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In a river near Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, a 16-year-old girl lost her life on Saturday after being attacked by a shark. In the Fremantle port neighbourhood of Perth, police said they were called to the scene of the attack at 3:45 p.m. Saturday (0745 GMT), close to a traffic bridge in the Swan River.

According to a statement from the police, the girl was retrieved from the sea with critical injuries, but she passed away there.

The victim was swimming with a pod of dolphins in the river when the shark attack happened, according to a report on Sunday by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

According to the ABC, authorities are unsure of what kind of shark attacked the girl.

A 57-year-old man was killed by a great white shark at Perth’s Port Beach in November 2021, marking the final fatal shark attack in the waters around Western Australia.

In January 2021, a bull shark attacked a man who was swimming in the Swan River, seriously injuring him.

In the waters around Western Australia, there are more than 100 different kinds of shark, with bull sharks frequently encountered miles upriver.

According to the state administration, which has established a specialised shark response unit to collaborate with first responders on shark events, the danger of shark attacks in the state is low.The first shark attack fatality at the city’s beaches in 60 years resulted in the closure of many Sydney beaches on the east coast, including the famous Bondi and Bronte.

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The US claims that there is now a full-fledged defence alliance between Russia and Iran. According to John Kirby, a spokesperson for the US National Security Council, Russia is providing an unheard-of amount of military assistance.

The US is aware of rumours that the two nations are thinking about producing lethal drones together, he continues. It comes despite initial denials from Tehran after Ukraine charged Iran with providing Russia with “kamikaze” drones used in fatal assaults on October 17.

Later, the Middle Eastern nation acknowledged providing Moscow a small number of drones “several months” prior to the conflict. Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, responded by claiming that this was untrue and that many more Iranian drones were in use.

In the early hours of Saturday, the Ukrainian air force claimed to have shot down 10 of the 15 such drones being deployed to strike southern regions. The majority of his territory experienced power outages, according to the governor of Odesa.

Australia has issued sanctions on three Iranian individuals and one Iranian company for providing drones to Russia for use against Ukraine.

Speaking on Friday, Mr. Kirby asserted that a joint drone-production venture between Iran and Russia would be detrimental to Ukraine, Iran’s neighbours, and the global community.

“Russia is seeking to collaborate with Iran in areas like weapons development, training,” he said, adding that the US fears that Russia intended to “provide Iran with advanced military components” including helicopters and air defence systems.

“Iran has become Russia’s top military backer…” he said. “Russia’s been using Iranian drones to strike energy infrastructure, depriving millions of Ukrainians of power, heat, critical services. People in Ukraine today are actually dying as a result of Iran’s actions.”

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly responded to Mr. Kirby’s remarks by claiming that Iran had turned into one of Russia’s primary military allies and that their alliance was endangering international security.

Iran has sent hundreds of drones to Russia as part of the “sordid negotiations” between the two nations, he claimed. Australia’s foreign minister, Penny Wong, issued the following statement on Saturday: “The sale of drones to Russia is proof of Iran’s contribution to the weakening of international security. This listing emphasises that individuals who give Russia material help will suffer the repercussions.”

Following the murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in jail earlier this year, she also announced actions against 19 additional people and two companies, including Iran’s Morality Police, for the cruel treatment of anti-government protestors.

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According to his representatives, Dev Patel was successful in stopping a knife fight that broke out earlier this week in Adelaide. The actor, who starred in Slumdog Millionaire, saw the altercation on Monday in Adelaide.

The victim was stabbed in the chest while the two were apparently fighting in the street and a convenience shop. According to a publicist for Patel, the actor “acted on his natural instinct.” The victim of the stabbing is anticipated to live.

Representatives for Dev Patel informed BBC News, “We can confirm that last night in Adelaide, Dev Patel and his pals observed a violent brawl that was already taking place outside of a convenience store.”

“Dev acted on his natural instinct to try and de-escalate the situation and break up the fight. The group was thankfully successful in doing so and they remained on site to ensure that the police and eventually the ambulance arrived.”

According to South Australia Police, officers responded to complaints of a man and woman fighting in the street at around 8.45 p.m. (local time). Before the lady allegedly stabbed the man in the chest, the couple proceeded to argue inside a neighbouring service station where bystanders attempted to break up the fight.

An ambulance officer provided on-site care to a 32-year-old Glengowrie resident before transporting him to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. There are no heroes in this circumstance, and regrettably this particular instance exposes a wider systemic problem of marginalised sections of society not receiving the respect and dignity they deserve.

Patel made his film debut in the British teen drama Skins. He has since gone on to star in such films as The Green Knight, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Lion, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

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The Australian government, for the first time, has declared openly but indirectly that his government would not resist the return of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted in the US for espionage.

The allegation against the journalist is that under his leadership WikiLeaks leaked several sensitive details regarding the US military.

Recently, a United Kingdom court dismissed an extradition treaty filed against the journalist by the United States.

The US has announced its plan to appeal against the UK court verdict.

The latest development indicates that the case will reach the top court of the UK, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Australian lawmakers recently demanded the release of the journalist.

The Austrian government is not a party of the case against the journalist in the United Kingdom court.

The pressure is high over the Australian government to interfere in the legal proceedings against the journalist in the UK.

There is a rumour that the journalist is suffering from serious mental health problems.    

Mr. Assange is the most fearless journalist the world has ever seen. He has several followers across the world. Human rights organisations have demanded the release of the journalist. It is alleged that the cases against him in the US is politically motivated.

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian woman who was sentenced to ten-year-imprisonment for espionage in Iran, has been shifted to a notorious prison.

She was a lecturer at Melbourne University.

She was jailed in the year 2018. It was alleged that she was denied the opportunity for fair trial. She denied all charges levelled against her.

Australia has demanded immediate release of their citizen. It has warned Iran of serious consequences. It has asserted that the case of Dr. Moore was one of the highest priorities.

Iran has not yet responded about where she has been placed. A group of human rights activists have stated that she was admitted in Qarchak prison – which is notorious for its abusive treatment towards political prisoners.

It is notable that Iran has not yet denounced the statement made by the rights group regarding the matter.

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As Australia has witnessed a serious spike in Covid-19 cases in the recent past, the country has temporarily closed its border between Victoria and New South Wales, the two populous states in the country.

Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria has witnessed hundreds of Covid-19 cases in the recent past.

The border between the two states was open, though the movement between these two states and other states was restricted.

It is the spike in the number of cases that has promoted the country to go this far – to impose a serious restriction.

The restriction means the travel between these two states will be restricted until the government decides otherwise.

As per a latest report, the decision to impose the restriction has been taken jointly by the central leadership and the state leadership.  

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The coronavirous breakout has left the world in a difficult situation. Many western countries are in a confused state. Many are not clear how they should handle those who return from the affected country.

Australia has launched a plan to quarantine the returnees in an Island away from the mainland.

The country is expected to place the returnees in the Island till they are found unaffected by the virus.

As per a preliminary report, several western countries may follow the step taken by the Australian government, though they are not likely to try what exactly the Australian government has done.

China has geared up their system to its maximum potential. The affected region has almost been quarantined completely.

As per a local report, in some regions in the country, the local people have even set up their own check posts to prevent the entry of the affected people into their territories, in addition to the strict mechanism installed by the Chinese government to detect the affected people.

The present disease outbreak is similar to the one happened with the outbreak of SARS in the country.

China with an advanced medical infrastructure is capable to handle any situation like the present outbreak. It is expected that the country will contain the disease soon.

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Health News

Kerry Robertson (61), an Australian women with terminal cancer, has been reportedly ended her life under the new assisted dying laws.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. The cancer, then spread into her bones, lung, brain, and liver.

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Ms Robertson’s death occurred at a nursing home in the state of Victoria in July.

The permission to use the the controversial legislation has been granted to Kerry Robertson. Although this exists only in Victoria, it is being considered in other states also. An approval process of 26 days is required for this.

The law has been passed by the state of Victoria in 2017 to legalise the practice, which went into effect this June.

A charity said that Ms Robertson took the decision to end her life in March, after the side effects of chemotherapy became severe. Reports said that she took medication to end her life after a 26-day approval process.

In a statement, her doctor said, “It was quick, she was ready to go. Her body was failing her and she was in incredible pain. She’d been in pain for a long time”.

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While attending a campaign event in Albury, ahead of the nation’s general election, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been egged by a protester.

A 25-year-old woman, who threw the egg at the PM was arrested at the scene. New South Wales state police said that the woman was arrested on the spot. Local medias reported that the egg hit the PM’s head but it did not got broken.

The women was found wearing a beanie and casual clothes. The security guards suddenly grabbed and dragged her away, soon after the incident. Police inspector Scott Russell told, “We have a female in custody in relation to an incident involving the prime minister this morning”.

The PM described the egg thrower as “cowardly”. No one was reported injured in the incident. The protester’s name was not disclosed by the Police.

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Natural Disaster News

As Cyclone Veronica begins to make landfall in Australia’s Pilbara coast, a red alert has been issued along this area. Destructive winds and rain continues in the coastal regions of Australia by a second cyclone within 48 hours. Officials said that Cyclone Veronica lingered about 95km (60 miles) off the nation’s north-west coast on Monday.

The category two system is moving slowly and it is not expected to make landfall. The system has prompted warnings for locals to remain indoors. On Saturday, a category four cyclone named Trevor had hit the Northern Territory. Western Australia is expecting a threat of widespread flooding, as heavy rain and large waves continues.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) spokesman Darragh Wills said the danger was not yet over. He said, “It is still a cyclone, and there is still the red alert in force”.

“It is forecast to track west, so the impact will move along the coast along with that, although it is moving very slowly. If it moved more quickly the rain would go along with it, but it’s in the one spot more or less and the rain just keeps falling, so you’ll get all that rain in a smaller area.”

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