January 25, 2020

Australia fires: Death toll rises as fires sweep across three states

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From BBC One person has died and another is missing as wildfires continue to burn across three Australian states. In New South Wales, sudden southerly winds fanned the flames of more than 100 blazes and fire officials said a man who had chosen to stay at his property could no longer be contacted. Saturday had […]

Australia: Hundreds of koalas feared burned alive in out-of-control bushfire near Port Macquarie

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From The Guardian UK Blaze around Lake Innes and Lake Cathie in northern NSW has destroyed more than 2,000 hectares and spread smoke haze to Sydney Hundreds of koalas are feared to have died in an out-of-control bushfire in northern New South Wales which has raged unchecked for days in the heartland of their prime habitat. The […]

Cayman to Greece

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The world’s best beaches to visit on a cruise from Grand Cayman to Greece By Ashley Kosciolek , CruiseCritic.com From USA Today We went to the beach to show you what you need to pack to have the best day ever on your next beach trip. Warm breezes. Tropical drinks. Sun-kissed skin. Picturesque scenery. The […]

fDi Markets: Data story – Sydney Apac’s top non-capital city for projects​

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Sydney, Australia was the top non-capital city in Asia-Pacific by FDI projects in H2, 2018, attracting 62 projects. Bangalore in India was not far behind with 57 projects, ahead of Melbourne, with 45. Mumbai, India, attracted 26 projects in the second half of the year, narrowly ahead of Shenzen in south-eastern China, which saw 23. […]

Sydney water crisis averted after Barnaby Joyce transfers $80 million to Cayman Islands

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By Cam Smith From The Chaser Pending water restrictions in Sydney were called off today, after former Deputy Prime Minister and part time tomato impersonator Barnaby Joyce stepped in to transfer $80 million of taxpayer money to a shady company in the Cayman Islands, in exchange for 1 bottle of lemon flavoured spring water. “Look, […]

UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

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From BBC A British man and a French man have gone missing while backpacking in Australia, sparking a police search. The alarm was raised when passersby found items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux, both 20, on a beach north of Sydney on Monday, authorities said. Police searched the location, Shelly Beach, and discovered […]

Former rugby player who was left paralyzed for years after eating a slug has died

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By Julie Mazziotta From Yahoo A friendly dare went terribly wrong eight years ago when 19-year-old Sam Ballard ate a slug that was carrying a deadly parasite that left him paralyzed. And now, after years of medical issues, the former rugby player has died. In 2010, Ballard and his friends were hanging out in the […]

Destination of the week

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AUSTRALIA – OUTSTANDING DESTINATION From Travel Blissful When trying to decide what to see in Australia you can be faced with many decisions. Are you looking for famous places in Australia to visit, the most beautiful places in Australia, the important places, the historical places, the best holiday destinations in Australia or something else? Here […]

Sydney man reportedly injured in cruise ship fight

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From news.com.au A PASSENGER has told of his horror after his family was targeted in a night of violence on board a cruise in the South Pacific. A SYDNEY man has reportedly been left with facial fractures and is stranded on Vanuatu after he was beaten by a man who threatened to kill him on […]

Sculpture by the Sea

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Take a peek at Australia’s open-air exhibition Sculpture by the Sea BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Burger bait. A cavalcade of charging horses. A plastic bubble paradise. They’re all sitting on the coastline of Australia. Every year, the two-kilometre coastal walk from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Tamarama becomes an open-air gallery for the celebrated Sculpture […]