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Op-Ed: For England, Harry, and … Saint Media?

London - The public row within the Royals regarding Harry and Meghan is the tip of a very unimpressive iceberg. Harry, serial vertebrate as he is, has taken a very understandable dislike to the ever-brattish UK tabloid media.

Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia

Sydney - Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas.

Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers

Sydney - Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday, while giving joy to many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.

Australia to lose billions as bushfires deter tourists

Sydney - Australia will lose billions of dollars in tourism revenue as international visitors cancel trips in droves due to bushfires raging across the country, an industry body forecast Friday.

Fires, then floods: How much can a koala bear?

Sydney - A week ago, koalas at an Australian wildlife park were in the path of raging bushfires. On Friday, they were soaking wet and being carried to safety from flash floods.

Rain hits Australian fires, but blazes still rage

Sydney - Heavy rain fell on bushfires in eastern Australia Friday for a second straight day, offering further relief from a months-long crisis, but dozens of blazes remained out of control.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

Sydney - A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials said.

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Nowra - Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Nowra - Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

Sydney - A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials said.

Op-Ed: Australia's new subs — News, not news, and embarrassing babble

Sydney - Australian submarines typically get into the news for a variety of reasons, some credible and some not so credible. Our very expensive but very interesting new French-made submarines are getting their share of flak already.

Bushfire smoke disrupts Australian Open build-up

Melbourne - Bushfire smoke disrupted the Australian Open build-up Wednesday for a second straight day, with qualifying rounds delayed following a barrage of complaints about safety from international tennis players.

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to bushfire smoke

Melbourne - Qualifying rounds for the Australian Open were delayed Wednesday as toxic smoke from widespread bushfires continued to choke Melbourne, throwing the Grand Slam's schedule into chaos.

5,000 feral camels culled in drought-hit Australia

Sydney - Helicopter-borne marksmen killed more than 5,000 camels in a five-day cull of feral herds that were threatening indigenous communities in drought-stricken areas of southern Australia, officials said Tuesday.

Pub 'lockout laws' eased in Sydney to boost nightlife

Sydney - Controversial laws that forced Sydney bars to close early and limited the drinks they could serve in a bid to curb alcohol-fueled violence ended Tuesday after complaints they had ruined the city's once-vibrant nightlife.

Australian 'megablaze' brought under control

Sydney - Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires.

Op-Ed: Australia speechlessly appreciative of help as fires still burn

Sydney - The sheer generosity of donations, help on the ground, and kind thoughts has pretty much left the nation speechless. We have no idea what to say, or even how to say it, but we couldn’t possibly be more appreciative.

Olivia Newton-John to perform at Fire Fight Australia benefit

On February 16, Dame Olivia Newton-John will be performing at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park for Fire Fight Australia.

Adam Lambert and Queen to perform at Fire Fight Australia benefit

Adam Lambert and the classic rock group Queen will be performing at a benefit concert in Sydney, where they will be raising money for the Australia bushfire relief effort.

Australia fires 'long way from over' but rain brings relief

Mogo - Massive bushfires in southeastern Australia still have a "long way to go", authorities have warned, even as colder conditions brought some relief to exhausted firefighters and communities on Saturday.
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