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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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    Australia admits ‘national shame’ of failing to help Aboriginals

    Agence-France-Presse .  Sydney | Updated at 10:51pm on February 12, 2020

    A pledge to close the health and wellbeing gap between Aboriginal and other Australians is failing, the government admitted Wednesday, describing the situation as a...

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    Floods fail to end Australia’s years-long drought

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:43pm on February 11, 2020

    Heavy rain has given hope to Australia’s drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned Tuesday sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather...

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    Downpours to end Australia bushfires within days

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:06pm on February 10, 2020

    Australia’s months-long bushfires crisis will likely be over within days, officials said Monday as heavy rainfall extinguished several massive blazes and was forecast to douse...

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    Cyclone Damien batters northwestern Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:26pm on February 08, 2020

    Tropical cyclone Damien lashed northwestern Australia’s resource-rich Pilbara region Saturday, downing trees and forcing locals to heed a code red emergency warning and hunker down...

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    Thousands flee severe flooding in New Zealand

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 10:39pm on February 05, 2020

    Severe flooding forced thousands of residents in New Zealand’s South Island to flee their homes on Wednesday and left hundreds of tourists stranded at the...

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