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Three killed, 150 homes destroyed in massive bush fires in Australia

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SYDNEY, Australia: Massive New South Wales bush fires have killed at least three people and destroyed over 150 homes by Saturday afternoon. Over 1,000 firefighters
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Government sets timeline to ban export of recyclable waste from Australia

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CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian government has decided to ban the export of recyclable waste, phasing out the expensive and controversial practice starting in July next
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Australia battles with bush fire smoke, hottest October in 80 years

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SYDNEY, Australia: Residents have been warned to expect bushfire smoke to blanket Sydney for days, as Victoria and South Australia experiences the hottest October in
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Ocean cleaning device succeeds in removing plastic from the Pacific Ocean for the first time

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ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands: A nonprofit organization, the Ocean Cleanup, says its latest trash-collecting system prototype was able to clean up floating plastic in the Pacific
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“There’s no planet B”: over 300,000 strike in Australia over climate change

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MELBOURNE, Australia: The Global Climate Strike, which grew out of the School Strike 4 Climate movement founded by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, drew crowds of about
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Eastern Australia battles over 130 wildfires as police investigate cause

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QUEENSLAND, Australia: Eastern Australian states battle over a hundred wildfires, while local police investigate possibility of malicious intent behind few blazes. Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll