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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.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's public sector workers on Friday rejected a government offer to nearly double salaries for the lowest paid employees because it was not enough to cushion them against soaring prices, their union said.
BANGKOK: Thai authorities are trucking drinking water to parts of Bangkok and urging residents to shower less as a worsening drought and rising sea levels increased salinity, a growing risk faced by many Asian cities, climate researchers said.
EDEN: Gale-force winds in Australia merged two enormous fires into a megablaze spanning an area four times the size of Greater London on Friday (Jan 10), while tens of thousands rallied to again demand action on climate change.
BUNGKHLA, Thailand/BANGKOK (Reuters) - When the normally murky brown Mekong River turned a brilliant blue late last year, villagers in northeastern Thailand were surprised.
BUNGKHLA/BANGKOK:When the normally murky brown Mekong River turned a brilliant blue late last year, villagers in northeastern Thailand were surprised.Then, this week, unusually large patches of green algae appeared, clogging up nets and making it almost impossible to fish.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's alpine resorts have dusted off winter snowmaking machines to blast ice-cold water onto dry ski slopes as huge bushfires threaten to engulf the Snowy Mountains region.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be "very, very challenging" even as rain poured down in some parts.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan remained deadlocked after two days of talks in their disputes over a giant hydropower dam on the Nile though Cairo said it hoped the issues would be resolved by Jan. 15 in line with a deadline agreed with Washington.
COBARGO, Australia (Reuters) - After observing a kangaroo limping in a creek bed with paws burnt by bushfires, wildlife volunteer Janine Green takes the decision that she never wants to make.