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Australia sending aid to wildfire towns as death toll rises

Australia has deployed military ships and aircraft to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that have left at least 17 people dead nationwide and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline

Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront

Wildfires burning across Australia’s two most populous states Tuesday trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions and killed at least two people while more property along the country’s east coast fell victim to a devastating fire season.

Thousands of koalas feared dead in Australia wildfires

Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia’s iconic marsupial, while the fire danger increased in the country’s east as temperatures soared.

Australia battles ‘catastrophic’ wildfires as PM rushes home

Australia’s most populous state has been paralyzed by what firefighters describe as “catastrophic” conditions amid soaring temperatures, while one person has died as wildfires ravaged the country’s southeast. Cooler air is expected to move through New South Wales, although authorities warn that strong winds could push fires in dangerous new directions

Vast bush fires race across Australia, destroying 150 homes and killing 3

Raging fires stretching across a distance half the length of the California coastline killed at least three people and destroyed more than 150 homes in Australia over the weekend. Senior firefighters warned Sunday the blaze could become so dangerous in coming days that they might not be able to protect lives and property.

‘Unprecedented’ number of emergency-level wildfires scorch eastern Australia

An "unprecedented" outbreak of emergency-level bush fires has scorched a vast area of Australia's southeastern state of New South Wales during the past few days, with fire weather only beginning to improve on Friday, according to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

Sam Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on that advanced the Matildas into the knockout rounds Kerr tied American Alex Morgan for the tournament lead with five goals. Australia advanced to the round of 16 and will face Norway on Saturday in the round of 16.