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Australian Crews Race to Contain Wildfires

Across New South Wales, 130 fires were still burning on Tuesday By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press BALMORAL, Australia (AP) — Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses ...

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Australia to Pay ‘Whatever it Takes’ to Fight Wildfires

Nationwide at least 25 people have been killed     By NICK PERRY and KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s government said Monday it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities recover from deadly wildfires ...

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Wildfires Threaten Creatures on Australian ‘Galapagos’

Fires have killed thousands of koalas and kangaroos     By NICK PERRY Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — It has been described as Australia’s Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country’s most endangered creatures. ...

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Australia Prime Minister Defends Response to Fires

New South Wales Rural Fire Service said 150 fires were active     By SHONAL GANGULY and STEVE McMORRAN Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Cooling temperatures and calmer winds brought some relief Sunday to Australian communities raked by wildfires, but ...

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U.S. Sends Firefighters to Australia

They include hotshot and helicopter crew members     Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crew of 20 veteran firefighters based in California will head to Australia on Monday to help battle the country’s out-of-control wildfires that have killed ...

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Fire Threats Intensify in Australia

Death toll in the wildfire crisis is now up to 23   By SHONAL GANGULY and STEVE McMORRAN Associated Press YDNEY (AP) — A father and son who were battling flames for two days are the latest victims of the ...

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Australian PM Jeered While Seeing Wildfire Damage

Locals yelled at him, made obscene gestures and called him an “idiot”     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison was confronted by angry residents who cursed and insulted him Thursday as he ...

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Australia Sends Military to Help Wildfire Towns

Wildfire death toll rises     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that have left at least 17 people dead nationwide and sent ...

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Some Flee Before Australia Wildfires Worsen

Should I stay or should I go?     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on ...

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Wildfire Traps Thousands at Australian Town’s Waterfront

Residents fled as winds pushed an emergency-level wildfire toward their homes     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Wildfires burning across Australia’s two most populous states on Tuesday trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic ...

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