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Chinese embassy says Australia claim of WHA vindication ‘a joke’

SYDNEY: The Chinese Embassy in Australia said it was “nothing but a joke” for Australia to claim that a World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution that calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus was a vindication of Canberra’s push for a

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Australia boosts emergency funding for bushfire-affected businesses

Australia today boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist season, as firefighters used cooler weather to prepare for a return of hazardous fire conditions. The fires have

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Australia town mourns volunteer firefighter fallen in bushfires

Firefighters, family and the small Australian town of Holbrook hailed fallen volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul a hero in a solemn funeral today, as long awaited rains started to extinguish some of the deadly bushfires raging for months. McPaul, 28, was

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Australia’s bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast today and brought relief to farmers battling years of drought, but the city of Melbourne braced for another wave of unhealthy air over the weekend. Australia, famous for its

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Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows

Australia’s peak tourism body estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion (US$690 million) and called for urgent help from the government to lure back visitors. Industry bosses were due to meet with Tourism

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Australian man freed in Japan after trespassing to find his children

An Australian man was freed today after spending a month and a half detained in Tokyo on charges of trespassing when he went to his estranged in-laws’ apartment building to look for his missing children. The case of Scott McIntyre,

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Australia ‘open for business’ as cool change eases bushfire threat

Australia today urged international tourists to put aside concerns about raging bushfires after the United States downgraded a travel warning, even as thick smoke disrupted preparations for the Australian Open in Melbourne. Australia is experiencing one of its most severe

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Thai elephants march in silence for Australian bushfires

A troupe of elephants and school students held a silent march at a Thai elephant camp today to pay their respects and raise awareness for the millions of animals killed in Australia’s raging bushfires. Elephants and their mahouts held up

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Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes today and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Defense personnel

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F1 champion Hamilton donates $500,000 to Australian wildlife rescue

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said yesterday he was donating $500,000 towards the rescue and care of wildlife caught in bushfires ravaging southeast Australia. The Briton, who has adopted a vegan lifestyle and become outspoken on the environment,

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