Harrowing Floods Submerge Towns Along Australia's East Coast

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Heavy rain in Australia has caused flooding so dangerous and disruptive that Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared a national emergency this week.

Australia Engulfed in Once-in-a-Century Floods a Year After Monster Bushfires

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Australia can’t catch a break. Parts of the country are facing floods this week that officials said are a 1-in-100 year event. They come barely a year after the same areas were gripped by devastating wildfires. Read more.

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Australia Has Venomous Snakes, Spiders, and… Trees

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Notorious stinging trees from Australia cause agonizing pain that can linger for weeks and even months. pain that hurts toxins venom stinging trees venomous plants gympie gympie biology science trees australia

VR Operatives: How Espire Created One Of Australia’s Leading VR Game Studios

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Now with a team of 23 people, Digital Lode is one of the largest VR-focused studios in Australia, alongside others like Ritchie’s Plank Experience developers Toast. For bourgeoning Melbourne-based VR game studio Digital Lode, things are about to change.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Is Suffering Yet Another Mass Bleaching

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its fourth mass bleaching in only six years , with corals severely damaged by warming sea temperatures.

Australia Buys Foreign Telecom in Expensive Push to Keep China Out of Pacific Island Nations

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Coal-Loving Australia Just Hit Wind and Solar Power Records

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According to an analyst at Rystad Energy, who shared the figures with clean energy site Renew Economy , three of Australia’s six states saw new records for wind and solar power production. January was a banner month for renewables Down Under.

Facebook 'Endangered Public Safety' by Blocking News During Pandemic According to Australia

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Facebook has endangered public safety by blocking news on the platform in Australia during the covid-19 pandemic, according to Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg a high-ranking official in the country’s ruling Liberal Party.

New Report Reveals the Shocking Toll Bushfires Took on Australia’s Wildlife

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Almost 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by the devastating Australia bushfires of 2019 and 2020, new research shows. australia bush fires animals wildfires

Think You Have It Bad? Try Living in Perth, Australia, Right Now

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Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in the state of Western Australia this week as wildfires tore through an area close to the city of Perth, right as the city began a strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s looking apocalyptic Down Under.

Australia Ties Record for Hottest Southern Hemisphere Day

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NASA Completes Its First Commercial Space Launch From Australia

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NASA launched a rocket from Australia’s Northern Territory yesterday, marking the agency’s first launch from down under in over 25 years, as well as its first launch from a commercial spaceport outside of the United States.

Australia says it found no evidence to suggest a TikTok ban is necessary

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TikTok's Australia business, however, is soon expected to be sold to Microsoft. News Social Media Australia breaking twitter Microsoft tiktok United States

New PSVR Mega Pack for EU, Australia & New Zealand to Come with 5 Top Titles, PS5 Camera Adapter

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Sony today announced a new PSVR Mega Pack hardware bundle for 2020, launching this month across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Sony says its 2020 VR Mega Pack will be available sometime this month through partner retailers across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Australia Scraps Homegrown Covid-19 Vaccine After Trial Participants Get 'False Positive' Test Results For HIV

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Australia's PM Suggests Bing Adequate If Google Blocks Searches Down Under

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Google is threatening to block searches in Australia if the country implements a compulsory profit-sharing deal that would force tech giants like Google and Facebook to pay media companies for their content. But Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, isn’t… Read more.

Woman Arrested For Facebook Post Promoting Anti-Lockdown Protest in Australia

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Police in Australia arrested a 28-year-old woman on Wednesday for publishing a Facebook post that promotes an anti-lockdown protest in the country’s state of Victoria.

A 23-Year-Old Filed A World-First Climate Lawsuit in Australia

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Looks like Gen Z is at it again with the climate lawsuits, this time in Australia. kids these days climate lawsuits australia bush fires

For the First Time in Millennia, Tasmanian Devils Have Given Birth in Australia

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Conservationists in Australia are celebrating the birth of seven Tasmanian devil joeys—the first to be born on the mainland in 3,000 years. Read more.

Tasmanian Devils Are Back in Australia for the First Time in 3,000 Years

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Australia Wants to Teach Basic Cybersecurity to 5-Year-Olds

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Australia may become one of the first countries to truly buckle down and prioritize teaching children about online safety. Read more

Australia Adds ‘VR Interactivity’ To Games Rating Process

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UN Says the Great Barrier Reef Is 'In Danger,' Causing Australia to Have a Meltdown

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But Australia is not down with the change. It’s been clear the Great Barrier Reef is suffering for awhile. Now, the United Nations wants to make it official by adding it to a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger.” Read more.

Food Delivery Worker Dies in Australia, Becoming Fifth Gig Economy Death Since September

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The unnamed man is the fifth death of an app-based delivery worker in Australia over the past two months, prompting questions about the safety of gig economy… Read more.

Australia Scraps Plan to Ban Cash For Large Purchases But Idea Isn't Going Away

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Australia’s Senate has scrapped a plan that would have banned cash transactions on all purchases over $10,000. cashless society cashless australia apple pay cash

Australia Says Apple and Google's Default Phone Apps Stifle Competition

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Google and Apple should give consumers more control over which apps they have on their phones right out of the box, according to a new interim report from Australia’s top consumer watchdog.

'I've been blessed': Kate McKinnon loves Australia's 'bin chickens'

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Kate McKinnon sat down with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to gush about her time in Australia while filming her upcoming series Joe vs. Carole.

Newly Fallen Space Junk in Australia Likely Belongs to SpaceX

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Pieces of debris found on Australian farmland are suspected of originating from a SpaceX mission that launched nearly two years ago. It seems likely that the parts belong to SpaceX, but the private space company has yet to own up to the fallen remnants. Read more.

Amazon has announced dates for Prime Day 2022 in Australia

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Amazon has finally confirmed the 2022 dates for its biggest shopping event of the year, Prime Day Australia, which will kick off on Tuesday, July 12. When is Prime Day 2022 in Australia?

Clearview AI Forced to Cease Data Scraping Operations in Australia

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But now, thanks to a ruling from Australia’s national privacy regulator, the company that some have glibly warned could “end privacy as we know it” will… Read more.

Australia Proposes New Law to Force Online Platforms to Out Internet Trolls

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Australia is trying to make it harder to be an internet troll, but at what cost? Read more.

TV presenter's ecstatic live reaction to Australia making World Cup is absolute gold

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After a hard-fought battle, Australia officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday after beating Peru on penalties. They'll play in Group D against France, Denmark, and Tunisia in the upcoming tournament in November.

Freakishly Tall Coral Reef Found Off the Coast of Australia

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An isolated coral reef measuring 1,640 feet tall has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Known as a detached reef, the blade-like vertical structure could serve as habitat for a variety of undiscovered sea creatures. Read more. great barrier reef coral reefs marine biology science

Australia Burned Under a Haze of Misinformation Earlier This Year. The U.S. Is Next.

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In January, I watched Australia burn from a distance, gripped with anxiety and sadness. Only a few months after I moved to Norway, the most terrifying firestorms the country has ever encountered tore through the land. Read more

Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime for Australia

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Following the event's 2018 debut, Amazon is bringing Prime Day back to Australia, as part of its signature worldwide shopping marathon.

Facebook Bans News in Australia and I Feel Fine

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As lawmakers in Australia continue to insist on moving forward with legislation to force Facebook to pay publishers for the right to link to their stories, the social network has decided to block users in the country from sharing or viewing news articles on its platform.

The best Prime Day 2022 deals on Amazon Australia

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Is it different in Australia? It started as a one-day event in the US in 2015, but has since expanded to a two-day event that takes place across the globe, including Australia. Amazon's infamous annual shopping event, Prime Day, will soon be upon us.