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    Barrier Reef outlook poor despite coral recovery: scientists

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 10:40pm on July 19, 2021

    The Great Barrier Reef’s outlook remains ‘very poor’ despite coral recovery over the past year, Australian government scientists said Monday, just days before a UNESCO...

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    Melbourne returns to lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 12:04am on July 17, 2021

    Melbourne’s streets returned to the eerie quiet of lockdown for the fifth time on  Friday, as Australia battled to contain an outbreak of the Delta...

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    Sydney lockdown extended by two weeks

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:31am on July 15, 2021

    Sydney’s five million residents will be in virus lockdown for at least another two weeks, state premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Wednesday. Australia’s largest city...

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    Covid cases surge in Sydney as lockdown falters

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:54am on July 12, 2021

    Australia reported another spike in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as a lockdown in the country’s largest city Sydney failed to halt a rapidly growing...

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    New Zealand’s warmest June links to climate change

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington, New Zealand | Updated at 10:06pm on July 06, 2021

    New Zealand recorded its hottest June on record as temperatures continued to soar in a pattern consistent with global warming, a government scientific agency said...

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    10 million Australians in coronavirus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 08:35pm on June 29, 2021

    More than 10 million Australians have been ordered into lockdown as coronavirus cases spread across the country, and Brisbane on Tuesday became the fourth major...

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    UN urges immediate dismantling of systemic racism

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:22am on June 29, 2021

    The UN rights chief called Monday for systemic racism against black people to be immediately dismantled around the world to avoid repeating outrages like the...

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    New restrictions as cases spread across Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane | Updated at 12:20am on June 29, 2021

    New coronavirus cases popped up in cities across Australia on Monday, prompting local authorities to impose restrictions in areas not used to living under strict...

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    Lockdown called in central Sydney areas hit by Covid surge

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:52am on June 25, 2021

    Workers and residents in Sydney were ordered to stay home for a week on Friday, as authorities locked down several central areas of Australia’s largest...

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    Sydney residents banned from leaving city as Covid cluster grows

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney, Australia | Updated at 08:43pm on June 23, 2021

    The residents of Sydney were largely banned from leaving the city Wednesday as Australian authorities rushed to stop a growing outbreak of the highly contagious...

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