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Google Removes Street View Virtual Tour of Australia's Uluru

Google has removed images from its Street View that allowed users to virtually walk on Australia's Uluru, a sacred Aboriginal site closed to tourists since last year, the company said Friday. 

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Australia Virus Cases Drop after Lengthy Melbourne Lockdown

Australia reported fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases Monday, the lowest number in two months as authorities appeared to bring an outbreak in the country's second-largest city under control.

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Australia Posts Record Number of New COVID-19 Infections

Australia reported a record 501 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, nearly four months after the pandemic initially peaked in the country, with authorities warning of a critical new phase in its two biggest cities. 

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Australian Police Drop Probe of Reporter, Whistleblower

Australian police on Wednesday dropped the investigation of a prominent journalist and government whistleblower over leaked government secrets, ending a case which sparked wide-ranging debate over press freedom in the country.

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Australia Plans to Lift Most Virus Restrictions by July

Australia's government on Friday unveiled a three-stage plan to get the economy back to a new "COVID-safe" normal by the end of July.

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Australian Beaches Locked Down as Virus Cases Pass 1,000

Sunbathers, surfers and tourists were banned from Bondi Beach on Saturday in efforts to contain the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 1,000 people in Australia.

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Australian Minister Who Met with Ivanka Trump Says He Has Virus

A senior Australian politician tested positive for the new coronavirus and was quarantined  in hospital on Friday, days after returning from Washington where he met Ivanka Trump and US Attorney General William Barr. 

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Australia Developing Satellite to Predict Bushfire Danger Zones

Australian scientists are developing the country's first satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start, following months of devastating fires.

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Dams Overflow as Australia Braces for More Floods

Dams near Sydney overflowed Thursday after days of torrential rain, as Australia braced for more storms expected to bring dangerous flash flooding to the country's east.

Recent downpours have brought relief to areas ravaged by bushfires and drought -- as well as chaos and destruction to towns and cities along the eastern seaboard.

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Australia Capital Airport Closed as Bushfires Flare Anew

Bushfires near the Australian capital Canberra forced the city's airport to close on Thursday, as passenger flights were halted to make way for aircraft working to extinguish the blazes, authorities said.

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