Aussie firefighters say 'megablaze' near Sydney under control

Asia Pacific Jan 13, 2020

Aussie firefighters say 'megablaze' near Sydney under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday as wet weather promised to deliver a much-needed respite to areas ravaged by wildfires. New South Wales firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers ...

Australian fires merge into giant inferno in Snowy Mountains

Asia Pacific Jan 11, 2020

Australian fires merge into giant inferno in Snowy Mountains

Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeast Australia on Saturday, near where a man suffered serious burns protecting a home during a night of treacherous conditions during the nation's unprecedented fire crisis. Authorities were assessing the damage after firefighters battled flames fanned ...

Australian prime minister jeered in wildfire-ravaged zone

Asia Pacific Jan 3, 2020

Australian prime minister jeered in wildfire-ravaged zone

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was confronted by angry residents who cursed and insulted him Thursday as he visited a wildfire-ravaged corner of the country. Locals in Cobargo, in New South Wales, yelled at him, made obscene gestures and called him an "idiot" and worse, criticizing ...