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World 11 Jan 2021 | 5:19 PM

Residents flee, find shelter as bushfire nears South Australian town

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Residents of a small town in South Australia state were warned to seek shelter on Monday as firefighters were called in to battle a fast-moving grassfire.

World 02 Feb 2021 | 3:38 PM

Australian firefighters battle blaze destroying homes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Firefighters in Western Australia battled gusty winds and high temperatures on Tuesday as they fought a bushfire that has scorched thousands of hectares of land, raging out of control to ravage more than 30 homes.

Tennis 04 Feb 2021 | 8:20 AM

Australian Open cohort at 'relatively low risk' from COVID-19 case

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Victoria health officials believe 520 players and support staff connected with the Australian Open are at relatively low risk of having been exposed to the new coronavirus by a Melbourne quarantine hotel worker who tested positive for COVID-19.

Tennis 08 Feb 2021 | 3:25 PM

Game, set and mask: fans trickle in on first day of Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis fans wearing masks filtered into Melbourne Park on Monday for the start of the Australian Open, this year's first Grand Slam event, as the host city recorded one new locally transmitted case of the novel coronavirus.