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Diver dies in Australia shark attack

Diver dies in Australia shark attack

A man died Saturday after being attacked by a shark while spearfishing off Australia's east coast, police said. The 36-year-old was bitten on a leg in waters near the popular tourist destination Fraser Island

Thousands rally across Australia in Black Lives Matter protests

Thousands rally across Australia in Black Lives Matter protests

Thousands of protesters gathered on Saturday in cities across Australia, shouting slogans in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and aiming to raise awareness of the mistreatment of indigenous people

Australia's Victoria struggles to contain coronavirus

Australia's Victoria struggles to contain coronavirus

Australia's state of Victoria recorded 41 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, double the daily rate seen a week ago, struggling to gain control over the pandemic ...

Australian state reinstates restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

Australian state reinstates restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

Australia's second most populous state announced on Saturday it will reinstate tighter restrictions on home and public gatherings after logging a double digit rise in coronavirus cases for a fourth straight day.

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform.

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Australia's prime minister expressed concern Monday after an Australian man was sentenced to death, in a case that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

Australia's largest states further ease coronavirus curbs

Australia's largest states further ease coronavirus curbs

Australia's two largest states will further ease public coronavirus restrictions at libraries, community centres and nightclubs, officials said on Sunday, despite recording increases in new infections.

Thousands attend Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands attend Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events ...

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia heading for recession after economy contracts

Australia is heading for its first recession in nearly three decades after the economy shrunk in the January-March quarter, with a ‘far more severe’ reading expected in the next three months as the effects of the virus shutdown bite.

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing deal.

Australia PM pushes jobs, Victoria to resume tourism as virus eases

Australia PM pushes jobs, Victoria to resume tourism as virus eases

Australia's prime minister stressed the need to create jobs as a way to minimise government welfare spending, while the country's second-most populous state Victoria set out measures to resume tourism to regions ravaged by bushfires and virus-linked curbs.

Australia concerned over 'malicious' cyber attack on hospitals

Australia concerned over 'malicious' cyber attack on hospitals

Australia has expressed concern over ‘malicious’ hacking attacks across the world by cyber criminals and state-based actors targeting hospitals, medical services and facilities ...