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Australia news live: fire crews continue to battle Melbourne fire; Alice Springs curfew could be extended

Australia news live: fire crews continue to battle Melbourne fire; Alice Springs curfew could be extended



Chemicals factory fire in Derrimut could burn for days; renewed violence in Northern Territory town could see restrictions continueGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastGood morning and welcome to our rolling news coverage. I’m Martin Farrer and I’ll be bringing you the top overnight stories before Emily Wind picks up the slack.Our top story this morning is an exclusive story about another flashpoint between the Australian military and China in the South China Sea underlining continued tensions in the disputed region. An Australian helicopter was flying south-east of China’s Shandong peninsula but outside its territorial waters when a Chinese fighter aircraft released flares in its path, new documents show. Australia’s HMAS Hobart warship was also being shadowed by a People’s Liberation Army navy destroyer and another Chinese helicopter at the time of the 4 May standoff. It adds to the in-tray of Vice Adm David Johnston who took over as head of the ADF yesterday. More coming up. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2024/jul/11/australia-news-live-fire-factory-melbourne-alice-springs-curfew-violence-extended-northern-territory-nt-police

Author : Martin Farrer

Publish date : 2024-07-10 20:30:25

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