Bicentennial Park in Queensland, Australia. Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services/Handout

Thousands in northeast Australia abandon homes as ‘once-in-a-century’ floods leave towns submerged

  • The weather is not expected to let up, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days
  • Up to 20,000 homes are at risk of being inundated if the rains continue
Topic |   Australia

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Bicentennial Park in Queensland, Australia. Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services/Handout
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Heat haze on a beach in Auckland. Photo: New Zealand Herald

Searing heatwave hits Australia, New Zealand, ahead of Lunar New Year surge of Chinese tourists

  • Some cities have recorded their highest temperatures in nearly 80 years, but for Asian travellers who have booked Lunar New Year travel in advance, it’s too late to change their plans
Topic |   Australia

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Heat haze on a beach in Auckland. Photo: New Zealand Herald
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