Earthquake M7.7 strikes 204 km SE of Honiara (Solomon Islands) New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, surprised the country by announcing he would resign next week New Zealand's PM John Key announces he's resigning and says he's leaving politics for 'family reasons'A 13-foot female giraffe arrived at the Perth Zoo in a specially designed crate to meet her new boyfriend Australia: French tourist killed near Alice Springs, Northern Territory Scientists say warming oceans have caused largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Explosion in Sydney's Chinatown leaves 14 people injured including a mother and her baby Firefighters are in Hazmat suits down on the street in Chinatown after the earlier gas main explosion at Dixon House A large gas explosion has injured around 16 people in the Haymarket areaChinatown: 100 people were inside the food court on Little Hay St when the explosion occurred. 14 people injured. Chinatown explosion: four people taken to hospital after blast at Haymarket shop. Gas leak suspectedTrain hits stolen car at Sunshine Coast rail crossing PM @TurnbullMalcolm has announced Susan Kiefel AC as Australia's first woman High Court chief justiceA freak illness known as thunderstorm asthma has now killed at least six people in Australia Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6 Thunderstorm asthma, caused by series of freak weather conditions, became deadly in Australia 7 dead, 1 missing in New Zealand fishing boat disappearance 7 dead, 1 missing as waves hit New Zealand fishing boat Australia's most senior Islamic State officer Neil Prakash reportedly wounded and captured .@coalition partner Australia announces a further A$220m in support to Syria, taking total committed to A$433m American accused of killing wife in Tonga, escaping on boat to American Samoa FOR THE WIN: Australian man breaks world record for highest basketball shot from almost 600 feet above the ground. 5 passengers (foreign nationals) misbehaved, threatened and assaulted a lady crew in Air India flight 301 during journey from Sydney to DelhiAction under rule 22 of Aircraft act has been taken against the 5 foreign nationals who misbehaved, threatened and assaulted a lady crewNZ’s Civil Defence Emergency Management National Controller said there was no tsunami threat to New Zealand. A trio of baby puggles have finally been born at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia Residents told to leave the Fukushima coast. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre says there is no threat to Australia. Drone video captures the impact of 7.8-magnitude earthquake on the Kekerengu Fault in New Zealand. Some patients have been seriously injured after reports of a fire at the Commonwealth Bank in Springvale Dam in Kaikoura breached due to nzearthquake, releasing a "large wall of water", nearby residents told to move to higher ground

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8 December 2016
Earthquake M7.7 strikes 204 km SE of Honiara (Solomon Islands)
Scientists say warming oceans have caused largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Explosion in Sydney's Chinatown leaves 14 people injured including a mother and her baby
Chinatown explosion: four people taken to hospital after blast at Haymarket shop. Gas leak suspected
Train hits stolen car at Sunshine Coast rail crossing
A freak illness known as thunderstorm asthma has now killed at least six people in Australia
Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6
Thunderstorm asthma, caused by series of freak weather conditions, became deadly in Australia
7 dead, 1 missing in New Zealand fishing boat disappearance
Australia's most senior Islamic State officer Neil Prakash reportedly wounded and captured
American accused of killing wife in Tonga, escaping on boat to American Samoa
FOR THE WIN: Australian man breaks world record for highest basketball shot from almost 600 feet above the ground.
A trio of baby puggles have finally been born at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia
Drone video captures the impact of 7.8-magnitude earthquake on the Kekerengu Fault in New Zealand.
Some patients have been seriously injured after reports of a fire at the Commonwealth Bank in Springvale
Dam in Kaikoura breached due to nzearthquake, releasing a "large wall of water", nearby residents told to move to higher ground