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Australia tightens restrictions as COVID-19 cases top 10,000

Australian states on Tuesday tightened restrictions on movement as authorities struggle to contain a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country’s southeast that has...

Australian pub cluster adds to second-wave coronavirus fears

Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers travelling...

Australia’s Victoria state marks week of triple-digit coronavirus cases

Australia’s Victoria state reported 273 new cases of the coronavirus and another COVID-19 death on Sunday, marking a week of triple-digit increases in infections,...

Teen killed in suspected shark attack off Australian coast

A teenage boy died from a suspected shark attack while surfing off Australia’s east coast, the police said on Saturday, adding that surrounding beaches...

Sacred sites blast exposes Australia’s laws skewed to mining

When mining giant Rio Tinto blew up two ancient caves in Western Australia’s iron-ore rich Pilbara with state approval, the destruction was met with...

Australia restricts number of citizens returning as virus surges

Australia will halve the number of citizens allowed to return home from overseas each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as authorities...

Australian PM suspends extradition treaty, extends visas for Hong Kong citizens

Australia said on Thursday it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and announced measures to attract people and businesses from the Asian...

Australian snowboarder Pullin drowns while spear fishing

Australia’s double world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin drowned while spear fishing off a Gold Coast beach on Wednesday, plunging the country’s winter sports community...

Australian banks extend loan holiday for struggling borrowers

Australian banks will extend the loan repayment deferral period to 10 months from six for borrowers struggling to service their debts due to the...

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