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Hundreds of koalas 'massacred' in Australia, activists say

Hundreds of koalas 'massacred' in Australia, activists say

Australian environmentalists say hundreds of koalas have been killed at a bluegum logging plantation in the state of Victoria, sparking an investigation by officials.

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.

Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk

Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk

Thousands of firefighters burned grassland in eastern Australia on Monday in a desperate bid to starve an anticipated new front of bushfires of fuel before forecast searing temperatures on Tuesday.

Australians ordered to evacuate as bushfire hits towns

Australians ordered to evacuate as bushfire hits towns

As firefighters struggled to contain bushfires on Wednesday, Australian authorities ordered immediate evacuations for the people most threatened, including those in coastal tourist destinations.

Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Australian Associated Press reported that the aircraft, a 1994 Kawasaki BK117, had crashed into a tree.

 Sydney bushfire destroys more than 1,000 hectares

Sydney bushfire destroys more than 1,000 hectares

An out-of-control bushfire in Sydney's south-west that has razed more than 1,000 hectares was still burning on Sunday, officials said, but the warning threat had been downgraded.

Park visitors rescued from bushfire as heatwave strikes Australia

Park visitors rescued from bushfire as heatwave strikes Australia

Holidaymakers trapped by bushfire had to be rescued by boat from a national park south of Australia's largest city of Sydney and 200 people were evacuated by firefighters ...

Australia warns of disastrous bushfires amid heatwave

Australia warns of disastrous bushfires amid heatwave

Eastern Australia was bracing for severe "off the scale" fire conditions on Sunday as it baked in a heatwave that has broken temperature records and sparked dire warnings from authorities.

Bushfire destroys nearly 100 homes in Western Australia

Bushfire destroys nearly 100 homes in Western Australia

A bushfire destroyed nearly 100 homes in Western Australia as it swept through countryside south of Perth, but there were no casualties reported.

 How China decided to redraw the global financial map

How China decided to redraw the global financial map

Plans for China’s new development bank, one of Beijing’s biggest global policy successes, were almost shelved two years ago due to doubts among senior Chinese policymakers.