Elderly woman dies in Tokyo condominium fire

National Dec 22, 2019

Elderly woman dies in Tokyo condominium fire

A fire that broke out at a condominium in central Tokyo early Sunday morning left one person dead and two others in critical condition, according to emergency personnel and local police. The Tokyo Fire Department received an emergency call at around 5:40 a.m. and dispatched ...

Sydney's wildfire smoke declared a 'public health emergency'

Asia Pacific Dec 16, 2019

Sydney's wildfire smoke declared a 'public health emergency'

The smoke blanketing Sydney is a "public health emergency," according to a coalition of Australian doctors and researchers who say climate change has helped fuel the wildfires that have produced the unprecedented haze. Air pollution across Australia's most-populous city and parts of the eastern state ...

Giant bush fire near Sydney may burn for weeks

Asia Pacific Dec 7, 2019

Giant bush fire near Sydney may burn for weeks

A giant blaze that has blanketed Sydney, Australia's largest city, in a hazardous smoke may take many weeks to put out, fire services said late on Friday, with the whole region fighting nearly 100 wild fires and expectations that the worst is yet to ...