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From TheJournal.ie Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires Destruction

Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires

A helicopter crashed yesterday while trying to bring the fires under control.

From TheJournal.ie Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes Blazes

Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes

Eleven bushfires along the country’s east coast have been declared as emergencies.

From TheJournal.ie State of emergency declared in Sydney over threat of 'catastrophic' bushfires Australia

State of emergency declared in Sydney over threat of 'catastrophic' bushfires

It is the first time the city has been placed at the top level of fire warning.

From TheJournal.ie Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade Unprecedented

Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade

A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland.

From TheJournal.ie Court rules Australia's 'backpacker tax' illegally targets foreigners but Irish emigrants might be out of luck Backpacker Tax

Court rules Australia's 'backpacker tax' illegally targets foreigners but Irish emigrants might be out of luck

“It is a disguised form of discrimination based on nationality,” judge John Logan said.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of koalas feared dead in out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast Wildfire

Hundreds of koalas feared dead in out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast

The bushfire believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike on Saturday north of Sydney.

From The42 After starring in her US side's second-straight title triumph, O'Sullivan set for another stint in Australia MVP

After starring in her US side's second-straight title triumph, O'Sullivan set for another stint in Australia

Ireland’s midfield maestro joins Western Sydney Wanderers FC as a guest player.

From TheJournal.ie A shark has bitten off an English man's foot on the Australian coast Shark In The Water

A shark has bitten off an English man's foot on the Australian coast

There were 27 shark attacks in Australian waters last year.

From TheJournal.ie Australia's most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies Sydney

Australia's most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies

Milat was serving life sentences for seven murders and was a major suspect in the killings of three other women.

From TheJournal.ie Tourists rush to climb Uluru on the last day before doing so is banned Australia This post contains videos

Tourists rush to climb Uluru on the last day before doing so is banned

A permanent ban on scaling Uluru — also known as Ayers Rock — comes into place tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Australian newspapers black out front pages to protest government secrecy Press Freedom

Australian newspapers black out front pages to protest government secrecy

The front page spreads were published in Monday’s newspapers.

From The42 Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future Exit Strategy

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future

The Wallabies boss said he did not appreciate the topic of his future being raised so soon after the World Cup exit.

From The42 Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia Wizard Of Oz

Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia

The head coach says he’s like to face the All Blacks in the last four.

From The42 Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything' End Of The Road

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'

After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, the former Leinster boss struggled to contain his disappointment.

From The42 As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika pit their wits together with a place in the semi-final on the line.

From The42 It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash Warrior Code

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.

From The42 Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia Boost

Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia

The number eight has returned to full training and England are confident he’ll be ruled fit for Saturday morning’s clash.

From The42 Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash Man At Work

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

From The42 Slipper grabs first try on 94th Test appearance as Wallabies beat Uruguay Prop Try

Slipper grabs first try on 94th Test appearance as Wallabies beat Uruguay

Jordan Petaia, on the other hand, needed just 24 minutes to open his account.

From TheJournal.ie Trump sought Australian PM’s help to investigate Mueller probe Scott Morrison

Trump sought Australian PM’s help to investigate Mueller probe

The probe had overshadowed Trump’s administration for more than two years.

From The42 Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies Not Happy

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies

The Wallabies head coach was left frustrated by Romain Poite’s performance in his side’s defeat to Wales.

From The42 As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

We followed all the action as the two heavyweights of Pool D clashed in Tokyo.

From The42 AWJ reaches record caps haul as Cheika changes his playmakers Pool D

AWJ reaches record caps haul as Cheika changes his playmakers

The brilliant second row eclipses Gethin Jenkins record as he prepares to run out for a 130th international appearance.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion decriminalised across Australia after New South Wales overturns 119-year-old law New South Wales

Abortion decriminalised across Australia after New South Wales overturns 119-year-old law

The passage of the bill was cheered by pro-choice advocates.

From The42 'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga Found Work

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga

The Aussie was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for expressing homophobic views.

From The42 Wes Hoolahan out until New Year after 'major ligament and cartilage damage' in Australia Down Under

Wes Hoolahan out until New Year after 'major ligament and cartilage damage' in Australia

The 37-year-old joined A-League side Newcastle Jets on a one-year contract in August.

From The42 'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral Wallabies

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral

The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.

From The42 Hodge hit goes unpunished as Australia surge to win over Fiji RWC2019 This post contains videos

Hodge hit goes unpunished as Australia surge to win over Fiji

The Wallabies scored 27 second-half points without reply to avoid a shock after a fantastic start from Fiji.

From The42 Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia Iron Will

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia

The Australian out-half took on a stint with Ulster as he mounted his return to top class rugby.

From TheJournal.ie Australian hiker snaps leg in two and forced to crawl inch by inch for two days to get to safety Ordeal

Australian hiker snaps leg in two and forced to crawl inch by inch for two days to get to safety

Neil Parker (54) couldn’t call for help because he dropped his mobile “into the drink”.

From The42 Familiar foes all have a point to prove in Pool D RWC2019

Familiar foes all have a point to prove in Pool D

The teams in the fourth and final World Cup pool need no introduction (to one another).

From The42 Australia retain the Ashes as England rally to tie the series All Square

Australia retain the Ashes as England rally to tie the series

Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972.

From The42 Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance Anger

Cheika subjected to 'crazy' threats over Folau stance

The player was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for a “high-level breach” of contract

From The42 Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win Wallabies

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win

Michael Cheika’s side secured a 34-15 win on Saturday.

From The42 Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup Man At Work

Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup

The upcoming tournament will mark David Pocock’s last matches for the Wallabies.

From TheJournal.ie Australia downgrades long-term outlook for Great Barrier Reef to 'very poor' Australia

Australia downgrades long-term outlook for Great Barrier Reef to 'very poor'

“Climate change is escalating and is the most significant threat to the Region’s long-term outlook.”

From The42 Stokes stars as England beat Australia by one wicket to win third Test and keep Ashes alive Sensational

Stokes stars as England beat Australia by one wicket to win third Test and keep Ashes alive

England required perfection to keep their series afloat and got just that courtesy of the 28-year-old’s performance.

From The42 NBA star steers Australia to stunning first-ever win over world champions USA Huge Upset

NBA star steers Australia to stunning first-ever win over world champions USA

The hosts secured a four-point victory in Melbourne.

From The42 Australia on brink of retaining Ashes after England's woeful 67 all out Ignominy

Australia on brink of retaining Ashes after England's woeful 67 all out

This was England’s lowest Ashes total since 1948 and the fourth time in 18 months they had been dismissed for under a hundred in a Test.

From The42 Uncapped teen sensation included as Cheika names Australia's World Cup squad Made The Cut

Uncapped teen sensation included as Cheika names Australia's World Cup squad

Jordan Petaia is among the 31 players who will be travelling to the tournament in Japan.

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