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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian researchers find money doesn’t grow on trees but gold leaf does

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian researchers have found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors ... Australia, which was the site of a major gold rush in the late 1800s. Geochemist Mel Lintern said it appeared the trees sucked up the gold particles from 30 metres below the ground through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1337996/australian-researchers-find-money-doesnt-grow-trees-gold-leaf-does
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian senator smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament to show security risk

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... was a child, people used a combination of ammonium nitrate, distillate and gelignite and a detonator to fell trees. "You would blow a tree the size of this building out of the ground," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519705/australian-senator-smuggles-pipe-bomb-parliament-show-security-risk
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    'Mystery flaming object' spotted crashing to Earth in Australia

    Posted May 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... an atomic bomb effect” when it crashed, she added, with all the trees and the skies lit up. Fellow Townsville resident Terry Robinson agreed the unknown object was large, telling the ABC: “This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513369/australians-report-seeing-flaming-mystery-object-falling-sky-over
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... storm. Ita crossed the coast near Cape Flattery late on Friday as a category four storm packing winds up to 230km/h, tearing off roofs and uprooting trees. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said ... where several trees were uprooted during the night, officials said. Large parts of the 1,000-strong Aboriginal community of Hope Vale and Cooktown, population 2,400, had lost power. The storm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    ‘Lost’ Big Mango found in Australia

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... it usually sits. “They’ve laid it over on its side on a couple of tractor tyres by the look of it and covered all that end that’s facing Bowen with big, long tree branches and shade cloths so nobody ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434846/lost-big-mango-found-australia
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian wildfires raze homes, injuring firefighter

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 03:25pm by Associated Press

    ... was injured. The firefighter was hit by a falling tree and received medical treatment. According to Lapsley, the fire conditions were at their worst since 2009, when wildfires killed 173 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424499/australian-wildfires-raze-homes-injuring-firefighter
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Repeal of Australia’s carbon tax moves closer

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:09pm by AFP

    ... of carbon in soil scheme, and the planting of 20 million trees. Labor opposition climate change spokesman Mark Butler called it a “very sad day for the Lower House of the Parliament”. “There ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1362001/repeal-australias-carbon-tax-moves-closer
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM Tony Abbott moves to repeal climate tax

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... to increase their energy efficiency, a controversial sequestration of carbon in soil scheme, and the planting of 20 million trees. Abbott had been forced to wait for about an hour to move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355328/australia-pm-tony-abbott-moves-repeal-climate-tax
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Heartbreak as residents of towns near Sydney find homes reduced to ashes

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... reduced to charred ruins or badly damaged. "It was huge, strong southerly winds and flames as high as trees," said long-time resident Wayne Demarco. Hundreds of residents spent the night ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1334502/heartbreak-residents-towns-near-sydney-find-homes-reduced-ashes
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Military sent in to aid Australia's flooding victims

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... or isolated tens of thousands in the northeast of the country. Storms triggered by tropical cyclone Oswald have claimed four lives - the most recent a three-year-old boy killed by a falling tree ... and prompting authorities to order 2,100 people to leave the town of Grafton. Wild weather ripped up trees and brought dangerous surf conditions in Sydney, with waves of up to 10 metres reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138727/military-sent-aid-australias-flooding-victims

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