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    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef faces widespread coral bleaching

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane, Australia | Updated at 02:45pm on April 07, 2020

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said Tuesday in a dire warning about the threat posed by...

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    Australia police to probe cruise ship virus deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:25pm on April 05, 2020

    Australian police on Sunday launched a criminal investigation after thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Sydney following which 10...

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    At least 28 ferry passengers swept by storm at Solomon Islands

    Agence France-Presse . Honiara | Updated at 03:12pm on April 04, 2020

    At least 28 ferry passengers were swept overboard in a powerful storm off the Solomon Islands, reports said on Saturday, with the captain unaware he...

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    60 Australian newspapers to stop printing amid coronavirus fallout

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:49pm on April 01, 2020

    Rupert Murdoch’s Australian flagship media group News Corp announced Wednesday it will stop printing around 60 regional newspapers, as the troubled sector received a fresh...

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    Extreme isolation: world’s last virus-free corners hold tight

    Agence France-Presse . Koror, Palau | Updated at 09:41pm on March 31, 2020

    A coronavirus-free tropical island nestled in the northern Pacific may seem the perfect place to ride out a pandemic — but residents on Palau say...

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    Coronavirus cases spike after Australia cruise ship stand-off ends

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:39pm on March 28, 2020

    Dozens more passengers on a cruise ship docked in Western Australia showed symptoms of coronavirus Saturday after the vessel was allowed ashore following days stranded...

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    NZ mosque shooter changes plea to guilty

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 10:11pm on March 27, 2020

    An Australian far-right extremist charged with murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in last year’s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques unexpectedly flipped his plea to...

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    NZ mosque shooter changes plea to guilty

    Agence France-Presse. Wellington | Updated at 11:07am on March 26, 2020

    The Australian far-right extremist charged with murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in last year’s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques unexpectedly flipped his plea to...

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    Thousands stuck on cruise ships off Australia

    Agence-France-Presse . Perth | Updated at 10:50pm on March 25, 2020

    Thousands of passengers on three cruise ships were stranded off Australia’s west coast Wednesday as officials refused to let them land to avoid repeating the...

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    Australian beaches locked down

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:18pm on March 21, 2020

    Sunbathers, surfers and tourists were banned from Bondi Beach on Saturday in efforts to contain the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 1,000 people...

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