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Climate change increasing probability of bushfire conditions in Oz

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 14:15

Climate change is increasing the probability of extreme bushfire conditions in Australia, a new report has found.

Military exercise sparked big Australian wildfire

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12:52

Fire officials defended Australia`s defense department today after investigators revealed a military training exercise ignited the largest of the wildfires that have torn across the nation`s most populous state over the past week.

Plane fighting Australia fires crashes as cooler weather eases threat

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12:40

A plane dousing wildfires in bushland around the Australia`s biggest city, Sydney, crashed into a national park on Thursday, sparking a new fire to add to 55 still burning across the state of New South Wales.

Bushfires in Australia still raging but major threat averted

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:30

The firefighter officials battling the wildfire in the state of New South Wales in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney said that the worst fears from the blazes are over but the crisis are far from over yet.

Military exercise sparked big Australian wildfire

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:54

A military training exercise ignited the largest of the wildfires that have ravaged Australia`s most populous state in the past week, investigators said on Wednesday.

Australian state faces new bushfire emergencies

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:30

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is facing three new bushfire emergencies with two fires burning near Newcastle and one in the Blue Mountains as extreme weather conditions remain in the state, local media reported Wednesday.

Bushfires in Australia: Major fire threat averted for today

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:32

Authorities on Wednesday said that people in Blue Mountains region can return to their home as a possible fire threat for the day has been averted.

Australia merges blazes in wildfire battle

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 15:23

Firefighters today deliberately merged two major blazes in southeastern Australia in a desperate battle to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen.

Australia`s bushfire insurance claims hit $96 mn

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:17

At least 900 bushfire claims have been lodged with the Australian insurers so far, with losses of more than 100 million Australian dollars ($96 million), the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) said Tuesday.

Bushfires push Australian region in state of emergency

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 08:59

Australian region of New South Wales is in a state of emergency following over 56 bushfires burning across the state, of which 12 are reportedly out of control.

New South Wales Blue Mountains fires could merge into one: Report

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 08:45

Adding fuel to the concerns sparked by Australian bushfires across New South Wales, the fire commissioner has warned that three fires could merge into one, worsening the situation, reports said.

Australia issues `catastrophic` alerts as fires rage

Last Updated: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 13:23

"Catastrophic" alerts have been issued in Australia after record-breaking temperatures and wild lightning storms sparked more than 100 fires across the country, officials said on Saturday.