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    Australia to isolate all international arrivals to tackle virus

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:46am on March 16, 2020

    Australia on Sunday announced anyone arriving into the country will face mandatory 14-day self-isolation, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. ‘We...

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    New Zealand tells overseas arrivals to self-isolate

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:13am on March 15, 2020

    International visitors to New Zealand must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, prime minister Jacinda Ardern...

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    Australia fire risk increased by 30 pc due to climate change

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:59pm on March 05, 2020

    Man-made climate change made the unprecedented fires in Australia, at least 30 per cent more likely, scientists said on Wednesday, cautioning that their models can’t...

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    NZ police arrest teenager for making threat against mosque

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:41pm on March 04, 2020

    New Zealand police arrested a 19-year-old man over an ‘abhorrent’ threat made this week against one of the Christchurch mosques targeted in a mass shooting...

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    Australian summers grow longer due to climate change

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:04am on March 03, 2020

    Australian summers are lengthening by a month or more while winters are getting shorter due to climate change, according to an analysis by a leading...

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    Bushfires burn a fifth of Australia’s forest

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:58pm on February 25, 2020

    Australia’s wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country’s forests, making the blazes ‘globally unprecedented’ following a years-long drought linked to climate change,...

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    Australian train derails killing 2

    Agence France-Presse .  Melbourne | Updated at 09:57pm on February 20, 2020

    A passenger train derailed killing two people in Australia Thursday, with medics saying many more were being assessed for injuries. Emergency services said the train...

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    Four people dead in mid-air plane collision in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 01:50pm on February 19, 2020

    Four people were killed in a mid-air collision between two light planes in Australia on Wednesday, scattering debris across a rural area north of Melbourne...

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    Bushfire crisis hit 75pc of Australians: survey

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:08pm on February 18, 2020

    Three in four Australians — almost 18 million people — were affected by the country’s deadly bushfire crisis, according to a survey released Tuesday that...

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    Floods threaten Australia

    Agence-France-Presse  .  Sydney | Updated at 11:32pm on February 13, 2020

    All the blazes in Australia’s hard-hit state of New South Wales have been brought under control, fire fighters said on Thursday, signalling the end of...

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