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    Australia has its hottest day on record

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:38pm on December 18, 2019

    Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heat wave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said...

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    Bodies of some NZ volcano eruption victims yet to be found

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:44pm on December 15, 2019

    Search teams returned to New Zealand’s volcanic White Island on Sunday but there was no sign of two bodies still unaccounted for after last week’s...

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    Search for NZ volcanic eruption victims goes on amid warnings

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:38pm on December 14, 2019

    Divers searched seas around New Zealand’s volatile White Island Saturday for two people still missing five days after the volcano erupted, amid warnings it could...

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    Australian prime minister finally breaks silence on smoke crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 02:30pm on December 12, 2019

    Facing angry street protests and mounting political pressure, Australia’s prime minister on Thursday broke a long silence to acknowledge ‘troubling’ bushfire smoke that has engulfed...

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    White Island yet to be safe to remove bodies: NZ police

    Agence France-Presse . Whakatane | Updated at 02:01pm on December 11, 2019

    The smouldering New Zealand volcano that killed at least six people is still too dangerous for emergency teams to recover bodies from, the police say...

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    Hope fades for 8 missing people in NZ Volcano Eruption

    Reuters. Whakatane | Updated at 03:44pm on December 10, 2019

    Eight people were missing and presumed dead in Tuesday’s volcanic eruption in a small New Zealand island popular with tourists, killing five people and seriously...

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    Australians’ faith in govt hits record low

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:57pm on December 09, 2019

    Australians have less trust in government than at any point on record and are more worried about climate change, according to a wide-ranging study of...

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    5 dead, many injured as NZ volcano erupts

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:54pm on December 09, 2019

    Five people were killed, 18 were injured and several more were left stranded after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted unexpectedly in New Zealand...

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    Australia braces for heat wave as more than 100 fires burn

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:12pm on December 07, 2019

    Out of control bushfires forced residents in eastern Australia to flee their homes on Saturday, as other parts of the country braced for a heat...

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    Sydney bushfire may sustain for weeks

    Reuters. Melbourne | Updated at 11:25am on December 07, 2019

    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 late...

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