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‘Best Feeling In The World’: Rescued Kangaroo Island Koalas Ready For Release

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After thousands of koalas were killed during the Kangaroo Island bushfires, many of those that were rescued are now healthy enough to be released.

National

National

Raising Bushfire Aid, But Sending Us The Bill: Is The Royal Visit Worth The Cost?

4 min read

Australian taxpayers are likely to foot a bill in the hundreds of thousands of dollars when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embark on their bushfire recovery tour.

National

National

'Fly High My Angel': Mother Of Teen Killed In House Fire Devastated By Loss

2 min read

A teenager killed in a tragic house fire on the NSW Central Coast is being remembered as sweet, kind and gentle by family and friends.

Music

Music

Stars Share Excitement For 'Fire Fight' Bushfire Relief Concert

2 min read

A star-studded list of local and international acts are preparing to give show-stopping performances at 'Fire Fight Australia' to raise money for bushfire relief.

National

National

How Hidden Cameras Are Helping Save Starving Animals On Kangaroo Island

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Volunteers delivering food to starving animals in the Kangaroo Island bushfire zone are using hidden cameras to help native populations to survive.

National

National

'I'm Not Relying On Evidence': Senator Heckled Over Climate Change Scepticism

3 min read

Liberal Senator Jim Molan was heckled and laughed at for expressing scepticism about human-induced climate change and admitting he was "not relying on evidence" on Monday night's Q&A.

National

National

Kangaroo Island Fire Survivor Pleads For Tourism After Visitors Cancel Trips

2 min read

It has been a devastating year for Kangaroo Island businesses battling drought and extreme bushfire but now they're experiencing strike three -- the loss of tourism.

World

World

Residents Seen Scaling 25-Storey Apartment As Building Engulfed In Flames

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Dozens of residents have scaled a building to escape a ferocious fire which tore through an apartment in Los Angeles, leaving one adult and a three-month-old baby in a critical condition.

National

National

Man Charged With Intentionally Lighting Fires In NSW

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A man has been charged with deliberately lighting two fires on NSW's South Coast and recklessly allowing them to spread.

National

National

Emergency ACT Fire Downgraded But Danger Not Over

2 min read

Dangerous fire conditions are expected to linger in the ACT as parts of Australia brace for a heatwave, with temperatures expected to soar into the 30s.

News

News

Newborn Baby Edward Abandoned On Doorstep Wrapped In Knitted Blanket

6 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

National

National

Comical Music Video Urges Canberrans To Swap Smoky City For South Coast

3 min read

After a South Coast resident released a music video called ‘Canberra Come Back’, an ACT group warmed up their vocal cords for an entertaining -- and heartfelt -- response.

National

National

Bushfire Danger Returns As Heatwaves, 100km Winds, Hit Around The Country

1 min read

Severe fire danger is forecast for parts of NSW and the ACT today, with temperatures expected to soar into the 40s.

National

National

Couple Lost Dream Home To Bushfires Days After Buying It

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A week before catastrophic fires destroyed their dream home, Annameka Gillespie and Justin Schneider were popping champagne on the deck to celebrate buying it.

World

World

Siblings Sing Delta Goodrem's Bushfire Relief Song In Sign Language

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A brother and sister duo have teamed up to sing Delta Goodrem’s bushfire charity song ‘Let It Rain’ in sign language, to encourage more donations to fire-affected communities.

National

National

Echidnas’ Nifty Bushfire Survival Tactic May Not Be Enough

2 min read

The ‘hide and hibernate’ instinct is known to save echidnas from bushfire; however, experts fear the current fires may be too extreme even for them to hide from.

Perth

Perth

Man Fears Someone Is Hitting Flaming Golf Balls Into His Yard

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A Perth resident has claimed 'a d**khead' is setting fire to golf balls and hitting them into his backyard, as his suburb struggles to deal with the threat of bushfires.

News

News

School Gym Turns Into Makeshift Koala Hospital

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Bushfire-ravaged koalas are being cared for in a school gym in Adelaide's north east, as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the population.

National

National

Panicked Survivor Reenacts Moment He Became Trapped By Bushfire

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A man who survived a bushfire as it tore through the small town of Cobargo on the NSW South Coast has shared a graphic re-enactment of how he managed to escape the blaze.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

Pop Star Pink Pledges Mega Donation To Support Local Fires Services

2 min read

The internationally acclaimed singer said she is “devastated” by Australia’s bushfires and is urging others to open their hearts and wallets.

World

World

Mum Turns Herself In After New Year's Zoo Tragedy That Killed 30 Animals

2 min read

A fire at a zoo in western Germany, which killed more than 30 'nearly extinct' animals, was caused by a 60-year-old mum and her two adult daughters, police have said. 

World

World

More Than 30 'Nearly Extinct' Zoo Animals Killed In New Year's Tragedy

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A fire at a zoo in western Germany in the first minutes of 2020 killed more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said.

Updated

Updated

'Our Prayers Were Answered': Mogo Zoo And Animals Saved From Inferno

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A last-minute wind change and a comprehensive fire plan have managed to get all the animals and people at Mogo Zoo through the worst of the passing bushfire.

World

World

2010-2019: Natural Disasters That Rocked The World This Decade

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From floods to earthquakes, fires to hurricanes, Mother Nature has shown her full force in the past 10 years.

World

World

Notre Dame Cathedral Has Just '50 Percent Chance' Of Being Saved

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The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there's a "50 percent chance" the structure might not be entirely saved.

National

National

Rare Sighting Offers Hope For Critically Endangered Bird That Can't Flee Fire

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This chicken-like native faces severe risk of extinction from fire but work is underway to protect the Malleefowl.

National

National

New Summer Trend? Patterned Masks To Combat Bushfire Smoke Sold To Help Firies

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As parts of Australia face a smoky summer, face masks are fast becoming part of the wardrobe.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Boy, 8, Has Grains Surgically Removed After Being Forced To Kneel For Hours

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

'Everything Is All Burned Out': 10-Metre Flames Destroy Apple Pie Maker's Family Home

2 min read

As 10-metre flames approached his Bilpin home, Sam Ramaci braced to fight the blaze.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Set On Fire On Her Way To Own Rape Trial

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

News

News

NSW Firefighters Battle 'Mega Blaze' As Three Fires Merge Into One

3 min read

NSW firefighters are battling a mammoth wall of flames after three bushfires merged into one in the Hawkesbury region on Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Chilling Moment Shark Knocks Young Boy Off Surfboard

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

A State Of Ice And Fire: Pictures Show The Insanity Of NSW Weather ATM

2 min read

On the first day of summer parts of NSW were blanketed in snow, while others experienced severe fire danger as the state battled both extremes.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Leonardo DiCaprio Slams Brazil's President Over 'Set The Amazon On Fire' Claims

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Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has penned a strongly-worded statement to the leader of Brazil.

National

National

Teen Bushfire Victim's Emotional Plea To Scott Morrison

2 min read

Eighteen-year-old Shiann Broderick, who lost her home to the devastating bush fires in NSW, has hit out at Prime Minister Scott Morrison for "failing to act" on climate change.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Selfies Appear On Facebook Page Of Man 'Murdered' Four Years Ago

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Exclusive

Exclusive

'They Would Have Been Dead': Man Lucky To Be Alive After Pizza Shop Inferno

3 min read

A man said his son is lucky "the gas meter didn't blow his face off" after an explosion torched an inner-city pizza shop, sending employees running for their lives.

National

National

Man's Lucky Escape From Pizza Shop Before Massive Explosion

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A Sydney pizza shop owner was forced to flee his store when a gas main exploded inside, engulfing his restaurant in fire.

National

National

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Starting Seven NSW Bushfires

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A 19-year-old volunteer with the Rural Fire Service in southern NSW has been charged after he allegedly lit multiple fires and then returned to help fight them.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged After Allegedly Burning Four Cars In One Night

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A man has been charged after allegedly deliberately lighting a series of fires throughout November.

Updated

Updated

'A Threat To Life': At Least 11 Homes Damaged In South Australia Bushfire

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South Australian authorities have confirmed 11 homes have been damaged in a bushfire that continues to burn out of control.

National

National

Four Injured After Boat 'Explodes' On NSW Lake

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An eight-year-old girl has suffered 'significant' burns and three others have also been injured after the boat they were on caught fire while on a lake in the NSW Riverina Region.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

WhatsApp Warning As Bug Lets Hackers Steal Messages, Pictures

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

News

News

Fire Bans In Place Ahead Of Tough Day For Firies

3 min read

Firefighters are on high alert with hot, dry and windy conditions posing a risk to residents around the country.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Dad Charged After Boy, 5, Brings Bag Of Heroin With Spider-Man Stickers To School

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Life

Life

Byron Bay Wedding Venue Where Bachelorette Finale Was Filmed Destroyed In Fire Afterwards

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The Fig Tree Restaurant, a popular and iconic wedding location, was destroyed by fires earlier this month.

News

News

Firies Forced To Take Cover As Hot Pink Flame Retardant Rains Down

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Vision has emerged of the moment a giant load of hot pink flame retardant coated a Sydney suburb, sending unsuspecting firefighters running for cover.

Crime

Crime

Teens Charged After Allegedly Lighting Fire During Fire Ban

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Two teenage boys have been charged after a fire broke out on the NSW far north coast earlier this week.

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Set Wires On Fire In Sydney Suburb

2 min read

A man is alleged to have used a crowbar to lift up a piece of footpath and set wires underneath alight during a total fire ban in Sydney's inner west.

News

News

Teenager Charged Over Blaze That Destroyed 14 Homes

1 min read

A 16-year-old boy has been charged, accused of starting a fire in Central Queensland that destroyed more than a dozen homes.

News

News

Aussies Showing Incredible Kindness Amidst Tragedy

4 min read

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged, four lives have been lost as bushfires continued to rage but among the destruction and devastation has been a wave of support and generosity.

National

National

Russell Crowe Shares Photos Of Bushfire Damage To NSW Property

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Australian actor Russell Crowe has shared photos of his fire damaged property in NSW after bushfires tore through the area.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Toddler Tragically Killed By Air Conditioning Unit That Fell Eight Storeys

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

NSW Bushfire Victims Turn To Crowdfunding After Losing Everything

5 min read

Heartbroken families affected by the NSW bushfires have turned to crowdfunding for help to get their lives back on track, and the generosity of Aussies so far has been astounding.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mother Strangled By Scarf While Baking With Teenage Son

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

This Is What To Do If You Are Affected By The Bushfires

5 min read

Making an insurance claim can be daunting and complex so we’ve condensed the information, to ensure you, or your loved ones can get the ball rolling.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Historian Admits To Murder After Arms Found In Backpack

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Updated

Updated

QLD And NSW Burn: Over 100 Fires, With 'Relentless' Conditions Ahead

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Multiple fast-moving fires have erupted across NSW, QLD and now WA, in an "unprecedented" emergency as firefighters warn conditions will only get worse.

News

News

'Unbelievable': Firies Find Ring In Blaze Wreckage, Learn It Also Survived Fire In 1961

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Los Angeles firefighters found a small ring box in front of a home destroyed by the Getty Fire, which ripped through Southern California late last month.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fortnite Superstar Handed Lifetime Ban For Cheating, 'Ruining Game'

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Glaring Spelling Error Alerts Police To Fake Number Plates

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Family Accidentally Makes Deadly Pipe Bomb During Gender-Reveal

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

News

News

LeBron James Evacuates House As New California Blaze Erupts

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A dangerous wildfire that broke out early on Monday in Los Angeles was threatening hundreds of homes near the world-famous Getty Center.

News

News

Father, Daughter Lucky To Be Alive After Smouldering Tree Falls Onto Car

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A 12-year-old girl has been injured during a freak accident on the NSW North Coast.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Own Son After Mistaking Him For Intruder

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

News

News

WATCH: Puppy Sets Fire To House While Owner Watches On CCTV

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Archie the 10-month old French Bulldog x Boston Terrier is in the dog house after he played with a lighter and set his human's couch on fire.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

'Emma' Shows The Grim Future Of Office Workers

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

World

World

Homes Destroyed As Hundreds Flee Destructive Wildfires

5 min read

A Northern California wildfire exploded in size on Thursday as dangerously windy weather prompted the state's largest utility to impose electrical blackouts in an effort to prevent fire catastrophes.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Model Cries, Faints After Hair Cut During Makeover Show

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Stripper Found Guilty Of Glassing Aussie Actor

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Hero Dog Saves Her Owner From Burning House

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Gucci the pomeranian has been hailed a hero after saving her owner from a fierce blaze at a home south-west of Sydney.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Flung From One Ride Onto Another

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Dies Protecting Little Sister During Home Invasion

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Good News

Good News

Bodycam Footage Captures Rescue Of Two Cats Trapped In Unit Fire

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Two lucky cats have been saved from a unit fire east of Brisbane by quick-thinking fire and ambulance officers.

World

World

Brazil Declares Official Mourning Period After Deadly Hospital Fire

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At least 11 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, with Brazil declaring an official mourning period of three days.

National

National

The All-Important Weapons Fighting Australia's 'Catastrophic' Fires

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Fire season hit Australia early, and as emergency crews battle blazes up and down the country's east coast, support from above is more important than ever.

National

National

More Than 100 Firefighters Battling Huge Chemical Factory Fire

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A large factory fire is smothering homes in smoke, as more than 20 fire crews fight to contain a blaze engulfing a chemical factory Sydney's south-west.

News

News

Firies On High Alert As East Coast Braces For Catastrophic Conditions

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Water-bombing aircrafts are on standby as south-east Queensland and northern NSW brace for hot and windy weather.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fruit Pickers Gang Rape Woman On Beach

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Who Forgot Purse Set Upon By Pack Of Dogs

2 min read

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Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

'Harry Potter' Banned From School Because They Contain 'Actual Curses'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

World

World

At Least 25 Dead, Nine Missing In Early Morning Boat Inferno

3 min read

A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Baseball Star's Wife, Son, Mother-In-Law Murdered In Naked Rampage

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

News

News

'Legend' Postie Saves Pets Trapped Inside Burning Home

2 min read

A quick-thinking postman has been praised for saving a house and the lives of two dogs and cats in Sydney's north.

News

News

Heroic Firefighters Pull Man From Burning Home

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Firefighters have rescued a man from the kitchen of his burning home in Sydney's inner west.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Allegedly Killed Father, Injured Brother After Being Told To Clean Room

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Crime

Crime

Couple And Their Dog Escape Inferno

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A man, woman and their dog have managed to escape their burning property in the middle of the night.

National

National

Terrifying Moment This Woman Woke Up Surrounded By Flames

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Coogee woman Olivia Taylor has described the terrifying moment she woke up in the middle of a house fire.

National

National

'Like It Was Designed To Burn': Apartment Building Gutted In Early Morning Inferno

2 min read

Neighbours woke to screams from people inside an apartment block as it was engulfed in flames.

Updated

Updated

Boat 'Fully Engulfed' In Flames While On Whale Watching Trip

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A boat on a whale watching trip has caught fire off the coast of Main Beach on the Gold Coast.

News

News

One Dead, Dozens Evacuated As Fire Rips Through Sydney Unit Block

1 min read

A man has died after a blaze broke out at an apartment complex in Redfern.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Horrifying Moment Raw Frog Appears To Come Alive, Jumps Off Table

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Terrifying Moment Roller Coaster Breaks Down At 'Highest Point'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

Incredible Footage Of Man Climbing Down 19-Storey Building To Escape Fire

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The man shocked a crowd of onlookers, firefighters and police as he scaled down the side of the building.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Driver Nabbed Using Beer As Toddler's Booster Seat

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

News

News

Hundreds Of Campers Evacuated As Huge Fire Breaks Out

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One person has been treated for ember burns after a blaze broke out at a popular camping spot in north-west Queensland.

World

World

Thousands Of Barrels Of Bourbon Up In Flames In Warehouse Fire

1 min read

A massive fire destroyed a Jim Beam warehouse in northern Kentucky on Wednesday, but officials said no one was injured.

National

National

Tributes And Donations Pour In For Children Killed In Horrific Home Inferno

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The three children who were tragically killed when their Hunter Valley home went up in flames have been identified.

Updated

Updated

Screams Heard As Three Children Killed In Horrific House Fire

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Three children have died in a house fire that engulfed a home in the NSW Hunter Region.

National

National

Four Children Charged Over Big Brother House Fire

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Four children have been charged over a fire that engulfed the Big Brother house on the Gold Coast.