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Rescue effort under way for about 230 whales beached in Tasmania

This photo, released by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, shows whales stranded on Ocean Beach at Macquarie Harbor on the west coast of Tasmania. Photo / AP About 230 whales have been stranded on Tasmania’s west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the southeastern …

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New Zealand cycle trails named among world’s most Instagrammed

Three New Zealand cycle trails have been named among the most Instagrammed in the world, racking up an exceptionally high number of photo shares per kilometer. The Blue Ridge Parkway in the US, which spans the southern and central Appalachian Mountains, topped global adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide’s list of the 30 “most picture-perfect bike …

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Heartbroken Prince Andrew pays exceptionally moving tribute to his ‘Mummy’ Queen Elizabeth

Prince Andrew appeared sharing his pain as he paid a heart-rending tribute to his mother Queen Elizabeth II. The Duke of York appeared to be devastated over the lost of his all in all, saying: “Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever.” The late Queen’s favorite …

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New Antarctica data reveals ‘tipping point’ for ice melt

Scientists say new research, looking into temperature changes in the Antarctic Ocean over the past 45 million years, paints a worrying picture for the future. The study’s lead author, Dr Bella Duncan from the Antarctic Research Center, says it’s the first ever catalog of its kind with this range of data. “My research focuses on …

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Fiji PM Bainimarama reacts to son’s domestic violence charges in Australia

Fiji Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama. Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has said he is “disturbed” as his son is charged with a string of domestic violence and assault offences in Australia. Ratu Meli Bainimarama, 36, faces 17 charges for alleged offences that happened between February and May, in 2022, in Sydney. According to local media, …

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Kate Middleton helps young girl place Corgi toy among tributes to Queen

Kate Middleton helps young girl place Corgi toy among tributes to Queen Kate Middleton has been ruling over fans’ hearts after she helped a young girl place her corgi toy among the tributes to the Queen. The newly-appointed Princess of Wales on September 15 stepped out to wave to a crowd of mourners gathered outside …

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Son of Fijian prime minister faces NSW court on domestic violence-related charges | Fiji

The son of the Fijian prime minister is facing criminal charges in relation to domestic violence-related allegations in a New South Wales court. Ratu Meli Bainimarama, 36, has been charged with 17 offences related to domestic violence, including five charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two charges of stalking, four charges of common assault, …

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Does Auckland deserve a special cruise ship terminal? New port boss runs the numbers

The Pacific Explorer, the first cruise ship in more than two years to visit Auckland. Photo / Brett Phibbs Auckland may get a dedicated cruise ship terminal as Ports of Auckland works on how to give visitors in the $ 200 million a year economic sector the best possible experience of the City of Sails. …

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What is The Line, the 170km-long mirrored metropolis Saudi Arabia is building in the desert

The Line may be developed in modules, but whether these would correspond to neighborhoods is not clear. And will individuals, businesses and other entities have creative reign over how their designs are expressed – or will all parts of the city look much the same? Independent expression of built form is an intrinsic part of …

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