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Raging wildfires trap 4000 on Australian town's waterfront

Raging wildfires trap 4000 on Australian town's waterfront

One beachfront photograph showed people lying shoulder-to-shoulder on the sand, some wearing gas masks. "We have a dynamic and a unsafe fire situation across the state", Victoria's Emergency Managem...

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Cork Murder Probe After Remains Of Man Found At Derelict House

Cork Murder Probe After Remains Of Man Found At Derelict House

Gardaí later found the head, torso and arms of Mr. Dunne a short distance from where his torso was discovered under a bush. "It is a derelict house". The body was found by a local man who raised the...

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Father and son killed in NSW bushfires

Father and son killed in NSW bushfires

Cobargo, to the west of Bermagui, has been aflame for much of Tuesday, with multiple buildings on the main street on fire and RFS crews struggling to save properties. A watch-and-act message remains i...

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Are New Year's resolutions doomed to fail?

Are New Year's resolutions doomed to fail?

Year after year, however, people insist on encouraging them. Just because most resolutions fail doesn't mean your resolution can't last. For example, a 2015 study published in the Journal of Med...

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Iraq's exports, production not affected by halting Nassiriya oilfield -ministry

Iraq's exports, production not affected by halting Nassiriya oilfield -ministry

Protesters seeking jobs and better services have rallied a couple of times over the past two months near southern oil fields and refineries, though Nasiriya was the first field to be closed due to the...

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Volunteer firefighter killed in 'freak accident' while battling NSW blaze

Volunteer firefighter killed in 'freak accident' while battling NSW blaze

A string of emergency-level fires are threatening lives and homes along the New South Wales South coast. The Clyde Mountain fire, to the south of the persistent 226,000ha Currowan blaze, is now impa...

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Mogo Zoo saved from NSW bushfire - RN Breakfast

Mogo Zoo saved from NSW bushfire - RN Breakfast

Mr. Staples later told ABC that the zoo was "more than threatened" today. "Thanks to the wonderful team that just love these animals like their family, we were able to do so". "Multiple fires are no...

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New Year’s Eve 2020

New Year’s Eve 2020

It's thought that more than a million people watched the spectacle from the banks around Sydney harbour. Australia's largest city usually puts on a dazzling display of pyrotechnics over the glitte...

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IL governor pardons 11,000 for low-level marijuana convictions

IL governor pardons 11,000 for low-level marijuana convictions

The law is also meant to help people held back from jobs, housing and financial aid for college because of drug convictions, according to state officials. Pritzker's office said 92 of 102 counties wer...

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Local sheriff's office offers free rides for New Year's Eve

Local sheriff's office offers free rides for New Year's Eve

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 285 drunk driving-related crashes from Christmas to New Year's Day in 2018, but troopers in Kentucky say they have seen fewe...

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More than 30 corrections cadets and staff fired over Nazi salute

More than 30 corrections cadets and staff fired over Nazi salute

The photo of some 30 cadets of Basic Training Class 18 with their faces blurred performing the salute with the words " Hail Byrd " on the wall behind them surfaced in early December, prompting widespr...

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

The lawsuit argues that Jones and InfoWars defamed Heslin by calling his account of his son's death a lie and alleging other victims" families were "crisis actors'. An attorney for Jones did not immed...

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Mallacoota: Where Australia's bushfires turned day to night

Mallacoota: Where Australia's bushfires turned day to night

With the coastal town of Mallacoota ringed by wildfires and the main road in and out of town cut off, residents and holidaymakers were forced to head to the local gymnasium or waterfront as embers swe...

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Trump ally may have broken Venezuela sanctions

Trump ally may have broken Venezuela sanctions

If, despite the restrictions of the Treasury Department, this plan was carried out, Maduro would officially break with one of the most iconic legacies of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, who expelled nea...

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Monsey stabbing: Several wounded at home of NY rabbi

Monsey stabbing: Several wounded at home of NY rabbi

The suspect, 37-year-old Grafton Thomas , is facing five counts of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs by attempting to kill with a unsafe weapon and causing injuries. Thomas' crimin...

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Bolivia expels Mexican, Spanish officials as diplomatic standoff heats up

Bolivia expels Mexican, Spanish officials as diplomatic standoff heats up

Spanish officials involved in a diplomatic incident left Bolivia on Sunday amid accusations that they tried to help former high-ranking members of deposed President Evo Morales' administration exit t...

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Here's how people attending the Sydney fireworks can help the firefighting effort

Here's how people attending the Sydney fireworks can help the firefighting effort

Campbelltown cancels annual firework display. The country welcomed the New Year with fireworks over the Auckland Sky Tower. A decision to grant the City of Sydney council approval to hold the fire...

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'World's oldest rhino' dies at age of 57 in Tanzania

'World's oldest rhino' dies at age of 57 in Tanzania

Fausta, died of pure causes on December 27 in a sanctuary, after having lived most of her life in full freedom, mentioned the officers of the Ngorongoro conservation space, situated in northern Tanz...

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Hong Kong protesters keeping the heat on China into 2020

Hong Kong protesters keeping the heat on China into 2020

Anti-government protests in Hong Kong first began in June over a proposed extradition law, which has since been withdrawn. Many streets were decorated with Christmas lights and other seasonal pa...

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Forecast for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Forecast for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Temperatures will be warmest on Monday morning with a high of 38 degrees, falling below freezing after 4pm with a gusty wind up to 35 miles per hour but we will see some dry time again midday Mon...

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Hong Kong protesters denounce China's pressure, urge worldwide support

Hong Kong protesters denounce China's pressure, urge worldwide support

Hong Kong, which has no sales tax and a reputation for genuine products, is popular with Chinese traders who buy merchandise to resell on the mainland. Shoppers were seen to argue with police who had ...

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Cold snap kills 50 in Bangladesh

Cold snap kills 50 in Bangladesh

Dhaka: At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh when the cold weather continues to blow across the country. Hospitals of the country have been crowded with people suffering from influenza, dehydr...

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West Virginia governor approves firings over controversial Nazi salute photo

West Virginia governor approves firings over controversial Nazi salute photo

All 34 would-be prison guards and three West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation Academy employees have been fired after an in-depth investigation into the viral photo showing the ...

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Sydney's NYE fireworks to go ahead despite Total Fire Ban

Sydney's NYE fireworks to go ahead despite Total Fire Ban

This reduction on the ratings comes after severe conditions on Monday saw a total fire ban being applied statewide, but it didn't stop more than 70 new fires to starting in less than 24 hours. The lin...

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Cabinet Office accidentally publishes home addresses of New Year Honours recipients

Cabinet Office accidentally publishes home addresses of New Year Honours recipients

It was uploaded to an official website on Friday evening and removed on Saturday. A spokesman said: "A version of the New Year Honours 2020 list was published in error which contained recipients' ...

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Scooty owner challaned Rs 6,100 for Priyanka Gandhi’s helmet-less ride

Scooty owner challaned Rs 6,100 for Priyanka Gandhi’s helmet-less ride

Another Hindi tweet said, "Whosoever creates hindrance to the continuous "yagya" of the "sanyasi" (seer) for public service and public welfare, will face punishment (Sanyasi ki lok seva aur jan kalyan...

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White House Lawyers Argued Trump Could Override Congress to Freeze Ukraine Aid

White House Lawyers Argued Trump Could Override Congress to Freeze Ukraine Aid

Senator Kennedy defends McConnell for acquittal during the impeachment process, 'MORE (DN.Y.) renewed Monday's call for key Trump administration figures to testify against the Senate during the impeac...

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Winter storm closes much of Interstate 90 in South Dakota

Winter storm closes much of Interstate 90 in South Dakota

Start the day smarter. Monday's snow is expected to be fluffier and less of the concrete mix shovelers encountered this weekend. The fierce storm had already closed interstates and caused hundreds o...

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Controversy over Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks

Controversy over Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks

The entire country has been experiencing vicious heatwaves throughout December and today is going to be another scorcher. Thick smoke that has shrouded views of the harbor and Sydney Opera House was...

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Taiwan President Channels HK Protests in Appeal for Votes

Taiwan President Channels HK Protests in Appeal for Votes

President Tsai Ing-Wen is in favor of protecting Taiwan's sovereignty from China. Tsai said Sunday that her rival Han Kuo-yu, the candidate for the Kuomintang opposition party, has not done enough t...

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Dense fog engulfs Delhi, flight, train services hit

Dense fog engulfs Delhi, flight, train services hit

Due to dense fog and poor visibility in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), flight movements across north India have been severely affected. As many as 21 Delhi-bound planes had to be div...

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Labour figures suggest Rebecca Long-Bailey should not be next party leader

Labour figures suggest Rebecca Long-Bailey should not be next party leader

In his New Year message, the party's leader said it faced tough times ahead after its fourth defeat in a row but its movement remained "very strong". And he said the party should continue to focus o...

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'He's so thirsty': koala given water in Adelaide as severe heatwave hits

'He's so thirsty': koala given water in Adelaide as severe heatwave hits

The animal was burned on most of its body before being rescued by a woman in November. "There were about a dozen cyclists around me watching this (all men) and several commented that it was genuinel...

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Joe Biden says he'd consider tapping a Republican for a running mate

Joe Biden says he'd consider tapping a Republican for a running mate

Biden on Monday said that he would consider choosing a Republican for a running mate if he's the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, though he said someone who would fit the proper bill didn't imm...

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If Democrats Pick a Moderate, Foe Says, Trump May Win Again

If Democrats Pick a Moderate, Foe Says, Trump May Win Again

However, Lankford said he applauds Trump's anti-abortion stance and the way he stacked his administration with people "very focused on religious liberty". Trump has been characteristically loud throug...

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