China hardens virus defences as death toll hits five
China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000, as the United States and France
Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers
Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday while giving joy to many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.
World's tallest tower lights up for fire-stricken Australia
The world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, lit up Wednesday night in solidarity with Australia where devastating fires are still burning.
'Hazardous' bushfire smoke hits Australian Open build-up
Toxic smoke from raging bushfires hit the Australian Open build-up Tuesday as a qualifier retired with breathing difficulties and Eugenie Bouchard needed medical attention, while other players struggled in soaring pollution.
Bushfires bring fears of 'new normal' to life Down Under
A grim summer of fire and smoke has sullied Australia's outdoorsy and healthy image and left many fearful for the future. For the unfortunate few, three long months of bushfires have brought almost unfathomable pain...
Cyclone Blake lashes northern Australia with heavy rain
A tropical cyclone brought heavy rain to the northwestern coast of Australia Tuesday and gusts of 102 kilometres (63 miles) per hour to the town of Broome causing minimal damage.
Woman Raises $1m For Australia Fire Victims By Sending Her Nude Photos
A 20-year-old social media model Kaylen Ward has raised an estimated $1 million for the victims of the Australian wildfire crisis by sending nude photos of herself to anyone who donates more than $10. Kaylen Ward who is known on Twitter as “The Naked Philanthropist” was bothered about the situation in Australia and wondered how…
Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed
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.
Sydney power under threat as fires destroy substations
Electricity supplies in Australia's most populous state, including its largest city Sydney, were under threat on Saturday after bushfires took out two substations