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1 Dec 2020
Authorities are battling bushfires that have been burning for weeks on Australia's holiday destination Fraser Island amid a heatwave.
8 Jan 2020
Smoke from bushfires in Australia has traveled some 11,000 kilometers (6,800 miles) to South America. Last week, the highest levels of carbon monoxide in the world were measured over the "clean" South Pacific Ocean.
1 Jan 2020
Australia's world number one Ashleigh Barty visits koalas injured in recent bushfires at an animal hospital in Brisbane as she starts to prepare for the new season.
23 Nov 2019
At least three people have been killed and over 150 houses have been destroyed in bushfires raging across eastern Australia. A record number of emergency warnings were issued this week.
8 Nov 2019
Dozens of bushfires rage out of control across eastern Australia, blocking escape routes for residents and shuttering the main highway linking major cities on the country's Pacific coast.

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