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Australia grants fund to prevent bushfires

The Australian government on Monday allocated USD 2 million to prevent deadly bushfires from ravaging rural Victorian communities.

Bushfires follow Australia`s third-hottest year

Australia experienced its third-hottest year on record in 2014, paving the way for an early start to the bushfire season, scientists said Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters battled blazes in three states.

Australia minister cites Wikipedia to dismiss bushfire-climate link

Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt has played down links between the country`s bushfire disaster and climate change after he "looked up what Wikipedia said".

Australian state faces new bushfire emergencies

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.

Australia wildfires not yet contained fully

The scores of wildfires that destroyed over 100 homes and other buildings in southern Australia have reduced after temperatures cooled from record highs, officials said on Wednesday.

Bushfires threaten Australia town

A major bushfire threatens a town in south Australia after raging for several days across hundreds of hectares of scrub.