In our news wrap Thursday, China closed off Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, in an unprecedented effort to contain a deadly coronavirus. Officials announced two other cities will be shuttered Friday, as infected patients are hospitalized in isolation…
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region, which came as Australia grapples with an unprecedented fire season that has left a large swath of destruction.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump departed the World Economic Forum after urging European countries to liberalize trade. Trump complained that the European Union is “more difficult to do business with than China.” Also, high winds and sweltering temperatures…
By Miles O'Brien
Australia has been suffering a summer of extreme weather and dire consequences. Thunderstorms and hail have been pelting eastern sections of the country, while strong winds have produced dust storms. Plus, drought conditions and devastating bushfires remain a major problem.
Firefighters in Australia are finally getting some help from nature, in the form of lower temperatures and rain. But many fires are still burning, and millions of acres have been lost. The blazes have also caused tremendous damage to the…
Firefighters winched from helicopters to reach the cluster of fewer than 200 Wollemi Pines in a remote gorge in the Blue Mountains a week before a massive wildlife bore down.
In our news wrap Monday, a volcano in the Philippines is erupting, forcing thousands of people from their homes. The Taal volcano is spewing lava about 40 miles south of Manila, the capital. Also, China is condemning Taiwanese separatists after…
By Alison Thoet
Crafters took up their tools to lend some comfort to hurt animals in the wake of historic and deadly Australian bushfires. But some facilities receiving these items say the outpouring of generosity may not be serving the animals who need…
By Nick Perry, Associated Press
Crews battling Australia’s wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather.
Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented wildfire crisis, officials said Saturday.
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