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World 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia hunts deadly bushfire arsonists

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police combed through blackened wastelands on Tuesday, searching for clues in the hunt for arsonists they believe started some of the nation's deadliest bushfires.

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.

World 12 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia braces for "highest-risk" bushfire season

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia has begun preparing more than 1,000 fire refuges and will recast its national alert system to warn of

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2016 | 3:27 AM

Climate change fuels bushfire risk as Australia heats up

SYDNEY: “A sunburnt country... with a pitiless blue sky”, so the famous poem goes, but where once Australia could rely on “steady, soaking rain”, a trend of hotter and drier weather as the climate warms is making it more vulnerable to severe bushfires.

World 11 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia sifts through ash to ID bushfire victims

KINGLAKE, Australia (Reuters) - Forensic police sifted through ash and the twisted remains of houses on Wednesday to identify those killed in the nation's deadliest bushfires, but some are so badly burnt they may never be identified.

World 09 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bushfire smoke blankets major Australian city

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Smoke from bushfires burning hundreds of kilometres away blanketed Australia's second largest city Melbourne on Saturday, delaying flights and setting off fire alarms at the city's airport.

World 25 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australia bushfire lines drawn around Jurassic pines

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian firefighters battling bush blazes ringing Sydney are taking special action to protect stands of historic Wollemi pines which are among the earth's oldest plants, dating back 150 million years to dinosaur times.

AseanPlus News 20 Oct 2013 | 2:23 PM

Parts of Australia facing worst bushfire threat in 40 years

SYDNEY: Australian fire services warned Sunday that parts of New South Wales were facing the most dangerous combination of warm, dry weather and strong winds in more than 40 years as major wildfires swept the state.