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Djokovic concerned about smoke at Australian Open as bushfires continue to blaze

SYDNEY - Tennis world number two Novak Djokovic said he is concerned that smoke might cause some problems at the Australian Open later this...

Australian PM calls up reservists as fire threats escalate

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called up about 3,000 reservists as the threat of wildfires escalated Saturday in at least three states.  He says...

Australian Prime Minister jeered by angry bushfire victims

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced enraged hecklers and an angry firefighter in a town ravaged by bushfires, piling pressure on the leader amid...

Australia sending aid by sea to towns cut off by wildfires

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that destroyed homes and sent thousands...

Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront

Wildfires burning across Australia’s two most-populous states trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions Tuesday and were feared to have destroyed many...

‘A day we do not often see’: Australia’s southeast under huge fire threat

Tens of thousands of residents and holiday makers across a swathe of Australia’s southeast were urged to evacuate on Monday, as soaring temperatures and...

Disputed DRS review triggers NZ collapse vs Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — It was New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s turn to be puzzled by cricket’s Decision-Review System (DRS) after he was given out...

Sydney New Year’s fireworks to go ahead despite wildfires

Sydney’s iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead despite the wildfire crisis to show the world Australia’s resiliency, the prime minister said, while...

Retirement plans: fighting Australia’s bushfires

BLUE MOUNTAINS, Australia - The dirty, hot and dangerous work of battling bushfires might be physically exhausting for Raymond Lowe, but he is not...

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