A plane dousing wildfires in bushland south of Sydney, crashed into a national park, killing the pilot.
Switzerland has signed up for an Emissions Trading System with the EU. It may be a small beginning but China is to start a similar scheme later in the year.
The helicopter crash in Mali has been attributed to insufficient testing and flight training by a military pilots' lobby group. But the Bundeswehr says it doesn't deploy inexperienced crews to the UN mission.
Two wildfires burning for days have converged into one huge front on the outskirts of Christchurch, destroying 11 homes. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters he thought the fires looked "suspicious."
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes around the New Zealand city of Christchurch as a wildfire ravages wood and scrubland. A huge cloud has formed, with officials declaring a state of emergency.
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