Hundreds of firefighters are battling to contain bushfires in southern Australia. So far there have been no deaths or injuries, but many have lost their homes in one of the country's top tourist areas.
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."
A wildfire at Yeste in southeastern Spain has forced the evacuation of 300 people. It's the latest in a patchwork of blazes across tinder-dry southern Europe, including France and Portugal.
Santa Olga has been left in ruins as ferocious fires continue to ravage Chile. Large bushfires have devastated wide swaths of the South American country since November, killing 10 and displacing thousands.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed arsonists with political motives for starting wildfires across the country. Tens of thousands of people have evacuated their homes as rescue efforts are underway.
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