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Emirates pledges funds to bushfire relief in Australia

FE Online Desk January 22, 2020 16:02:40

Emirates has announced its contributions to bushfire relief in Australia. The airline will be donating 10 per cent of all Emirates RED sales on every flight from 17 January until 16 February 2020 and...

Australia PM admits mistakes in handling of bushfire crisis

-- January 12, 2020 11:17:57

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis ravaging the country. The PM has faced mounting criticism over his government's response to the...

Bushfire sweeps across southeast Australia, two more dead

-- January 04, 2020 11:23:00

Bushfires were burning dangerously out of control on Australia’s east coast on Saturday, fueled by soaring temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property...

Australia PM sorry for Hawaii holiday during bushfire crisis

-- December 22, 2019 10:50:54

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday while the country struggled with a mounting wildfire crisis. Mr Morrison cut short his trip to Hawaii as criticism of him...

Travel warnings issued as fires ravage Australia

-- December 21, 2019 13:15:14

Catastrophic fire warnings are in place across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), where firefighters are tackling more than 100 blazes. Authorities have urged Christmas travellers to dela...

State of emergency declared in Australia over bushfire crisis

-- December 19, 2019 11:19:03

A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales, Australia, amid fears a record-breaking heatwave will exacerbate the state's bushfire crisis. The nation experienced its hottest day on reco...

Alarms triggered as Sydney choked by bushfire smoke

-- December 10, 2019 11:58:35

Smoke from Australia’s fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the...

Bushfire conditions worsen in east, west Australia

-- November 17, 2019 11:42:38

Rising temperatures, lightning strikes and gusty winds further raised fire danger on both coasts of Australia on Sunday as the country already battles more than 120 bushfires and firefighters work day...

Australian bushfires kill two, 150 homes destroyed

-- November 09, 2019 14:07:32

Two people have died, five are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW...

Australian deputy PM disqualified

BBC October 27, 2017 10:28:42

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a top court has ruled. The High Court of Australia decision means three of the p...

Australian court accepts dead man’s unsent text as valid will

BBC October 12, 2017 14:43:17

A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man's mobile phone as an official will. The 55-year-old man had composed a text message addressed to his brother, in which he...

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

BBC October 03, 2017 11:34:02

Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world's biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla...

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

BBC October 02, 2017 12:16:10

An Australian teenager has died after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym. Ben Shaw, 15, was attempting to bench press almost 100kg (220 lb) when the accident happened in Brisbane on Tu...