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Australia fires: tens of thousands stranded while attempting to flee

Tens of thousands of people remained stranded on Thursday evening while attempting to flee bushfire-ravaged areas of the south-east Australian coast – having earlier be

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UK Manufacturing PMI declines to 47.5 in December 2019: survey

LONDON, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the British manufacturing sector dropped to 47.5 in December 2019, according to a survey published on Thursday by The IHS Markit/CI

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Technique pioneered to tackle disease threatening half the world

Scientists are trying to infect the mosquitoes that spread the virus by injecting them with a bacteria that blocks its dispersal.

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Commentary: Time to make better global governance world's New Year's resolution

by Xinhua writer Gao Wencheng BEIJING, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- As nations across the globe celebrate the arrival of year 2020, it is time to reflect on the past and make New Year's resolutions. And one co

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Australia fires: Race to flee 'leave zone' as fresh threat looms

Thousands of people are fleeing a vast "tourist leave zone" in Australia amid forecasts of ferocious bushfire conditions in coming days.Since September, Australia's bus

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Tourists' efforts to leave Aussie bushfire zone halted by fuel shortages

SYDNEY, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tourists have been told to vacate a 250-km stretch of Australia's southeast coast before Saturday, due to a heightened threat of bushfire -- however fuel and supply shortag

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Australia orders mass evacuation of fire-ravaged towns before heatwave

Cars drive down a freeway as smoke shrouds Canberra, January 1, 2020. /AP Photo Thousands of tourists have been given less than 48 hours to evacuate fire-ravaged coastal communities as Austral

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