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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# tasmania

This month
November 2023
Australia charges bouncy castle firm over child deaths
Six children were killed in 2021 after strong winds lifted one of the inflatable play structures into the air.
Last year
Remains of last Tasmanian tiger found in museum cupboard solving 'zoological mystery'
It was believed that the remains of the last thylacine had long ago been discarded.
About 200 pilot whales die on Australian beach in mass stranding
Just 35 of the approximately 230 beached whales are still alive.
Rescue efforts underway as 230 whales beached in Tasmania
The pod appears to be pilot whales and at least half are presumed to still be alive.
All time
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.
Five children killed in Australia after bouncy castle is blown into the air
Four other children are in a critical condition and another is in a serious condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diver killed by shark as daughter watches on
The attack occurred in an area not known for shark attacks.
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.
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”
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.
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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.
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.