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Australia holds memorial service to mark MH17 anniversary

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London, July 17 : Australia has reportedly held a memorial service to mark the anniversary of the MH17 air crash, which killed all 298 onboard. A plaque, with victims’ names inscribed on it, has been erected in the gardens of Parliament House in Canberra, reported the BBC. The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur ...

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Armed man holding one person hostage in Australian city of Bunbury

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Sydney, July 16 : A man believed to be armed with explosives has taken at least one person hostage in Bunbury, Australia.According to ABC News, ambulance, police and firefighters have reached the location near the corner of Koombane Drive, the main thoroughfare into the town, and Blair Street.A large sign at the scene has been erected as per the armed ...

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Underwater volcanoes discovered off Australia

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Sydney : A team of researchers has unexpectedly discovered four extinct underwater volcanoes off the coast of Sydney in Australia.The team from Australia’s national science agency (CSIRO) made the discovery during a search for larval lobster breeding grounds.The cluster of volcanoes is believed to be around 50 million years old.The researchers say the discovery may hold clues to how Australia ...

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Snow delights Australians amid cold snap

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Sydney : South-east Australia has shivered through some of its coldest weather in decades, thanks to an icy cold snap.Strong winds and snowfall hit Victoria, New South Wales (NSW), and even the “Sunshine state” Queensland saw snow.Ipswich councillor Paul Tully drove three hours across the border so his son could see snow for the first time.”We got up at 2.30am ...

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation: Tony Abbott defends decision to axe wind, solar from renewables spending

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Perth : Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it is “no secret” he wants the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) abolished, but while it is still in place it should be as useful as possible.The Opposition and the Greens have accused the Government of trying to get rid of the taxpayer-funded authority by stealth, by issuing a new directive ...

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