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Weather 'merry-go-round' poses new risks for fire-ravaged Australia

2020-01-21 13:19

A "merry-go-round" of extreme weather has been hampering efforts by firefighters in Australia to tackle unprecedented bushfires that have killed at least 29 people and devastated vast swathes of the country.

Threatened species hit hard by Australia's bushfires

2020-01-20 15:32

Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday.

WATCH | Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires

2020-01-19 11:43

Heavy rain has soaked coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the last few days.

WATCH | Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

2020-01-16 10:01

Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

From horse riding instructors to pig farmers - Australia wants your skills

2020-01-14 05:00

An Australian skills shortage in certain categories is attracting increased interest from South African experts in these fields, a migration assistant tells Fin24.

Australian animals face extinction threat as bushfire toll mounts

2020-01-10 18:01

When volunteer Sarah Price found a baby kangaroo frightened but miraculously alive in the pouch of its dying mother surrounded by the embers of Australia's bushfires, it seemed fitting to name him Chance.

Broken-hearted Hamilton pledges $500 000 to Australian bushfire cause

2020-01-10 09:46

Lewis Hamilton has pledged $500 000 to "support the animals, wildlife volunteers and rural fire services" affected by the bushfire crisis in Australia.

Australia bushfire disaster: Cyclone Blake lashes country's northwestern coast

2020-01-07 11:30

A tropical cyclone brought heavy rain to the northwestern coast of Australia on Tuesday and gusts of 102km's per hour to the town of Broome causing minimal damage.

Respite as Australia's bushfires tone down, authorities scrambling to evacuate stranded

2020-01-07 08:54

Australia's fire season started even before summer had begun and has destroyed more than 5 million hectares of bush.

Wildlife ravaged by Australia fires could take decades to recover

2020-01-04 14:54

The bushfires raging across Australia have had a devastating impact on the country's unique flora and fauna, with some estimates putting the death toll at nearly half a billion animals in one state alone, and experts believe it could take decades for

 

Trump heads to Davos | Huawei executive extradition hearing: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-01-21 06:23

Trump leaves for Davos on eve of Senate trial | Huawei executive leaves Canadian court after extradition hearing: Merkel says; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Plane crash victims' families demand answers | Countries will respect Libya arms embargo, says Merkel: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-01-20 06:53

Plane crash victims' families demand a full investigation | Countries involved in Libya to respect arms embargo: Merkel says; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

2020-01-16 11:51

A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials have said.

Rain offers hope in Australian bushfire fight

2020-01-14 14:02

Forecasts of heavy rain offered hope Tuesday in the months-long battle to contain Australia's unprecedented bushfires, but smoke lifted pollution levels in the nation's second biggest city to among the worst in the world.

Australian 'megablaze' brought under control

2020-01-13 13:03

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control on Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires.

Strong winds create Australian 'megablaze'

2020-01-10 14:24

Gale-force winds in Australia merged two enormous fires into a megablaze across land almost four times the area of New York City on Friday, while thousands rallied to again demand action on climate change.

Australia firefighters race to contain blazes as heatwave looms

2020-01-07 14:35

Firefighters have raced to quell massive bushfires in southeastern Australia, taking advantage of a brief drop in temperatures and some much-needed rainfall before another heatwave strikes later this week.

Daniel Ricciardo pledges race suit to charity efforts for bushfires in Australia

2020-01-07 09:00

Renault's Daniel Ricciardo will auction off one of his race suits to help those affected by the bushfires in his home country of Australia.

Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed

2020-01-06 15:28

Reserve troops fanned out across fire-ravaged regions in three Australian states on Monday after a horror weekend, as the government pledged $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from the devastating months-long crisis.

Australia calls up 3 000 military reserves to tackle bushfire crisis

2020-01-04 07:51

Australia has called up 3 000 military reserves to tackle the country's ongoing bushfire crisis, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday, the largest call-up in living memory.

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