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    Heat wave brings blackouts to Melbourne, halts play

    Reuters . Melbourne | Updated at 01:38am on January 26, 2019

    Scorching temperatures suspended play at the Australian Open tennis grand slam in Melbourne on Friday, expected to be the hottest day in a decade, as...

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    Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    Australian towns were among the hottest places on Earth this week as a severe heat wave hit the continent’s southeast, with forecasters warning of more...

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    Sydney knifeman goes on rampage before killing himself

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 01:30am on January 05, 2019

    An Australian man rammed his four-wheel drive into a Sydney police car, hijacked a supermarket delivery truck and taxi, rammed other cars and stabbed and...

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    Sydney kicks off global 2019 parties with dazzling spectacle

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2019

    Australia’s largest city Sydney put on its biggest-ever fireworks display in a spectacular welcome to the New Year, kicking off a wave of celebrations for...

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    Heatwave bakes Australia for seventh straight day

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 01:29am on December 31, 2018

    Seven people have drowned as a heatwave grips Australia, sending big crowds to the beach to cool down, while a tropical depression in the far...

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    Australia endorses west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney/ Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, prime minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur...

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    145 whales die on NZ beach

    Agence-France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:37pm on November 26, 2018

    Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding in a remote part of New Zealand, with authorities saying Monday they made the...

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    Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:05am on November 24, 2018

    A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according...

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    Australia proposes stripping native-born extremists of citizenship

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:55am on November 23, 2018

    Australia unveiled a radical plan Thursday to strip convicted terrorists of their citizenship even if they are native-born Australians.Acting after a series of Jihadist-inspired plots...

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    Dust storm blankets Sydney

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2018

    A large dust storm swirled over eastern Australia on Thursday, driven over the coast by a weather front barrelling across the drought-stricken interior.Authorities warned residents...

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