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by TUESDAY JANUARY, 21 Chinese authorities have confirmed that a new strain of coronavirus has been passed from person to person, sparking fears of a global epidemic. The new virus, which causes pneumonia, has spread to new cities and has infected some […]

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by MONDAY JANUARY, 20 Prince Harry has “taken a leap of faith” in stepping back from his life as a member of the royal family saying “there really was no other option”, during a speech at a private dinner for his charity […]

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by   BOM warns of flash flooding as rain brings bushfire relief across NSW Rain falling across NSW is offering some relief for fire crews battling blazes, but there are concerns the wet weather could cause landslides, flash flooding and contaminate water. […]

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by Aussie Humour Shines Through Amid Devastating Bushfires  A video of a prank played on UK ITV News Asia reporter Debi Edward has gone viral, after she was convinced to don protective gear to hold a ‘drop bear’.  The video was shared […]

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by THURSDAY, January 9 The British and millions of people around the world have been rocked by Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle’s sudden announcement that they are planning to step back from Royal duties. In a prepared statement the Duke […]

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by WEDNESDAY, January 8 The tense US-Iran conflict took yet another step towards open war between the two nations after at least two military bases housing US troops in Iraq come under fire from “at least a dozen ballistic missiles” fired from […]

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by TUESDAY, January 7 The NSW Rural Fire Service has confirmed 1,588 homes had been destroyed in the state so far this fire season with a further 653 damaged. But these numbers are expected to climb with dangerous bushfire weather set to […]

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by MONDAY JANUARY, 6 Australian comedian, Celeste Barber, has launched an online fundraiser that has raised more than $30 million for bushfire victims and firefighters.  Celeste Barber’s Facebook appeal for the NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigade set a target of $30,000 […]

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by FRIDAY December, 20 Two volunteer firefighters were killed and three others have been injured in “the worst imaginable set of circumstances” when their truck rolled after being hit by a tree in Sydney’s south-west. Young fathers, Geoffrey Keaton, 32 and Andrew […]

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by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency for the next seven days, with Sydney shrouded in smoke again, bushfires burning out of control and temperatures predicted to soar even more. Authorities have warned the Harbour […]

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by   WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 The Vatican has ruled that priests can no longer cite papal secrecy in abuse cases, the latest move by Pope Francis to combat silence surrounding paedophilia in the Roman Catholic church. The Church has been hit by […]

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by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 Most of the people severely burned in the White Island volcano disaster don’t yet know what has happened to them, according to a New Zealand doctor. Plastic surgery consultant Michelle Locke told Radio New Zealand many of the […]

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by MONDAY December 16  Passengers have disembarked at Sydney Harbour from the cruise ship at the centre of the New Zealand volcano disaster, with some complaining about a lack of information given while on board the ship. The Ovation of the Seas […]

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by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 Nature played a cruel trick on Queensland last night when Brisbane, one of only a few areas in the state not gripped by drought, was hit by a massive downpour which dumped more than 100 millimetres of rain on […]

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by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11  New Zealand police attempts to fully identify the victims of the devastating volcano eruption are being hampered because of the horrific skin and internal injuries they all suffered. A sixth person has been confirmed dead after the eruption […]

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by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10  Up to 11 Australians are believed to have died in the volcanic explosion on New Zealand’s White Island. Three Australians are among five people confirmed dead after being caught in the eruption. Prime  Minister Scott Morrison said eight […]

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by MONDAY December 9 After going relatively quiet for the past two months, climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion is back and planning major Brisbane CBD disruptions this week.  Plans included marching from South Bank across to State Parliament on Wednesday before […]

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by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6  A Newcastle teenager is fighting for his life in a Bali hospital after almost drowning in a concrete sewerage drain after a motor scooter accident.. A special ABC report says Lawson Rankin, 18, was holidaying in Bali to […]

#SheDiscovers What’s New This Week!

by #SheSociety rounds up this week’s newest finds Years and Years On SBS Starring Emma Thompson, this audacious drama follows an ordinary Manchester family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As the Britain of this imaginary drama is rocked by […]

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by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5  United States President Donald Trump has called Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after the Canadian PM was apparently caught on camera joking about his press appearances during a chat with other world leaders. At a Buckingham Palace reception for NATO […]

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