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Croc ‘highly likely’ to have killed elderly Australian woman

Croc ‘highly likely’

SYDNEY : A crocodile is “highly likely” to have killed an elderly woman who wandered away from her aged-care home on Australia’s northeast coast, police said Friday. Clothing and a walking stick belonging to 79-year-old Anne Cameron were found along with human remains by a creek near the tourist town of Port Douglas on Thursday. Cameron, who was last seen on ...

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3 dead in mid-air Australia skydiving collision

3 dead in mid-air

SYDNEY :Three people died Friday in what is believed to be a mid-air skydiving collision, with one of the victims found in someone’s garden. Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50s were found dead at Mission Beach, south of popular tourist town Cairns, mid-afternoon. “Initial investigations indicate that a solo skydiver may have collided with tandem ...

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Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia


Sydney :Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed Wednesday, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species. The study, published in the journal Biological Conversation, estimated that wild cats wiped out 316 million every year, while pets killed 61 million annually. “Everyone knows that cats kill birds, but ...

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand


Sydney, September 20 : An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand’s South Island, the USGS said. ...

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Sikh man wins case over son wearing turban in Australia school


Melbourne, September 19 : A Sikh family in Australia on Tuesday won a legal battle against a Christian school which refused to enrol their five-year-old son because of his turban. Sidhak Singh Arora was due to start preparatory at Melton Christian College (MCC) in Melbourne’s north-west, this year.But his patka (children’s turban) does not comply with the school’s uniform policy which ...

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