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    Australians warned of deadly spider ‘plague’ after floods

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:10am on March 24, 2021

    A ‘plague’ of the world’s most venomous spiders could swarm Sydney after torrential rain and flooding, the Australian Reptile Park said on Wednesday, warning that...

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    ‘Catastrophic’ Australia floods prompt helicopter rescues

    Agence France-Presse . Windsor | Updated at 10:16pm on March 23, 2021

    Military helicopters, jet skis and rubber boats were deployed to rescue people stranded by ‘catastrophic’ floods along Australia’s populous east coast Tuesday, with thousands of...

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    ‘Disgraceful’ parliament sex acts rock Australia’s government

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:58am on March 23, 2021

    Leaked videos of staff from Australia’s conservative government performing sex acts in parliament, including one man masturbating over a female MP’s desk, left Scott Morrison’s...

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    Thousands evacuate as Sydney sees worst floods in decades

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:09pm on March 22, 2021

    Torrential downpours lashed Australia’s east Monday, forcing thousands to flee the worst flooding in decades and pushing communities already battling drought, bushfires, and the coronavirus...

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    Record rainfall causes Sydney dam overflow, evacuation ordered

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 05:27pm on March 21, 2021

    Sydney braced for its worst flooding in decades Sunday after record rainfall caused its largest dam to overflow and as deluges prompted mandatory mass evacuation...

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    Record rains, flooding prompt evacuations in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:17pm on March 20, 2021

    Record rains and widespread flooding prompted evacuations along Australia’s east coast Saturday and filled Sydney’s main reservoir to overflowing for the first time in 30...

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    Endangered Australian songbird ‘losing its song’

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:32pm on March 17, 2021

    Australia’s endangered regent honeyeater bird is losing its song, a sign that it could be nearing extinction, scientists warned in new research released on Wednesday....

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    Thousands of Australians march against sexual violence

    Agence France-Presse . Canberra | Updated at 10:38am on March 15, 2021

    Tens of thousands of women protested across Australia against sexual violence and gender inequality on Monday, as outrage grew over rape allegations that have convulsed...

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    US protesters demand justice one year after Taylor’s killing

    Agence France-Presse . Louisville | Updated at 10:17pm on March 14, 2021

    Demonstrators demanded justice and police reforms on Saturday as they marched on the one-year anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, a young Black woman...

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    Thousands protest for gender equality in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:14pm on March 14, 2021

    Thousands protested in Australia’s Perth on Sunday, kicking off a nationwide campaign for gender equality as anger swells over rape accusations that have rocked the...

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