Category: Australia & NZ

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Fires, then floods. Now Australians need to watch out for deadly spiders

Australia has already dealt with extreme fires, flooding and hail this year. Now experts are warning people to watch out ...

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Rain brings bushfire relief to parts of Australia

Parts of Australia’s east coast have been hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms, dousing some bushfires but also bringing the ...

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Sydney under ‘catastrophic’ warning as dozens of bushfires burn across NSW

Fire officials are warning of “catastrophic fire danger” as firefighters battle dozens of blazes raging across the Australian state of ...

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staff6 months

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack tests positive for banned substance

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack tested positive for a banned substance before the World Aquatics Championships, Swimming Australia has said. Jack, ...

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staff7 months

Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Seagulls all over Australia are carrying superbugs resistant to antibiotics, scientists say. Silver gulls are carrying bacteria such as E. ...

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staff10 months

Facebook to block foreign ads ahead of Australian election

Facebook will block election advertising from outside Australia ahead of polls next month. The move follows growing criticism of the ...

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staff11 months

Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant appears in court

The main suspect in the killings of 49 people in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday has ...

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Girl’s abandoned round-world yacht found

Almost nine years after being abandoned in the Indian Ocean, a yacht belonging to a teenage round-the-world sailor has turned ...

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Man killed at Scientology complex in Sydney

A 16-year-old has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death and another injured at a Church of Scientology ...

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Australian police respond to spider death threats

A man with a “serious fear” of spiders prompted an emergency call by Western Australia police on New Years’ Day. ...