71 Homes Confirmed Destroyed by a Bushfire Near Perth [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

71 Homes Confirmed Destroyed by a Bushfire Near Perth [Headlines]

New South Wales has sent the large air tanker "Marie Bashir" to help battle the blaze. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 3 Feb 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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71 homes are confirmed to have been destroyed by a bushfire burning on the outskirts of Perth.

New South Wales has sent the large air tanker “Marie Bashir” to help battle the blaze.

The World War II veteran who captured hearts around the world raising money for Britain’s health service has died.

Captain Sir Tom Moore had COVID-19.

He was 100 years old.

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An Oxford University study shows the coronavirus vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca not only protects from severe disease, but also reduces transmission of the virus significantly.

Researchers also say the vaccine remained highly effective, while people waited for a second dose.

A report shows about 17,000 jobs were axed in Australian universities last year.

Data shows the sector took a $1.8 billion hit to revenue as it was hit by the effects of the pandemic.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced he’s stepping down from the role.

He says he’ll transition to the role of Executive Chair on the board of the online shopping giant, in the third quarter of this year.

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Meanwhile, a man has been stabbed in the chest in Hurstville in Sydney’s south.

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A Russian court has sentenced Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to three-and-a-half years in jail.

It has ruled he violated the terms of his parole, while in a coma recovering in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning.