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Australian man’s thumb surgically replaced by toe

Australian man’s thumb

SYDNEY : An Australian cattle worker whose thumb was severed by a bull has had his toe surgically transplanted in its position. Zac Mitchell, 20, was injured in April while working on a remote farming property in Western Australia. “A bull kicked my hand into the fence,” Mr Mitchell said of the incident. He underwent two unsuccessful operations to reattach his ...

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Heroin use in Australia’s Melbourne hits 20-year high

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Melbourne : Heroin use in Australia’s Melbourne city have hit a 20-year high due to the plummeting price of the drug, it was revealed on Thursday. Heroin addicts can buy a hit of the drug for as cheap as $13, cheaper than most alcohol for sale in Australia, compared to $38 per hit in the mid-to-late 2000s, reports Xinhua news ...

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Cardinal George Pell arrives in Sydney to face sexual offence charges

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Sydney : A top Vatican official charged in his native Australia with historical sex crimes arrived in Sydney on Monday ahead of his first court appearance later this month. Australia’s Nine Entertainment Co Ltd broadcast video of Cardinal George Pell being whisked away from Sydney airport early on Monday morning. Australian police said late last month Pell, an adviser to Pope Francis, ...

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3 killed in Australian plane crash

Canberra, June 28 : Three people were killed and another injured after a light plane crashed near Australia’s Mount Gambier region on Wednesday, a media report said. The plane, identified by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as a TB10 Tobago, crashed into a paddock just outside the regional centre at around 10.30 am, Xinhua news agency reported. The Fire ...

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Malaysia-bound AirAsia flight ‘shaking like washing machine’ returns to Aus

Malaysia-bound AirAsia flight

Sydney : An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia on Sunday due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was “shaking like a washing machine”. The Airbus A330 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced problems about 90 minutes into the journey.It landed safely, with Perth Airport reporting a “technical issue”.“The pilot identified technical issues, turned around ...

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