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Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return

01 January, 2020 6:09 pm 6:09 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Some residents of Australia’s capital Canberra were evacuated briefly on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out near the airport as searing hot weather ended a few days of respite and the number of out-of-control blazes surged in the southeast of the country. Roads were closed and the authorities told people to leave … Read More


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Australia to screen some flights from China, warns coronavirus difficult to...

01 January, 2020 9:18 am 9:18 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will begin screening passengers arriving from a Chinese city in a bid to stop the spread of a new coronavirus, the country’s chief medical officer said on Tuesday, although authorities warned that an outbreak would be hard to prevent. Chinese authorities have confirmed more than 200 people have caught the new … Read More


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Australia boosts emergency funding for bushfire-affected businesses

01 January, 2020 9:34 am 9:34 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Monday boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist season, as firefighters used cooler weather to prepare for a return of hazardous fire conditions. The fires have killed 29 people and millions of animals, destroyed more than 2,500 … Read More


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Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

01 January, 2020 8:34 am 8:34 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding. Fears of smoke from the fires disrupting the Australian Open tennis receded in Melbourne, where the main tournament was due to start on … Read More


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Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

01 January, 2020 8:24 am 8:24 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thunderstorms lashed parts of Australia’s east coast early on Saturday, causing road closures and flash flooding, but the country was still battling nearly 100 bushfires and some of the affected areas remained dry. Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, states hit badly by the bushfires that have so far killed 29 people, … Read More


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Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

01 January, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding. Fears of smoke from the fires disrupting the Australian Open tennis receded in Melbourne, where the main tournament was due to … Read More


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Pakistan ready for assistance in tackling bush fires in Australia: army chi...

01 January, 2020 7:52 pm 7:52 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday reiterated the offer that Pakistan stands ready for any assistance in tackling the bush fires in Australia. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Australian Vice Chief of Defence Forces Vice Admiral David Johnston AO RAN … Read More


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Don’t be put off by fires, Australia tells tourists

01 January, 2020 5:44 pm 5:44 pm

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. Morrison made the plea on Wednesday as he visited Kangaroo Island, a usually wildlife-rich tourist attraction … Read More


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Don’t be put off by fires, Australia tells tourists

01 January, 2020 11:46 am 11:46 am

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. Morrison made the plea on Wednesday as he visited Kangaroo Island, a usually wildlife-rich tourist attraction … Read More


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Thousands flee fires in Australia, navy helps evacuate the stranded

01 January, 2020 9:38 pm 9:38 pm

BATEMANS BAY, Australia/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia’s east coast on Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the blazes. Fueled by searing temperatures and high winds, more than 200 fires are burning across the southeastern states of New … Read More


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Twelve dead, several missing as Australia counts the cost of devastating bu...

01 January, 2020 10:56 am 10:56 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A third person was confirmed dead on Wednesday in devastating bushfires that engulfed Australia’s southeast coast this week and a fourth was missing and feared dead, as navy ships rushed to provide supplies and assist with evacuations. Twelve people have now lost their lives in fire-related deaths across Australia since blazes broke … Read More


Australia’s ‘columns of fire’ force mass evacuation, clai...

12 December, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A volunteer firefighter was killed battling Australian bushfires on Monday as “columns” of flames generating their own dangerous weather systems bore down on a tourist region, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. The firefighter, and two others who suffered burns, were working on a fire about 70 km (45 … Read More


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Smith falls but Australia push to 336-5 in Boxing Day Test

12 December, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand paceman Neil Wagner denied Steve Smith his first century of the home summer but Australia’s batsmen dug in to push to 336 for five at lunch on day two of the Boxing Day Test on Friday. Middle order batsman Travis Head reached his eighth half-century and was 57 not out … Read More


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Australia’s bushfires circle Sydney as temperatures soar

12 December, 2019 10:32 pm 10:32 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Catastrophic conditions fuelled massive bushfires across Australia’s New South Wales state on Saturday, with two blazes around Sydney burning at emergency level, while in South Australia one person was found dead in a fire zone. Some major roads heading to the south and west from Sydney were closed for part of the … Read More


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Murad Saeed’s father arrested in Australia: sources

12 December, 2019 11:52 pm 11:52 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Saeedullah, father of Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, has been arrested in Australia on Monday. According to the sources, Murad Saeed’s father was arrested at Melbourne airport over incomplete documentation. It was reported that the minister’s father reached in Australia on student visa. Saeedullah could not satisfy the immigration officials … Read More