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Four-day downpour brings relief to bushfire-hit Australia, replenishes depleted dams across New South Wales
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Four-day downpour brings relief to bushfire-hit Australia, replenishes depleted dams across New South Wales

Weekend drenching represented biggest sustained run of rainfall in Sydney and surrounding areas for 30 years

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 declares state of emergency for capital city of Canberra as strong winds, rising temperatures threaten to fan bushfires
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Australia declares state of emergency for capital city of Canberra as strong winds, rising temperatures threaten to fan bushfires

Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire beyond the control of firefighters.

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.

Australia may list Koalas as endangered after population takes ‘extraordinary hit’ in unprecedented bushfires, 30% of habitat destroyed
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Australia may list Koalas as endangered after population takes ‘extraordinary hit’ in unprecedented bushfires, 30% of habitat destroyed

The Australian government on Monday said it might declare Koalas as an "endangered" species after the population of the cuddly animal suffered an "extraordinary hit" in the unprecedented devastating bushfires, which destroyed 30 percent of their habitat across the country.

Australia commits $1.4 bn towards wildfire recovery, pledges to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from bushfire
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Australia commits $1.4 bn towards wildfire recovery, pledges to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from bushfire

Australia's government on Monday said it was willing to pay 'whatever it takes' to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country

Australia's wildfires undo decades of conservation work done on Kangaroo island
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Australia's wildfires undo decades of conservation work done on Kangaroo island

The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is caring for about 18 burned koalas but had to euthanize many more.

Australia bushfires: Tennis stars Simona Halep, Alize Cornet devise unique methods to raise funds for relief work
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Australia bushfires: Tennis stars Simona Halep, Alize Cornet devise unique methods to raise funds for relief work

Romanian women’s world No 4 Simona Halep has devised a unique way to support relief and recovery efforts amid Australia’s bushfire catastrophe: she will donate money every time she yells at her Australian coach.

Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings relief, but 64 of 150 fires remain uncontrolled; 24 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed
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Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings relief, but 64 of 150 fires remain uncontrolled; 24 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended his leadership and his government's record on climate change Sunday as milder temperatures brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three states, claiming 24 lives and destroying almost 2,000 homes.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison cancels official trips to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency in country
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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison cancels official trips to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency in country

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has cancelled official trips to India and Japan that were scheduled for the second half of January as he battles a bushfire emergency at home

'Millions of sparks': Bushfires raging across Australia prompt govt to conduct evacuations as authorities predict blaze may worsen with strong winds
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'Millions of sparks': Bushfires raging across Australia prompt govt to conduct evacuations as authorities predict blaze may worsen with strong winds

Wildfires raging across Australia have prompted one of the largest evacuations in the country's history as what is already the worst season on record is likely to become even more devastating due to hot weather and strong winds

Australia bushfires: Scott Morrison apologises for taking family vacation at a time when deadly wildfires raged across country
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Australia bushfires: Scott Morrison apologises for taking family vacation at a time when deadly wildfires raged across country

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison cut short vacation with his wife and adult children amid public anger at his absence from Australia at a time of national crisis

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

Australia bushfires: Conditions in East and West coasts to worsen further due to rising temperature, lightning strikes and gusty winds
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Australia bushfires: Conditions in East and West coasts to worsen further due to rising temperature, lightning strikes and gusty winds

The country is already battling more than 120 bushfires, and firefighters work day and night trying to contain them

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

Australia bushfires: Toll up to four in New South Wales after blazes break out along eastern seaboard last week
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Australia bushfires: Toll up to four in New South Wales after blazes break out along eastern seaboard last week

Residents found the body, believed to be a 58-year-old man last seen on Friday, near the New South Wales town of Kempsey