Category: Australia & NZ

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Thousands evacuated in Sydney after tower crack

As many as 3,000 people have been evacuated after residents of a newly completed tower block in Australia reported hearing ...

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Australia to set up drone-identifying systems

Drone “hot spots” in Australia are getting sensors to automatically identify the aircraft and their pilots. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety ...

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Australian made to give birth alone in jail

A woman in Australia was forced to give birth alone in a locked prison cell in a “degrading and high ...

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Strawberries needle scare motivated by spite

An Australian woman accused of hiding sewing needles inside strawberries in a high-profile sabotage case was motivated by spite, a ...

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Melbourne terror attack suspect shot dead

A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city ...

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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 ...