A storm cloud can be seen behind a yacht as it sails off the coast of Sydney March 31, 2014. (REUTERS/David Gray)
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A shark killed a woman Thursday as she swam with a group of swimmers off a popular Australian east coast beach, police said.Christine Armstrong, 63, was taken as she attempted to swim the 600 meters (1,970 feet) between the wharf and beach near the village of Tathra, 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Sydney, police said in a statement.Although sharks are common off Australia's coast, the country has averaged fewer than two fatal attacks per year in recent decades.Police on Wednesday recovered remains of a 38-year-old man reported missing last week while diving south of the west coast city of Perth. Police said the remains had shark bites, but it was not clear whether the man had been bitten before or after he died.
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