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Brisbane set to reach 38 degrees Celsius

It comes as much of the south-east bears the brunt of another scorching hot day, with temperatures continuing to climb towards a predicted high of 38 degrees Celsius in Brisbane and Ipswich. The Sunshine Coast is expected to reach 37 degrees Celsius, the Gold Coast 34 degrees Celsius and Toowoomba 33C. It follows a stinker of a night, with temperatures in the south-east staying in the mid-20...

Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter
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Cyclone Joyce: Australian residents warned to take shelter

Communities in Australias north-west are bracing for a tropical cyclone, the second to hit the region in two weeks. Cyclone Joyce, currently a category one system, is due to make landfall near Broome in Western Australia on Friday. Authorities have told local residents to secure their homes and take shelter. The cyclone is tracking south and is predicted to bring winds of up to 100km/h (6...

Sydney train meltdown an 'act of God', NSW Transport Minister says

Yesterdays Sydney train meltdown has been described as an act of God by New South Wales Transport Minister Andrew Constance, who says furious commuters will not get a refund. Mr Constance has issued a please explain to Sydney Trains bureaucrats about why the system has been a mess for the past 48 hours. Sweaty commuters in the Harbour City have vented their frustration about the issue on soc...

Australian job vacancies on the rise, November quarter numbers record-breaking

Job vacancies in Australia climbed to their highest on record in the three months to November, a sixth straight quarter of solid gains that augured well for continued growth in hiring. Total job vacancies rose 2.7 percent to 210,300 seasonally adjusted in the Sept-Nov quarter, from 204,800 in the previous quarter, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday. That was th...

First gay weddings take place in Australia
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First gay weddings take place in Australia

Same-sex couples in Australia have tied the knot on the first official day of ceremonies following the passage of a historic law. Although some couples wed last month after obtaining special exemptions, most could not marry until Tuesday. Australian athletes Luke Sullivan, 23, and Craig Burns, 29, exchanged vows and a kiss just after midnight in a small ceremony in New South Wales. The be...

Sydney Trains chaos Day 2: Commuters suffer amidst lack of drivers and bad weather

Sydney Trains passengers are not happy! Social media is abuzz with stories of how their commute was delayed, how someone missed their flights, and how someone is late for work. The hot and the bad weather only adds to the woes of the commuters and Sydney Trains. Lack of staff, and damage to rail infrastructure caused by lightning strikes the previous night, has caused major delays on multiple r...

Be a blessing to Anshuna Maharjan, go fund her heart recovery

Nepalis in Australia are a good bunch of souls, no doubt about that. Perhaps, one of the most tightly knit and and active Nepali communities around the world - they are always willing to lend out a helping hand, be it earthquake, floods, to build an old-age home, to build a community centre, and this case in particular - Helping Anshuna Maharjan get her heart surgery. Anshuna Maharjan, a Nepal...

At 1:55 p.m., Penrith was the hottest place in the world

At 1:55 p.m. AEST, the hottest place in the world was Penrith. Penrith is a suburb and major centre located in Greater Western Sydney. It is 50 kms from Sydney CBD. Sydney has recorded its highest temperature, with Penrith in Sydneys west reaching 47.1 degrees Celsius today. It is also the highest temperature Sydney has clocked ever. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has confirmed the prelimi...

'Blast Furnace' roasts Australia's southeast, NSW averaging 45 degrees

Parts of Australia are facing the hottest day in 5 years, let that be, Penrith at 1:55 p.m. faced its hottest day ever. At 1:55 the mercury level at Penrith was at 47.1 degrees, that is the hottest the city has ever been. Not only that, it was the hottest area in the world at the moment. It was the hottest day in five years in Sydney, with temperatures soaring to 45 degrees in Richmond, 43 in ...

3 Nepali women dead in a week in NSW

Three Nepali women, in unrelated events have died in NSW within a week. Devi Kumari Adhikari, who had just landed in Sydney Airport suffered a stroke at the airport itself. She had reached Sydney to attend her sons graduation and visit relatives. She was 61 years old. Tripti Pandey, a Nepali nurse, and mother of two was also found dead. She was residing in Newcastle, approximately 163 kms from...

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