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A woman holds a sign as protestors gather in Sydney, Saturday, June 13, 2020, during a day of demonstrations across Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter and refugee rights. Protesters in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth were urged to stay away by government officials concerned about the risk of spreading the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Thousands gather for Black Lives Matter rallies in Australia

Jun. 13, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Protests went ahead in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in far-flung parts of Australia on Saturday against the advice of government and health authorities but on a significantly smaller scale than the previous weekend, when tens of thousands rallied in cities along the east coast....

Debris falls from a row of damaged shops in Perth, Australia, Monday, May 25, 2020. There are reports of damage to buildings, homes, fences, electricity infrastructure and trees across Perth as a severe storm hit the coast and brought wind gusts of more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) per hour, officials said. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)

Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast

May. 25, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped by a severe storm on Monday for the second straight day. No casualties were reported from what Acting Assistant...