Category: Australia & NZ

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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. ...

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Qantas to have Inflight gyms

Australian airline Qantas has said it is considering putting gyms on the planes making its planned non-stop flights between London ...

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Aboriginal man fights to stay in Australia

An Aboriginal man has launched legal action against Australia over what he argues is an attempt to deport him to ...

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Australia’s strawberry needle scare widens

Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries, amid growing alarm over scares across ...

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Call to ban music festival in Sydney after deaths

Australian state authorities have vowed to shut down a dance music festival after two people died from a suspected drugs ...

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Email scam ran by Nigerian from Sydney detention center

Australian police have charged a man they say was running a multi-million dollar email scam from inside an immigration detention ...