Category: Australia & NZ

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Bourke Street deaths: James Gargasoulas found fit to stand trial for murder

A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Melbourne’s Bourke Street has been found fit to stand trial. James Gargasoulas, ...

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Drowning kangaroo rescued by police

Two Australian police officers have described the moment they jumped into the sea to rescue a drowning kangaroo. Sergeants Christopher ...

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Australia government faces by-election woe

People are voting in a by-election in a suburban constituency in Sydney, which could wipe out the government’s one-seat parliamentary ...

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Australia sorry for vaginal mesh ‘agony’

The Australian government has issued a national apology to women affected by a vaginal mesh scandal, acknowledging decades of “agony ...

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Australia may restrict where migrants live

The Australian government has unveiled a proposal to force new migrants to live outside Sydney and Melbourne. The policy would ...

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Australian scientists: Mystery of sudden purple orange solved

Australian health authorities say they have solved a mystery that prompted much speculation earlier this month. It began when a ...

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Needles found in New Zealand strawberries

The Australian scare over needles found in strawberries has spread to New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet ...

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Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. ...

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Australian police arrest boy for hiding needles in strawberries

Police in New South Wales, Australia, arrested a young boy who confessed to putting needles inside strawberries, something authorities described ...

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Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...