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    Australian man accused of starting bushfire

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:00pm on November 17, 2019

    An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the...

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    Sydney faces catastrophic bushfire threat

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:08pm on November 11, 2019

    Sydney residents were warned of ‘catastrophic’ danger and a state of emergency was declared Monday as Australia girded for a fresh wave of devastating bushfires....

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    Australian couple perish in first bushfire season deaths

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on October 11, 2019

    An elderly couple have become the first victims of bushfires which have been ravaging drought-stricken areas of eastern Australia, police said Thursday. The bodies of...

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    Australian leader says Trump wanted ‘point of contact’ for Russia probe

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on October 03, 2019

    Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday played down the significance of a call from Donald Trump as ‘brief and uneventful’, despite mounting controversy over a politically...

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    Activists get down, dirty clearing rubbish mass cleanup day

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    Thousands of activists fanned out across beaches and rivers throughout Asia Saturday, picking up rubbish and drawing attention to the amount of trash that is...

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    Australia cancer sufferer first to use new assisted dying law

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 08:45pm on August 05, 2019

    A 61-year-old cancer patient has become the first person in over two decades to die under controversial assisted dying laws in Australia, a charity said....

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    Message in a bottle found in Australia 50 years on

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    An Australian boy who discovered a message in a bottle on a remote beach may have a new penpal after the Englishman who dropped it...

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    Australia election stokes mistrust in opinion polls

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    The failure of opinion polls to tip a conservative win in Australia’s elections has raised questions about their credibility just years after similar errors in...

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    Bomb threat shuts Australia international airport

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on February 04, 2019

    One of Australia’s busiest international airports was locked down after a man brandished a knife and made a bomb threat at a food court, prompting...

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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...