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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.

Climate change solutions top priority at 50th World Economic Forum in Davos this week
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Climate change solutions top priority at 50th World Economic Forum in Davos this week

The catastrophic wildfires in Australia have mounted pressure on politicians, businesspeople, thought leaders and others to show they are part of the solution.

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

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

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.

Australia's bushfires: Here are some tricks animal's use to survive the raging fires
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Australia's bushfires: Here are some tricks animal's use to survive the raging fires

The hours, days, and weeks after fire bring a new set of challenges, food scarcity and predators making their appearance known.

Australia Fires: Military deployed to keep deadly fires from spreading further — 'It's an atomic bomb,' say authorities
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Australia Fires: Military deployed to keep deadly fires from spreading further — 'It's an atomic bomb,' say authorities

Authorities claim that the evacuations are likely the largest peacetime maritime rescue operation in Australian history.

Australia bushfires: Authorities steer massive evacuation drives; over 200 blazes reported in New South Wales, Victoria
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Australia bushfires: Authorities steer massive evacuation drives; over 200 blazes reported in New South Wales, Victoria

Firefighters hosing down embers to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales

Australia deploys military, navy to evacuate thousands trapped along its east coast amid advancing bushfires; toll rises to 15
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Australia deploys military, navy to evacuate thousands trapped along its east coast amid advancing bushfires; toll rises to 15

Tens of thousands of holiday makers raced to evacuate popular seaside towns on Australia’s east coast on Wednesday, fleeing ahead of advancing bushfires, as military ships and helicopters planned missions to rescue thousands more trapped by the blazes

Australia bushfires: Thousands of tourists, residents trapped in coastal Mallacoota town; 4,000 people sheltering on beach, says fire commissioner
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Australia bushfires: Thousands of tourists, residents trapped in coastal Mallacoota town; 4,000 people sheltering on beach, says fire commissioner

Thousands of tourists and residents in an Australian seaside town hunkered down in public buildings or waded into water at the seafront on Tuesday as wailing emergency sirens warned of a looming, fierce firefront

New South Wales gasps for air as Australia's bushfire smoke reaches record levels; Sydney on list of top 10 cities with worst air pollution in the world
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New South Wales gasps for air as Australia's bushfire smoke reaches record levels; Sydney on list of top 10 cities with worst air pollution in the world

The Australian state of New South Wales is gasping under the worst levels of air pollution recorded as smoke from widespread bushfires causes a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers

Australian PM Scott Morrison refuses to take blame for environmental policies causing unprecedented bushfires, insists govt was 'doing enough' to tackle climate change
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Australian PM Scott Morrison refuses to take blame for environmental policies causing unprecedented bushfires, insists govt was 'doing enough' to tackle climate change

Australia's Prime Minister on Thursday denied his climate policies had caused unprecedented bushfires ravaging the country and insisted his government was doing enough to tackle global warming

Australian bushfires: Lack of rainfall likely to prolong blaze; toll rises to 4 after fire wipes out 25 lakh acres of farmland
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Australian bushfires: Lack of rainfall likely to prolong blaze; toll rises to 4 after fire wipes out 25 lakh acres of farmland

Official weather forecasts predict no substantial rains for at least three months, providing grim news as firefighters battle to get more than 100 bushfires raging across the east coast under control

Australian bushfires: New South Wales declares fire emergency after blaze claims 3 lives, destroys 150 homes
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Australian bushfires: New South Wales declares fire emergency after blaze claims 3 lives, destroys 150 homes

Australia's most populous state declared a fire emergency on Monday with worsening conditions expected after wildfires have already claimed three lives and more than 150 homes.

Australian bushfires: Firefighters rush to prepare for 'bad, if not worse' conditions in coming days after blaze kills three, razes more than 150 houses
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Australian bushfires: Firefighters rush to prepare for 'bad, if not worse' conditions in coming days after blaze kills three, razes more than 150 houses

Firefighters in eastern Australia on Sunday rushed to prepare for 'bad, if not worse' conditions expected in the coming days after ferocious bushfires devastated communities