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Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Added: 27.03.2017 6:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change. The Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House also dimmed their lights as millions of people from some 170 countries and territories were expected to take part in Earth Hour, the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants.

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Australia paceman Shaun Tait announces retirement

Added: 27.03.2017 4:49 | 9 views | 0 comments

SYDNEY (AP) Tearaway paceman Shaun Tait, who bowled one of the fastest balls ever recorded in test cricket for Australia against England in 2010, has retired from the sport aged 34 because of an elbow injury.


Captain James Cook waistcoat fails to sell at Sydney auction

Added: 27.03.2017 3:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

A waistcoat owned by British explorer Captain James Cook, who claimed Australia for Britain in 1770, has failed to sell at auction, with bids far below its anticipated million dollar price tag, the auction house said on Monday.


Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Added: 27.03.2017 0:41 | 2 views | 0 comments

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour, as global landmarks began dimming their lights to draw attention to climate change. Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories are expected to take part in the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants. The event, which originated in Sydney, has grown to become a worldwide environmental campaign, celebrated across all continents.

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Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

Added: 27.03.2017 0:27 | 1 views | 0 comments

It is unclear why the Chinese-born Australian resident cannot leave Guangzhou, his university says.


| Storms lash America and Australia, and chill returns to Spain

Added: 26.03.2017 21:30 | 6 views | 0 comments

Thunderstorms caused damage in Georgia and in Sidney, and Spanish farmers face another cold snap
A line of severe thunderstorms ripped through parts of the US state of Georgia on Tuesday last week. There were powerful winds, gusting to around 60mph, which brought down trees across northern Georgia and the Atlanta area, with one man reported to have been killed when a tree fell on his home. Around 170,000 people were left without power at the height of the storm on Tuesday night, which also brought heavy rain and large hail.
Meanwhile in Australia, last Wednesday which left tens of thousands of homes without power. The storm brought heavy rainfall and damaging winds, especially to western Sydney, felling trees, bringing down power lines and causing localised flooding. The clean-up operation was hindered on Thursday by further heavy rain, before conditions improved later in the week.

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China prevents academic from returning home to Australia

Added: 26.03.2017 14:29 | 13 views | 0 comments

BEIJING (AP) - An academic at an Australian university has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security, his lawyer said Sunday.
Border officials at an airport in the southern city of Guangzhou refused to let Feng Chongyi, an associate professor at ...


A-League Review: Comedy own goal as Jets are thrashed, premiers Sydney triumphant

Added: 26.03.2017 13:27 | 5 views | 0 comments

Jason Hoffman scored a comedy own goal as Newcastle Jets suffered a miserable 5-0 A-League defeat at the hands of Wellington Phoenix. Kosta Barbarouses' powerful strike and Gui Finkler's header had the home side two goals up by half-time. Matthew Ridenton drilled in the third after the restart, before Hoffman somehow contrived to divert Adam ...]

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Chinese authorities block Sydney academic from boarding flight home

Added: 26.03.2017 4:05 | 1 views | 0 comments

Chinese authorities have blocked an Australia-based academic from boarding a flight home, Australia said on Sunday, after what sources said was repeated interrogation over his links to liberal intellectuals in mainland China.


Roosters unbeaten after 4 matches in National Rugby League

Added: 26.03.2017 0:43 | 9 views | 0 comments

SYDNEY (AP) The Sydney Roosters beat South Sydney 20-6 for their fourth win in a row and their best start to a National Rugby League season in 21 years.

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