Tag: Australia

Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell leaves Australian jail after sex offences acquittal

The seven judges of the High Court agreed unanimously that the jury in the cardinal's trial "ought to have entertained a doubt" as to his guilt.

Baby diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia

The baby belongs to a 40-year-old woman who was also diagnosed with the virus after just returning from Iran.

Imported camels evacuated from Libya’s capital after port comes under fire

The camels left Tripoli's port shortly after midnight on Wednesday, and were herded along a highway leading west to the city of Zawiya, some 45 km (30 miles) away, where they arrived on Thursday morning, according to a local merchant.

Australia on standby for fire threat as heat, winds return

Australian authorities warned on Friday of severe fire danger in densely populated areas this weekend, declaring a state of emergency in the capital, Canberra, as soaring temperatures and strong whipped up huge, unpredictable blazes.

Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashes, killing three

Authorities had previously said the tanker was flying in the state's Snowy Monaro region, south of the capital Canberra.

Parts of Canberra evacuated as bushfire conditions return

Since September, hundreds of wildfires in Australia have killed 29 people as well as an estimated 1 billion native animals, while incinerating 2,500 homes and a total area of bushland larger than the size of Austria.

After fire, dust and hail play havoc on Australian summer

Drought-ravaged parts of rural Australia have been hit by dust storms that threaten to drift over more heavily populated cities including Sydney, bringing a new element to the extreme weather that has dominated the country over summer.

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.

Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows

Tourism accounts for more than 3% of Australia's A$1.95 trillion economy, with 9 million foreigners visiting the country annually and domestic tourism growing.

Koalas, wallabies endangered by Australia bushfires ‘ecological disaster’

Huge wildfires have razed more than 11.2 million hectares (27.7 million acres), nearly half the area of the United Kingdom.