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# tasmania - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching

The country’s largest-ever mass stranding saw around 470 pilot whales become stuck in Tasmania.

# tasmania - Thursday 24 September, 2020

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed

Another 20 whales could potentially still be saved today and vets are considering euthanising another four.

# tasmania - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise

It the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania.

# tasmania - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Race to save 200 whales in Australian harbour after 90 die when they got stuck

Two large pods of long-finned pilot whales became stuck on sandbars in Macquarie Harbour.

# tasmania - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Sleeping pilot overflies Australian island destination by almost 30 miles

The pilot, who has not been identified, was the only person aboard the twin-propeller plane.

# tasmania - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

58 fairy penguins killed in suspected dog attack in Australia

The latest grisly find comes a few months after a dozen birds were found dead in another suspected dog attack.

# tasmania - Monday 25 June, 2018

Outrage after man who beat six endangered penguins to death receives community service

20-year-old Joshua Jeffrey battered the birds with a stick while drunk on a beach in 2016.

# tasmania - Friday 22 September, 2017

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

# tasmania - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Diver killed by shark as daughter watches on

The attack occurred in an area not known for shark attacks.

# tasmania - Saturday 7 March, 2015

From The42 Ireland hold their nerve in another nail-biter to boost chances of reaching quarter-finals COYBIG

Ireland hold their nerve in another nail-biter to boost chances of reaching quarter-finals

Alex Cusack was the hero as he took two wickets in the final over.

# tasmania - Monday 17 June, 2013

Blow to the head leaves Australian woman with French accent

“It makes me so angry because I am Australian. I am not French [though] I do not have anything against the French people”

# tasmania - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters

Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures to quell bushfires across Australia, but warn of hotter weather will return this weekend.

# tasmania - Sunday 6 January, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added Ireland seen from space

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# tasmania - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.

# tasmania - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Australian state's plan for smoke free generation faces opposition

The motion follows last week’s vote to introduce strict cigarette packaging laws in the whole country.