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Husband 'kills wife, toddler children' in Australia home

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:14 PM

(UPDATED) Police charge Anthony Robert Harvey with the murders of his two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix, his 3-year-old daughter Charlotte, his mother-in-law Beverly Quinn, and his wife Mara in the southwestern city of Perth

CRIME SCENE. A police forward command vehicle is seen outside a house from where police recovered 5 dead bodies in the suburb of Australia's western city of Perth on September 10, 2018. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

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Australian beaches evacuated after suspected shark attack

Oct 12, 2014 - 11:26 AM

The attack follows the Western Australian government s decision to abandon its controversial catch and kill policy after objections from the state s environmental agency

WATCH: Aussie train commuters free man trapped in platform gap

Aug 06, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Dozens of Australians tilt a train to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform

ONE, TWO, THREE, PUSH! Transperth passengers tilt train to help save passenger, 6 August 2014. Frame grab from Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

Strong cyclone hits western Australia

Dec 31, 2013 - 2:13 PM

Tropical Cyclone Christine hits Australia with reports of damage moderate so far

'Lucky' Australians dodge cyclone's worst

Feb 28, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Tropical cyclone Rusty crossed Australia s northwest coast on Wednesday evening February 27 as a mid strength category three storm short of the category four than had been expected and well below a top level category five

On Feb. 25 at 0215 UTC (9:15 p.m. EST, Feb. 24) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Cyclone Rusty closing in on the northwestern coast of Western Australia. Rusty's outer band of thunderstorms stretched from Broome to Port Hedland. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Powerful Cyclone Rusty nears Australia

Feb 26, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Wild weather was pounding northern Western Australia as tropical cyclone Rusty upgraded to a severe category three storm neared the coast and a second low pressure system formed in the Indian Ocean

On Feb. 25 at 0215 UTC (9:15 p.m. EST, Feb. 24) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Cyclone Rusty closing in on the northwestern coast of Western Australia. Rusty's outer band of thunderstorms stretched from Broome to Port Hedland. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team