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Floods create ‘inland sea’ in Australia

SYDNEY — Major flooding hit parts of Australia’s east on Friday, stranding thousands of residents, prompting a military airlift and leaving some communities only accessible by helicopter. The deluge, which has sparked dozens of rescues and left about 7,275 people isolated in various parts of New South Wales state has…

Man arrested over Sydney schoolgirl ‘collar bomb’

SYDNEY — An Australian man was arrested Tuesday in the Unites States in connection with a fake bomb strapped around the neck of a Sydney schoolgirl, police said. New South Wales state detectives said the 50-year-old was taken into custody in Louisville, Kentucky, in an operation assisted by the United…