By Kylie Morris, Independent Television News
The devastation from wildfires in Australia is on a scale that is difficult to comprehend. More than 20 million acres have burned, destroying 2,000 homes and killing potentially hundreds of millions of animals, as well as 27 people. Although the…
As devastating bushfires continue to burn across Australia, how is the country’s government responding? William Brangham speaks with David Littleproud, Australia’s minister for natural disaster and emergency management, about fighting fires while also embarking upon a recovery effort, whether the…
By Tristan Lavalette, Associated Press
Australia’s most populous state was paralyzed by “catastrophic” fire conditions Saturday amid soaring temperatures, while one person died as wildfires ravaged the country’s southeast, officials said.
By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
“We are in a position to say it’s contained. We feel comfortable with the efforts that have been made by our firefighters,” Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick said at a news conference.
By Sam Olukoya, Associated Press
Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria's largest textile markets.
By Asim Tanveer, Associated Press
A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove erupted Thursday on a train traveling in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province.
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
In the Amazon rainforest, record-breaking forest fires and ongoing deforestation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species that call the ecosystem home. Scientists seeking to save them are carefully evaluating which areas of the vibrant Amazon biome…
By Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press
The victims of the fire that tore through a scuba diving boat off Southern California's coast include high school students, a science teacher and his daughter, an adventurous marine biologist and a family of five celebrating a birthday.
Five crew members who jumped off the dive boat Conception were rescued, and the Coast Guard was searching for others who may have been able to escape the same way.
By Sara Burnett, Associated Press
Cleanup teams swept, sprayed and vacuumed neighboring streets Monday to scrub away any lead left over from the April blaze that decimated Notre Dame's roof and toppled its spire.
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