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Australian softball squad flies to Japan for Olympic camp
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Australian softball squad flies to Japan for Olympic camp

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Olympic softball squad left Sydney bound for Japan on Monday and will be among the earliest…
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…
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…
Military reservists called up as thousands flee Australian fires
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Military reservists called up as thousands flee Australian fires

Up to 3,000 military reservists were called up to tackle Australia’s relentless bushfire crisis on Saturday, as tens of thousands…
Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires
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Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires

A major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in fire-ravaged seaside towns was under way in Australia on Wednesday…
The beat goes on: fireworks, smoke and tear gas start new decade
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The beat goes on: fireworks, smoke and tear gas start new decade

New York dropped its traditional crystal-encrusted ball to ring in 2020 in a packed Times Square, after crisis-marred celebrations in…
World rings in the new year amid wildfires, protests
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World rings in the new year amid wildfires, protests

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Millions of people began ringing in 2020 with fireworks, dancing and champagne on Wednesday, but Australia’s…
Bushfires reach Melbourne as heatwave fans Australia blazes
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Bushfires reach Melbourne as heatwave fans Australia blazes

Fire threatened three Melbourne suburbs Monday, with residents warned it was too late to flee and they must “act immediately…
Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite massive protest petition
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Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite massive protest petition

A petition to cancel Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks and use the money to fight bushfires ringing the city…
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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