streets

    Agence France-Presse . Cairns, Australia | Updated at 11:24am on February 04, 2019

    Australia’s military has been deployed to tackle devastating ‘once-in-a-century’ floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country’s northeast, forcing hundreds to flee...

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    Bomb threat shuts Australia international airport

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2019

    One of Australia’s busiest international airports was locked down after a man brandished a knife and made a bomb threat at a food court, prompting...

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    Part of Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods

    Reuters . Melbourne | Updated at 01:45am on February 03, 2019

    Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned of more...

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    Power outages hit Sydney suburbs as temperature up

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 01:00am on February 01, 2019

    Power outages hit around 45,000 homes across Sydney’s upmarket eastern suburbs on Thursday as a forecast 40 degrees Celsius heat wave hit the harbour side...

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