Posts Tagged Australia

Firefighting plane crash kills 3 in Australia

UNTV News   •   January 23, 2020

Sydney, Australia – Three people were killed when a water-bombing plane fighting bushfires crashed into a large fireball in Australia on Thursday amid rising temperatures that have further fueled the...

One man and his dog: Rescuing koalas from Australia’s bushfires

UNTV News   •   January 16, 2020

Sydney, Australia – A dog trained to track down animals has been helping Australian forest guards find koalas in danger amid the huge bushfires razing the land and claiming the...

Australians demand PM’s resignation amid bushfires

UNTV News   •   January 10, 2020

Sydney – Thousands of Australians on Friday protested in several cities demanding Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s resignation over his failure to act on raging fires and his lack of commitment...

Comedienne Celeste Barber launches fund raising campaign for Australia

Marje Pelayo   •   January 9, 2020

AUSTRALIA — Comedienne Celeste Barber initiated a fund raising effort in support of the firefighters battling the raging wildfire across the country. So far, her campaign has generated US$30-M. About...

Australia extends state of disaster in areas affected by bushfires

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2020

Sydney, Australia – The state of Victoria in southeastern Australia on Thursday extended the state of disaster due to bushfires and urged the people to evacuate danger zones before the...

Australia to cull thousands of wild camels as they search for water

UNTV News   •   January 8, 2020

Sydney — Australian authorities began culling at least 10,000 wild camels Wednesday whose overwhelming population has endangered communities in the desert region as they try to access water amid one...

Australia bushfires death toll increases to 26

UNTV News   •   January 8, 2020

Sydney – Australian authorities confirmed Wednesday the death of a firefighter as a result of bushfires that have ravaged the country since September, bringing the death toll to 26. Matt...

Filipinos advised to defer travel to Australia as deadly wildfires continue

Marje Pelayo   •   January 7, 2020

SYDNEY, Australia – Authorities describe the ravaging wildfire as unprecedented as it has affected huge part of the country, has damaged thousands of homes, and has killed millions of Australia’s...

Light rain gives some respite from Australia bushfires

UNTV News   •   January 6, 2020

Sydney, Australia – Light rain in areas affected by bushfires in southeast Australia on Monday gave firefighters and affected communities some respite before temperatures are expected to return to around...

Australian Navy begins rescue of people trapped by bushfires

Robie de Guzman   •   January 3, 2020

Sydney, Australia – The Australian Navy on Friday began sea evacuations of thousands of people trapped by bushfires which have been burning out of control in southeast of the country...

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