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JOHOR BARU: Consumers can buy mandarin oranges at similar prices as last year but the fruits are smaller and not in abundance this year.
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's weather agency sees no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who have warned that only a large downpour will halt bushfires sweeping across the country.
KIAH, Australia (Reuters) - Australian farmer Anthony Thomas sat on his quad bike on Wednesday looking out over what is left of his farm, wiped out by a fire that swept through four days ago, destroying everything in its path.
JAKARTA: (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Experts on urban planning and flood mitigation have urged the public to engage in a healthier, more comprehensive discussion about flood mitigation instead of riding on a political spat between Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono regarding a 17-kilometre stretch of the Ciliwung River, a minor issue in Greater Jakarta's overall flood problem.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes and sent smoke as far as South America, even as authorities fretted about renewed dangers ahead.
SYDNEY: Australian firefighters used a break from searing temperatures to strengthen containment lines around huge wildfires burning in the country’s southeast, as the financial and environmental costs of the crisis mounted.
BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday (Jan 7) urged people to turn off taps and shower less to cope with a drought afflicting northern and central Thailand.
HYAMS BEACH, Australia (Reuters) - On any other January week, tourists would be jostling for space on the bright white sands of Australia's Hyams Beach.
EDEN, Australia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The peak summer holiday period should bring boatloads of cruise-ship passengers and other holiday makers to the Australian coastal town of Eden, with visitors thronging stores like Lynn Baxter's newsagent.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government is sticking firmly to a position that there is no direct link between climate change and the country's devastating bushfires, despite public anger, the anguish of victims and warnings from scientists.