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I Hated Swimming. Then I Moved to Australia.

SYDNEY, Australia — The spring sun might have been warm, but the Pacific Ocean off the edge of Sydney felt like an ice tray. I put my head down and tried to breathe in a steady rhythm as I swam faster than usual to warm up, keeping an eye on a couple of swimmers heading in my direction along the rocky coast. When the distance between us shortened, both of…
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Australia to ease border ban on some foreign citizens – BBC News

Australia to ease border ban on some foreign citizens  BBC NewsView Full Coverage on Google News…
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HMAS Sydney: DNA reveals identity of Australia’s famous ‘unknown sailor’ – BBC News

HMAS Sydney: DNA reveals identity of Australia’s famous ‘unknown sailor’  BBC NewsView Full Coverage on Google News…
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Family rescued after days stranded in Australian desert

The two adults and two children were traveling in a Mitsubishi Canter 4WD when they got bogged down in the Simpson Desert near Oodnadatta, central Australia, according to a statement from South Australia Police on Tuesday. Police were informed on Friday that the family had become stuck. A satellite phone and supplies were dropped to the group. On Tuesday, a rescue helicopter winched them to safety. “The family are being…
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‘Inconceivable’ Australia would not join U.S. to defend Taiwan – Australian defence minister

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – It would be “inconceivable” for Australia not to join the United States should Washington take action to defend Taiwan, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said on Saturday. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the United States and its allies would take unspecified “action” https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/us-allies-would-take-action-if-taiwan-attacked-blinken-2021-11-10 if China were to use force to alter the status quo over Taiwan. “It would be inconceivable that we wouldn’t…
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Australia shown to have highest greenhouse gas emissions from coal in world on per capita basis

Australia shown to have highest greenhouse gas emissions from coal in world on per capita basis Analysis released at Cop26 climate summit shows Australia’s per capita emissions from coal power nearly double those of China An analysis released by British climate and energy thinktank Ember at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow shows Australia has the highest greenhouse gas emissions from coal power in the world on a per capita basis.…
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Mostafa Baluch: Australian fugitive arrested after massive manhunt – BBC News

Mostafa Baluch: Australian fugitive arrested after massive manhunt  BBC News Mostafa Baluch found after two weeks on the run | 9 News Australia  9 News Australia Manhunt for Alleged Drug Smuggler Ends in the Boot of a Mercedes  VICE Driver under arrest ‘has links to Baluch’  Daily Telegraph Alleged drug kingpin Mostafa Baluch arrested at Queensland and NSW border  news.com.au…
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Australia’s uneven Covid spread makes states wary of lifting lockdown

SYDNEY — Cassandra Elliott can freely leave Australia for the first time in more than a year and a half, but there’s still no getting into her home state. Last week, Australia began loosening controls at its international border, which closed early in the coronavirus pandemic. Fully vaccinated Australian citizens, residents and family members can enter parts of the country quarantine-free, while those who are in Australia no longer have…
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Man Charged in Abduction of 4-Year-Old Girl After 18-Day Search

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian police charged a man on Thursday over the abduction of a 4-year-old girl who was found after an 18-day search that had transfixed Australia since her disappearance from her family’s tent in the dead of night. The Western Australia police said in a statement that the 36-year-old man, whom local media identified as Terence Darrell Kelly, had been charged with “various offenses relating to the…
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Missing 4-year-old Cleo Smith, who vanished from Australian campsite, found alive in locked house

A police video caught the moment an officer picked up the child and asked her, “What’s your name? The girl replied, “My name is Cleo,” according to police. Cleo Smith’s rescue came more than two weeks after she disappeared from her family’s tent at a remote campsite at Quobba Blowholes, a popular tourist spot on the coast, around 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of Perth. Her disappearance triggered a massive…
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