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Australia battered by golf ball-sized hail as extreme weather persists

Local resident says impact of massive ice chunks ‘sounded like a pinball machine’

Australia storms offer wildfire relief but threaten flash flooding

‘Much-needed’ rainfall could help extinguish blazes – but burnt-out areas are at risk of landslides

The Australian bushfires have caused a rift in the Murdoch family

The climate column: James Murdoch has the credibility to call a global climate summit of the world’s 30 most influential media moguls. Such a meeting would have more power to engender change than even the UN’s climate conference

Lizzo volunteers at Australian food bank while on tour

Singer says 'this isn't a political issue, this is a human issue' 

Australian PM urges tourists to keep visiting amid wildfire crisis

‘Australia is still a wonderful place to come and bring your family and enjoy your holidays,’ said Scott Morrison

Henman downplays threat of smoke haze to ATP Cup

Great Britain’s captain has called for ‘perspective’, instead emphasising the suffering of those who have been affected by the bushfires

Half a billion animals and plants killed in Australian wildfires

‘There is such a big area now that is still on fire and still burning that we will probably never find the [animals’] bodies,’ says ecologist