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Australia battles bushfires, prepares for 'catastrophic' conditions

10 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Australian firefighters raced on Sunday to contain widespread bushfires that have left three people dead, and warned of "catastrophic" fire conditions ahead, including around the country's biggest city of Sydney. | Video

Australian firefighters battle widespread blazes, brace for worse conditions

09 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Australian firefighters will spend Sunday trying to contain bushfires as authorities warn that widespread fire danger on Tuesday will stretch their ability to protect people.

Australian bushfires kill three, destroy at least 150 homes

09 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE Three people have died, four are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday. | Video

One person found dead and 100 homes destroyed in Australian bushfires

08 Nov 2019

MELBOURNE, Nov 9 One person has been found dead and at least 100 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday.

REFILE-Sunday morning shoppers stunned as New Zealand store plays pornography

29 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE, Sept 29 Sunday morning shoppers in the New Zealand city of Auckland caught glimpses of the unexpected when a store's promotional screen played pornography over several hours.

Bougainville independence vote from PNG scheduled for Nov 23 to Dec 7

28 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE, Sept 28 Voting in the Pacific island of Bougainville's referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG) will be held between Nov. 23 and Dec. 7, the referendum commission said.

Metallica cancel Australia, New Zealand tour as Hetfield enters rehab

28 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE American heavy metal band Metallica has canceled its upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, saying that lead singer and guitarist James Hetfield has been admitted into an addiction treatment program.

Australian jailed in Iran identified as Melbourne University academic

14 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE, Sept 14 A British-Australian woman jailed in Iran has been identified as Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne.

More than 100 Australian bushfires 'omen' of severe summer fire season

08 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Australian firefighters battled more than 100 bushfires across two eastern states on Sunday as authorities warned that parts of the country could expected a severe bushfire season this summer.

Australia's east coast battles more than 100 bushfires, 21 homes destroyed

07 Sep 2019

MELBOURNE Australian firefighters battled strong winds and fast-moving blazes on Saturday as they worked to contain out-of-control bushfires that have destroyed at least 21 homes across two states on the country's east coast.

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