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Wildfires rage in Australia

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.

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Australian firefighters battle bushfires in New South Wales

In what has been described as the worst conditions for fire in the state’s history, rural firefighters in the Australian state of New South Wales on Sunday were battling close to 80 out-of-control…

In what has been described as the worst conditions for fire in the state’s history, rural firefighters in the Australian state of New South Wales on Sunday were battling close to 80 out-of-control…

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Australia: Wildfires rage in New South Wales heatwave

Despite desperate efforts by emergency crews, dozens of wildfires are raging in the Australian state of New South Wales, amid extreme heat and strong winds.

Despite desperate efforts by emergency crews, dozens of wildfires are raging in the Australian state of New South Wales, amid extreme heat and strong winds.

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Australia extends comfort at arms length for refugees

Australia does a lot for the boatloads of refugees trying to land on its shores, but mostly abroad in neighbouring countries, where controversial camps have become dead ends for their inmates, plucked

Australia does a lot for the boatloads of refugees trying to land on its shores, but mostly abroad in neighbouring countries, where controversial camps have become dead ends for their inmates, plucked

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Porte closes in on Tour Down Under title

Australian Richie Porte all but guaranteed his maiden victory at the Tour Down Under on Saturday after winning the penultimate stage five to stretch his lead at the top of the overall…

Australian Richie Porte all but guaranteed his maiden victory at the Tour Down Under on Saturday after winning the penultimate stage five to stretch his lead at the top of the overall…

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Anti-Trump protests started in Australia

Thousands of protesters in Sydney on Saturday (January 21) joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organised around the world in a show of disapproval of…

Thousands of protesters in Sydney on Saturday (January 21) joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organised around the world in a show of disapproval of…

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Tour Down Under: Ewan celebrates third win in four stages

In a repeat of the previous day Australian Caleb Ewan outsprinted world champion Peter Sagan to win stage four of the Tour Down Under.

In a repeat of the previous day Australian Caleb Ewan outsprinted world champion Peter Sagan to win stage four of the Tour Down Under.

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First footage of a new species of seadragon alive in the wild

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

The ruby seadragon, a new species of animal, has been filmed alive for the first time by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San…

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Making a song and dance for Elvis Presley

With an air of Las Vegas glamour, thousands of people took to the streets of the rural Australian town of Parkes on Saturday (January 14) to honour entertainer Elvis Presley in the town’s 25th annual

With an air of Las Vegas glamour, thousands of people took to the streets of the rural Australian town of Parkes on Saturday (January 14) to honour entertainer Elvis Presley in the town’s 25th annual

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Rockin' rugby with Elvis Down Under

Amateur rugby players donned wigs and white jumpsuits on Friday (13 January) for a rugby match that pipped The Blue Suede Shoes against the Reddy Teddies in the town of Parkes, west of…

Amateur rugby players donned wigs and white jumpsuits on Friday (13 January) for a rugby match that pipped The Blue Suede Shoes against the Reddy Teddies in the town of Parkes, west of…

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Jogger takes reporter's question a little too literally

After stopping during her morning run to answer a local news journalist’s questions about her workout routine, a Melbourne woman’s nerves appeared to get the better of…

After stopping during her morning run to answer a local news journalist’s questions about her workout routine, a Melbourne woman’s nerves appeared to get the better of…

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The Australian feral feline epidemic

A recent report highlights the extent of the deadly impact feral cats have on native Australian species

A recent report highlights the extent of the deadly impact feral cats have on native Australian species

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20 stuck left dangling on Australian roller coaster

Twenty people have been rescued after they were left dangling for almost two hours at the top of a roller coaster in Australia.

Twenty people have been rescued after they were left dangling for almost two hours at the top of a roller coaster in Australia.

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Man held over 'threat' to New Year's Eve in Sydney

A man has been arrested in Sydney, Australia, for allegedly making an online threat to the city’s New Year Festivities.

A man has been arrested in Sydney, Australia, for allegedly making an online threat to the city’s New Year Festivities.

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Fleet of 88 yachts set sail for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

With good weather conditions to send them off, 88 yachts have set sail from the Sydney Harbour on Monday for the 72nd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht…

With good weather conditions to send them off, 88 yachts have set sail from the Sydney Harbour on Monday for the 72nd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht…

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Melbourne Christmas terror attack plot thwarted - police

Australian police said on Friday that they had foiled a terrorist plot to attack prominent sites in Melbourne over Christmas.

Australian police said on Friday that they had foiled a terrorist plot to attack prominent sites in Melbourne over Christmas.

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Kjeldsen and Olesen hand Denmark first World Cup of Golf title

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen kept their nerve and shot a six-under-par 66 in the final round fourballs to give Denmark a first World Cup of Golf triumph by four strokes at Kingston Heath on…

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen kept their nerve and shot a six-under-par 66 in the final round fourballs to give Denmark a first World Cup of Golf triumph by four strokes at Kingston Heath on…

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Trooper survives after home alone cats eat one another

A woman in Australia has been convicted of cruelty to animals after she abandoned 14 cats in her home in South Adelaide, Australia.

A woman in Australia has been convicted of cruelty to animals after she abandoned 14 cats in her home in South Adelaide, Australia.