Thursday, May 19, 2022


Australia PM to declare east coast floods national emergency

The emergency declaration, which was set up after Australia's destructive 2019 bushfires, will give the federal government powers to cut red tape and deploy resources immediately, including more defence personnel.

‘Tough 24 hours ahead’ as rains drench Sydney, forcing snap evacuations

Heavy rains lashed Sydney with some suburbs having received up to 200mm, exceeding March's mean rainfall of around 140mm and triggering snap evacuation orders in the southwest of the city.

Western nations rush to evacuate staff, locals from Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

Thousands are mobbing the airport, trying to flee the Taliban's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule.

Australia prepares for further floods even as blue skies reappear

More than 40,000 people in the state have been evacuated so far.

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