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AseanPlus News 27 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM

Scenes of bushfire-razed homes as Australia braces for more heatwaves

MELBOURNE: Residents returned Sunday to charred homes after a Christmas Day bushfire in southern Australia destroyed more than 100 properties, with firefighters bracing for a new heatwave forecast in the lead-up to the new year.

World 25 Nov 2015 | 6:20 PM

Australia bushfire kills two people, thousands of animals - media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A bushfire in southern Australia has killed two people and thousands of animals and destroyed homes and buildings along a 27-mile front, media reported on Wednesday, as the blaze headed for the wine-growing region of the Barossa Valley.

Nation 21 Jun 2014 | 9:24 PM

Fireman killed in accident after fighting bushfire in Pekan Nanas

PONTIAN: A fireman was killed and another injured when a lorry crashed into them just after they had finished the day fighting a bushfire in Pekan Nanas.

AseanPlus News 16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Victory for Aussie bushfire survivors

SYDNEY: Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly A$500mil (RM1.5bil) payout in the biggest class action settlement in the nation’s history.

World 15 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia pushing for bushfire early warning system

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government is pushing to establish a bushfire early warning system after a week of blazes that killed at least 181 people, Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday.

Community 08 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Reaching out to bushfire victims

THE international business community has reached out to help those recently devastated by the Australian bushfires.

Nation 17 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Dept battles to contain Gunung Tempurung bushfire

IPOH: The Perak Fire and Rescue Department battled hard to contain a bushfire that had consumed more than 4ha of forest on the slopes of Gunung Tempurung, located near the Sungai Siput Selatan new village in Kampar.

Singapore 23 Dec 2014 | 12:15 PM

Australian bushfire survivors win record class action

SYDNEY, Dec 23, 2014 (AFP) - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won final court approval Tuesday for a nearly Aus$500 million (US$407 million) payout -- the biggest class action settlement in the nation’s history.

Nation 20 Jul 2015 | 9:09 PM

Fireman electrocuted while fighting bushfire

KOTA KINABALU: A fireman was electrocuted while putting out a bushfire near a squatter colony in the east coast Sandakan.

World 15 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia mourns bushfire victims

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia mourned the victims of deadly bushfires at church services across the country on Sunday while the government vowed to create an early warning system to try to avoid a repetition of the disaster.