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2017-05-28 Australian man injured after shark jumps into boat Evans Head, New South Wales, Australia
2. 2017-04-17 Girl killed by shark while surfing Esperance, Western Australia
3. 2016-06-05 Australia shark attacks: New killing feared off Perth Perth, Western Australia
4. 2016-06-01 Shark bites off Australian surfer's leg Mandurah, Western Australia
F. 2016-05-17 Australian capsize survivor says he threw tools at crocs
G. 2016-05-11 46 people abandon ship during Great Barrier Reef fire Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
7. 2016-03-30 Professional surfer mauled by shark off eastern Australia Kiama, Sydney
I. 2016-02-25 Aurora Australis: Antarctica icebreaker passengers rescued
J. 2016-01-02 2 tourists, from China and Australia, die in swimming accidents at Thai island Koh Samui, Southern Thailand

  Antarctic rescue: Helicopter starts operation   Antarctica: An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. A Chinese helicopter arriv...   Rescue boat still trying to reach trapped ship in Antarctica  An Australian icebreaker ship Aurora Australis is moving closer to the Russian-flagged vessel and was expected to break through early Monday...   Boat with up to 60 migrants sinks en route to Australia   A boat has capsized in the Indian Ocean, with 13 people confirmed dead and no survivors found by the fourth day of searching Search ends for 2 Australian Carnival cruise ship passengers  Sydney: Two Australians plunged off a cruise ship into the ocean despite higher-than-required railings to prevent accidental falls, the cruise compa... 2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast
  Australian man injured after shark jumps into boat   Terry Selwood, 73, has described how a 200kg (440lb) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him over and lacerating his arm Girl killed by shark while surfing   Western Australia: The girl, 17, had suffered critical injuries when she was pulled to shore by her father about 16:00 on Monday (09:00 GMT) Australia shark attacks: New killing feared off Perth. Western Australia Shark bites off Australian surfer's leg. Western Australia Australian capsize survivor says he threw tools at crocs 46 people abandon ship during Great Barrier Reef fire. Queensland Professional surfer mauled by shark off eastern Australia. Sydney Aurora Australis: Antarctica icebreaker passengers rescued 2 tourists, from China and Australia, die in swimming accidents at Thai island. Southern Thailand Shark mauls 65-year-old man, injuring leg Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack Shark kills diver in front of daughter off Tasmanian coast Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV Map of Jeffreys Bay South Africa   South Africa: A surfing champion was competing Sunday in the finals of South Africaís J-Bay Open when a familiar-looking fin popped up behind him MH370 search discovers uncharted shipwreck. Western Australia Cruise ship docks after getting stranded in storm. Sydney Crews try to rescue fishing boat stuck in Antarctic ice. Arctic Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer Map of Ballina New South Wales Australia  A Japanese national was killed Monday after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia's east coast Great white shark closes beaches at the Australian city Australian teen killed in shark attack. Western Australia Cruise ship passenger lost overboard off Sydney Man dies of suspected shark attack in Australia   A man has been killed in an apparent shark attack at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on the Australian east coast   Shipwreck families sue Australia   Relatives of dozens of asylum seekers who were killed in a shipwreck off Christmas Island in 2010 have launched a legal case against Austral...   First sub search for plane cut short   Western Australia: A robotic submarine deployed to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has had its first mission cut sh... Shark kills woman swimming off beach   A woman, who is believed to be in her 60s, has been taken by a shark while swimming off a popular beach Rescued expedition in Australia port   Passengers rescued from a Russian research ship that became trapped in thick pack ice in Antarctica last month have finally arrived in Austr... Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home Map of Casey Station Antarctica   Antarctica: An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice

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   Antarctica: After 10 days stranded far from home, all passengers from a ship stuck in ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebreaker.    The Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shoka...

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  Sydney: Authorities launched a search Thursday after two passengers went missing overnight when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney


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  A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia. A merchant ship was diverted to the scene

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Dec.19 Up to 48 Dead in Christmas Isl. Shipwreck
Map of Christmas Island Australia  Australian authorities raised the death toll of asylum-seekers killed in a shipwreck to 48, possibly more than half of the passengers on the boat Dec.16 Hanson: PM to blame for boat deaths  Controversial former Australian politician Pauline Hanson says the government's weak policies on asylum seekers are to blame for the deaths of... Dec.15 Australia probes asylum shipwreck Dec.14 'Many drown' in asylum shipwreck Map of Christmas Island Australia
  Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying suspected asylum seekers crashed into rocks on Australia's Christmas Island
Apr.3 Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef Map of Great Barrier Reef Australia  Queensland: The Shen Neng I, a Chinese ship, has run aground off north-eastern Australia, sparking an alert of an oil leak into the Great Barrier Reef

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Mar.13 Australia declares oil spill disaster
. Queensland

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Apr.19 'Ghost yacht' found
  Queensland: Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast

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Dec.13 163 boatpeople drowned
. Indonesia

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