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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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    Sydney fireworks to go ahead

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:43pm on December 29, 2019

    A petition to cancel Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks and use the money to fight bushfires ringing the city has topped 260,000 signatures, but...

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    Nearly 2,000 evacuated as cyclone hammers Fiji

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 10:44pm on December 28, 2019

    Nearly 2,000 people took refuge in emergency shelters and one man was missing after being swept away in floodwaters as Tropical Cyclone Sarai pounded Fiji...

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    Australian PM dismisses reckless calls to curb coal

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 10:36pm on December 23, 2019

    Under-fire Australian prime minister Scott Morrison on Monday rejected calls for ‘reckless’ and ‘job-destroying’ cuts to the country’s vast coal industry in the face of...

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