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Paw Mittens Needed for Koalas Burnt in Bushfires, Animal Welfare Group Says
Last edited 8th January 2015

Koalas injured in bushfires across SA, Vic and NSW are in desperate need for cotton paw mittens, animal welfare groups say. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has asked volunteers to sew cotton mittens for koalas that have been severely burnt. The mittens would be used to cover the animals's bandages.

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Vatican Reports on Efforts Against Ebola
Last edited 7th January 2015

The Vatican has extended financial support to the Catholic communities in western Africa to aid the fight against the Ebola epidemic. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has released a brief account of the Vatican’s involvement in the response to Ebola, which has spread through Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

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Severe 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts New Zealand
Last edited 5th January 2015

Canterbury in New Zealand has been rocked by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the second biggest since the deadly February 2011 quake.


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Time Running Out to Tackle Global Warming, Pope Tells Climate Summit
Last edited 14th December 2014

Tackling the problem of climate change is a serious ethical and moral responsibility, Pope Francis told negotiators from around the world meeting for a climate summit in Lima, Peru.


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32 Dead, 76 Missing in Indon Landslide
Last edited 14th December 2014

Rescuers are using bulldozers and excavators to clear debris in their search for more than 70 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia.


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Bhopal Remembers 30 years on from World's Worst Industrial Disaster
Last edited 8th December 2014

It's been 30 years since the Bhopal gas disaster which killed over 5000 people, families of the victims say the legacy of the gas leak lives on today.

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Typhoon Hagupit: Millions Evacuated in the Philippines
Last edited 7th December 2014

At least three people have been killed and over a million evacuated after typhoon Hagupit tore into the Philippines this weekend, causing landslides, pummelling houses and stirring up gusts of 170kph (106mph) across the country’s central islands.


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Astronomers Believe They May be About to Discover One, or Even Two, New Planets
Last edited 1st December 2014

It seems we may soon have a ninth planet — and possibly a tenth. A group of astronomers say they’ve found the telltale traces such planets would leave behind.


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River of lava slowly burns through Hawaiian town
Last edited 17th November 2014

Lava has been slowly snaking its way toward rural Hawaii communities for months, but it took an oozing stream of molten rock just 45 minutes to burn down an empty house.Firefighters standing by to tackle any spreading wildfires let the flames consume the 1,100-square-foot (100-sq metre) structure on Monday afternoon as a relative of the homeowner watched and recorded video of the destruction with an iPhone.

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Typhoon Haiyan - One Year On
Last edited 10th November 2014

In November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest storms ever recorded, hit the Philippines. More than 6,000 people perished in the storm and over 4 million people were displaced. With the help of their supporters, Caritas Australia is working alongside Caritas Philippines and 41 other agencies as the country enters a phase of recovery and rehabilitation.

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