RedskyNews Category: Australasia

6.1 Quake Strikes Off Fiji No Tsunami Alert

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An earthquake registering a magnitude of 6.1 has reportedly struck south of the Fiji Islands. The seismic movement was recorded at 6.36pm (AEST) at a depth of 573km. The information has not yet been finalised, however the US Geological Survey

New Zealand Birds Suffer Lead Poisoning

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For the first time ever tui have been found with lead poisoning. The three tui were discovered in Wellington earlier this year and taken to Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, The Nest Te K?hanga, for treatment. Both the zoo and the

Flooded Fiji Like A War Zone

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People in flood-ravaged Fiji have begun returning home after spending several days in evacuation centres. The death toll from the floods has risen to five after some of the worst flooding the country has seen in decades. Officials in Fiji

At Least Six Dead In Fiji Floods

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A family of four has died under a landslide in Fiji, as forecasters predict lingering torrential rain in the flood-battered region. Police told FBC News a 35-year-old father, 30-year-old mother and their two daughters, aged three and one, were buried

Perth Swelters In Record Heatwave

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Perth is sweltering through the eighth heatwave of the summer and autumn seasons, the first time such an event has happened since records started being kept in 1897. The Bureau of Meteorology defines a heatwave as three consecutive days at

Pacific Nation Could Move To Fiji

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Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his Cabinet this

Sydney Lashed By Rain Storm

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Sydney was thrown into chaos Thursday after the city’s heaviest rainfall in five years sparked widespread flash flooding and forced the closure of railway lines and dozens of roads. Large tracts of Australia’s most populous state New South Wales are

300 sq km Water Floods Towns

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Australia: A MASSIVE 300sq km span of water is travelling west in the Riverina leaving towns under water in its wake as the NSW floods continue. The entire town of Yenda is under shallow water as the water travels overland

1000’s Spiders Dodge Aussie Floods

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WAGGA WAGGA, Australia (Reuters) – Thousands of spiders have cast eerie webs over vast areas of flood-hit Australia after being forced to seek shelter by the rising waters. Experts said the spiders may be spinning the sticky webs to help

Floodwaters Peak In Wagga

Video Report: Flood levels around the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga have begun falling, but residents have been told they still cannot go home. Please follow and like us: