Firefighters strengthened overnight containment lines by back burning around the Gospers Mountain fire, which is blazing across more than 100,000 acres (156 square miles) near Sydney's northwest outskirts.
Back burns are fires deliberately lit to clear dry undergrowth.
Australian TV host Neil Breen is dishing about his “bizarre” experience interviewing Ellen DeGeneres for Australia's “Today” show in 2013. According to Fox News Breen had several complaints about interviewing Degeneres. Among the complaints employees is that producers often had strict rules about interacting with her. Ellen was initially going to co-host the morning talk show. Producers kept changing the plans to the point where she would not even come to Sydney, where the show is filmed.
Australia's Victoria state on Friday reported a record daily increase in COVID-19 cases while neighboring New South Wales said it was banning dancing, singing and mingling at weddings as authorities struggle to contain a new wave of infections. Libby Hogan reports.
Australia will halve the number of citizens allowed to return home from overseas each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as authorities struggle to contain a COVID-19 outbreak in the country's second most populous city. Libby Hogan reports.
(CNN) A 15-year-old boy died in a suspected shark attack while surfing in New South Wales, Australia, police said Saturday. "Witnesses have told police a shark attacked the teenager while he was surfing at Wilsons Headland at Wooli Beach, near Grafton," New South Wales police said in a statement. First aid was rendered for serious injuries to his legs and despite CPR efforts to revive him, the 15-year-old died at the scene," police said.
Australians wanting to enter New South Wales state from Victoria in the early hours of Wednesday (July 8) were forced to show permits allowing travel or be turned around, as officials scramble to contain a coronavirus outbreak. Libby Hogan reports.
A dog named Bear has been helping to save injured koalas following devastating bushfires in Australia. Wearing socks to protect his paws, he is sent into safe burnt-out areas to sniff out koala faeces..
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