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Australian dies after catching rare disease from mosquitoes

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Melbourne, June 22 : An Australian man died on Thursday after catching a rare mosquito-borne disease while on holiday overseas. The 60-year-old Victoria state resident contracted Japanese encephalitis while on a 10-day holiday in Southeast Asia in May, reports Xinhua news agency. He died at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), where he spent more than three weeks since returning from ...

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China plane lands safely in Sydney with hole torn in engine

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Sydney : A China Eastern flight bound for Shanghai was forced to turn back to Sydney due to a mid-air emergency, a spokeswoman for the airline said on Monday, with pictures showing a gaping hole in the casing of one of the plane’s engines. The plane, which data from flight tracking website FlightAware showed was an Airbus A330-200 twin jet, ...

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Australian bodyboarder survives bump from shark

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Bunbury : A bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia. The man, named by local media as Paul Goff, was reportedly just 50 metres (164 feet) off Point Casuarina in Bunbury in the morning when he was bumped off his board, the state’s fisheries ...

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Australia’s most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

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Sydney : Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland capital of Brisbane early Sunday morning, after she was deported from Bali amid a frenzy of journalists. More than 200 police officers were deployed to secure her ...

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Australia police thought dismembered body ‘a prank’

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SYDNEY-Police who found a dismembered body being cooked on a stovetop in an Australian apartment thought they had stumbled on a Halloween prank, they told an inquest Monday. Australian chef Marcus Volke is alleged to have murdered his Indonesian transgender wife Mayang Prasetyo in 2014 and attempted to cover it up by cutting up her body and cooking it. Police ...

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