Australia bushfires: Heavy rains bring relief, pollution warnings

New growth is beginning to push through the scorched landscape but the cost of this unprecedented fire season is mounting.

    Flood warnings have replaced bushfire alerts in southeast Australia.

    The rains in New South Wales are among the heaviest in almost 20 years.

    But the combination of fire and rain has sparked new problems.

    Al Jazeera's Alexi O’Brien reports.


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    FGM: The last cutting season

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    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

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    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.