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Australian PM Morrison defends lockdown strategy as daily cases hit record
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Australian PM Morrison defends lockdown strategy as daily cases hit record

MELBOURNE, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Australia will stick to its lockdown strategy against the coronavirus until at least 70 percent…
Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia
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Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia

Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia’s east coast on Monday after “apocalyptic” dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas,…
Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control
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Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia’s largest “megablaze” under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed…
Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle
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Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle

BODALLA, Australia (AP) — Crews battling Australia’s wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to…
Australia fires ‘long way from over’ but rain brings relief
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Australia fires ‘long way from over’ but rain brings relief

Massive bushfires in southeastern Australia still have a “long way to go”, authorities have warned, even as colder conditions brought…
Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed
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Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed

Reserve troops fanned out across fire-ravaged regions in three Australian states on Monday after a horror weekend, as the government…
Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by fire
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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by fire

Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through…
Australian PM dismisses ‘reckless’ calls to curb coal
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Australian PM dismisses ‘reckless’ calls to curb coal

Under-fire Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday rejected calls for “reckless” and “job-destroying” cuts to the country’s vast coal…
Under pressure Australia PM visits beleaguered firefighters
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Under pressure Australia PM visits beleaguered firefighters

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited firefighters battling Australia’s bushfire crisis on Sunday as he apologized for a Hawaiian holiday that…
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