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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.

Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat out of Brazil’s opener because of a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different World Cups by converting a penalty kick in the 27th minute.

Australian Broadcasting Corp. head concerned by police raid

The head of Australia’s public broadcaster said Friday she has “grave concern” about a recent police raid on the corporation’s headquarters in connection with a 2017 story based on leaked documents that indicated the country’s military forces were being investigated for possible war crimes in Afghanistan.

Cop who shot 911 caller sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison

A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 apologized to the woman’s family Friday for “taking the life of a perfect person,” just moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for a light sentence and ordered him to prison for 12

Ex-Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at age 89

Bob Hawke, Australia’s longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, whose charisma and powers of persuasion earned him near-folk hero status among many Australians, died on Thursday, his wife said. He was 89.

Australia’s ‘EggBoy’ an international sensation

On Friday, he was just another Australian high school student. By the end of the weekend, 17-year-old Will Connolly was the international sensation #EggBoy, the prankster who launched a thousand (give or take) memes.