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Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Out of control bushfires forced residents in eastern Australia to flee their homes on Saturday, as other parts of the country braced for a heatwave due next week.Bushfires are common in the country but scientists say this year's season has come earlier and wi

Jones leads Australian Open as Casey, Oosthuizen chase

Jones leads Australian Open as Casey, Oosthuizen chase

Local knowledge paid dividends for 2015 champion Matt Jones who held a three shot buffer from American Cameron Tringale after the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.Playing in far less smoke haze from bushfires surrounding Sydney than in the openin

PG&E agrees to $13.5 billion payout for deadly California fires

PG&E agrees to $13.5 billion payout for deadly California fires

California's Pacific Gas and Electric will pay $13.5 billion to settle lawsuits over its role in a series of wildfires that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes, the utility giant said Friday.Faulty PG&E powerlines were blamed for sparking

South African pocket rocket Kolbe returns to fire up Toulouse

South African pocket rocket Kolbe returns to fire up Toulouse

South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe returns to Toulouse for the first time since his World Cup winning heroics on Sunday with teammates relieved "to have him with us rather than against us".The 26-year-old is lined up to face Montpellier in the European Champions

Two killed, shooter dead at US navy base attack

Two killed, shooter dead at US navy base attack

A shooter was killed on Friday after opening fire at a US naval base in Florida and killing at least two people, police and military officials said.Escambia County Sheriff's Office said in a message on Twitter it could "confirm there is no longer an active s

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

Ridesharing leader Uber, under fire around the world for its safety record, said it had tallied nearly 6,000 sexual assaults in the United States over the past couple of years.That included more than 450 cases of rape, according to Uber's first public report