Tag: Australia & NZ

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staffDecember 1, 2017

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia. The 100-megawatt battery, ...

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staffNovember 20, 2017

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and ...

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staffNovember 5, 2017

Australia refuses NZ offer on refugees

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has turned down a renewed offer from New Zealand to resettle some refugees from a Papua ...

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staffNovember 1, 2017

Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019

Climbing on Australia’s iconic Uluru landmark will be banned from October 2019, local authorities have confirmed. The board of the ...

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staffOctober 31, 2017

Refugees refuse to leave Australia centre

Refugees held by Australia in Papua New Guinea have launched legal action over the closure of a detention centre. Australia ...

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staffOctober 30, 2017

Australia warned as refugee centre closes

Papua New Guinea has said that Australia is solely responsible for refugees who do not want to resettle in PNG ...

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staffOctober 30, 2017

Lightning storm blazes across Queensland skies

Severe storms have brought heavy rain and a spectacle of lightning to Australia’s Queensland, with lightning bolts ripping across the ...

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staffOctober 26, 2017

Qantas boss Alan Joyce feted for backing gay marriage

Alan Joyce, boss of the Australian airline Qantas, has been named the world’s most influential LGBT business executive in an ...

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staffOctober 15, 2017

N. Korea threatens Australia with ‘disaster’ for engagement in US ‘war preparations’

Pyongyang has threatened Australia with “disaster” unless the island nation abandons its allegiance with the US interests. Canberra however said ...

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staffOctober 9, 2017

Australian police ran world’s biggest child porn site for a year in massive undercover op

Task Force Argos, a Queensland police unit, took over ‘Childs Play,’ the world’s biggest child porn exchange, between October 2016 ...