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发表时间:2018-08-27内容来源:VOA英语学习网

The prime minister has held talks with his cabinet over the government's changing energy policy, which is becoming a test of his leadership. Cabinet members arrived at Parliament House last night for a working dinner amid increasing speculation Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton is being urged to challenge for the top job. And the Fairfax Ipsos poll on this morning shows the Coalition primary vote has nosedived 6 percentage points to 33 per cent in a space of a month.

The Indonesian Island of Lombok has been hit by another series of powerful earthquakes, just weeks after hundreds of people were killed. A magnitude seven earthquake struck the island overnight, not long after a magnitude six-point-three tremor was felt in the afternoon. There has been one reported death so far and authorities say there is no threat of tsunami.

Indian rescue teams are working to reach thousands of people stranded by flooding in the southern state of Kerala. More than 350 people are now confirmed dead, and half a million have been forced from their homes. Torrential rain has eased in the area, but authorities now fear an outbreak of disease among hundreds-of-thousands of people crammed into relief camps.

And New South Wales firefighters are continuing to battle more than 70 blazes across the state, 30 of which are still uncontained. Residents in the northern rivers area are being told their homes and lives may be at risk, after the warning was raised to a "Watch and Act" status early this morning. Emergency services say residents should leave as early as possible, but some people have decided to stay and fight the blaze.

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