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Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor

    Australia battles hundreds of wildfires in searing heatwave
    Australia battles hundreds of wildfires in searing heatwave
    They were hopeful they had dodged a potentially catastrophic fire day without loss of life or major damage.
    Australia's prank DJs respond to nurse's suicide
    Australia's prank DJs respond to nurse's suicide
    Two Australian radio announcers, who made a prank call to a British hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate, broke a three-day...
    More US soldiers killed by Afghan nationals
    More US soldiers killed by Afghan nationals
    Ssix American soldiers  have been killed in  rogue attacks.
    Australia's Gillard desperate to tighten grip on power
    Australia's Gillard desperate to tighten grip on power
    Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard tightened her grip on power on Thursday when an opposition lawmaker suddenly defected to become speaker,...
    Australia unveils carbon-reduction scheme
    Australia unveils carbon-reduction scheme
    Australia unveiled plans on Sunday to slap a carbon tax of A$23 a tonne on its 500 worst polluters from 2012, sweetened by tax cuts for voters...
    New Zealand falls silent in quake memorial as toll rises
    New Zealand falls silent in quake memorial as toll rises
    New Zealand will fall silent on Tuesday to mark the moment a deadly earthquake killed at least 154 people and shattered the city of Christchurch a...
    Giant cyclone hits Australian tourist coast
    Giant cyclone hits Australian tourist coast
    One of the most powerful cyclones on record slammed into Australia's coast on Thursday (Australian time), uprooting trees, tearing roofs off...
    Australia braces as Cyclone Yasi hits
    Australia braces as Cyclone Yasi hits
    One of the most powerful cyclones on record began pounding Australia's north-east coast on Wednesday, threatening popular tourist cities and with...
    Giant cyclone closes in on Australia
    Giant cyclone closes in on Australia
    Police turned desperate people away from overcrowded shelters in north-eastern Australia on Wednesday as one of the most powerful cyclones in the...
    Australians flee ahead of 'catastrophic' cyclone
    Australians flee ahead of 'catastrophic' cyclone
    Thousands of people fled their homes and crammed into shelters in north-eastern Australia on Wednesday as the most powerful cyclone in the...
    Australia markets bet on new conservative govt
    Australia markets bet on new conservative govt
    Australian financial markets bet on Monday that inconclusive weekend elections would deliver a change of government, ushering in a new minority...
    Explosives experts in bloody dance with bombmakers
    Explosives experts in bloody dance with bombmakers
    Explosives dog handler Jacob Evans had no hint of the mine that ripped into his legs. Neither did his detection dog, nor the US patrol that had...