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Australia’s Israel Folau claims bushfires ‘God’s judgement’ for gay marriage

The devout Christian, who is pursuing legal action against Rugby Australia after being fired in May for posting on Instagram that “hell awaits” gay people and others he considers sinners, made his latest outburst in a Sydney church sermon on Sunday.

Man starts bushfire to protect cannabis crop

An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the country’s east coast.
An unprecedented number of out of control bushfires have threatened vast areas in the Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, authorities have said.

Death toll in Australia bushfires rises to four

The death toll from devastating bushfires in eastern Australia has risen to four after a man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland, police said Thursday.
SYDNEY - Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming catastrophic fire conditions.

Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming "catastrophic" fire conditions.
An unprecedented number of out of control bushfires have threatened vast areas in the Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, authorities have said.

Dozens of out of control bushfires ravage massive areas in Australia

An unprecedented number of out of control bushfires have threatened vast areas in the Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, authorities have said.
Two men have been bitten by a shark off Airlie beach on Queensland’s Whitsunday coast, including a Briton whose foot was bitten off. Alamy

Two men injured in shark attack at Australian tourist spot

Two British men were seriously injured with one losing his foot in a shark attack at a popular tourist spot in the Whitsunday region of Australia.
Several out-of-control bushfires in eastern Australia have destroyed a number of buildings and homes, officials have said, issuing emergency warnings.

Out-of-control bushfires destroy homes in Australia

Three out-of-control bushfires in northern New South Wales (NSW) have been upgraded to emergency level, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) said on Tuesday, adding the bushfires were spreading quickly.
Ms Betty Dowsett, 92, enjoying the chance to leave palliative care to spend a few hours in the sunshine in Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens on July 25, 2019.PHOTO- AFP

Australian ambulance to grant patients’ dying wishes

Inspired by an Australian ambulance crew who took a dying woman to the beach on her way to the hospital, officials have announced a dedicated vehicle to grant final wishes to terminally ill patients.
Elisha Greer describes her ordeal after being held at gunpoint on 900-mile roadtrip

Brit backpacker describes month-long kidnap and rape ordeal

A British backpacker who was kidnapped and raped by a man in Australia has spoken of her ordeal, which lasted for more than a month.
This recent undated handout picture provided by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and received by AFP on February 3, 2019 shows floodwaters as they rush over the Aplins Weir in Townsville after days of torrential rain. Once in a century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of further downpours over the next few days. Handout / QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES / AFP

‘Once-in-a-century’ floods hit northeast Australia

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days.
Fourth large sharks have been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot.

Shark attacks woman, child at tourist site

A woman and a child were bitten by a shark in the popular Whitsunday Islands near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Thursday in the latest of a string of such attacks, reports and officials said.
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Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare

A woman has been arrested after a "complex" investigation into an Australian strawberry scare where needles were found stuck into the fruit, police said Sunday, in a crisis that sparked nationwide panic.

Flights cancelled, schools closed as storm rages in New Zealand

Even for a wet country like New Zealand, the current weather system battering the country has brought phenomenal amounts of rain.
Graham Morant has been sentenced to at least five years’ jail for counselling his wife, Jennifer, to kill herself. Dan Peled-AAP

Australian man jailed for assisting wife’s suicide in court first

An Australian man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for helping his wife commit suicide so he could access her life insurance, in what the judge called a precedent-setting case.
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Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour

Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, is scaling back her engagements during the royal couple's 16-day Pacific tour, Kensington Palace said Sunday, ahead of their visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

Disabled dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe

A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child.

Commonwealth Games: Africa bags 97 medals, hosts Australia finish with 198 medals

The 2018 Commonwealth Games came to and with dramatic victories in Netball and Rugby against this year’s hosts, Australia.

Team leader sexually assaults athlete at Commonwealth Games

Queensland State police have charged a Mauritius team official for sexually assaulting one of the delegation’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games.

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Brexit: Boris Johnson will probably win this election – Nigel Farage

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Pastor Adeboye donates dialysis machine to UCH Ibadan

As the University College Hospital, Ibadan marked its 62nd founder’s day yesterday, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye donated a dialysis machine worth N10m to help patients with kidney problems across the country.

Court adjourns Senator Suswam’s fraud trial till November 26

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the fraud trial of former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, till November 25 and 26.

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Governor Seriake Dickson has tendered a video evidence in support of the killings and election violence that characterised the conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election in Nembe local government area and some other parts of the state.