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# Australia

Last year
Australia to declare deadly east coast floods a national emergency
Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement during a visit to flood-devastated Lismore.
Death toll from week-long Australia floods rises to 20 as thousands evacuate Sydney
The national weather bureau warned of “a tough 48 hours ahead” for Sydney.
Thai police post-mortem shows Shane Warne died of natural causes
Preliminary evaluations from Thai authorities suggested the cricketer died from a heart attack.
Neighbours axed after 37 years as Australian soap fails to find new broadcaster
The show’s future had been in doubt after UK channel Channel 5 last month confirmed it would stop airing it.
Sydney prepares for more torrential rain after flooding kills 14 people
As much as eight inches of rain is forecast for Australia’s largest city.
Australian prime minister isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
Scott Morrison said he will work from home as Australia’s east coast battles huge floods.
Legal requirement to self-isolate to end in England from Thursday, Johnson announces
The legal duty to self-isolate following a positive coronavirus test will fall away in the UK by the end of the week.
'Fortress Australia' re-opens after two-year Covid closure
“The wait is over,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during a press conference today.
Hunt on for great white shark that killed Sydney swimmer
The attack has rocked beach communities in Sydney’s east, where being in the water is a part of everyday life.
Swimmer dies in Sydney's first fatal shark attack in 60 years
It is the Australian city’s first fatal shark attack since 1963.
Koalas declared endangered in eastern Australia amid disease and habitat loss
Koala populations in New South Wales have fallen by 33%-61% since 2001.
Australia PM apologises for decades of abuse, bullying in parliament
The apology comes after staffer Brittany Higgins said she was raped by a colleague in 2019.
RTÉ 'in talks' with programme makers as Neighbours faces the axe after 37 years
The show needs British broadcast backing after it was dropped by Channel 5.
Australia will reopen borders to tourists on February 21
Australia’s ports and airports shut to tourists in March 2020.
Raging bushfires threaten Perth suburbs with temperatures set to climb higher
Emergency services have told residents they are “in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes”.
44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018
Despite travel restrictions in place last year, the number of doctors emigrating to Australia alone increased last year.
Young doctors are leaving Ireland for Australia for a better work-life balance, better training opportunities, and a better working environment.
There were 391 visa applications granted to Irish doctors last year - an increase of 59 visas, despite pandemic travel restrictions in place.
Australia's retention policies for healthcare workers has been praised as something Ireland can learn from.
Man pleads guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith
Terence Darrell Kelly was remanded in custody until his next court appearance in March.
Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia
His arrival came as France’s sports ministry said a new law requiring vaccination to enter sports venues would have no exceptions.
'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal
He now faces a three-year ban from entering the country.
Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.
Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption
There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage.
Djokovic returned to detention in Australia after having visa cancelled for second time
An court appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, just a day before the tennis player is scheduled to play his first match of the Australian Open.
Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star
Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, criticised the decision.
Novak Djokovic trains for Australian Open as threat of visa cancellation still looms
Television cameras filmed him from helicopters as he trained.
Djokovic says he wants to play Australian Open after visa cancellation overturned
A government lawyer warned Australia may yet use ministerial powers to order the tennis player’s removal from the country.
England survive tense fourth Test to end Australia's hopes of Ashes whitewash
The tourists stopped the rot as James Anderson fended off the last six balls of the match to secure a draw.
Djokovic lawyers say positive Covid-19 test cleared way for vaccine exemption
Djokovic has won a legal reprieve from deportation, but it’s unclear whether he will be able to play in the January 17-30 Australian Open.
England face survival bid after Usman Khawaja’s second century sets chase of 388
Australia are in pursuit of an Ashes whitewash in Sydney.
Jonny Bairstow celebrates toughest century of his career on day three in Sydney
Bairstow posted the tourists’ first hundred of the series on day three in Sydney.
Irishman dies while trying to save his son who slipped into rapids in Australia
The 49-year-old father-of-three Cassan Cowman jumped in after his son on 2nd January.
Novak Djokovic’s wife thanks fans for ‘sending love to my husband’ in Australia
Meanwhile, the tennis star’s former coach says he is making a ‘big mistake’ if he does not get vaccinated.
Novak Djokovic has been ‘crucified’ and is ‘prisoner’ in Australia, says father
The Serbian is awaiting the outcome of an appeal against the decision by the Australian Border Force (ABF) to cancel his entry visa and deport him.
Australia agrees to delay Djokovic's deportation until after Monday court hearing
The men’s tennis world No 1 is currently being held at an immigration detention facility in Melbourne.
All time
England coach to miss Ashes Test after Covid positive
The visitors will have to recover from an embarrassing series defeat without Chris Silverwood.
Former Australia captain labels England the worst-performing team he’s seen tour Oz
Ricky Ponting believes many of the England batters are ‘simply not good enough’.
France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections
In England, politicians said there would be no further restrictions before 2022 but people are urged to be “cautious”.
Australia scent Ashes victory as England collapse again
Marcus Harris top-scored with a battling 76 against a dangerous English attack.
Hapless England's Ashes dreams in tatters as Australia pounce
After heavy defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide, the visitors must win in Melbourne,
Sixth child dies after Australia bouncy castle tragedy
Two other children remain in critical condition in hospital, while one child is recovering at home.
Australia mourns child victims of bouncy castle accident
The children included three boys and two girls aged 11 or 12.