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Climate change, overfishing taking toll on world’s fish supply, warn Australian researchers

Ocean warming and common practices by the world's fishing industries are likely to have a disastrous impact on the world's stock of wild...
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Australian man hospitalized with blood clots after Pfizer jab

A policeman was reportedly being treated for blood clots on Wednesday in the Australian state of Queensland after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine...
09 April 2021, United Kingdom, London: Pharmacist Asha Fowells holds vials of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at Copes Pharmacy and Travel Clinic in Streatham, south London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/dpa

Australia ditches vaccine roll-out targets

(dpa) - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scrapped the country's coronavirus vaccine roll-out targets, days after medical experts changed their advice on using...
Protesters hold a banner they march during a demonstration against the military coup in Myanmar that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Ousted democratic leaders in Myanmar have said they are rescinding the country's 2008 constitution, which gave significant power to the armed forces. Photo: Tayfun Salci/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Myanmar general says state of emergency could be extended

(dpa) - The Myanmar military's spokesman Zaw Min Tun said the one-year state of emergency imposed by the junta during its February coup could...
FILED - Kevin Rudd, ehemaliger Premierminister von Australien, aufgenommen am 13.02.2016 bei der 52. Sicherheitskonferenz im Hotel Bayerischer Hof in München (Bayern). Foto\ Andreas Gebert/dpa Photo: picture alliance / dpa

Ex-Australian PM mistaken as Uber driver gives lift to tipsy diners

(dpa) - Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd briefly stepped into a new role as an Uber driver in Queensland on Tuesday, giving a...
A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca's Coronavirus vaccine at the vaccination centre at Messe Dresden convention centre during a vaccination campaign. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Australia still waiting for 3 million AstraZeneca doses from overseas

(dpa) - Australia is still waiting for more than 3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that should have already arrived under its contracts,...
FILED - The logo of the human rights organization Amnesty International is pictured in Berlin. Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

UN rights investigator Agnes Callamard new head of Amnesty

dpa/GNA - United Nations rights investigator Agnes Callamard has been appointed the new chief of Amnesty International. Callamard will be secretary general of the...
Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 29, 2021. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Australian premier reshuffles cabinet after series of scandals

dpa/GNA - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a cabinet reshuffle on Monday after a series of scandals that have dented his approval...

Australian floods: 20,000 still evacuated in New South Wales

dpa/GNA - Some 20,000 people in Australia's New South Wales were still unable to return to their homes on Thursday after being evacuated...

Thousands more Australians on high alert as more flooding expected

dpa/GNA - Thousands more residents on Australia's eastern coast have been told to be ready to leave their homes Tuesday as flooding continues...
A supplied image obtained Saturday, March 20, 2012 of Fire and Rescue NSW crew helping local residents in the Hastings Region NSW, Friday, March 19,2021. More rain is forecast for the NSW coast and other parts of the state, with flood warnings in place and the premier advising residents to stay home. (AAP Image/Fire and Rescue NSW) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Areas west of Sydney evacuated as wild weather continues in New South Wales

dpa/GNA - Residents flood-hit areas west of Sydney were ordered to evacuate on Saturday night as wild weather continued to hammer New South...

Facebook and News Corp reach media deal in Australia

dpa/GNA - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it has reached a three-year deal with Facebook in Australia which will see the social media...

Facebook strikes landmark deals with Australian media companies

Social media giant Facebook has struck deals with Australia's two largest media companies, News Corp and Nine Entertainment Co. to pay for their news,...
Protesters gather during the Women's March 4 Justice in Melbourne, Monday, March 15, 2021. Marches are being held around the country to raise awareness of sexual harassment against women in government and workplaces. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING

Thousands protest gender discrimination and violence across Australia

dpa/GNA - Thousands of women and allies took to the streets across Australia on Sunday and Monday to protest gender discrimination and violence . The...

Innate immunity protects children from severe COVID-19 symptoms

A new study has found children tend to develop mild COVID-19 symptoms because their innate immune system is quick to attack the virus. In...
Aung San Suu Kyi

Calls for Myanmar military to respect vote and release Suu Kyi

dpa - Myanmar's military seized power on Monday and detained government officials including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi just hours before...

Google threatens to pull search engine from Australia over news code

dpa/GNA - Google threatened to pull its search engine from Australia on Friday over a proposed media code that would require the tech...

Five charged in Australia over theft of millions worth of salmon

dpa/GNA - Two women and three men have been charged with stealing some 250 tonnes of salmon, worth over 4 million Australian dollars...
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US, Britain, Canada and Australia condemn Hong Kong activist arrests

dpa/GNA - Britain, Canada, Australia and the United States condemned the mass arrests of activists in Hong Kong under a controversial national security...
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New Zealand inmates surrender after six-day prison standoff

dpa/GNA - Sixteen inmates who had been locked in a stand-off with authorities and camped on the roof of a New Zealand prison...
Canyon Tragedy

Two women die in canyoning incident in Australia

dpa/GNA - Two women died after being swept in a whirlpool while canyoning in the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, New South...
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Masks mandatory in Sydney amid growing coronavirus cases

dpa/GNA - Australia's most populous city, Sydney, has made face masks mandatory in some indoor settings, amid a growing number of coronavirus cases,...
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Australia changes one word in national anthem in ‘spirit of unity’

dpa/GNA - A single word has been changed in the Australia's national anthem to make the song more inclusive and reflect the 60,000-year...
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2020 ends with muted celebrations, as world hopes for a better 2021

dpa/GNA,The world is waving goodbye and good riddance to 2020, as most countries are still gripped by the pandemic and governments cancelled fireworks and...

Australia’s spike in deadly shark attacks – ‘freaky’ 2020 bad luck?

Despite having some of the world's most shark-infested waters, for the past several decades the chance of getting killed by a shark in Australia...

New Covid-19 restrictions in Australia as outbreak hits Sydney

After Australians had largely been able to travel freely within the country, a coronavirus outbreak in one part of Sydney has brought back some...
Cyclone Yasa

Fijian leader says ‘pray for Fiji’ as category 5 cyclone strikes

Fiji declared a national emergency Thursday as Cyclone Yasa struck the islands with expected winds up to 260 kilometres per hour and waves up...
Cyclone Yasa

Fiji braces for category-5 Cyclone Yasa

Fiji on Wednesday was warned to prepare for category-5 tropical Cyclone Yasa, which is expected to directly hit the Pacific Island state in the...
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Australia welcomes Israel extradition approval of sex abuse suspect

Australia's attorney general on Wednesday welcomed the news that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer lost an appeal in Israel's Supreme Court to block...
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Australia to refer China to the WTO over barley trade tariffs

Australia will take China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge tariffs placed on the country's barley exports earlier this year, trade minister...