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Dust Storms, Earthquakes & Bushfires Hit Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is shrouded in an eerie blanket of dust on September 23, 2009. Sydney’s cars and buildings turned orange as strong winds blew desert dust across the city, snarling commuter and air transport and prompting a warning

Australian wildfire death toll hits 181

HEALESVILLE, Australia (AFP) – Firefighters are battling to save Australian communities threatened by searing wildfires that have already claimed 181 lives, a toll that is expected to rise. As tales of the horror wrought by the infernos that have razed

Australia heatwave claims 37 lives

As the Arctic freeze sweeps Britain, a record-breaking heatwave in Australia has claimed the lives of 37 people and sparked bushfiresthat have destroyed 29 homes. South Australia and Victoria have been the worst affected, enduring six consecutive days of temperatures

Australia Wilts As Worst Heatwave Ever Hits

Emergency services have gone to high alert in southeast Australia as the region’s worst heatwave in a century sent temperatures soaring and residents scurrying for cover. Authorities warned elderly, sick and infant residents of the states of Victoria and South