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MELBOURNE: Around 100,000 people were urged to flee five Melbourne suburbs on Monday evening (Dec 30) as Australia's spiralling bushfire crisis killed a volunteer firefighter battling a separate blaze in the countryside.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The ACT Brumbies said on Friday they were "moving ahead" with preparations for their Super Rugby opener on Friday despite a state of emergency being called for Canberra and surrounding regions due to a massive bushfire south of the capital city.
(Reuters) - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are among a number of players who will feature in an exhibition match ahead of this month's Australian Open to raise funds for bushfire relief efforts, organisers announced on Wednesday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Shane Warne's prized "baggy green" cap raised more than A$1 million (£525,107) on Friday for bushfire relief efforts, with the new owners planning to use it to raise more funds before it is donated to a museum.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - After weeks of criticism over the handling of the bushfires scorching Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday he will propose a national review into the response to the disaster, as the fires claimed another firefighter's life.
(Reuters) - The ATP will donate $500,000 (£382,877.71) to the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund as part of the bushfire relief efforts, the governing body of men's tennis said on Sunday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal pledged A$250,000 ($172,000) towards the Australian bushfire relief efforts at a charity event on Wednesday in the leadup to the Australian Open.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia's east coast on Friday, to the relief of exhausted firefighters and farmers battling years of drought, and granting a reprieve to the organisers of next week's Australian Open.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Some residents of Australia's capital Canberra were evacuated briefly on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out near the airport as searing hot weather ended a few days of respite and the number of out-of-control blazes surged in the southeast of the country.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A recent respite for Australian firefighters that brought rains and cooler weather is set to end, meteorologists warned on Monday, with hot conditions forecast for later this week raising a risk that blazes may start spreading again.