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Thieves make off with massive seven-ton Australian ‘Big Mango’ in midnight heist

Thieves armed with heavy machinery and cranes made a daring midnight heist in northern Australia, stealing a 10-metre, seven-tonne mango monument, officials said Monday. The Big Mango, a towering likeness of the fruit which is abundant in the statue……

Heat stress from global warming reduces labor efficiency: study

Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday. In recent decades, rising temperatures and higher humidity reduced labour capacity, on paper at least, by 10 percent during…

U.S. Marines deployed to Darwin, Australia for new mission

The first batch of 2,500 US Marines to be deployed in Australia began work Wednesday as Washington bolsters its presence in the strategically vital Asia-Pacific, to the irritation of China. Some 200 Marines touched down in tropical Darwin overnight as part of an enhanced defence cooperation outlined during a visit…

Floods derail iron-ore train in Australia

Heavy flooding following a tropical cyclone in northern Australia swept a 20-carriage freight train off a bridge Tuesday, injuring the driver, as the storm system threatened to intensify. The iron-ore train derailed following torrential rain in the Northern Territory caused by Grant, a tropical cyclone that triggered heavy flooding in…

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