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Kuchinoerabu volcano

JAPANESE authorities are preparing to evacuate a southern island after the threat of a volcanic eruption increased dramatically. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said volcanic earthquakes and sulphur emissions had increased at a peak on Kuchinoerabujima island, located roughly 1000km southwest of Tokyo, and raised its warning level to 4 out of …

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Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane weather

TEMPERATURES have plunged to as low as -9C in parts of the country this morning and snow has fallen as winter continues to bite. Suburban areas of Sydney didn’t escape the freezing conditions, also plunging into minus figures. Queensland shivered this morning with -3C in Ipswich and -6C in Warwick …

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NEG

THE National Energy Guarantee has managed to avoid being killed off at a meeting today but it still doesn’t seem to have support from state and territory governments. The NEG will be presented to the coalition party room on Tuesday for approval but state and territory governments declined to give …

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NEG

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has won support for his energy policy at a coalition party room meeting on Tuesday. At a press conference held shortly after the meeting, Mr Turnbull said the National Energy Guarantee had gained “overwhelming support” from Liberal and National MPs. But a small number of MPs …

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Second Lombok earthquake

A STRONG aftershock has hit Indonesia’s Lombok island as rescuers race to find people buried in rubble following the devastating earthquake on Sunday. The United States Geological Survey reported a 5.9 magnitude quake rocked the island, where tens of thousands of people were left homeless after the tragedy four days …

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Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart weather

RESIDENTS of three states are being warned of an “unusually” long spell of severe weather as a fierce cold front heads towards the country’s southeast. Dust, thunder, hail, cold temperature and destructive winds of up to 130km/h could strike South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania late tonight and into Friday. Parts …

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Indonesia earthquake

A 10-MONTH-OLD baby has miraculously survived the devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake that ripped through the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday. The baby girl, Refi, was among those pulled alive from the rubble and piles of broken concrete. She has since been given emergency aid after rescue workers restarted their …

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