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Australian state to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce Covid-19 isolation

Australian state to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce Covid-19 isolation

Australia's second-most populous state Victoria said on Tuesday military personnel will be deployed to enforce Covid-19 isolation orders, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing hefty fines ....

Australians warned worse still to come after job losses hit record high

Australians warned worse still to come after job losses hit record high

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned citizens to brace for more bad news as data released on Thursday showed the country's monthly job losses rose to a record high ...

Australian coronavirus cases spike, cruise with sick passengers denied entry

Australian coronavirus cases spike, cruise with sick passengers denied entry

Australians began living under strict new lockdown rules on Monday as coronavirus cases topped 1,600 and authorities denied entry to a cruise ship carrying hundreds on board complaining of respiratory illnesses.

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016 ...

Australians warned worst bushfires may be yet to come

Australians warned worst bushfires may be yet to come

Sydney is facing a ‘catastrophic’ fire threat, authorities said on Sunday, as firefighters in eastern Australia raced to prepare for worsening conditions after ferocious bushfires devastated communities.

Artist 'what' wins top Australian portrait prize

Artist 'what' wins top Australian portrait prize

An artist who goes by the pseudonym ‘what’ has won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, one of Australia's most coveted honours, claiming 150,000 dollars (102,000 US dollars) in prize money.

More than 100 Australian bushfires 'omen' of severe summer fire season

More than 100 Australian bushfires 'omen' of severe summer fire season

Australian firefighters battled more than 100 bushfires across two eastern states on Sunday as authorities warned that parts of the country could expected a severe bushfire season this summer.

Iranian detained on Manus Island wins Australian biography prize

Iranian detained on Manus Island wins Australian biography prize

Kurdish-Iranian writer and refugee Behrouz Boochani, who has been held in Australian migration detention on Manus Island since 2013, has won Australia's National Biography Award for his memoir ‘No Friend But the Mountains.’

Indian, Australian warships arrive in China for naval parade

Indian, Australian warships arrive in China for naval parade

Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit as China extends the hand of friendship ...

Qatar Chamber meetings with Australian, Italian delegations to deepen trade ties

Qatar Chamber meetings with Australian, Italian delegations to deepen trade ties

Qatar Chamber held separate meetings with the Australian and Italian trade delegations on Sunday.

Australian city threatened by tornadoes after devastating floods

Australian city threatened by tornadoes after devastating floods

The north-east Australian city of Townsville could face tornadoes, just as it is being hit by devastating floods, authorities said Sunday.

Thirsty emus flock to Australian outback mining town as drought deepens

Thirsty emus flock to Australian outback mining town as drought deepens

Australia's worst drought in a generation is driving flocks of emus into an outback mining town in a desperate hunt for food and water, an animal rescue unit in the town of Broken Hill said.