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Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic is insurmountable, Sofia Kenin is one of a kind and more takeaways
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Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic is insurmountable, Sofia Kenin is one of a kind and more takeaways

Australian Open didn't follow the script - on and off the court. Bushfires remained central focus even as tennis provided two weeks worth of distraction.

Australia Fires: State of emergency lifted in national capital as wildfire threat subsides
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Australia Fires: State of emergency lifted in national capital as wildfire threat subsides

The threat wasn't over yet, and weeks of firefighting might still be needed, said ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

Australia Fires: Aboriginals point to methods of preventing destructive wildfires, cutting emissions
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Australia Fires: Aboriginals point to methods of preventing destructive wildfires, cutting emissions

Using well-timed, low-intensity fires, indigenous people burn their properties periodically to avoid wildfire risk.

Australia Day 2020: Raging bushfires take centrestage as thousands pay tribute to firefighters at parade
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Australia Day 2020: Raging bushfires take centrestage as thousands pay tribute to firefighters at parade

Australia Day celebrations on Sunday saw thousands of people flock to beaches and music festivals, but festivities were clouded by the tragedy of bushfires which have killed 33 and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Three US firefighters killed after Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires; authorities say cause of crash unknown
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Three US firefighters killed after Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires; authorities say cause of crash unknown

A Canadian-owned Hercules C-130 air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.

Australian Open 2020: Red dust, rain hit weather-plagued tournament with numerous matches postponed in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2020: Red dust, rain hit weather-plagued tournament with numerous matches postponed in Melbourne

Some of the so-called true blue courts at the Australian Open were coated in red after a rain front that lashed Melbourne overnight pushed through a dust storm from the northwest and left its mark on the city and the tournament.

Australian Open: Denis Shapovalov says he 'won't risk life' if forced to compete in Melbourne's poor air
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Australian Open: Denis Shapovalov says he 'won't risk life' if forced to compete in Melbourne's poor air

Shapovalov said, 'I’m sure Rafa (Nadal) and Roger (Federer) and Novak (Djokovic) are not going to want to play when it’s bad for their health as well.'

Thunderstorms, heavy rain along Australia’s east coast help douse bushfires, but cause road closures, flash foods in several areas
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Thunderstorms, heavy rain along Australia’s east coast help douse bushfires, but cause road closures, flash foods in several areas

Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding

Thunderstorms, heavy rain along Australia’s east coast brings relief to drought-ridden areas; Melbourne braces for unhealthy air over weekend
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Thunderstorms, heavy rain along Australia’s east coast brings relief to drought-ridden areas; Melbourne braces for unhealthy air over weekend

Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers battling years of drought, but the city of Melbourne braced for another wave of unhealthy air over the weekend

Prehistoric Wollemi pine trees, once considered extinct and rediscovered in 1994, saved by firefighters as bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast
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Prehistoric Wollemi pine trees, once considered extinct and rediscovered in 1994, saved by firefighters as bushfires ravage Australia’s east coast

Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday

Australian Open 2020: 'Makes my blood boil,' players angry as qualifying continues despite hazardous air quality in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2020: 'Makes my blood boil,' players angry as qualifying continues despite hazardous air quality in Melbourne

Australia has been battling its worst bushfire season on record, with fires burning for months killing 29 people, and destroying more than 2,500 homes while razing bushland across an area the size of Bulgaria.

Thunderstorms, heavy rains along Australia’s east coast bring hope that bushfires will slow down; flash flooding likely in some parts, warn officials
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Thunderstorms, heavy rains along Australia’s east coast bring hope that bushfires will slow down; flash flooding likely in some parts, warn officials

Thunderstorms and heavy rain swept across parts of Australia’s east coast on Thursday, bringing hope that some of the fierce bushfires razing the country will be extinguished - or at least slowed

Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal need to address smoke-shrouded conditions, hits out Brayden Schnur
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Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal need to address smoke-shrouded conditions, hits out Brayden Schnur

Tempers flared at the Australian Open qualifying on Wednesday as players battled through another day of smoky air and two of the game’s all-time greats were labelled “selfish” for not protesting about the conditions.

Health warning in Melbourne, air quality down to 'hazardous' due to Australia's bushfires
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Health warning in Melbourne, air quality down to 'hazardous' due to Australia's bushfires

Health warnings were issued after a thick haze from the bushfires in Victoria descended on Melbourne.

ATP makes $500,000 donation to World Wildlife Fund for Australian bushfire relief
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ATP makes $500,000 donation to World Wildlife Fund for Australian bushfire relief

The ATP will donate $500,000 to the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund as part of the bushfire relief efforts, the governing body of men’s tennis said on Sunday.

India vs Australia: Coach Andrew McDonald camped out at Wankhede Stadium to study dew, says Kane Richardson
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India vs Australia: Coach Andrew McDonald camped out at Wankhede Stadium to study dew, says Kane Richardson

Kane Richardson said the Virat Kohli-led Indians were the favourites at home, calling his team the underdogs for the three-match ODI series, beginning in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Australia skipper Aaron Finch hopes to bring smile on faces of those affected by bushfires, says cricket insignificant compared to tragedy
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Australia skipper Aaron Finch hopes to bring smile on faces of those affected by bushfires, says cricket insignificant compared to tragedy

Cricket is "insignificant" compared to the bushfires raging in Australia at the moment, captain Aaron Finch said on Friday, seeking to bring smiles back on the faces of those affected by the tragedy.

Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires
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Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires

Around 66 million years ago, a mass die-off called Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, put an end to the reign of dinosaurs.

A season in hell: Australia's bushfires push threatened species closer to extinction
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A season in hell: Australia's bushfires push threatened species closer to extinction

The fires have reduced a wet forest ecosystem, rich in wildlife, to a dry scrub more flammable than the original forest.

Koala mittens and baby bottles: How Australia's animals are being saved from the ravages of wildfires
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Koala mittens and baby bottles: How Australia's animals are being saved from the ravages of wildfires

As wildfires have killed at least 24 people, destroyed more than 1,400 homes and ravaged 15 million acres, they have also inflicted a grievous toll on Australia’s renowned wildlife. Hundreds of millions of animals, many found on no other continent, may have perished, according to some estimates, devastating the country’s unique ecosystems