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An ‘insurance catastrophe’ has been declared in New South Wales after more than 5,000 home and property claims were lodged, with more to come

Severe flooding in across New South Wales has led to an ‘insurance catastrophe’, the Insurance Council of Australia says. The designation will see insurance agencies grant priority to flood-affected policy holders and institute a dedicated disaster hotline. More than 5,000 claims have already been lodged, with more expected when evacuated […]
An ‘insurance catastrophe’ has been declared in New South Wales after more than 5,000 home and property claims were lodged, with more to come
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Tourism in Australia is taking a hit with the ‘double whammy’ of bushfires and coronavirus travel bans. Here’s how the country is enticing tourists in an era of travel uncertainty.

Between this year’s bushfires and coronavirus travel bans, Australia is losing millions of tourist dollars per month. To help with bushfire recovery efforts and to bring tourist dollars back, Australia is offering travellers ages 18 to 30 the chance to work in the country for a full year on a […]
Tourism in Australia is taking a hit with the ‘double whammy’ of bushfires and coronavirus travel bans. Here’s how the country is enticing tourists in an era of travel uncertainty.
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12 ways HBO changed the Chernobyl story

HBO’s five-episode limited series “Chernobyl” recounts the true story of the 1986 nuclear meltdown in Soviet-era Ukraine. In the video above, we break down what’s true and what’s fabricated in this dramatized version of events. Find out which characters were real people and which are fictional, what the reactor actually […]
12 ways HBO changed the Chernobyl story
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Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into Hong Kong, and the scenes were apocalyptic

Typhoon Mangkhut has crossed into mainland China where it is expected to continue weakening after cutting a deadly swathe across The Philippines and causing chaos in Hong Kong. At least 64 people were killed in The Philippines, according to AP, and the normally bustling city of Hong Kong was effectively […]
Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into Hong Kong, and the scenes were apocalyptic