Australia

Red sky from wildfires burning, in Victoria, Australia, on Dec. 31, 2019.
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AP News
January 01, 2020 - 11:15 am
Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that have left at least 17 people dead nationwide and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline. Read more here.
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A helicopter tackles a wildfire in East Gippsland, Victoria state, Australia.
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AP News
December 31, 2019 - 6:27 pm
Wildfires burning across Australia's two most populous states Tuesday trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions and killed at least two people while more property along the country's east coast fell victim to a devastating fire season. Read more here.
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Skin cancer.
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KYW Staff
December 03, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Each year, more than 12,000 people in Australia are diagnosed with malignant melanoma, which is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Read more here.
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Wandi the dingo
Australian Dingo Foundation
CNN
November 04, 2019 - 10:39 am
A miracle puppy who was found in a rural Australian backyard after possibly being dropped by a bird of prey has been discovered to be a purebred dingo, to the joy of conservationists. Wandi is less than a year old but already the small dingo puppy is carrying the weight of his species on his...
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The Google logo at their corporate offices in Granary Square, London.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 9:21 am
The Australian consumer watchdog on Tuesday took Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was used.
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United States' Khris Middleton, second left, goes around the Canadian defenseduring their exhibition basketball game in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
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AP News
August 26, 2019 - 10:18 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Order restored. After losing for the first time in nearly 13 years two days earlier, the United States rebounded to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Monday. At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S...
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Apr 15, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) reacts to the crowd after a score against the Brooklyn Nets during the first quarter in game two of the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center.
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August 06, 2019 - 9:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 76ers star is implying that racism is the reason he and friends were given a hard time getting into a casino early Monday morning. The Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, has tried to defend its employees' actions, but it seems Ben Simmons isn't ready to accept...
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Manta Ray Encounter
Tourism Western Australia/Seadog
July 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- A massive manta ray has been filmed repeatedly seeking help from divers, in a remarkable encounter off the coast of Australia. Footage shows Freckles the ray approaching the divers, off the Ningaloo Coast in Western Australia, and showing them that it had fish hooks...
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Air Canada
Tim Tricky/Hurricane Fall via AP
July 11, 2019 - 5:13 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of people were injured when an Air Canada flight to Australia encountered unexpected turbulence, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii on Thursday. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the plane...
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Update the ol' Uber app because beginning Monday, May 27 for an extremely limited time, riders in select Queensland, Australia cities will be able to request a ride out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Uber via CNN
May 23, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Stacey Lastoe, CNN (CNN) -- Update the ol' Uber app because beginning Monday, May 27, for an extremely limited time, riders in select Queensland, Australia, cities will be able to request a ride out to the Great Barrier Reef. From May 27 through June 18, accessing the world's largest coral reef...
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