Tag Archives: Australia

Visiting Islamic Cleric Leaves Australia Following Orlando Mass Shooting

Visiting Islamic Cleric Leaves Australia Following Orlando Mass Shooting

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — An Islamic cleric has left Australia after comments he made against homosexuality sparked a government review of his visa, officials said Wednesday. Farrokh Sekaleshfar, a British citizen, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. at Sydney Airport on Tuesday night that he had decided to leave after discussions with the …

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Australia to Use Herpes Virus to Eliminate European Carp Infestation in River System

Australia to Use Herpes Virus to Eliminate European Carp Infestation in River System

Australia plans to release the herpes virus into its main river system to kill millions of carp despite concerns that the so-called “carpageddon” could fill the waterways with rotting fish. The plan follows calls by farmers, environmentalists and scientists who have urged authorities to address a “plague” of European carp …

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New Images Illustrate Devastating Coral Bleaching in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

New Images Illustrate Devastating Coral Bleaching in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Dramatic new images and video have been released of coral bleaching along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, prompting the Australian government to raise its response to a level three, its highest. “A level three response level means we’re stepping up surveys in response to the coral mortality to help us better understand …

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Newly Discovered Spider ‘Dolomedes Briangreenei’ Can Swim, Catch Fish

A new species of spider which can swim and catch fish has been discovered in Australia. The spider, named Dolomedes briangreenei, was unveiled at the ninth annual World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia.

A new species of spider which can swim and catch fish has been discovered in Australia. The spider, named Dolomedes briangreenei, was unveiled at the ninth annual World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia. The creature was named after Brian Greene, the famed string theorist and Columbia University professor who founded the festival in 2008. The spider …

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‘We’re Worried You Might Steal Something’: Apple Store Ejects 6 Black Students, Then Apologises Following Claims Of Racism

'We're Worried You Might Steal Something': Apple Store Ejects 6 Black Students, Then Apologises Following Claims Of Racism

A video showing a group of African students being asked to leave an Apple store at Highpoint shopping centre in Melbourne on Tuesday has caused widespread outrage on social media amid claims of blatant racism. The video, which was posted on Facebook on Tuesday night, and has since been viewed …

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Toddler’s Head Reattached To Body in ‘Miracle Surgery’ After Car Accident

Toddler's Head Reattached To Body in ‘Miracle Surgery’ After Car Accident

axon Taylor, a lucky Australian toddler, is recovering post-surgery following a near-fatal car crash that caused his head to detach from his spine. The surgery to reattach Taylor’s head to his spine is being hailed as a medical miracle across the world.  Surgeons saved the life of the 16-month-old infant who suffered …

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