Zverev to donate $2.83m Australian Open prize to bushfire relief if he wins
Alexander Zverev says he will donate the full $2.83million Australian Open winner’s prize fund to bushfire relief if he goes all the way to win the tournament.
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.
Bushfire smoke hits Australian Open again, but rain raises hopes
Bushfire smoke disrupted the Australian Open build-up Wednesday for a second straight day to deepen concerns about the fate of the year's first tennis Grand Slam, but a cool change late in the day raised hopes of rain soaking the blazes.
'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.
Rain offers Australian bushfire hope, but smoke hits tennis stars
Hopes of containing Australia's months-long bushfire crisis rose Tuesday with heavy rain forecast, but toxic smoke in Melbourne disrupted warm-up events for the year's first tennis Grand Slam.
State of emergency as bushfires rage in Australia
A state of emergency was declared in Australia's most populated region on Thursday as an unprecedented heatwave fanned out-of-control bushfires, destroying homes and smothering huge areas with toxic smoke.
Toxic bushfire haze blankets eastern Australia
Toxic haze blanketed Sydney Tuesday triggering a chorus of smoke alarms to ring across the city and forcing school children inside, as "severe" weather conditions fuelled deadly bush blazes along Australia's east coast.