Temperatures in Sydney hit their highest level on record on Friday, with the mercury in Australia’s biggest city reaching 45.8 degrees Celsius in the mid-afternoon.Friday, 18 January, 2013, 4:56pm
Firefighters face fresh heatwave in Australia11 Jan 2013 - 6:42am
World No 4 Agnieszka Radwanska said it was "too hot to play tennis" and China's Li Na said it was like a sauna as the Sydney International was hit by a searing heatwave yesterday.
Poland's Radwanska, who reached last year's Wimbledon final, battled fearsome temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius to brush past Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-4, 6-3.9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am
Thousands fled bush fires raging on Australia's island state of Tasmania that have destroyed at least 80 properties. Police were yesterday trying to confirm reports of deaths in the fires.6 Jan 2013 - 4:00am