Tag: Australia

Race to save animals on Australia’s fire-ravaged ‘Galapagos’

by Holly ROBERTSON On an island famed as Australia's "Galapagos" for its unique and abundant wildlife, rescuers are racing to save rare animals in a...

Australia firefighters race to contain blazes as heatwave looms

by Andrew BEATTY Firefighters raced to contain massive bushfires in southeastern Australia Tuesday, taking advantage of a brief drop in temperatures and some much-needed rainfall...

Shock, fear and sadness grip Australia’s ‘bushfire refugees’

by Holly ROBERTSON Thousands of Australians forced from their homes by rampaging bushfires now find themselves stuck in makeshift camps, fearful for the future and...

Power supply fears as troops called to battle Australia bushfires

by Holly ROBERTSON / with Andrew Beatty and Glenda Kwek in Sydney Skies turned black and ash rained down as fires raged across southeastern Australia...

Wildlife ravaged by Australia fires could take decades to recover

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...

Bushfires reach Melbourne as heatwave fans Australia blazes

Around 100,000 people were urged to flee five Melbourne suburbs on Monday evening as Australia's spiralling bushfire crisis killed a volunteer firefighter battling a...

As drought drags on in Australia, water thieves step in

Australian police are hunting for thieves who stole 300,000 litres (79,000 gallons) of water amid the worst drought to hit the east of the...

PM sees ‘hard day’ for Australians as volcano toll mounts

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday would be a "very hard day" for families of Australians caught up in a deadly eruption at New...

Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia

by Andrew BEATTY / with Daniel de Carteret in Gosford Toxic haze blanketed Sydney Tuesday triggering a chorus of smoke alarms to ring across the...

New South Wales in Australia rolls out cameras that detect illegal cellphone use while...

New South Wales (NSW), Australia just installed high definition detection cameras throughout the entire state to detect drivers using mobile phones while driving. On Sunday...
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