A tanker plane that crashed and killed its three American crew members as they fought wildfires in Australia had just dropped liquid to suppress the flames, investigators said.
Online trolls targeting a British backpacker who died falling from a cliff edge in Australia have been branded as “heartless” by her mother.
Emotional tributes have poured in for a “talented” and “incredibly beautiful” British backpacker who died after falling from a cliff edge notorious for tourists risking their lives to take selfies.
A British backpacker is reported to have died after falling off a cliff in Sydney early on Sunday morning.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday called up 3,000 defence force reservists as the threat of wildfires escalated on what shaped as a torrid weekend in at least three states.
Two more people died, five others were missing feared dead and thousands were evacuated to beaches as Australia’s most devastating wildfire season on record worsened on Tuesday.
Sydney will set off its famous New Year fireworks display after being granted an exemption to a total fire ban.
Pressure was building on Monday for Sydney’s iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks to be cancelled due to wildfire danger, after pyrotechnics planned for the nation’s capital Canberra were called off.
Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia’s iconic marsupial, while the fire danger accelerated on Saturday in the country’s east as temperatures soared.
Two volunteer firefighters have died while battling wildfires ravaging Australia’s most populous state, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short his family holiday.
Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) has declared a seven-day state of emergency as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires.
Qantas is poised to buy up to 12 modified Airbus aircraft for its proposal to begin non-stop flights connecting Sydney with London and New York.
Wildfires have engulfed the Australian city of Sydney in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered hazardous and was heavy enough to trigger fire alarms.
Sydney was blanketed in thick smoke again on Tuesday in the worst case of the problem to hit the city since Australia’s wildfire crisis began several weeks ago.
Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas, with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors.
A non-stop Qantas flight from London landed in Sydney 19 hours and 19 minutes after take-off.
A non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney has landed, 19 hours and 19 minutes after take-off.
A non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney has taken off from Heathrow.
The death toll in wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned of worsening weather conditions to come.
Qantas is set to try a new ultra-long haul flight from London to Sydney as part of a trial for a potential commercial route.