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World 31 Jan 2020 | 5:36 PM

State of emergency declared in Canberra amid threatening bushfire

SYDNEY (BERNAMA): Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday (Jan 31), as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire beyond the control of firefighters.

Community 14 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

The heat is on in Melbourne

AS MALAYSIANS bravely battled the annual haze a few weeks ago, Melburnians had a different sort of fight on their hands.

World 30 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires destroys almost 40 homes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major bushfire in the west Australian outback has destroyed almost 40 homes, officials said on Wednesday, as firefighters end a third month of fighting bushfires across the country.