Pop star Miley Cyrus has canceled a trip to Australia for a bushfire relief concert three days ahead of the show, citing recommendations that travel be curtailed to counter the spread of the global coronavirus epidemic.

MELBOURNE, Jan 26: Australia’s bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet weather caused major flooding.

MELBOURNE, Jan 4:  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has cancelled official trips to India and Japan that were scheduled for the second half of January as he battles a bushfire emergency at home.

SYDNEY, Nov 13: Australian officials ordered people in several communities, including a major tourist destination, to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as firefighters struggled to contain more than 150 bushfires raging across the country’s east coast.

The city of Sydney is facing a “catastrophic” bushfire threat for the first time since new fire danger ratings were introduced in 2009.

UDAYAPUR, March 28: Ghurmi village in the district has become vulnerable to inferno after an oil tanker met with an accident along the Katari-Hardeni road section of Siddhicharan Highway on Wednesday morning.