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Australia begins long clean-up as floodwaters recede

Richmond - Flood-stricken residents along Australia's east coast began a massive clean up effort on Thursday as waters receded, revealing damaged 扑克王游戏下载homes, piles of debris and mud-caked roads.

Australia's 'Big Wet' eases, but thousands still isolated

Sydney - Rescue teams raced emergency supplies to flood-hit Australians Wednesday, as trapped residents waited for still-swollen rivers to ebb, so the long, hard clean-up can begin.

Australians warned of deadly spider 'plague' after floods

Sydney - A "plague" of the world's most venomous spiders could swarm Sydney after torrential rain and flooding, the Australian Reptile Park said Wednesday, warning that the deadly arachnids could seek refuge in 扑克王游戏下载homes as they escape the deluge.

Food ferried to isolated Australians as flood threat lingers

Sydney - Rescue teams delivered food and emergency supplies to Australians isolated by floodwaters on Wednesday as ities warned that swollen rivers posed an ongoing threat despite blue skies over the east coast following days of torrential rain.

Fire, wind and water: The new normal in a land Down Under

New South Wales - Seventeen-year-old Rory Kirkland has lived in Australia for three years, but he has already experienced the full range of the country's extreme weather, from searing heat to unprecedented bushfires and now floodwaters lapping the door of his family hom...

'Catastrophic' Australia floods prompt helicopter rescues

Windsor - Military helicopters, jet skis and rubber boats were deployed to rescue people stranded by "catastrophic" floods along Australia's populous east coast Tuesday, with thousands of 扑克王游戏下载homes damaged.

'Disgraceful' sex acts in parliament rock Australia's government

Sydney - Leaked videos of staff from Australia's conservative government performing sex acts in parliament, including one man masturbating over a female MP's desk, left Scott Morrison's administration facing yet another major scandal Tuesday.

'Catastrophic' Australia floods prompt helicopter rescues

Windsor - Helicopters and boats were deployed to rescue residents stranded by "catastrophic" floods in eastern Australia Tuesday, as ities warned more areas were now under threat.

Thousands evacuate as Sydney sees worst floods in decades

Sydney - Torrential downpours lashed Australia's east Monday, forcing thousands to flee the worst flooding in decades and pushing communities already battling drought, bushfires, and the coronavirus pandemic to "breaking point".

Evacuations ordered as Sydney's biggest dam overflows after record rainfall

Sydney - Sydney braced for its worst flooding in decades Sunday after record rainfall caused its largest dam to overflow and as deluges prompted mandatory mass evacuation orders along Australia's east coast.

Record rains, flooding prompt evacuations in Australia

Sydney - Record rains and widespread flooding prompted evacuations along Australia's east coast Saturday and threatened the most serious overflow of Sydney's main reservoir in 30 years, officials said.

Australia sees first population drop since World War I

Sydney - Australia's population has declined for the first time in more than a century as pandemic-induced border closures stemmed the flow of overseas migrants, according to figures released Thursday.

Australia rumbles 'nest of spies' targeting defence tech

Sydney - Australia's top spymaster has revealed that his agency disrupted a "nest of spies" sent by an unnamed foreign intelligence service to steal sensitive trade and defence secrets.

Covid-hit Papua New Guinea calls for 1m emergency AstraZeneca doses

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea's health minister on Wednesday told AFP the country's record wave of coronavirus infections will "spike" further in coming weeks, calling on drug-maker AstraZeneca to urgently deliver one million vaccine doses to staunch the looming cr...

News Corp strikes content deal with Facebook in Australia

Sydney - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp on Tuesday announced a three-year content deal with Facebook in Australia, weeks after Canberra introduced laws forcing digital platforms to pay for news.

Women across Australia march against sexual violence and inequality

Canberra - Tens of thousands of women protested across Australia against sexual violence and gender inequality on Monday, as outrage grew over rape allegations that have convulsed the conservative government.

Women across Australia march against sexual violence and inequality

Canberra - Women protested across Australia on Monday against sexual violence and gender inequality, with tens of thousands hitting the streets as outrage grew over rape allegations that have convulsed the conservative government.

Australia reckons with sexual assault amid #MeToo second wave

Brisbane - When the #MeToo movement began shaking the globe in late 2017, the reverberations Down Under were relatively muted.

Thousands protest for gender equality as Australia-wide marches begin

Sydney - Thousands protested in Australia's Perth on Sunday, kicking off a nationwide campaign for gender equality as anger swells over rape accusations that have rocked the country's halls of power.

Australia's Cormann voted OECD head to dismay of green groups

Paris - Former Australian finance minister Mathias Cormann was elected Friday as the new head of the influential Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, sources told AFP, in a choice that dismayed environmental campaigners.

Australia's former finance minister named OECD chief

Paris - Australian former finance minister Mathias Cormann was elected Friday as the new head of the influential Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, sources close to the OECD told AFP, in a choice likely to dismay environmental groups.

Australia's former finance minister named OECD chief

Paris - Australia's former finance minister Mathias Cormann was elected on Friday as the new head of the OECD, sources close to the group that advises advanced economies told AFP.

Facing Covid and China, US leads billion-plus vaccine push in India

Washington - India will produce more than one billion more Covid vaccine doses by the end of next year in an initiative launched Friday with the United States, Japan and Australia, challenging China as the four leaders held their first-ever joint summit.

British-Australian academic says Iran tried to recruit her as spy

Sydney - A British-Australian academic who spent two years imprisoned in Iran has claimed Tehran tried to recruit her as a spy in exchange for her freedom.

In message to China, Biden to meet Australia, India, Japan PMs

Washington - US President Joe Biden will hold first-ever joint talks Friday with the leaders of Australia, India and Japan, boosting an emerging four-way alliance often cast as a bulwark against China.

Australian PM plays down Italy vaccine blockade

Sydney - Australia's prime minister on Friday played down the impact of Italy's landmark decision to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses due to be delivered.

Australian public TV suspends use of China state media shows

Sydney - Australian public broadcaster SBS said it would stop using content from Chinese state-run television Friday, pending a review of serious human rights concerns.

Australian court upholds landmark suit against Johnson & Johnson

Sydney - An Australian court upheld a landmark class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for "negligent" marketing of pelvic mesh implants on Friday, paving the way for thousands of women to receive compensation in a costly setback for the US pharma gi...

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca doses to Australia

Rome - Italy said Thursday it has blocked a shipment to Australia of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine in the first such export ban under an EU vaccine monitoring scheme.

Australia minister 'sorry' for calling alleged rape victim a 'lying cow'

Sydney - Australia's scandal-hit government on Thursday apologised for calling an alleged rape victim a "lying cow," sparking fresh claims of a "toxic" culture in the country's corridors of power.
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