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    Australia firefighters race to contain blazes as heatwave looms

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 06:58pm on January 07, 2020

    Firefighters raced to contain massive bushfires in southeastern Australia Tuesday, taking advantage of a brief drop in temperatures and some much-needed rainfall before another heatwave...

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    Troops deployed across fire-hit Australia after horror weekend

    Agence France-Presse . Eden, Australia | Updated at 12:11am on January 07, 2020

    Reserve troops were deployed to fire-ravaged regions across three Australian states on Monday after a torrid weekend that turned swathes of land into smouldering, blackened...

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    Firefighters hit out at Aussie PM over bushfire response

    Agence France-Presse . Batemans Bay, Australia | Updated at 02:41pm on January 05, 2020

    Australian firefighters — from top brass to weary volunteers — hit out prime minister Scott Morrison’s handling of the bushfire crisis Sunday, as strains from...

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    Troops called to battle Australia bushfires

    Agence France-Presse . Batemans Bay | Updated at 01:10am on January 05, 2020

    Skies turned black and ash rained down as fires raged across southeastern Australia on Saturday, threatening power supplies to major cities and prompting the call-up...

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    Sydney may face power cut as fires destroy substations

    Agence France-Presse. Sydney, Australia | Updated at 04:02pm on January 04, 2020

    Electricity supplies in Australia's most populous state, including its largest city Sydney, were under threat on Saturday after bushfires took out two substations with authorities...

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    Military evacuates fire-hit Australian town

    Agence France-Presse . Nowra | Updated at 10:26pm on January 03, 2020

    Australia’s military launched the seaborne evacuation of hundreds of people trapped in a southeastern town Friday, as the country braced for yet more catastrophic bushfire...

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    Australia orders evacuation of fire-ravaged towns

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:58pm on January 02, 2020

    Australia ordered residents and tourists out of the path of raging bushfires Thursday as the country braced for a weekend heatwave expected to fan the...

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    At least eight killed, several missing in Australia bushfires

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Sydney | Updated at 01:49pm on January 02, 2020

    Eight people have been confirmed dead as the result of bushfires in southeast Australia this week, with several others still missing and hundreds of homes...

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    Australia fires kill eight, destroy homes

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:45am on January 02, 2020

    Relief supplies began reaching thousands of people stranded in fire-ravaged Australian towns Wednesday after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist spots and rural areas leaving...

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    Fires encircle Australian towns

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:40pm on December 31, 2019

    Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were bedding down at beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on New Year’s Eve after fleeing deadly blazes that ripped through...

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