Burned out remains sit on a plot of land after a bushfire went through an area, in Wingello, New South Wales. Photograph: EPA

Two more people were missing in remote parts of the Australian state of New South Wales as rain and cooler temperatures brought some welcome relief to(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AFP

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was lambasted and mocked on social media for politicising a beefed up defence-force response to the nation’s (...)

  A firefighter works to contain a small bushfire, which closed the Princes Highway, near Ulladulla, Australia, on Sunday.  Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

Australian authorities began assessing the damage on Sunday from heatwave-spurred bushfires that swept through two states a day earlier, as cooler con(...)

Thousands of people remain stranded in the coastal town of Mallacoota and are being evacuated by navy ships to Melbourne. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Two more bushfire deaths on Kangaroo Island, in remote South Australia, have brought to 23 the number of people killed in fires across Australia this (...)

A firefighter hoses down trees  near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images.

Australia deployed military ships and aircraft on Wednesday to help communities ravaged by devastating wildfires that have left at least 17 people dea(...)

A wildfire near Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, on Tuesday. The country’s east coast is dotted with apocalyptic scenes on the last day of the warmest decade on record in Australia. Photograph: (State Government of Victoria/New York Times

Thousands of people swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the g(...)

A fireman fights a bushfire to protect a property in Balmoral, 150kms southwest of Sydney.  A state of emergency was declared in Australia’s most populated region as a record heat wave fanned unprecedented bushfires. Photograph: Getty

Under attack from multiple fires running at them from different directions, the firefighters in Balmoral ran out of water. The New South Wales southe(...)

A firefighter sprays water on a fire moving closer to a home in Blackheath, New South Wales state, Australia on SundayPhotograph: Twitter via AP.

Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia made the most of cooler weather on Sunday to access badly burnt towns and contain blazes before the expec(...)

 Fire burns a home in Buxton, New South Wales.  Photograph: EPA

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a rare public apology on Friday and cut short a Hawaiian vacation in response to mounting public anger(...)

A resident puts out small fires as he rides his motorcycle in Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia on November 10th.  Photograph: Darren Pateman/EPA

Here in Australia we are still three weeks shy of summer but our bushfire season has well and truly kicked off with a vengeance. Fires that started i(...)

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