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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after Covid-19 spike

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after Covid-19 spike

The border between Australia's two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.

Australia's biggest state to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 15

Australia's biggest state to ease coronavirus lockdown from May 15

Australia's most populous state, home to Sydney, will allow restaurants, playgrounds and outdoor pools to reopen on Friday as extensive testing has shown the spread of the coronavirus has slowed sharply

'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney

'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney

Several Australian bushfires have combined to form a "mega fire" that is burning out of control across a swathe of land north of Sydney,

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia's east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds expected to bring more danger

'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

"Hundreds of thousands" of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned Tuesday.

Sri Lankan faces terror charge in Australia

Sri Lankan faces terror charge in Australia

Australian Federal Police Detective Superintendent Michael McTiernan said the charges were "serious and significant".

Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Australian Associated Press reported that the aircraft, a 1994 Kawasaki BK117, had crashed into a tree.

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

In a social media post that has gone viral, farmer Graeme Bowden shared pictures of the sheep he dubbed "shriek 2".

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia endured one of its hottest years on record in 2017, the nation's chief weather service said, while it was the hottest in more than a century for the country's most populous state, New South Wales.

Two children die as car ploughs into Australia classroom

Two children die as car ploughs into Australia classroom

The tragedy occurred at the Banksia Road Public School when the car smashed into a wooden classroom building not long after lessons started.

Sydney homeless 'tent city' packs up after new law

Sydney homeless 'tent city' packs up after new law

A homeless tent city in the heart of Sydney was being dismantled Friday, after political wrangling over the plight of those sleeping rough in winter sparked criticism and new laws.

Australia warns of disastrous bushfires amid heatwave

Australia warns of disastrous bushfires amid heatwave

Eastern Australia was bracing for severe "off the scale" fire conditions on Sunday as it baked in a heatwave that has broken temperature records and sparked dire warnings from authorities.