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Lidia Kelly

Australia's bushfire-stricken state pays tribute to 25 victims

23 Feb 2020

MELBOURNE Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honour the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that tore through the country's most populous state.

New Zealand moves to ban vaping ads, sales to minors

23 Feb 2020

New Zealand's government said on Sunday it will introduce laws banning all advertisements of e-cigarettes and the sale of such products to people under 18 in a move to regulate a market that has been under pressure globally.

Australia reopens the door to some Chinese students after coronavirus ban

22 Feb 2020

MELBOURNE The Australian government said on Saturday it will allow the return of some Chinese high school students who have been blocked from entering the country due coronavirus restrictions, reopening the door to a market that is key for the economy.

Australia reopens the door to some Chinese students after coronavirus ban

22 Feb 2020

MELBOURNE The Australian government said on Saturday it will allow the return of some Chinese high school students who have been blocked from entering the country due coronavirus restrictions, reopening the door to a market that is key for the economy.

Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts

09 Feb 2020

MELBOURNE Severe bushfires burned through parts of Western Australia on Sunday, with other areas of the state dealing with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone, while the country's east coast was facing potential life-threatening flash flooding. | Video

Australia's rainy respite from bushfires seen ending

27 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE A recent respite for Australian firefighters that brought rains and cooler weather is set to end, meteorologists warned on Monday, with hot conditions forecast for later this week raising a risk that blazes may start spreading again.

Tragedy of bushfires cloud Australia Day celebrations

26 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Australia Day celebrations on Sunday saw thousands of people flock to beaches and music festivals, but festivities were clouded by the tragedy of bushfires which have killed 33 and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Virus anxieties cast shadow over Year of the Rat festivities

26 Jan 2020

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Chinese communities around the world greeted the Year of the Rat on Saturday with dances and parades, although celebrations were marred by worries about the coronavirus outbreak that has upended Lunar New Year festivities in China.

Virus anxieties cast shadow over Year of the Rat festivities

26 Jan 2020

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Chinese communities around the world greeted the Year of the Rat on Saturday with dances and parades, although celebrations were marred by worries about the coronavirus outbreak that has upended Lunar New Year festivities in China.

Bodies of U.S. firefighters retrieved from Australian air crash site

25 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE The bodies of three U.S. firefighters who died in a plane crash earlier this week in Australia's remote bushland while battling a fierce wildfire have been recovered, the police said on Saturday as investigators started probe into the accident. | Video

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