‘Rain Bomb’ Hits Northeastern Australia, Killing at Least 8

Days of downpours have pummeled Queensland, with flooding worsening in the state capital, Brisbane. The state premier described the wild weather as “waves of water just coming down.”

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Flooding in Brisbane and Northeast Australia Leaves at Least 7 Dead

Several days of downpours have pummeled Queensland, with flooding worsening in the state capital, Brisbane. The state premier described the wild weather as “waves of water just coming down.”

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Flash Flooding Thumps Northeastern Australia, Leaving at Least 7 Dead

Several days of torrential downpours have pummeled towns and cities in Queensland. The state premier described the wild weather as a “rain bomb” with “waves of water just coming down.”

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Shark Kills Swimmer in Rare Death Off Sydney Coast

The fatal shark bite occurred on Wednesday near Little Bay. Mayor Dylan Parker of Randwick City, Australia, said, “To lose someone to a shark attack like this is chilling.”

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Sydney Outbreak Tied to Delta Variant Grows

Naked sunbathers fleeing deer were among 44 people fined for violating stay-at-home orders.

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Australia’s Worst Floods in Decades Quicken Concerns About Climate Change

In a country that suffered the harshest wildfires in its recorded history just a year ago, the deluge has become another awful milestone.

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The Coronavirus Is Mutating, and That’s Fine (So Far)

SARS-CoV-2 has been slowly changing in small ways, without getting more dangerous.

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Australian Police Arrest Suspect in Killing of Scott Johnson, a Gay American

The killing of Scott Johnson drew attention to a rash of crimes in past decades in which gay men were targeted by gangs of young people.

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Australia’s Fire Season Ends, and Researchers Look to the Next One

With its otherworldly conditions, Australia has become a testing ground for fire-prediction technology.

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