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    Australian ‘lives and homes’ at risk as fire nears Perth

    Agence France-Presse . Perth | Updated at 11:01pm on January 04, 2021

    An out-of-control bushfire threatened lives and homes in Australia’s west coast city of Perth Monday, with locals told to shelter in place from toxic fumes....

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    Australia changes anthem to recognise Indigenous people

    Agence France-Presse. Sydney | Updated at 10:29am on January 01, 2021

    A line in Australia's national anthem officially changed Friday in a move the nation's leader said was aimed at better recognising the country's Indigenous people....

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    World ushers in New Year in shadow of pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:20am on January 01, 2021

    From Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Acropolis, fireworks burst in skies above eerily deserted landmarks as the world ushered in the New Year with muted...

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    World begins ushering in locked-down New Year

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 02:03am on January 01, 2021

    The world began ushering in the New Year Thursday, with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid farewell to a virus-ridden...

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    15 die in PNG landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Port Moresby | Updated at 10:27pm on December 30, 2020

    Up to 15 people were feared dead after a landslide struck a mining camp in central Papua New Guinea following heavy rain, officials said Wednesday....

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    15 feared dead in PNG landslide

    Agence France-Presse . Port Moresby | Updated at 06:39pm on December 30, 2020

    At least 15 people were feared dead after a landslide struck a mining camp in central Papua New Guinea following heavy rain, officials said Wednesday....

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    Sydney bans New Year crowds as COVID-19 grows

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:44pm on December 28, 2020

    Plans to let thousands of frontline workers ring in the new year around Sydney Harbour were ditched Monday as authorities work to suppress a growing...

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    World celebrates Christmas amid lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:46pm on December 24, 2020

    While coronavirus misery hung over Christmas preparations worldwide on Thursday, countless millions are forced to cancel plans or limit festivities under fresh virus lockdowns. After...

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    FB bans Australian chef for spreading rumours about COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney, Australia | Updated at 11:56am on December 24, 2020

    Facebook has banned Australian celebrity chef and conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for repeatedly spreading misinformation about the coronavirus...

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    Fiji cyclone sparks disease fears

    Agence France-Presse . Suva | Updated at 10:29pm on December 20, 2020

    Disease threatens to worsen an already desperate situation in Fiji, an official warned Sunday, where thousands of lives have been devastated in the wake of...

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