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How bushfires and Wuhan virus fear have converged to drag down Australia’s currency

Australia's currency tumbled to the lowest level in over a month, with the country's economy vulnerable to the bushfires fallout and coronavirus.
A large air tanker (LAT) drops retardant near a property on January 10, 2020 in Penrose, Australia.

3 US crew members were killed when a large air tanker crashed in Australia while fighting bushfires

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed in a press conference on Thursday that three US crew members died in the crash.
The duck-billed platypus, commonly referred to as the platypus.

Scientists say Australia’s rare duck-billed platypuses are being pushed to ‘the brink of extinction’ — and deadly bushfires ar...

A new report says population numbers of the animal have more than halved since Europeans first arrived in Australia.

Just as Australia’s deadly fires begin to subside, it’s being hit with more apocalyptic weather. Videos show enormous dust storms and golf...

Rainfall helped to relieve some parts of the country affected by the bushfires, but caused damage in other ways
A composite image showing a still from video footage of rain in Melbourne shared by 9 News Australia presenter Jo Hall on Wednesday and firefighters tackling a blaze in New South Wales on December 31, 2019.

After months of devastating bushfires Australia is finally getting rain, but it won’t stop the fires, and is bringing new extreme weather condit...

Firefighters welcomed rain in areas like Victoria and New South Wales. They say it is helping to weaken fires, but will not distinguish them.
A NASA visualization of the fires over Australia on January 1 2020 based on satellite data.

Australia’s bushfires are producing so much smoke that NASA expects it to travel all the way around the world and return to Australia

NASA said the smoke from the fires devastating Australia had already traveled "halfway around Earth" last week, reaching South America.
A photo shows a general view of the Dunn Road fire in Mount Adrah, Australia on Friday.

American firefighters receive a heartwarming welcome as they arrive in Australia to help battle the country’s devastating bushfires

There are currently more than 250 American firefighters battling bushfires in Australia, the largest ever deployment of US firemen.

Australia’s bushfires are ravaging the country. Here’s how it all happened.

Bushfire season in Australia began in September 2019 following a prolonged drought. Photos and detailed maps show when and how the Australian bushfires started.
Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area, December 30, 2019.

Heartbreaking photos show animals impacted by Australia’s bushfires

As the bushfires in Australia continue to rage, they are taking a toll on animals as well as humans.

More than a billion animals are feared dead in Australia’s bushfires

Hundreds of fires have razed more than 9.9 million acres across five states in Australia since September.