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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Queensland

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# Queensland
Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails in Australia
Police declared an emergency at the crash site.
# Surfers Paradise
Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the 'Irish Boys'
Two Irish men are being held by Queensland Police.
# Take a Break
Toddler scores a try in Australian rugby match
The 4-year-old was pretty chuffed with himself.
# hate that
There's been heavy snow in Australia and people don't know what's going on
Even the ‘Sunshine state’ Queensland has been blanketed.
# schemozzle
As usual, there was plenty of dirty hits in yesterday's State of Origin game
New South Wales lost their tempers badly.
# Brisbane
Hair-raising video shows schoolkids narrowly avoiding injury in motorbike crash
Police said the footage was “a bit of a warning for people to be careful”.
# Australia
Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training
The two men, in Australia, are accused of strapping live kittens to mechanical lures.
# Queensland
Plane forced to make emergency landing on Australian highway
No one was injured in the incident.
# relentless
He may be retiring, but Brad Thorn won't be leaving the training field any time soon
The 40-year-old second row will reportedly make an immediate switch to coaching after he leaves Leicester.
# female protection
Why are women with diabetes at more risk of dying than men?
A new study says that these women face a 40% increased excess risk of death compared to the opposite gender.
# wrong turn
Dad and two young sons survive 10 days in hostile Australian outback
Both children are now recovering in hospital.
# Lost
Woman found alive after 17 days in the Australian bush
Shannon Fraser had severe sunburn and was covered in cuts, bruises and insect bites.
# this s**t is bananas
After 7 years and almost €7 million, super banana will face its first human trial
The banana may look like other bananas but on the inside it’s a whole other story.
# Sidelined
Wallabies star Quade Cooper set for 16 weeks out with shoulder problem
The Queensland Reds’ playmaker will also undergo a procedure to remedy a long-standing hip issue.
# spermtastic
World's oldest sperm found in Australia
A researcher described it as a ‘delightfully unexpected surprise’.
# Castaway
Stranded snorkellers saved after writing huge SOS in the sand
And we thought that only happened in the movies.
# Found
3-year-old girl believed to have been abducted found alive in Australia
A major search operation was initiated to find 3-year-old Chloe Campbell.
# Irish Abroad
Irishman dies in Australia after suspected fall at a tourist mine
ABC News reports that it is believed that 27-year-old Kevin Browne slipped and fell from rigging at the Hard Times mine in Queensland.
# Queensland
Australian police searching for 'multiple babies' in secret graves at rural home
Police say that there is only one family involved in the case, in the rural town of Gin Gin.
# where'd it mango?
Australia's 10-tonne mango stolen in late-night heist
Not even mad.
# Near miss
Miracle escape from speeding train caught on CCTV
Watch the nail-biting near miss in Brisbane.
# in the nip
Streaker causes utter chaos in State of Origin decider
The series finale was interrupted by an uninvited guest.
# Moving On
O'Driscoll retakes captaincy as loosehead options slot straight in
Stuart Hogg will play out-half for the Lions as Owen Farrell and Jonathan Sexton rest up.
# Opinion
Lions win what the doctor ordered, but they pay the price
Three players crucial to the Lions’ chances are homeward bound from Australia.
# Queensland
Australian police arrest gunman involved in shopping centre threat
The suspect was shot with rubber bullets and has been taken to hospital.
# Australia
Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods
Some Queensland residents are experiencing their third flood in two years.
# Australia
VIDEO: Dramatic footage of swift water rescue in Queensland
Rescuers managed to save the teen as he clung to a tree.
# Staying Put
Confirmed: Cooper signs two-year ARU deal
The Australian international has finally agreed a new contract, following protracted discussions.
Comedian and former Family Fortunes host Max Bygraves dead at 89
The popular British variety performer died peacefully in his sleep at his home in eastern Australia, according to his agent.
# Super Rugby
VIDEO: Sharks defence too strong for reigning Reds
The South African side stunned the home side with a 30-17 win in Brisbane.
# Australia
Irish bar and hostel owner in Australia refuses to take Irish backpackers
Thomas Dunne says that the latest incident involving potential criminal damage to his establishment was “the last straw”.
# Men At Work
State of Origin: This beauty of a try helped New South Wales level the 2012 series
Seeking their first series title in seven years, New South Wales beat Queensland 16-12 in Sydney this morning.
Two Irish men killed in quarry fall and motorbike crash in Australia
The two men, both aged 25, were killed in accidents in Queensland.
# Facebook
School warns students: Quit Facebook or be expelled
An Australian principal has banned pupils under 13 from having a Facebook account – even outside school hours.
# Fish Food
'Blind drunk' tourists fined $1,000 for stealing penguin from theme park
Rhys Owen Jones, 21, and Keri Mules, 20, pleaded guilty to stealing a penguin from an Australian Sea World last month.
# Koalas
Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia
Environment minister says koala populations are threatened by loss of habitat, urban expansion, dogs and disease.
# Death
Irish man killed in Australia road accident
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the death of the young man in Queensland.
# Australia
State of emergency declared as floodwaters rise in Australian town
Almost 9,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in Wagga Wagga, with floodwaters expected to rise to the highest level since 1844.