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Northeastern state of Australia

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Queensland: Northeastern state of Australia
Queensland is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia, and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, separating the Australian mainland from Papua New Guinea. With an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi), Queensland is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, and is larger than all but 15 countries. Due to its size, Queensland's geographical features and climates are diverse, including tropical rainforests, rivers, coral reefs, mountain ranges and sandy beaches in its tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions, as well as deserts and savanna in the semi-arid and desert climatic regions of its interior.

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Hunt for crocodile as police searching for missing fisherman uncover human remains

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Australian home minister Peter Dutton tests positive for coronavirus

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Australia's bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet..
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Australian authorities urge evacuations ahead of 'catastrophic' fire threat

Authorities in Australia's Queensland and New South Wales states declared a state of emergency on Monday as the country's eastern region prepared for "catastrophic" fire conditions.
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British man has foot bitten off, another hurt in Australian shark attack

A British man had his foot bitten off and another was injured in a shark attack off Australia's northeast coast, emergency officials in Queensland state said.
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Australians flee homes as police investigate suspicious fires

Hundreds of Australians have fled their homes in the eastern states as 140 fires ravaged parts of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), officials said on Tuesday.
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Australian police drop charges against French media crew over coal protest

Australian police dropped charges on Thursday against four French nationals arrested this week while filming protesters blockading a coal port in the northeastern state of Queensland.
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Australia detains French TV crew filming anti-coal protest

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