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Probe into fatal Australia bushfire plane crash complicated by dangers

24 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australian officials were working on Friday to extricate the bodies of three U.S. firefighters from a plane that crashed in remote bushland, as the area's "active" bushfire status complicated an investigation into the accident. | Video

UPDATE 4-Australia mourns U.S. firefighters as probe into plane crash begins

24 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Jan 24 Firefighters in Australia held a minute's silence on Friday for three U.S. colleagues killed in a plane crash as investigators scoured the accident site in remote bushland.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Australia mourns U.S. firefighters as probe into plane crash begins

24 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Jan 24 Firefighters in Australia held a minute's silence on Friday for three U.S. colleagues killed in a plane crash as investigators began scouring the accident site in remote bushland.

Australia's bushfire danger flares up as Sydney faces scorching heat

22 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Soaring temperatures are set to stoke simmering bushfires in Australia's southeast on Thursday, with Sydney forecast to hit 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit) following a few days of cooler weather.

Koalas, wallabies endangered by Australia bushfires 'ecological disaster'

13 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE The Australian government committed A$50 million to an emergency wildlife recovery program on Monday, calling the bushfires crisis engulfing the country "an ecological disaster" that threatens several species, including koalas and rock wallabies. | Video

Australian prime minister's approval rating goes up in flames

13 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Public support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slumped to its lowest levels amid widespread anger over his government's handling of Australia's bushfire crisis, according to a survey released by Newspoll on Monday. | Video

Australia weather bureau sees no sign of cooler weather or rain to quell bushfires

10 Jan 2020

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Australia's weather agency sees no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who have warned that only a large downpour will halt bushfires sweeping across the country.

Australia weather bureau sees no sign of cooler weather or rain to quell bushfires

09 Jan 2020

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Australia's weather agency sees no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who have warned that only a large downpour will halt bushfires sweeping across the country.

Australia weather bureau sees no sign of cooler weather or rain to quell bushfires

09 Jan 2020

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Australia's weather agency sees no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who have warned that only a large downpour will halt bushfires sweeping across the country.

UPDATE 1-Australia weather bureau sees no sign of cooler weather or rain to quell bushfires

09 Jan 2020

* Warming trend expected to continue, bureau says (Updates throughout with comments from Bureau of Meteorology press conference)

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