Tag: Australia

Dozens Missing After Ferry in Solomon Islands Defies Cyclone Warning

SYDNEY, Australia — Dozens of people are missing and feared dead in the Solomon Islands after being washed from a ferry making a dangerous journey through heaving seas caused by Cyclone Harold. Maritime authorities reported that at least two dozen passengers were aboard the ferry, the MV Taimareho, which set out late Thursday night, traveling […]

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How Far Should Police Go in Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdowns?

SYDNEY, Australia — With much of the globe under stay-at-home orders, police officers are becoming the enforcers of a new coronavirus code that demands what humans naturally resist: complete isolation and obedience. Empowered by tough new laws and public pressure, police forces are testing how far to go in punishing behavior that is ordinarily routine. […]

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Toyota Files Trademarks For GR Corolla And C-HR GR-Sport In Australia

Shortly after reports surfaced that Toyota could be developing GR versions of both the Corolla and C-HR, it’s emerged the automaker has filed to trademark names for both performance-focused models in Australia. The trademark filings, picked up by the GR 86 forum consist of ‘GR Corolla’, ‘C-HR GR-Sport’, and ‘C-HR GR-S.’ All three filings were […]

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They Made New Lives in the U.S. The Coronavirus Sent Them Fleeing.

SYDNEY, Australia — As countries began sealing their borders against the coronavirus and airlines rapidly slashed flights, Isabel Lo, who is due to give birth in July, had a decision to make: rely on the American health care system or leave her husband to fly home to Australia. Ms. Lo, a Chinese-Australian who until last […]

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Stuck Inside? Here’s an Australian Kids’ Show Every Parent Can Love

SYDNEY, Australia — Joe Brumm’s daughter was 3 when she was first admitted to a hospital with an asthma-like illness. She spent a week in intensive care. “When she gets a cold, her lungs shut down,” said Brumm, the creator of “Bluey,” a wildly popular Australian children’s cartoon for 5- to 7-year-olds. In “Bluey,” Brumm, […]

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2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior Review: Is The Ranger Raptor Rival As Good As It Looks?

Say hello to the 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior. It looks pretty serious, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. Introduced late last year by Nissan in Australia, the Navara N-Trek Warrior sits atop the Japanese carmaker’s mid-size pickup truck family and caters towards shoppers looking for a tough-looking pickup that performs just as well along […]

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This Fireball Ignored the Solar System’s One-Way Signs

It’s not unusual for meteors to illuminate night skies over southwestern Australia’s desolate landscapes. But the fireball of July 7, 2017, was different. For a full minute and a half, it just kept burning and burning and burning. The object carved a trace of light as wide across as Texas, then faded. Many meteors disintegrate […]

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Australia Says Goodbye to the World’s Longest Boom

SYDNEY, Australia — The line for unemployment benefits curled around the block in an upscale neighborhood of Australia’s largest city, with officially prescribed wide distances between everyone in need. There were restaurant workers in masks who had spent decades jumping from one hip hangout to another. An immigrant whose paychecks had risen as reliably as […]

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Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier Reef

Record-breaking warm waters have bleached large parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef this year, as they did in 2016 and 2017, scientists reported on Thursday — the latest sign that global warming threatens the health of one of the world’s most important marine ecosystems. “We can confirm that the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its […]

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Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Fill a Hole Left Since Ice Age Extinctions

When Pablo Escobar died in 1993, the Colombian drug kingpin’s four adult African hippopotamuses were forgotten. But the fields and ponds along the Magdalena River suited them. One estimate puts their current population at 50 to 80 animals: By 2050 there may be anywhere from 800 to 5,000 in a landscape that never before knew […]

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Shutting Themselves Inside to Avoid Being a Burden to Others

When Lee Lee developed a raspy cough three weeks ago, there were only a handful of coronavirus cases in Australia. No one was talking yet of social distancing, but when Mrs. Lee’s doctor swabbed her for a coronavirus test, she and her husband got to thinking. If hospitals were to become overwhelmed and their grandchildren […]

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Nearly All Animal Life Evolved From This Gross Worm Creature, Including Us

Meet the granddaddy of the animal kingdom, including humans: Ikaria wariootia, a humble worm-like creature that lived an estimated 555 million years ago. This extinct creature is the oldest known “bilaterian,” meaning its body exhibited bilateral symmetry on its left and right sides, in addition to front and rear openings (a mouth and an anus) […]

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We Drive The 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek: Style Over Substance Or Something More?

The 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek, designed specifically for the Australian market, looks to add to the off-road prowess of lesser variants with some new parts. But, is it just style over substance? We recently spent a week with one to find out. Eye-catching but not over-the-top Nissan has been building the current Navara since 2014. […]

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Western Universities Rely on China. After the Virus, That May Not Last.

LONDON — On Jiani Zhou’s university campus in southwestern England, the racism arrived before the coronavirus did. One girl headed for the stairs as soon as Ms. Zhou stepped up to a dormitory elevator bank in late January. When two construction workers saw a poster of Asian candidates in the student union election, they muttered, […]

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Rare Rides: The Luxurious 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante Wagon

<img data-attachment-id="1714410" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/rare-rides-the-luxurious-1993-mitsubishi-diamante-wagon/00c0c_hpnlnictjlw_1200x900/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,718" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1993 Mitsubishi Diamante" data-image-description=" https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ctd/d/huntington-beach-1993-mitsubishi/7083574791.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-450×269.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-610×365.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1714410 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-610×365.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”365″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-610×365.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-450×269.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-768×460.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900-120×72.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/00c0c_hPnLniCTjLW_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We featured the predecessor to Mitsubishi’s American flagship last year — a little Sigma sedan that happened to […]

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Can’t Get Tested? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country

Scientists around the world were waiting at their computers in early January when China released the coronavirus genetic code, the blueprint for creating tests and vaccines. Within days, labs from Hong Kong to Berlin had designed tests and shared their research with others. Within about two weeks, Australia had its own tests, and even citizens […]

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Catherine Hamlin, 96, Dies; Pioneering Doctor Treated Childbirth Injury

Dr. Catherine Hamlin, an Australian obstetrician and gynecologist who devoted her life to treating Ethiopian women with a devastating childbearing injury and helped develop pioneering techniques to treat it, died on Wednesday at her home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. She was 96. Her death was announced by the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation in Sydney, […]

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Review: Kia’s New 2020 Seltos Sport+ AWD Is An Affordable All-Rounder That Gets Most Things Right

Kia has been on a role in recent years with well-rounded models such as the Stinger and Telluride landing with the performance and refinement to match the Europeans at a much cheaper price. In fact, it seems as though Kia can do very little wrong at the moment, quite the change from just a decade […]

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Frustrated Aussie Holden Dealers Want Proper Compensation From GM

Shortly after General Motors announced it will kill off the Holden brand in both Australia and New Zealand, it’s been confirmed the network of Holden dealerships are working with law firm JWL Ebsworth and forensic accountants KPMG to negotiate compensation offers. According to Australia’s Drive, Holden dealers believe the compensation offers they are receiving are […]

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