Organisers of the year’s first Grand Slam said practice had been suspended at Melbourne Park until 0000 GMT and qualifiers would not get underway until 0200 GMT.
Star and executive producer of the 'Dolittle', Robert Downey Jr. says the movie sends a message of "cohabitation" as wildfires threaten species unique to Australia.
Tens of thousands rally across the country to demand PM Scott Morrison's conservative government cut back on fossil fuels, as deadly climate-fuelled bushfires burn out of control.
Fires burn in southern Parndana town as another heatwave, expected to bring renewed misery, sets in. Scientists warn carbon emissions from ongoing blazes are now nearly at par with those caused by fires in Amazon rainforest in 2019.
Fires have been raging in Australia since September while dozens of vast blazes continue to burn out of control across the east of the country.
Catastrophic blazes ripped through the country's south-east on New Year's Eve, killing at least eight people and stranding holidaymakers.
Firefighters are battling more than 120 fires across NSW, including a 60 km (37.2 miles) firefront northwest of Sydney, one many of that have been burning since November.
Catastrophic fires have killed three people and razed more than 150 homes since Friday, but cooler weather overnight provided a welcome reprieve for firefighters and residents.
The power outages planned to begin on Wednesday night could last for five days as the power company said it was shutting off power to 800,000 customers amid an unprecedented wildfire danger.
Indonesia is regularly hit by slash-and-burn clearances of forests for farms and palm oil plantations. Many of the blazes smoulder deep underground in peatlands, where they can last for months.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, every month so far in 2019 ranks among the four warmest on record for the month in question.
Hot, dry, windy conditions spread wildfires east of Melbourne, Australia. Presently there are 25 fires burning in the state and 15 of them are in eastern Victoria.
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