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 2 wks | Justin Bieber impersonator charged with sexually exploiting 157 children

              A 42-year-old Australian man is facing nearly 1,000 charges after he allegedly posed as singer Justin Bieber to trick more than 150 young children into sending him sexually explicit images, police say. He also faces three counts of rape.   


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  4 months | Death toll from ‘thunderstorm asthma’ in Australia rises to 8

              The death toll in the Australian state of Victoria from a rare phenomenon called "thunderstorm asthma" has risen to at least 8. More than 8,500 people were treated at area hospitals, including one who remains in a critical condition.   


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 4 months | British tourist dies while diving in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

              A British tourist has died while diving at Agincourt Reef in the Great Barrier Reef off Australia, officials say, just two days after the mysterious deaths of two French tourists who were snorkeling in the coral reef system. (more)   


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 4 months | Man sets himself on fire inside bank in Melbourne, injuring dozens

              At least 27 people have been injured, some of them critically, after a man set himself on fire inside a Commonwealth Bank (CBA) branch in the Melbourne suburb of Springvale, police in Australia say. The motive is unknown. (more)   


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 4 months | 2 French tourists die while swimming off Australia

              Two French tourists with pre-existing medical conditions have died while swimming at Michaelmas Cay in the Great Barrier Reef off Australia, officials say. A third tourist, also from France, also suffered a medical episode. (more)   


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 7 months | Queensland earthquake: Tremor felt in Townsville, Bowen, and Mackay

              A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has rattled Queensland in northeastern Australia, with tremors felt in Townsville, Ayr, Bowen, Mackay and other towns in the region, seismologists and witnesses say. (more)   


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 9 months | RAW: Australia PM sees uncertainty, instability as UK prepares to exit EU

              Malcolm Turnbull, Australia PM sees uncertainty, instability as United Kingdom prepares to leave European Union.   


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 9 months | Queensland Amber Alert: Young boy taken by Wayne Pearson

              A Queensland Amber Alert has been issued after a young boy was taken by a 43-year-old man identified as Wayne Neale Pearson, officials say. It is believed the child could be at a "significant risk".   


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  10 months | Woman missing after crocodile attack in northeast Australia

              A woman who was walking on a beach in Australia's northeast has gone missing after she was attacked by a crocodile and pulled into the ocean, local officials say. Her friend suffered minor injuries. (more)   


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 10 months | Australia earthquake: Strong tremor hits Northern Territory near Kaltukatjara

              A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has struck Northern Territory in Australia, centered near Kaltukatjara and Uluru, seismologists say. There is no word on damage but the region is sparsely populated. (more)   


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