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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 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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    Australian woman dies in cake-eating contest

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:51pm on January 27, 2020

    A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported Monday. Paramedics were called to a pub in...

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    Australia has its hottest day on record

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:38pm on December 18, 2019

    Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heat wave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said...

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    Australia braces for heat wave as more than 100 fires burn

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:12pm on December 07, 2019

    Out of control bushfires forced residents in eastern Australia to flee their homes on Saturday, as other parts of the country braced for a heat...

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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...