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Australia battles 50 fires in heat wave, sparking warning, blackout fears

Australian emergency services were bracing against "potentially catastrophic" fire conditions on Saturday, as firefighters battled nearly 50 blazes in the state of New South Wales, sweltering in a heat wave sweeping the country`s east coast.

Wild storm lashes east coast of Australia, 3 people dead, more missing; vital services crippled

Wild storm lashes east coast of Australia, 3 people dead, more missing; vital services crippled

Three people were dead and more are said to be missing after massive storms flooded rivers, uprooted trees and tore into beaches along Australia's east coast.

Australia to kill almost 2,000 Kangaroos – Here's why!

Australia to kill almost 2,000 Kangaroos – Here's why!

Director of Parks and Conservation with the ACT government, Daniel Iglesias said it was necessary to curb the population of eastern grey kangaroos in the ACT.

No profits, so Australia to shut cafes training mentally ill

Two cafes an Indian-origin man in Australia ran to train and employ those recovering from a mental illness are shutting down for lack of profitability, media reported on Monday.

Australia territory appoints country`s first openly gay leader

An Australian politician Thursday became the country`s first openly gay government leader after he was appointed chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, saying he looked forward to the day he could legally marry his partner.

Australia relaunches National Rugby Championship

Australian rugby chief Bill Pulver said Monday he is confident the relaunched National Rugby Championship can prove the doubters wrong and make a financial profit in its first year.

Australian politician clawed by kangaroo

Kangaroo Alert! An Australian politician was on Thursday clawed by a kangaroo while jogging as they came face-to-face in a startling encounter.

Australian capital to host maiden ODI

Cricket Australia and the Australian Capital Territory government announced Friday that the men`s cricket team will play its first ever one-day international match in 2013.