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Conservative shift in Austria opens path to power for far right

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Vienna : Austria’s shift to the right in a parliamentary election has paved the way for young conservative star Sebastian Kurz to become the next leader and opened a path for the resurgent far right to return to power. The People’s Party, which named 31-year-old Foreign Minister Kurz its leader only in May, secured a clear victory on Sunday with ...

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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

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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

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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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