Australia mega-fire doused as torrential rain brings relief

Asia Pacific Feb 9, 2020

Australia mega-fire doused as torrential rain brings relief

A wildfire that burned out an area eight times the size of Manhattan has been put out as torrential downpours across Australia's east coast brought relief to firefighters who have been battling blazes for several months. The number of fires still burning across New South ...

Soccer Feb 2, 2020

Virus restrictions hit Asian Champions League fixtures in Australia

The Asian Champions League was thrown into further chaos Sunday with Australia announcing that fixtures due to be held in Perth and Sydney can no longer take place due to travel restrictions related to the deadly coronavirus. The news follows a Saturday announcement by Australia's ...

Canberra breaks heat record amid wildfire threat

Asia Pacific Feb 2, 2020

Canberra breaks heat record amid wildfire threat

Temperatures in the Australian capital, Canberra, have set a new monthly record amid an advancing wildfire that has prompted a state of emergency declaration, weather service Meteo France said Sunday. The city declared its first state of emergency in nearly two decades last week in ...

Emergency declared for bush fire-threatened Canberra

Asia Pacific Jan 31, 2020

Emergency declared for bush fire-threatened Canberra

Authorities in Canberra on Friday declared the first state of emergency in almost two decades as a bush fire bore down on the Australian capital. The chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, said the measure was "effective now and will be in ...