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

Updated Nov 10th 2019, 7:11 PM 30,614 Views 23 Comments

A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland.

Four UK men arrested as Aussie police seize €55 million worth of 'highest purity recorded' MDMA
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Four UK men arrested as Aussie police seize €55 million worth of 'highest purity recorded' MDMA

Aug 14th 2019, 7:56 AM 23,786 Views 20 Comments

Police say the powder was destined to be processed into 12 million ecstasy pills to be sold across Australia.

Australian police officer breaks off from press conference to rugby tackle man to the ground
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# Hot Pursuit

Australian police officer breaks off from press conference to rugby tackle man to the ground

Jun 19th 2019, 2:53 PM 46,651 Views 16 Comments

The man was later charged with unlawful stalking.

'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport
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# Exit Door

'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport

Feb 5th 2019, 9:50 AM 8,292 Views 8 Comments

Ben Barba was sacked by his club and has now been deregistered by the NRL.

Young boy mauled by pack of dingoes that 'wanted blood'
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Young boy mauled by pack of dingoes that 'wanted blood'

Jan 21st 2019, 12:24 PM 30,458 Views 24 Comments

The boy was running up a sand dune in Australia’s Fraser Island when he was attacked.

Thousands of Australians stung in bluebottle jellyfish invasion
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Thousands of Australians stung in bluebottle jellyfish invasion

Jan 7th 2019, 2:56 PM 36,046 Views 16 Comments

Around 13,000 stings have been recorded in the past week.

Court told woman was motivated by 'spite and revenge' in Australia strawberry needle case
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Court told woman was motivated by 'spite and revenge' in Australia strawberry needle case

Nov 12th 2018, 7:40 AM 24,070 Views 0 Comments

A 50-year-old woman was arrested and charged yesterday with seven counts of contaminating goods.

Australian man killed in shark attack on Great Barrier Reef
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# Shark Attack

Australian man killed in shark attack on Great Barrier Reef

Nov 6th 2018, 7:08 AM 23,167 Views 30 Comments

The 33-year-old died after being airlifted to a mainland hospital.

Australian man sentenced to 10 years in jail for assisting wife's suicide
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# New Precedent

Australian man sentenced to 10 years in jail for assisting wife's suicide

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:25 AM 29,424 Views 16 Comments

The judge said Graham Morant “took advantage” of a “sick and depressed woman”.

'The outcome may have been death': Three people injured in rare kangaroo attack in Australia
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# Crikey

'The outcome may have been death': Three people injured in rare kangaroo attack in Australia

Oct 14th 2018, 10:24 AM 30,554 Views 15 Comments

The animals, particularly large males, are known to attack and can be vicious, but such incidents are not common.

Australian police hunt for 'Irish scammers' suspected of a spate of crimes across the Gold Coast
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Australian police hunt for 'Irish scammers' suspected of a spate of crimes across the Gold Coast

Mar 11th 2018, 4:05 PM 110,662 Views 53 Comments

Queensland Police held a press conference yesterday.

Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants
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# Plague

Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants

Jul 29th 2017, 6:35 PM 18,507 Views 23 Comments

“Our fire-ant fighters have finally been given the war chest they need,” an invasive species expert said.

Australian mother won't stand trial for killing eight children after being deemed of 'unsound mind'
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# Queensland

Australian mother won't stand trial for killing eight children after being deemed of 'unsound mind'

May 4th 2017, 8:36 AM 16,805 Views 32 Comments

The woman’s seven children and niece, aged between two and 14, were found stabbed to death at a home in 2014.

Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries
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# Queensland

Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries

Apr 24th 2017, 7:57 AM 19,661 Views 25 Comments

The waters surrounding Lizard Island in Queensland are a known hotspot for crocodiles.

Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods
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# Cyclone Debbie

Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods

Apr 4th 2017, 9:36 AM 17,922 Views 2 Comments

At least five people are now confirmed dead.

'People have lost everything': Australian towns face worst flooding seen in a century
# Cyclone Debbie
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# Cyclone Debbie

'People have lost everything': Australian towns face worst flooding seen in a century

Apr 1st 2017, 2:00 PM 26,865 Views 13 Comments

Two women have died.

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters Australia with 270km gusts
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# Destructive Gusts

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters Australia with 270km gusts

Mar 28th 2017, 7:26 AM 24,754 Views 6 Comments

The full force of the cyclone is already being felt in popular tourist destinations.

Australian teen who jumped into river for dare escapes crocodile attack by punching it in the head
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# Croc-y Balboa

Australian teen who jumped into river for dare escapes crocodile attack by punching it in the head

Mar 20th 2017, 10:25 PM 25,024 Views 32 Comments

He had jumped into the river as a dare while “revelling with friends”.

Man who posed as Justin Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences
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Man who posed as Justin Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences

Mar 9th 2017, 11:54 AM 14,603 Views 9 Comments

The charges include rape, indecent treatment of children and making child exploitation material.

British backpacker rescued from two-month hostage ordeal in Australia
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# Queensland

British backpacker rescued from two-month hostage ordeal in Australia

Mar 7th 2017, 8:26 AM 39,573 Views 22 Comments

Police, who found the young woman during a random traffic stop, say she was beaten, raped and choked.

Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia
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# Middle Island

Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia

Jan 10th 2017, 10:44 PM 28,015 Views 1 Comment

A UK woman died in the crash.

Man dies after 'dangerous drug incident' in Australia
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# N BOMB

Man dies after 'dangerous drug incident' in Australia

Oct 21st 2016, 2:57 PM 22,153 Views 0 Comments

Several other people were hospitalised and two men have been charged.

A man accused of murdering his Tinder date has walked free from court in Australia
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# Surfers Paradise

A man accused of murdering his Tinder date has walked free from court in Australia

Oct 20th 2016, 9:23 AM 23,557 Views 22 Comments

Australian Gable Tostee, 30, was charged with the August 2014 murder of New Zealander Warriena Wright, who plunged 14 floors to her death.

A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet
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A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet

Oct 17th 2016, 8:54 AM 28,050 Views 47 Comments

A man is fighting for his life in intensive care in Queensland after taking the drug.

Australia has just deported a paedophile to Ireland by mistake
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# Geelong Grammar

Australia has just deported a paedophile to Ireland by mistake

Oct 4th 2016, 3:47 PM 42,900 Views 35 Comments

The serial paedophile and former teacher is free in Ireland after being deported in an extraordinary bungle by Australian authorities.

A second victim of the Australia hostel stabbing attacks has died
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A second victim of the Australia hostel stabbing attacks has died

Aug 30th 2016, 9:59 AM 17,468 Views 12 Comments

Tom Jackson, who died from injuries sustained in the attack, was called a hero for his selfless attempts to help a fellow Briton.

29-year-old French man charged with stabbing murder of British backpacker
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# Queensland

29-year-old French man charged with stabbing murder of British backpacker

Aug 25th 2016, 7:58 AM 19,320 Views 0 Comments

21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung died from multiple stab wounds following the attack yesterday morning.

British backpacker (21) stabbed to death in Australia
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British backpacker (21) stabbed to death in Australia

Aug 24th 2016, 12:30 PM 43,251 Views 125 Comments

The woman was killed in an attack that also left a British man critically injured.

Matt O'Connor misses out on head coach role with the Reds
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# Stiles Over Substance

Matt O'Connor misses out on head coach role with the Reds

Jul 26th 2016, 8:15 AM 9,236 Views 35 Comments

Former international prop Nick Stiles was promoted to his first head coaching role ahead of the ex-Leinster boss.

Watch: This agonising, fingertip knock-on proved decisive in epic State of Origin Test
# Game Of Inches
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# Game Of Inches

Watch: This agonising, fingertip knock-on proved decisive in epic State of Origin Test

Jun 22nd 2016, 4:00 PM 4,425 Views 0 Comments

Queensland made it 10 series wins from the last 11 but New South Wales had them rattled in the latter stages.

Woman dragged away by crocodile in Australia was celebrating friend's cancer treatment
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# Dragged Away

Woman dragged away by crocodile in Australia was celebrating friend's cancer treatment

May 31st 2016, 8:57 AM 23,560 Views 45 Comments

An Australian MP has called for crocodile hunting safaris to bring down the population of the animals.

VIDEO: Swarm of moths invades town in Australia
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# Dear God

VIDEO: Swarm of moths invades town in Australia

Feb 11th 2016, 11:02 AM 18,419 Views 21 Comments

I can feel them on me.

Grandfather charged with stabbing baby girl to death in Australia
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Grandfather charged with stabbing baby girl to death in Australia

Jan 8th 2016, 8:56 AM 13,299 Views 9 Comments

The Chinese man has also been charged with attempting to murder his wife and daughter.

Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia
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# Rosslyn Bay

Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia

Jan 2nd 2016, 9:53 AM 25,700 Views 33 Comments

There were four shark attacks in Queensland in 2015.

Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails in Australia
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# Queensland

Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails in Australia

Dec 28th 2015, 12:30 PM 20,896 Views 9 Comments

Police declared an emergency at the crash site.

Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the 'Irish Boys'
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# Surfers Paradise

Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the 'Irish Boys'

Aug 17th 2015, 2:29 PM 34,481 Views 35 Comments

Two Irish men are being held by Queensland Police.

Toddler scores a try in Australian rugby match
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# Take A Break

Toddler scores a try in Australian rugby match

Aug 17th 2015, 11:37 AM 25,728 Views 22 Comments

The 4-year-old was pretty chuffed with himself.

There's been heavy snow in Australia and people don't know what's going on
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# Hate That

There's been heavy snow in Australia and people don't know what's going on

Jul 17th 2015, 2:34 PM 53,391 Views 50 Comments

Even the ‘Sunshine state’ Queensland has been blanketed.

As usual, there was plenty of dirty hits in yesterday's State of Origin game
# Schemozzle
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# Schemozzle

As usual, there was plenty of dirty hits in yesterday's State of Origin game

Jul 9th 2015, 3:26 PM 8,050 Views 5 Comments

New South Wales lost their tempers badly.

Hair-raising video shows schoolkids narrowly avoiding injury in motorbike crash
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# Brisbane

Hair-raising video shows schoolkids narrowly avoiding injury in motorbike crash

Jun 23rd 2015, 8:29 AM 14,358 Views 14 Comments

Police said the footage was “a bit of a warning for people to be careful”.

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