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Cyclone hits Western Australia ore shipments

Melbourne

A CYCLONE that's halted iron-ore shipments from northern Australia, the world's biggest exporter, is tracking inland towards the Pilbara mining region, bringing heavy rainfall and triggering flood warnings.

Tropical Cyclone Christine was downgraded to a Category 2 storm (from Category 3) after it made landfall overnight on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia between the north-western towns of Whim Creek and Roebourne, the Bureau of Meteorology said on its website. Winds with gusts topping...

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