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    Australian theme park fined millions for ride deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 11:34pm on September 28, 2020

    The owner of Australia’s biggest theme park was fined Aus$3.6 million ($2.5 million) Monday for safety failures leading to the deaths of four people on...

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    Final whale saved from grim Australia mass stranding

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:49pm on September 27, 2020

    A lone whale was rescued from among hundreds of carcasses Sunday, taking to 110 the number of creatures that survived a mass stranding in southern...

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    380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding

    Agence France-Presse . Hobart | Updated at 10:43am on September 23, 2020

    At least 380 whales have died in a mass stranding in southern Australia, officials said Wednesday, with rescuers managing to free just a few dozen...

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    Rescuers trying to save whales stranded near Tasmania coast

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:58am on September 22, 2020

    Up to 90 whales have died after becoming stranded in a remote bay in southern Australia, with rescuers warning on Tuesday the mission to save...

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    Hundreds of whales stranded in southern Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:03pm on September 21, 2020

    At least twenty-five whales have died and scientists are trying to rescue 250 more that are stranded in a remote bay on the Australian island...

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    Australian newswire AAP gets govt bailout

    Agence France-Presse. Sydney | Updated at 01:15pm on September 18, 2020

    Australia's struggling national newswire was promised a Aus$5 million (US$3.7 million) government bailout on Friday, just days after launching a crowdfunding campaign in an attempt...

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    Austria finds dozens smuggled in refrigerated truck

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 12:54am on September 18, 2020

    Dozens of migrants, including children, have been discovered hiding in a refrigerated truck, Austrian police said Wednesday after arresting a suspected member of a network...

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    Massive chunk of Greenland’s glacier crashes into sea

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 10:32pm on September 15, 2020

    A massive chunk of ice — larger than the city of Paris — has broken off from the Arctic’s largest ice shelf because of warmer...

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    Koala war splits Australian state govt

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:18pm on September 10, 2020

    A dispute over protection measures for Australia’s endangered koalas threatened Thursday to topple the government of the country’s biggest state. Angered by a new koala...

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    High-profile Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:08pm on September 08, 2020

    Two high-profile Australian journalists fled China overnight fearing arrest on national security charges, as Beijing pursues a targeted crackdown on foreign media...