Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger ahead

The death toll for wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warn of worsening conditions to come. This NASA Modis satellite image provided by Maxar shows smoke from wildfires burning in New South Wales, … Read More

‘Leave Now’: Australians Urged to Evacuate as ‘Catastrophic’ Fires Loom

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SYDNEY – Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia’s east coast on Monday, urging residents in high-risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming “catastrophic” fire conditions. Bushfires burning across New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland … Read More

Cyclone Trevor: Largest ever evacuation under way in Australia’s Northern Territory as a state of emergency declared

Credit NASA With more than 1,000 thought to be dead and fears for another 500,000 with 90% of the Mozambique city of Beira destroyed by Cyclone Idai, 2019’s extreme weather continues to intensify. The largest evacuation before a cyclone in … Read More

Thousands of cattle feared dead after drought-stricken Australia is hit by intense flooding

Stranded cows are seen surrounded by floodwater in Queensland, Australia February 5, 2019 in this still picture obtained from social media on February 8, 2019. (REUTERS) Thousands of drought-stricken cattle are feared dead in Australia after a storm brought torrential downpours and intense … Read More

Arab League urges Australia, Brazil to shift stance on Jerusalem

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Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital  – AHMAD GHARABLI (AFP/File) Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital. The Arab League on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on Australia and Brazil to “abide by international … Read More

Pence takes the new U.S. Asia strategy on the road

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Vice President Pence in Kalispell, Mont., on Nov. 5. (Justin Franz/Flathead Beacon/AP) More than a dozen Pacific nations will convene in the capital of Papua New Guinea next week, where Vice President Pence will lay out the next phase of … Read More

‘Incurable’ & drug-resistant: Deadly superbug colonizing hospitals across globe

The superbug Staphylcocus epidermidis on an agar plate in Melbourne on September 4, 2018. © William WEST / AFP Doctors are warning of a potentially fatal and “formidable” pathogen which has spread to hospitals across the globe and is resistant … Read More

A major new war is looming — and this one sits worryingly close to home

A “TICKING time bomb” on Australia’s doorstep is counting down to war — and an expert says the world is blind to it. A MAJOR new war is looming — and this one sits worryingly close to home. Asia is … Read More

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