Radioactive capsule en route to Australia's Perth for safe storage
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SYDNEY, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The radioactive capsule, which contained 19 gigabecquerels of Caesium-137, is currently traveling from Newman to Perth in a convoy of vehicles, authorities in Western Australia (WA) confirmed on Thursday. After an operation led by the state's Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), the tiny capsule - 8 mm high by 6 mm round - remains in a radiation-proof lead container and is ..read more
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Australian Open director: Novak Djokovic won with hamstring tear
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Novak Djokovic won his 10th Australian Open men's singles championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title while playing with a muscle tear in his left hamstring, tournament director Craig Tiley said. "He gets a bad rap, but at the end of the day, I don't think anyone can question his athleticism," Tiley said Wednesday of Djokovic in an interview with SEN Sportsday. "This guy, I did see, he had a three-centime ..read more
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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Feb. 1
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MANILA -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology revised the magnitude of an earthquake down to 6, which rattled the southern Philippines on Wednesday. The institute first reported the magnitude of the quake as 6.1. It said the quake, which occurred at 6:44 p.m. local time, hit at a depth of 11 km, about 14 km northeast of New Bataan town in Davao De Oro province. (Philippines-Earthquake ..read more
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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 1
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MOSCOW -- The United States, by its actions, has undermined the principles of implementing the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Wednesday. Zakharova made the remarks at Sputnik Radio in response to the U.S. allegation that Russia violated the New START. (Russia-US-New START) - - - - PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia continued to pursue ..read more
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Missing radioactive capsule found in Australian outback
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CANBERRA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- A tiny radioactive capsule missing in the Australian outback has been found after days of searching. In a press conference on Wednesday evening, the Emergency Service Minister for Western Australia (WA), Stephen Dawson, announced the 8 millimeters (mm) by 6 mm capsule was found by search crews on Wednesday morning. The caesium-136 capsule was reported missing late in January ..read more
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Australian nuclear agency joins search for lost radioactive capsule
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CANBERRA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Australia's nuclear regulatory agency has joined the search for a radioactive capsule missing in the outback. In a statement on Tuesday, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) confirmed that it has started working with authorities in Western Australia (WA) to locate the capsule. The eight-millimeter caesium-137 capsule, which is part of a gauge ..read more
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Australia: Missing radioactive capsule triggers health warning
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Canberra [Australia], January 29 (ANI): A missing radioactive capsule lost somewhere between Perth and a Pilbara mine site over an area of 1,400 kilometres in Australia has triggered an urgent health warning, ABC News reported. Emergency services have started the search for the missing radioactive capsule which is 6mm in diameter and 8mm in height. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Western Australia's chief health ..read more
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State nominations for skilled visas lagging behind expectations
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State and territory governments will be reliant on the boom in student, visitor, working holiday maker and skilled temporary entry arrivals in 2022 to meet their 2023-24 skilled visa allocations. At the end of December 2022, state and territory government skilled migrant ..read more
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Radioactive Capsule Lost in Australia
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Authorities in Western Australia say they are looking for a missing radioactive capsule. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the capsule containing radioactive material was lost during transportation from north of Newman to Perth's northeastern suburbs. Exposure to the material, used in gauges in mining, could cause radiation burns or radiation sickness, the department said. The small s ..read more
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Urgent health warning issued in Australia
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A tiny capsule containing radioactive material capable of causing acute radiation sickness has been lost in west of the country Authorities in Western Australia issued an emergency health alert on Friday, warning people about a tiny capsule emitting a "reasonable" amount of radiation that has been lost in the ..read more
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