Budget repair after years of deficits was a key promise ahead of last year’s election but Treasurer Josh Frydenberg sidestepped a question about whether the promised $3.4 billion surplus for the year to June 2020 could be delivered.
Authorities were assessing the damage after firefighters battled flames fanned by strong winds through the night and lightning strikes sparked new blazes in New South Wales and Victoria.
Fires have razed more than 8 million hectares of land across Australia killing 25 people and destroying or damaging thousands of homes.
Tennis players from across the world, sparked in part by a call to action from tennis player Nick Kyrgios, have pledged to donate $139 (A$200) to the cause every time they serve an ace.
A fire official said three people were rescued from the building debris in Peera Garhi area in western New Delhi.
Authorities said temperatures of more than 40 Degrees Celsius, strong winds, thunderstorms and a wind change moving across the state meant Monday would be one of the most significant fire weather days in Victoria's history.
No one died in the blazes that broke out on Tuesday and burned 150 hectares of forest, affecting around 700 people living in 245 homes.
Factory fires are common in Bangladesh, especially in the dry winter season.
A gas tanker exploded at a ceramics factory in Khartoum on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people and injuring 45 more.
Californian firefighters tackled fresh and fast-moving wildfires overnight Thursday, making headway against a number of major blazes that have forced mass evacuations and power cuts.
The explosion killed at least 74 people and injured several others near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab province.
The wind-driven blaze, dubbed the Saddleridge fire, broke out on Thursday night and raced through the area's dry foothills and brush-filled canyons to cover some 3,056 hectares by midday on Saturday.
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